On January 12, 2014 the American "Cygnus” private unmanned supply spacecraft was docked to the International Space Station (ISS). The Cygnus spacecraft was grappled by a robotic arm operated by astronauts inside the space station at 11:08 UTC. The cargo spacecraft was docked to the station’s "Harmony” module. The official time of capture of the "Cygnus” with the Harmony module's common berthing mechanism was 13:05 UTC. The spacecraft delivered 1,460 kilograms of supplies to the Space Station. Among them the "Cygnus” delivered 33 tiny CubeSats to the space station. During the spacecraft's stay, the astronauts will move the miniature satellites into the station for release in February from the Japanese "Kibo” module using a specially-designed CubeSat deployer at the end of the Japanese robot arm.
On January 09 at 18:07 UTC the "Cygnus” privately owned U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island off the U.S. east coast., Va., USA. The "Cygnus” unmanned supply spacecraft, built by U.S. space firm Orbital Sciences Corp., was orbited by the company's "Аntares” rocket-carrier on its first cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The spacecraft has been named for Gordon Fullerton, the late NASA astronaut and research pilot who helped to deploy air-launched Pegasus rockets built by Orbital Sciences Corporation while he was a pilot at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. The spacecraft is carrying 1,260 kilograms of supplies to the Space Station, including food, spare part and science experiments, 23 of which are from U.S. and Canadian students.
On January 06, 2014 at 22:06 UTC the "Falcon 9” rocket-carrier was launched from the Cape Canaveral US Air Force Station in Florida. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the Thai "Thaicom-6” communications satellite. The satellite was built by Orbital Sciences Corp.
On January 05, 2014 at 10:48 UTC the GSLV-D5 (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket-carrier was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (Sriharikota Cosmodrome), Sriharikota island, Andhra Pradesh state on India's east coast of the Bay of Bengal. The India’s rocket orbited the GSAT-14 communications satellite.