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The 2nd “Cygnus” private spacecraft arrived at space station.
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.