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Cygnus trio to conduct tests into spacecraft fires | NASASpaceFlight.com

November 16, 2015

Three Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft are to play a major role in understanding the threat of a fire onboard a vehicle in space. The Saffire (Spacecraft Fire

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What happens when a fire breaks out inside a spacecraft in space? Nothing good. However, it may be possible to battle such a blaze successfully without killing everybody on board. Orbital-ATK is investigating what might happen with their Cygnus space station resupply spacecraft after they leave the station but before they burn up in the atmosphere.

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