This photo gallery shows the commercial Cygnus cargo resupplier for the International Space Station on Monday at Kennedy Space Center being encapsulated in the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket’s payload fairing for the planned Dec. 3 liftoff. It was mated atop the rocket on Friday.
The 14-foot-diameter shroud covers the Orbital ATK spacecraft during the initial minutes of flight as the 194-foot-tall rocket climbs through the atmosphere.
See earlier Cygnus OA-4 coverage.
Our Atlas archive.