The Cygnus is another commercial spacecraft that has been making regular deliveries of cargo to the International Space Station. Created by Orbital Sciences Corporation and it’s partners, the Cygnus can deliver 2000 kilograms of cargo in it’s pressurized cargo module. The Cygnus is launched into orbit by Orbital Science’s Antaries medium-class space launch vehicle.
This illustration is another in my series of works depicting contemporary spacecraft in Earth’s orbit. The background is drawn or painted on the Apple iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app. The foreground is modeled and rendered in Lightwave 3d. Photoshop was used to create some texture maps.