MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On its way back to the Earth, the empty Cygnus will become the platform for the Spacecraft Fire Experiment (Saffire) which aims to help scientists understand the behavior of fire in microgravity.
At 8:22am ET, @OrbitalATK's #Cygnus was released from the #Canadarm2 robotic arm on @Space_Station. Watch: https://t.co/KX5g7zfYQe pic.twitter.com/WcjCd3LwFT— NASA (@NASA) 21 ноября 2016 г.
On October 23, Cygnus delivered food, supplies and scientific experiments equipment to the ISS.
According to NASA, fire will be intentionally lit on board Cygnus five hours after its departure from the ISS.