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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #140 on: 11/14/2017 03:57 PM »
...the Orbital ATK capsule holds chocolate and vanilla ice cream for the six station astronauts,....

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #141 on: 11/14/2017 04:00 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #142 on: 11/14/2017 04:02 PM »
SSRMS ungrappled Cygnus.

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #143 on: 11/14/2017 04:05 PM »
In 10 to 15 mn, Cygnus hatch will be open.
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #144 on: 11/14/2017 04:13 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #145 on: 11/14/2017 04:25 PM »
SSRMS now away from Cygnus cargo
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #146 on: 11/14/2017 04:34 PM »
Cygnus Hatch now open !
(view from previous mission)

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #147 on: 11/14/2017 04:36 PM »
And wearing protective mask and glasses, crew have ingressed in PCM "Pressurized Cargo Module"
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #148 on: 11/14/2017 04:46 PM »
Meanwile, ROBO moving SSRMS to grapple (MBS I think...) PDGF...
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #149 on: 11/14/2017 04:56 PM »
Cygnus ingress is complete !

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #150 on: 11/14/2017 05:14 PM »
Once initial ingress was complete, the crew members got out of the vehicle to allow the air inside the spacecraft to pass through the filtration system of ISS in order to make sure no foreign objects or debris could harm the crew members during activities inside Cygnus cargo compartment....

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #151 on: 11/14/2017 05:18 PM »
Some images from Orbital ATK

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #152 on: 11/14/2017 05:46 PM »
One of the first task for tomorrow, Photo of cargo packed Inside Cygnus

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #153 on: 11/14/2017 06:10 PM »
SSRMS ungrappled Node-2 "Harmony" PDGF now
(Destiny WORF "Window Observational Research Facility" cover is open)

More on WORF:
https://worf.msfc.nasa.gov/

WORF patch:
http://www.collectspace.com/review/sts131_worfpatch01.jpg
http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000746.html
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #154 on: 11/14/2017 06:24 PM »
During evening DPC "Daily Planning Conference" ,Crew make some congratulations to the entire Cygnus team.


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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #155 on: 11/14/2017 06:36 PM »
SSRMS now "parked"...
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #156 on: 11/14/2017 08:33 PM »

Nice--congrats to the teams involved!

Question (for Space Pete?)--how many VV have berthed to node 1 nadir in total over the life of ISS to date?  I imagine not many...

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #157 on: 11/15/2017 06:08 AM »
Question (for Space Pete?)--how many VV have berthed to node 1 nadir in total over the life of ISS to date?  I imagine not many...
If my counting is correct Node 1 nadir was used for:
- PMA-3  2 times
- MPLM/PMM Leonardo 5 times
- MPLM Raffaello 3 times
- Cygnus 5 times ( OA-4, 6 ,5, 7 and now 8 )

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #158 on: 11/15/2017 07:03 AM »
Orbital ATK's Cygnus Successfully Completes Rendezvous and Berthing with International Space Station


“S.S. Gene Cernan” Delivers Approximately 7,400 Pounds of Cargo and Scientific Experiments

Cygnus Spacecraft to Highlight Advanced Capabilities as In-Orbit Science Platform

Dulles, Virginia 14 November 2017 – Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that the “S.S. Gene Cernan” CygnusTM spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. This marks the company’s eighth successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory.

Cygnus launched into orbit aboard an Orbital ATK Antares™ rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on November 12. The spacecraft then executed a series of thruster burns over the next couple of days to raise its orbit and reach the space station. Once Cygnus was in close range, crew members grappled the spacecraft with the station’s robotic arm at 5:04 a.m. (EST). Cygnus was then guided to its berthing port on the nadir side of the station’s Unity module and officially installed to the space station at 7:15 a.m. (EST).

“Today’s flawless rendezvous and arrival at the International Space Station signals the start of a busy month for Cygnus as the spacecraft once again demonstrates its capability beyond cargo delivery and removal,” said Frank Culbertson, President of Orbital ATK’s Space Systems Group. “On this mission, the ‘S.S. Gene Cernan’ Cygnus will act as an extension of the space station for the first time by supporting science experiments inside the cargo module while docked to the laboratory. Cygnus will then begin its secondary mission to deploy a record number of cubesats that will further demonstrate the spacecraft’s versatility and flexibility for our customers.”

Cygnus arrived at the station with approximately 7,400 pounds (3,350 kilograms) of cargo, supplies and scientific experiments. The crew is now scheduled to open Cygnus’ hatch and make initial ingress into the cargo module to begin unloading the pressurized cargo. Cygnus will remain docked at the station for approximately three weeks before departing on secondary missions.

During its stay at the orbiting laboratory, after demonstrating its versatility as an in-orbit science platform, the spacecraft will be used as an extension of the space station by hosting experiments that will be conducted inside the Cygnus cargo module while attached to the space station.  Cygnus will be unberthed and when a safe distance from the station, a NanoRacks deployer will release 14 Cubesats, a record number for the spacecraft. Upon completion of these secondary missions, Cygnus will perform a safe, destructive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.

Under the CRS-1 contract with NASA, Orbital ATK will deliver approximately 66,000 pounds (30,000 kilograms) of cargo to the International Space Station. Beginning in 2019, Orbital ATK will carry out a minimum of six initial cargo missions under NASA’s follow-on CRS-2 contract. This partnership is cultivating a robust American commercial space industry, freeing NASA to focus on developing the next-generation rocket and spacecraft that will enable humans to conduct deep space exploration missions.

In keeping with Orbital ATK’s practice, the OA-8 spacecraft is named in honor of the late space flight pioneer and Apollo 17 Astronaut Capt. Gene Cernan.  A veteran of one Gemini and two Apollo missions, Gene Cernan set records for both lunar surface extravehicular activities and longest time in lunar orbit paving the way for the future of human space exploration.

B-roll and animation footage for the mission can be found here: http://www.orbitalatk.com/news-room/bmc/#. Please note that media will be prompted to request a PIN for access.

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #159 on: 11/15/2017 07:40 AM »
Royce Renfrew posted some pics from inside MCC of the Cygnus arrival
https://twitter.com/Tungsten_Flight/status/930443352708857856

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