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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #40 on: 01/10/2017 05:45 AM »
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The #OA7 PCM has arrived at @NASAKennedy! We are targeting a March 16 launch date for the OA-7 mission aboard a @ulalaunch #AtlasV rocket

https://twitter.com/orbitalatk/status/818612001937248258

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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #41 on: 01/29/2017 05:51 AM »
Mission patch

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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #43 on: 01/31/2017 01:29 PM »
Any word of when OA  will make public their OA 7 Mission Patch ??

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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #44 on: 01/31/2017 01:36 PM »
Still working on it

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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #45 on: 02/03/2017 04:09 PM »
And this is now 19 March at 22:56-23:26 EDT.
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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #46 on: 02/04/2017 12:05 AM »
Any word to what former NASA/Orbital associate that OA-7 will be dedicated? In recent missions, they'd shown photos or released the name before sealing-up and shipping, but nothing's on their site.

Guess it'll be a surprise.
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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #47 on: 02/04/2017 01:20 AM »
Any word to what former NASA/Orbital associate that OA-7 will be dedicated? In recent missions, they'd shown photos or released the name before sealing-up and shipping, but nothing's on their site.

Guess it'll be a surprise.


Not yet, no.  Though there are certainly (and very sadly) many to choose from.  My bet would be either Glenn or Cernan.

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I really hope Neil Armstrong's namesake is chosen for OA-7.

Even though he passed away four and a half years ago, I've always hypothesized a certain Cygnus named "S.S. Neil Armstrong".
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Any word of when OA  will make public their OA 7 Mission Patch ??


I think I found it.

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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #50 on: 02/07/2017 09:32 PM »
Can we get a clear pic of this patch?

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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #51 on: 02/07/2017 10:10 PM »
Can we get a clear pic of this patch?


In due time

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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #52 on: 02/09/2017 12:44 AM »
I think I found it.

Never noticed that the Cygnus grapple fixture has power/data connections. What's that for? Dragon, HTV, and (in concept art) DC-Cargo just use the standard mechanical-only fixtures

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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #53 on: 02/09/2017 02:53 AM »
I think I found it.

Never noticed that the Cygnus grapple fixture has power/data connections. What's that for? Dragon, HTV, and (in concept art) DC-Cargo just use the standard mechanical-only fixtures

HTV has both FRGF and PDGF.  There's a nice image of the HTV-EP PDGFs in the first post of the HTV-6 thread.

HTV6 EP media event was held.
New Li-ion battery ORUs were already installed on External Pallet (EP).

http://iss.jaxa.jp/topics/2016/06/htv6_160602.html
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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #54 on: 02/13/2017 07:25 PM »
Can we get a clear pic of this patch?


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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #55 on: 03/06/2017 02:47 PM »
Here are the QB50 cubesats that are flying (in alphabetical order).

Aalto 2 (FI01)
ANUSAT 2 (IN01)
Aoxiang 1 (CN04)
BeEagleSat (TR01)
DUTH (GR01)
ExAlta 1 (CA03)
HAVELSAT (TR02)
Hoopoe (IL01)
i-INSPIRE 2 (AU03)
LilacSat 1 (CN02)
LINK (KR01)
NJUST 1 (CN03)
nSIGHT 1 (AZ02)
PHOENIX (TW01)
PolyITAN-2-SAU (UA01)
qbee50-LTU-OC (SE01)
QBITO (ES01)
QBUS 1 (Challenger, US01)
QBUS 2 (Atlantis, US02)
QBUS 3 (Discovery, US03)
QBUS 4 (Columbia, US04)
SamSat (RU01)
SNUSAT 1 (KR02)
SNUSAT 1b (KR03)
SOMP 2 (DE02)
SpaceCube (FR05)
SUSat (AU01)
UNSW-EC0 (AU02)
UPSat (GR02)
X-CubeSat (FR01)
ZA-AeroSat (AZ01)

List are updated on Jan.31, Total 28 CubeSats。
https://www.qb50.eu/index.php/community

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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #56 on: 03/06/2017 02:54 PM »
According to Gunter´s list http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_chr/lau2017.htm
these cubesats will also be launched on OA-7:
IceCube (Earth 1)
HARP
CSUNSat 1
CXBN 2
OPEN


HARP and OPEN will be launched  on SpX-12 (ELaNa 22).
https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches
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​​ELaNa XVII
Mission:  OA-7 – Cygnus/Atlas V, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
3 CubeSat Missions scheduled to be deployed
    IceCube – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
    CXBN-2 – Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky.
    CSUNSat-1 – California State University, Northridge, Calif.

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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #57 on: 03/06/2017 03:27 PM »
Here are the QB50 cubesats that are flying (in alphabetical order).

Aalto 2 (FI01)
ANUSAT 2 (IN01)
Aoxiang 1 (CN04)
BeEagleSat (TR01)
DUTH (GR01)
ExAlta 1 (CA03)
HAVELSAT (TR02)
Hoopoe (IL01)
i-INSPIRE 2 (AU03)
LilacSat 1 (CN02)
LINK (KR01)
NJUST 1 (CN03)
nSIGHT 1 (AZ02)
PHOENIX (TW01)
PolyITAN-2-SAU (UA01)
qbee50-LTU-OC (SE01)
QBITO (ES01)
QBUS 1 (Challenger, US01)
QBUS 2 (Atlantis, US02)
QBUS 3 (Discovery, US03)
QBUS 4 (Columbia, US04)
SamSat (RU01)
SNUSAT 1 (KR02)
SNUSAT 1b (KR03)
SOMP 2 (DE02)
SpaceCube (FR05)
SUSat (AU01)
UNSW-EC0 (AU02)
UPSat (GR02)
X-CubeSat (FR01)
ZA-AeroSat (AZ01)

List are updated on Jan.31, Total 28 CubeSats。
https://www.qb50.eu/index.php/community

Any info on the status of SamSat (RU01), ANUSAT 2 (IN01) and QBUS 3 (Discovery, US03), which according to QB50 were to be integrated into a single deployer directly by NanoRacks (https://qb50.eu/index.php/news )

The QB50 list does not mention them anymore - did they not make it on the launch?

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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #58 on: 03/08/2017 10:20 AM »
Heard today that the Biarri-Point 3U cubesat is flying on OA-7. This is a joint USAF/DSTG mission where DSTG (Defence Science Technology Group) is providing the GPS receiver payload. DSTG has a large research centre here in Adelaide. This will be their first involvement with a satellite (that we know of) since the launch of WRESAT in 1967! Also heard that Centaur will be deploying four cubesats after Cygnus separation. I don't know which cubesats though.
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Re: Atlas V - Cygnus CRS OA-7 - March 2017 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #59 on: 03/08/2017 10:54 AM »
Aalto 2 will be the first Finnish satellite in orbit, by the way.

(actually, it could be only the second to be deployed if Aalto 1, which was transferred from Falcon 9 to PSLV lifts off before QB50 deployment from ISS...)

Anyway, Finland still lags far behind of its beloved neighbour, Sweden, which had its first satellite (a sort of a cubesat also...) back in 1966. You know... Gemini X and Mike Collins' EVA... Hasselblad-camera...  ;D

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