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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Antares - OA-8 - November 10, 2017
« Reply #20 on: 08/11/2017 05:54 PM »
Now November 10:

http://www.orbitalatk.com/news-room/feature-stories/oa8-mission-page/

L2 has the "issue" as not enough cargo and NASA is finding more to send up. No point sending her up light.

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Re: Antares - OA-8 - November 10, 2017
« Reply #21 on: 08/11/2017 05:59 PM »
I toured several facilities at Wallops last week, including the Cygnus facility, and there was no cargo loading going on. The empty cargo compartment was just sitting in the empty low bay.
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Re: Antares - OA-8 - November 10, 2017
« Reply #22 on: 09/13/2017 07:18 PM »
NASA ISS OA-8 Mission Logo

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Re: Antares - OA-8 - November 10, 2017
« Reply #23 on: 09/13/2017 07:23 PM »
The OA-8 mission is Orbital ATK’s eighth Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, depicted by the shape of the patch being a numeral eight along with the yellow star at the top of the patch. This mission launches on an Antares rocket represented by the red, white and blue trajectory emanating from the Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  The Cygnus spacecraft, with its solar panels deployed, is shown rising into orbit on the top left side of the 8.  The space station, where Cygnus will berth and deliver provisions and science experiments to the astronaut crew, is depicted on the top right side of the patch.  The Cygnus spacecraft for this mission is named in honor of former astronaut, (TBD), who is represented by the astronaut symbol to the left of the Earth. The name of the program and the customer are featured on the outer ring of the design.  This patch was designed by Orbital ATK employees, George Valuikas and Gary Burnside.
The name of the spacecraft will be revealed at a press event in mid-October.

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Re: Antares - OA-8 - November 10, 2017
« Reply #24 on: 09/13/2017 07:45 PM »
That's a beautiful patch, better than the NASA-made SpaceX CRS ones (to me).
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Re: Antares - OA-8 - November 10, 2017
« Reply #25 on: 09/14/2017 12:07 AM »
NASA ISS OA-8 Mission Logo

Good to see the NRO octopus is still getting work.

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