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Title: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/13/2017 10:54 PM
Thread for RNDZ and Berthing - and ISS stay updates.

Launch Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/11/antares-cygnus-crs-8-iss/

Launch Updates:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42553.0

RDNZ and Berthing Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/11/oa-8-cygnus-iss-berthing/
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 07:11 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:13 AM
Rendez-vous profile.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 07:16 AM
Cygnus still expected to arrive at the ISS three minutes after the Delta II launches.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:18 AM
SSRMS is ready....
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:21 AM
MCCs
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 07:21 AM
Tally Ho!
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:23 AM
CYGNUS !!
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:24 AM
700 meters...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:25 AM
RMS operators
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:28 AM
500 meters
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:29 AM
400 meters
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:33 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:34 AM
350 m
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:35 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:42 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:44 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:45 AM
Sunset.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 07:45 AM
250m. Over Melbourne, Australia!
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:46 AM
250 meters hold point.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:49 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:50 AM
Cucu screen in Cupola.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 07:51 AM
Whoops. Someone knocked over the camera ;D
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:51 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 07:54 AM
Visiting Vehicle Officers at MCC-H
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 07:56 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:02 AM
View of ISS from Cygnus LIDAR (previous flight)
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Targeteer on 11/14/2017 08:05 AM
And DISH just lost the NASA TV feed...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:06 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: DrewB on 11/14/2017 08:06 AM
View of ISS from Cygnus LIDAR (previous flight)

If people are interested in how this Lidar (TriDAR system) works feel free to PM.  I'm on these boards occasionally but I don't post all that often.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: DrewB on 11/14/2017 08:09 AM
And DISH just lost the NASA TV feed...

Seems like the NASA TV internet feed is also down. 

Now back!
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 11/14/2017 08:10 AM
Looks like Cygnus has left the 250 meters holding point.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Targeteer on 11/14/2017 08:12 AM
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream  has video and audio...  Once again NASA apparently can't handle two events simultaneously
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:13 AM
200 meters
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:14 AM
Passing KOS "keep Out Sphere"
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:14 AM
165 meters
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Targeteer on 11/14/2017 08:15 AM
For those who accept the challenge, JPSS-1 coverage about to commence on the NASA Media channel   :)
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:17 AM
135 meters
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:20 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:22 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:24 AM
Sunrise
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:26 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:27 AM
Capture in about 25 mn.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:29 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Targeteer on 11/14/2017 08:30 AM
10 minutes behind the timeline
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 08:31 AM
10 minutes behind the timeline.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:34 AM
Five minutes to 30 m holding point.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:38 AM
30 meter holding point
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:40 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:42 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:43 AM
New capture time: 10.00 UTC
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Targeteer on 11/14/2017 08:45 AM
JPSS-1 launch scrubbed-- range issue and second stage slew alarm
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:47 AM
33 meters
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 08:48 AM
Meanwhile, in space...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:48 AM
20 meters, Cygnus moving into capture position
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:50 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 08:51 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:52 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:52 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:54 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 08:55 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:55 AM
Capture point !
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:56 AM
"Ready for Cygnus capture" !
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:57 AM
5:00 a.m. EST capture time. Capture window will remain open until 5:48 a.m
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 08:58 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:00 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:02 AM
12 meters away from station, over Indian Ocean
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:02 AM
SSRMS in motion...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:03 AM
2,50 m
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 09:04 AM
Capture!
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:05 AM
Capture !!
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 09:05 AM
Four mins past the hour.

Many thanks to centaurinasa for the fine coverage!
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:06 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:08 AM
Cygnus OA-8 "Eugene Cernan" arrive at destination !
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:09 AM
MCC-H screens
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:11 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:12 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:15 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:16 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:19 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:22 AM
Capture time: 10.04 UTC by Paolo Nespoli in command of SSRMS Inside Cupola.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:25 AM
06.00 a.m ET, Coverage of the Installation of the Orbital ATK/Cygnus CRS-8 Cargo Craft to the ISS (Starts at 6:15 a.m.) (NTV-1 (Public))
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 09:59 AM
Berthing in progress...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:02 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:07 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:10 AM
SSRMS now on hold...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:12 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:14 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 10:16 AM
Let's park this truck.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:17 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:23 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:30 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:31 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:33 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 10:34 AM
Left a bit. ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:35 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:36 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 10:37 AM
Aligning to the port. Ready To Latch (RTL) indication is the goal here. Then they will go through two stages of capture.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:38 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 10:40 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:40 AM
Wow, good view of Unity's CBM !
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:42 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:44 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:46 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:48 AM
"NO exercise", 5mn to Sunset...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 10:51 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:53 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:57 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 10:58 AM
Meanwile, Paolo working in Columbus module...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 11:02 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 11:05 AM
RTL!
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 11:05 AM
Flight director T.J. Creamer and CAPCOM Kathy Bolt.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 11:07 AM
Driving bolts, now...
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 11:09 AM
Kathy Bolt: "Capture 1st stage complete !"
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2017 11:17 AM
Cygnus OA-8 RTL. First and Second Stage Capture (16 bolts). Arrival and berthing COMPLETE! Smoothly done, teams!

ARTICLE:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/11/oa-8-cygnus-iss-berthing/

Thanks again for the great coverage from centaurinasa :)
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 11:18 AM
Second stage capture complete, all 16 bolts has been driven.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 11:21 AM
Cygnus S.S. Eugene Cernan, Berthing complete at 12.15 UTC
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 11:24 AM
End of NASA TV coverage
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 11:31 AM
Sunrise...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 11:43 AM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 11:49 AM
ISS config. afterberthing of Cygnus CRS OA-8 to Node-1 Unity nadir.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 12:11 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbc-XoHlOfo/?taken-by=orbital_atk
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 12:12 PM
Orbital ATK Mission Update:

https://www.orbitalatk.com/news-room/feature-stories/oa8-mission-page/
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 12:15 PM
Cupola shutters now closed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 12:17 PM
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/11/14/cygnus-installed-on-station-with-new-science-experiments/
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/14/2017 12:22 PM
Quote
First photo of the deployed solar arrays from the camera on board the S.S. Gene Cernan #Cygnus.… instagram.com/p/BbegFJgFXJj/

https://twitter.com/orbitalatk/status/930420419252940802 (https://twitter.com/orbitalatk/status/930420419252940802)
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 12:35 PM
Right now, crew remove CBCS "Centerline Berthing Camera System"
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 12:37 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 12:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swFZkEZuuuI
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 12:53 PM
Cygnus air sampling soon...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 12:57 PM
Pressure vestibule check in progress...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 01:05 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 01:40 PM
Vestibule pressurization and leak checks complete.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 01:59 PM
Node-1 nadir Hatch open in few mn...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 02:23 PM
After Node Hatch is open

- Vestibule Outfitting: Installation of air ducts and removal of equipment needed to bolt Cygnus in Place.

- Removing MLI ("multi-layer insulation") from the hatchway and set up of the tools for the procedure.

- Before openning Cygnus Hatch ,the 4 CPA "Control Panel Assemblies" (used to drive the CBM Bolts) are removed and Cygnus  is connected to ISS Data and Power Systems via redundant jumpers.

- Hatchway covers were installed and the pressure equalization valve was opened in preparation for Cygnus hatch opening.

- Once the two Hatches are open, wearing protective mask and glasses, the crew perform Air Sampling as part of initial ingress operations and they inspect the interior of the spacecraft for any damage or FOD ("Foreign Object Debris").
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 02:52 PM
Cabling in work to connect Cygnus to the ISS systems...
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 02:58 PM
Power cables installed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 03:06 PM
"Step one of CPA ("Control Panel Assemblies") removal"
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 03:17 PM
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: robertross on 11/14/2017 03:53 PM
Pizza Delivery!
(I wouldn't want to think of the delivery tip required!)

Space delivery: Astronauts get ice cream, make-own pizzas

 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronauts got a mouth-watering haul with Tuesday's Earth-to-space delivery -- pizza and ice cream.

A commercial supply ship arrived at the International Space Station two days after launching from Virginia. Besides NASA equipment and experiments, the Orbital ATK capsule holds chocolate and vanilla ice cream for the six station astronauts, as well as make-your-own flatbread pizzas.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/space-delivery-astronauts-get-ice-cream-make-own-pizzas-1.3676792
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Post by: centaurinasa 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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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/14/2017 04:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9hQ5SqZKd0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9hQ5SqZKd0)
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 04:02 PM
SSRMS ungrappled Cygnus.
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 04:05 PM
In 10 to 15 mn, Cygnus hatch will be open.
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 04:13 PM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 04:25 PM
SSRMS now away from Cygnus cargo
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 04:34 PM
Cygnus Hatch now open !
(view from previous mission)
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Post by: centaurinasa 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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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 04:46 PM
Meanwile, ROBO moving SSRMS to grapple (MBS I think...) PDGF...
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 04:56 PM
Cygnus ingress is complete !
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Post by: centaurinasa 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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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/14/2017 05:18 PM
Some images from Orbital ATK
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 05:46 PM
One of the first task for tomorrow, Photo of cargo packed Inside Cygnus
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Post by: centaurinasa 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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Post by: centaurinasa 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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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/14/2017 06:36 PM
SSRMS now "parked"...
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Post by: PahTo 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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Post by: Olaf 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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Post by: jacqmans 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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Post by: Lewis007 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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Post by: eeergo on 11/15/2017 02:46 PM
Transfer of STaARS BioScience-5 (studying the pathogenicity of S. Aureus in microgravity) has been completed:

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/930822504578408448 (https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/930822504578408448)
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/16/2017 09:48 AM
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Randy Bresnik‏ @AstroKomrade: Captain, US Navy, Arriving!  SS Gene Cernan joined our crew @Space_Station and greeted us when we opened the hatch.

https://twitter.com/AstroKomrade/status/930810124293218304

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/11/15/cygnus-open-for-business-crew-unloading-new-bacteria-plant-and-tech-studies/
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/19/2017 08:43 AM
From "Space to Ground" 11/17/2017 podcast.

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Post by: jacqmans on 11/23/2017 12:32 PM
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Post by: deruch on 11/27/2017 04:40 PM
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/22/2017

TangoLab-1 Transfer to Cygnus (OA-8):  The crew removed TangoLab-1 from EXPRESS Rack 4, and transferred the facility to Cygnus for a short demonstration of TangoLab-1 operations in Cygnus. This is being performed as a proof of the “extended lab” concept, wherein visiting vehicles can be used as an extension of the ISS laboratory volume while attached.  TangoLab-1 is a reconfigurable general research facility designed for microgravity research and development and pilot manufacturing aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/30/2017 12:27 PM
SSRMS OBT, right now (performed by Joe Acaba )
(with a good view of Cygnus "Gene Cernan" and Soyuz MS-05 in background on 1st & 4th images)
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/30/2017 02:08 PM
Robotics Onboard Trainer (RoBOT) session to practice PMM's PDGF approach & grapple
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/30/2017 03:56 PM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 11/30/2017 07:06 PM
Finally, Cygnus is "in hand" ....
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Post by: catdlr on 11/30/2017 09:11 PM
November 30, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-141
NASA TV to Broadcast Departure of Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft from International Space Station

After delivering almost 7,400 pounds of cargo to support dozens of science experiments from around the world, the Orbital ATK Cygnus
 cargo spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station on Wednesday, Dec. 6. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage
 of Cygnus' departure beginning at 7:45 a.m. EST.

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, ground controllers will use the Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach the Cygnus spacecraft from the Earth-facing side of the station's Unity module. The spacecraft, which arrived at the station Nov. 14, will be maneuvered above the Harmony module to gather data that will aid in rendezvous and docking operations for future U.S. commercial crew vehicles arriving for a linkup to Harmony’s international docking adapters. The maneuver will not be televised.

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, at approximately 8:10 a.m., Expedition 53 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA will give the command to release Cygnus. Cygnus is packed with more than 5,500 pounds of trash and other items marked for disposal.

Experiments delivered on Cygnus
 supported NASA and other research investigations during Expedition 53, including studies in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science -- research that improves life on Earth. Investigations included studies on communication and navigation, microbiology, animal biology and plant biology.

Cygnus also will release 14 CubeSats from an external NanoRacks deployer
 on Dec. 7. The craft will remain in orbit until Monday, Dec. 18, when its engines will fire twice, pushing it into Earth's atmosphere, where it will burn up over the Pacific Ocean. NASA TV will not provide live coverage of these events.

The Cygnus launched Nov. 12 on Orbital ATK’s upgraded Antares 230 rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for the company’s eighth NASA-contracted commercial resupply mission.

Keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crews, at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/01/2017 04:15 PM
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Post by: deruch on 12/02/2017 09:37 PM
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/30/2017
 
TangoLab-1 Transfer from Cygnus (OA-8):  After completing the short demonstration of TangoLab-1 operations in Cygnus that began on GMT 326 last week, today the crew powered down and removed TangoLab-1 from Cygnus and returned the facility back to EXPRESS Rack 4. The facility will be powered back up in ER4 and returned to its nominal capability. TangoLab-1 is a reconfigurable general research facility designed for microgravity research and development and pilot manufacturing aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Cygnus cargo operations:  Disposal cargo loading operations continued on the OA-8 Cygnus vehicle.  Today, the crew removed TangoLab-1, and loaded disposal cargo on the vehicle.  Cargo loading will continue until hatch closure, which is planned for Tuesday, December 5th.

TangoLab-1 was installed to Cygnus on 2017-11-22 (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=44220.msg1753511#msg1753511), now removed after ~8 days of testing.
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/05/2017 04:52 PM
Cygnus Unberthing already done !
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/05/2017 04:54 PM
Node-1 Unity nadir CBM (now free) inspection.
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/05/2017 05:40 PM
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Grasped in the hand of the #Candarm2 robotic arm, the #Cygnus cargo spacecraft was detached from @Space_Station today

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/938114757441269760
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/05/2017 05:48 PM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/05/2017 05:49 PM
SSRMS moving right now, to put Cygnus "S.S. Gene Cernan" in position above Node-2 "Harmony" for 12 hrs (for radio and GPS test session to verify Commercial Crew Vehicles arriving & departing from Node-2 can do that without radio interference).
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/05/2017 11:15 PM
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Longstanding #SpaceflightTradition - as you closeout a cargo vehicle, place the flight’s emblem on the wall of the hatchway and sign it.

https://twitter.com/astrokomrade/status/938196905057705984 (https://twitter.com/astrokomrade/status/938196905057705984)
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 01:00 AM
https://twitter.com/AstroKomrade/status/938201956824129537
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 01:01 AM
https://twitter.com/AstroKomrade/status/938212166812909569
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 08:47 AM
Moving in release position...
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 09:21 AM
Above Red Sea ...
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 09:28 AM
Ready to leave the Station !
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 10:52 AM
From ISS HD cam
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 10:58 AM
Above the Red Sea, again...                                                                                                                                           
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 11:00 AM
In 45 mn now, NASA TV Coverage of the Departure of the Orbital/ATK Cygnus CRS-8 (release at about 13.10 UTC).
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2017 11:44 AM
Here we go...

http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2017 11:45 AM
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2017 11:47 AM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 11:49 AM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 11:50 AM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 11:54 AM
Joe Acaba" go for release at 13.10 (UTC)"
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 11:56 AM
Replay of unberth yesterday...
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2017 11:57 AM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 11:58 AM
ROBO view (always love these kind images...)
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:01 PM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:06 PM
Katy Bolt (CAPCOM) and T.J. Creamer (Flight Director)
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:09 PM
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2017 12:13 PM
RELEASE!

Feature article:
“Flawless” OA-8E Cygnus departs ISS for 12 days of free-flight activities:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/12/flawless-oa-8e-cygnus-iss-activities/

- By Chris Gebhardt.
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:14 PM
Departure burn (duration mn)
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2017 12:14 PM
Departure Burn 1
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:15 PM
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2017 12:16 PM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:16 PM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:18 PM
Departure burn complete !
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2017 12:18 PM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:20 PM
Leaving KOS "Keep Out Sphere"
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2017 12:21 PM
Nice departure. Out of the KOS.

Thanks again to centaurinasa for the great coverage!
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:22 PM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:24 PM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:25 PM
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:31 PM
Now, Cygnus will perform some burns to enter an orbit 50km above the ISS and to released then several cubesats, in about 6 hours...
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:32 PM
Release time of Cygnus OA-8 "S.S. Gene Cernan": 13.11 UTC
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:33 PM
Above Italy now !
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:36 PM
Katy Bolt: "Cygnus had  exited approach ellipsoïd"
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 12:41 PM
https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/938401907206365184
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 02:08 PM
Ready to next capture (Dragon CRS-13) !
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Post by: jacqmans on 12/06/2017 02:19 PM
Orbital ATK's Cygnus Spacecraft Departs International Space Station, Begins Secondary Mission in Space

Mission Marks First Time Cygnus to Host Science Experiments While Attached to Space Station
 
“S.S. Gene Cernan” Now Set to Deploy Record Number of Cubesats


Dulles, Virginia 06 December 2017 – Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that its Cygnus™ spacecraft, following a highly successful stay as a part of the International Space Station, has departed from the station to begin the next phase of its mission. The “S.S. Gene Cernan” is now set to deploy a record number of cubesats in orbit before reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. The OA-8 mission marks the fourth time that Cygnus has been used for NanoRacks cubesat deployments during its secondary payload mission phase.

Cygnus departed from the International Space Station at 8:11 a.m. EST, one day after being unberthed by the station’s robotic arm and conducting a test for NASA while still grappled. The spacecraft spent 22 days at the orbiting laboratory before leaving with approximately 6,400 pounds (2,900 kilograms) of items for disposal, marking the largest amount of material removed by Cygnus during its cargo resupply missions. During this period, Cygnus also acted as an extension of the space station for the first time by successfully supporting science experiments inside the cargo module while docked to the laboratory.

“Our stay at the International Space Station proved to be extremely productive and further demonstrated expanded capabilities for Cygnus beyond our core functions of delivery and disposal,” said Frank Culbertson, President of Orbital ATK’s Space Systems Group. “Cygnus performed flawlessly as an in-orbit science platform while attached to the space station for the first time. Our work continues as we now begin the next phase of the mission to deploy a record number of cubesats.”

The OA-8 mission began on November 12 when Cygnus launched aboard an Orbital ATK Antares™ rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.  Upon arrival at the orbiting laboratory, Cygnus delivered approximately 7,400 pounds (3,350 kilograms) of cargo and science experiments to the astronauts, marking Orbital ATK’s eighth operational mission to the International Space Station.

Now, the “S.S. Gene Cernan” will use a NanoRacks cubesat deployer to release a record 14 cubesats into orbit. Eight of the cubesats will join Spire Global’s commercial weather satellite constellation for global ship tracking. The NanoRacks manifest also includes cubesats from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. Additionally, AeroCube B/C consists of two water-based propulsion satellites assembled by the Aerospace Corp. for NASA’s Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration, or OCSD, marking the first propulsive satellites to deploy from the Cygnus spacecraft.

The OA-8 mission is expected to end on December 18 when Cygnus will execute a safe, destructive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. Stay informed with real-time updates on the science experiments aboard Cygnus through Orbital ATK’s Twitter account: https://twitter.com/OrbitalATK.
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Post by: centaurinasa on 12/06/2017 05:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYBoKwOw2PY
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Post by: Endeavour126 on 12/06/2017 07:30 PM
Release time of Cygnus OA-8 "S.S. Gene Cernan": 13.11 UTC

And how about the unberthing time?
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Post by: Olaf on 12/06/2017 07:39 PM
Release time of Cygnus OA-8 "S.S. Gene Cernan": 13.11 UTC

And how about the unberthing time?
http://spaceflight101.com/cygnus-oa-8-cargo-craft-departs-iss/
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Unberthing was marked at 17:52 UTC on Tuesday
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Endeavour126 on 12/06/2017 07:41 PM
Thank you Olaf!
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: jcm on 12/06/2017 11:10 PM
Seeing reports on twitter that Asgardia-1 has been deployed at either 2240 UTC or 2252 UTC
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Olaf on 12/07/2017 06:38 AM
https://twitter.com/SpireGlobal/status/938594543250825216
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Please join us in welcoming to orbit our latest batch of Lemurs! LEMUR2-YONGLIN, LEMUR2-KEVIN, LEMUR2-BRIANDAVIE. LEMUR2-ROMACOSTE, LEMUR2-ROCKETJONAH, LEMUR2-LIU-POH-CHUN, LEMUR2-MCCULLAGH & LEMUR2-DUNLOP

This makes 48 satellites in the current constellation.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Olaf on 12/07/2017 06:40 AM
https://twitter.com/OrbitalATK/status/938609541343776769
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We have received confirmation that #Cygnus has successfully completed all three @NanoRacks cubesat deployments #OA8 #OrbitalATKDelivers
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: jcm on 12/07/2017 08:59 PM
 
https://twitter.com/NanoRacks/status/938879025895890945

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Last night's External #Cygnus deploy times were:

19:23:50 UTC - 2x Lemurs, ChefSat, Aerocube B/C
22:40:20 UTC - 2x Lemurs PROPCUBE-Fauna, Asgardia-1, ISARA
02:00:00 UTC - 4x Lemurs

Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Danderman on 12/09/2017 10:37 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/OrbitalATK/status/938609541343776769/video/1

There is some sort of video of deployment in this tweet.
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: centaurinasa on 12/12/2017 10:12 AM
2 amazing images from "AstroKomrade" !

https://twitter.com/AstroKomrade/status/939934427471282177

(deorbit and reentered the atmosphere of Cygnus spacecraft: scheduled on Dec. 18)
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/18/2017 12:03 PM
Orbital ATK:

Our S. S. Gene Cernan #Cygnus has completed the reentry burn and is nearing reentry interface. #OA8
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/18/2017 12:14 PM
:( - I mean "yay".....

Orbital ATK‏
We are excited to report that the S.S. Gene Cernan #Cygnus has successfully completed its #OA8 mission! #OrbitalATKDelivers
Title: Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/18/2017 01:03 PM
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Orbital ATK's Cygnus Spacecraft Successfully Concludes Eighth Cargo Supply Mission to the International Space Station

“S.S. Gene Cernan” Performs Flawlessly as In-Orbit Research Platform While Attached to Space Station

Cygnus Sets New Records for Disposable Cargo Removal and Cubesat Deployments


Dulles, Virginia 18 December 2017 – Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that its “S. S. Gene Cernan” Cygnus™ spacecraft successfully completed its eighth cargo supply mission to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-1) contract. The mission, known as OA-8, achieved significant milestones that further demonstrated the versatility and value of the Cygnus spacecraft.  Cygnus acted as an extension of the space station for the first time by supporting science experiments inside the cargo module while docked to the laboratory. The Cygnus spacecraft also removed approximately 6,400 pounds (2,900 kilograms) of items for disposal, marking the largest amount of material removed by the spacecraft during its cargo resupply missions.  The “S. S. Gene Cernan” then executed flawlessly on secondary missions that included the deployment of a record 14 cubesats into orbit from a NanoRacks cubesat deployer.

The OA-8 mission officially concluded on December 18 at 7:54 a.m. EST when Cygnus performed a safe, destructive reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand. The spacecraft remained docked for 22 days at the orbiting laboratory and departed the space station on December 6.

“From launch to a safe reentry, Cygnus exceeded expectations on every aspect of this mission,” said Frank Culbertson, President of Orbital ATK’s Space Systems Group. “We made history by successfully hosting science experiments for the first time while attached to the space station, removed a record amount of materials for disposal and deployed the highest number of cubesats yet on a secondary mission. Our success is a fitting tribute to Gene Cernan, one of the great space pioneers in our industry and we are proud to have flown Cygnus in his name.”

The OA-8 mission began on November 12 when Cygnus launched aboard an Orbital ATK Antares™ rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.  Upon arrival at the orbiting laboratory, Cygnus delivered approximately 7,400 pounds (3,350 kilograms) of cargo and science experiments to the astronauts.

Pending NASA’s specific cargo needs, Orbital ATK is prepared to launch two additional CRS missions next year aboard the company’s Antares rockets from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

B-roll and animation footage for the OA-8 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.

https://www.orbitalatk.com/news-room/release.asp?prid=315 (https://www.orbitalatk.com/news-room/release.asp?prid=315)