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Offline JBF

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Re: Orbital's Cygnus debut mission to the ISS outlined
« Reply #60 on: 05/06/2013 06:15 PM »
"The company expects the engine change-out process to add about three to four weeks to the schedule."

It only delayed the SpaceX COTS 2 flight by three days.

SpaceX only had to change out a check valve, not an entire engine.
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Re: Orbital's Cygnus debut mission to the ISS outlined
« Reply #61 on: 05/06/2013 09:19 PM »
Long article covering all the bases:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/05/cygnus-mission-iss-moving-september/

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Re: Orbital's Cygnus debut mission to the ISS outlined
« Reply #62 on: 05/06/2013 11:14 PM »
Great article Chris.  Very informative and clear.  Lot's of coverage on Obital's challenges and put's the fleet's scheduling and activities into perspective concerning the tight schedule this year.

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Re: Orbital's Cygnus debut mission to the ISS outlined
« Reply #63 on: 05/06/2013 11:36 PM »
Thanks Tony! Really appreciate that! :)

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Re: Orbital's Cygnus debut mission to the ISS outlined
« Reply #64 on: 05/07/2013 10:08 AM »
"The company expects the engine change-out process to add about three to four weeks to the schedule."

It only delayed the SpaceX COTS 2 flight by three days.

SpaceX only had to change out a check valve, not an entire engine.
After looking back it appears you are correct.
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