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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #20 on: 09/04/2013 03:48 PM »
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MEDIA ADVISORY M13-139

NASA will host a televised news conference at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 4, to preview the upcoming test flight of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.
As announced in the ISS Update hour / HTV-4 release coverage, this briefing has moved an hour earlier today to 3 pm Eastern.
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If there's anyone around to cover that briefing, I'd appreciate it, as I'll be AWOL around that time.

FRR has passed if NASA tweeting out the launch date is an indication.

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #22 on: 09/04/2013 07:15 PM »
If there's anyone around to cover that briefing, I'd appreciate it, as I'll be AWOL around that time.

FRR has passed if NASA tweeting out the launch date is an indication.

 
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #23 on: 09/04/2013 07:19 PM »
End of the Cots program
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #24 on: 09/04/2013 07:24 PM »
800kg in this test
late load test this Sat.

Test flight named GW Low.
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #25 on: 09/04/2013 07:28 PM »
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #26 on: 09/04/2013 07:32 PM »
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #27 on: 09/04/2013 07:39 PM »
Cygnus Integration begun today.
 
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Launches possible 17th thru 29th.
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #28 on: 09/04/2013 07:49 PM »
"If Orbital is ready to launch in Dec. they will get the launch."
"We need a launch in Dec."
"We don't see SpaceX launch to ISS until Jan."
 
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #29 on: 09/04/2013 07:55 PM »
Antares rollout on the 13th.
 
 
 
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #32 on: 09/04/2013 11:57 PM »
NASA's Orbital Sciences Mission Preview Briefing material are here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/sets/72157635370456732/

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #33 on: 09/05/2013 02:05 AM »
"If Orbital is ready to launch in Dec. they will get the launch."
"We need a launch in Dec."
"We don't see SpaceX launch to ISS until Jan."
 

He never said "We need a launch in Dec." He said they're good until 2014 in terms of logistics and 2015 in terms of consumables.
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #34 on: 09/05/2013 02:38 AM »
Question about after ISS.

Talks about how Cygnus could be used for beyond-LEO cargo transport and how the Cygnus bus could carry a habitation module or ECLSS some other cargo for a Mission to eg Mars. Emphasized that Cygnus's bus is capable of very long-duration missions.


Very, very interesting, I was thinking about these sorts of ideas! I hope they release concept studies on these ideas.
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #35 on: 09/05/2013 03:42 AM »
"If Orbital is ready to launch in Dec. they will get the launch."
"We need a launch in Dec."
"We don't see SpaceX launch to ISS until Jan."
 

He never said "We need a launch in Dec." He said they're good until 2014 in terms of logistics and 2015 in terms of consumables.

your free to invest your time and effort to cover the next briefing if you don't care for my efforts.
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #36 on: 09/05/2013 04:47 AM »
"If Orbital is ready to launch in Dec. they will get the launch."
"We need a launch in Dec."
"We don't see SpaceX launch to ISS until Jan."
 

He never said "We need a launch in Dec." He said they're good until 2014 in terms of logistics and 2015 in terms of consumables.

your free to invest your time and effort to cover the next briefing if you don't care for my efforts.
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #37 on: 09/05/2013 01:35 PM »
"If Orbital is ready to launch in Dec. they will get the launch."
"We need a launch in Dec."
"We don't see SpaceX launch to ISS until Jan."
 

He never said "We need a launch in Dec." He said they're good until 2014 in terms of logistics and 2015 in terms of consumables.

your free to invest your time and effort to cover the next briefing if you don't care for my efforts.
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If you misrepresent what is said, you shouldn't be offended if it is corrected.

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #38 on: 09/05/2013 04:14 PM »
I just finished listening. It sounds like they are good with consumables, but they would have to cut back on the number of hours of science per week (currently at 43).

So the CRS program needs to keep a decent cadence, or the amount of research on the ISS suffers.

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« Reply #39 on: 09/05/2013 05:23 PM »
I just finished listening. It sounds like they are good with consumables, but they would have to cut back on the number of hours of science per week (currently at 43).

So the CRS program needs to keep a decent cadence, or the amount of research on the ISS suffers.

I didn't get that impression. The impression I got was that they are far ahead on consumables such that they wouldn't need to do any cutting back (and actually, how would the supply of consumables depend on how much science is done? No one has even HINTED about lowering the crew complement, that'd be an extreme measure.)
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