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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #40 on: 09/05/2013 05:26 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.)

How about putting it this way..

Food, Clothes, Water, oxygen are fine for supporting the astronauts.
They need the cargo ships to delivery more experiments to keep the astronauts busy with science instead of simple maintenance chores.

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #41 on: 09/05/2013 05:30 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.)

How about putting it this way..

Food, Clothes, Water, oxygen are fine for supporting the astronauts.
They need the cargo ships to delivery more experiments to keep the astronauts busy with science instead of simple maintenance chores.

That isn't consumables, that would be logistics. I believe that distinction was made in the briefing.
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #42 on: 09/05/2013 05:36 PM »
Orbital Sciences/Cygnus Demonstation Mission

Published on Sep 5, 2013
This video shows highlights of the Orbital Sciences A-ONE launch mission in April 21, 2013 and the preparations for the Sept. 17 launch of Cygnus on its first demonstration flight to the International Space Station.

Read more about Orbital Sciences participation in NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services here: www.nasa.gov/orbital

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #43 on: 09/05/2013 08:04 PM »
Orbital Sciences/Cygnus Demonstration Flight Animation

Published on Sep 5, 2013
This animation shows the launch of the Orbital Sciences Cygnus cargo ship and its rendezvous with the International Space Station.

Read more about Orbital Sciences' participation in NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services here: www.nasa.gov/orbital

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #44 on: 09/07/2013 02:55 AM »
Orbital has updated their Antares/Cygnus page with a couple of images of spacecraft mate to the booster:

"Cygnus Mated to Antares"
http://www.orbital.com/Antares-Cygnus/

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #45 on: 09/07/2013 03:07 AM »
Orbital has updated their Antares/Cygnus page with a couple of images of spacecraft mate to the booster:

"Cygnus Mated to Antares"
http://www.orbital.com/Antares-Cygnus/

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #46 on: 09/07/2013 03:47 PM »
Will the launch trajectory mirror Antares' April launch...thank you.

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« Reply #47 on: 09/09/2013 10:23 AM »
Will the launch trajectory mirror Antares' April launch...thank you.

A Chinese guy has answered your question, and he wished you can see it:)
The answer can be found here: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=11429&pid=264357&fromuid=24484

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #48 on: 09/09/2013 10:52 AM »
Will the launch trajectory mirror Antares' April launch...thank you.

A Chinese guy has answered your question, and he wished you can see it:)
The answer can be found here: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=11429&pid=264357&fromuid=24484

So, a Chinese national posted the lauch trajectory of the upcoming Orb-D mission on a public forum? I wonder when Senator Wolf will send in the NSA hackers to have that forum taken down.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.  ;) ;)

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Will the launch trajectory mirror Antares' April launch...thank you.

A Chinese guy has answered your question, and he wished you can see it:)
The answer can be found here: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=11429&pid=264357&fromuid=24484

So, a Chinese national posted the lauch trajectory of the upcoming Orb-D mission on a public forum? I wonder when Senator Wolf will send in the NSA hackers to have that forum taken down.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.  ;) ;)

I'm ROFL-ing on the ground right now.....  ;)

OK seriously, since on the Antares test flight the payloads were deployed into a 51.6 degree inclination orbit, I believe the launch trajectory will be the same as in the last launch.
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #50 on: 09/10/2013 02:29 AM »
When are we going to set up the Orbital Sciences Beer Kegger Party thread? SpaceX brought the cheese, but it's not a party until you've got the keg! ;)
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #51 on: 09/10/2013 11:51 AM »
We also lacked one when Orbital's LADEE jumped over the moon :(

Those kinda things only happen at keggers, and never at wine and cheese parties ;)
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #52 on: 09/10/2013 03:23 PM »
When are we going to set up the Orbital Sciences Beer Kegger Party thread? SpaceX brought the cheese, but it's not a party until you've got the keg! ;)

Let's see popcorn for the next SpaceX launch party;  How about pretzel's for Antares?
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« Reply #53 on: 09/10/2013 03:28 PM »
Tis getting close to Oktoberfest ...
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #54 on: 09/10/2013 03:43 PM »
Tis getting close to Oktoberfest ...

good name for a party thread..... "Orbitalfest"
 
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« Reply #55 on: 09/10/2013 05:15 PM »
Need's a 'K', OrbikalFest ...
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #56 on: 09/10/2013 05:40 PM »
OktorbitalFest?

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« Reply #57 on: 09/10/2013 06:58 PM »
OktorbitalFest?
Where's that LIKE button?!?!?!  :P

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« Reply #58 on: 09/10/2013 07:08 PM »
I think it's the Mod button ;)
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Processing Flow Updates
« Reply #59 on: 09/10/2013 07:18 PM »
"Virginia is for Launchers"  ?

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