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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: 09/12/2013 01:04 PM »
So I guess I will be that guy that asks if the mission patch image is public. With all the good news about LADEE I haven't seen one on Orbital's website or Google image searches. Probably wait until Saturday if the answer is that they haven't.  :P

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: 09/12/2013 01:09 PM »
Sounds like Cygnus is doing well with the milestones; late load etc.
 
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: 09/12/2013 10:27 PM »
Sounds like Cygnus is doing well with the milestones; late load etc.
 

Also, now we know what "late load" looks like.

Hope the astros weren't expecting ice cream.

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: 09/12/2013 11:24 PM »
Great work by Orbital to get a load of resources published.....
http://www.orbital.com/NewsInfo/MissionUpdates/Orb-D1/

Rollout operations begin at about 12:30 a.m local. The rocket first emerges from the HIF about 2:30 a.m., the rocket with the integrated Cygnus travels about one mile to MARS pad 0A, and by early morning hours, if all goes well, we'll have an upright Antares on the pad.

I'll use this post to be the basis of the main live update thread for the launch.

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: 09/13/2013 02:28 AM »
Ok, Party Thread suggestions please!

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: 09/13/2013 02:49 AM »
Given it's the début of Cygnus, something about a Kegger perhaps?

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: 09/13/2013 03:56 AM »
Given it's the début of Cygnus, something about a Kegger perhaps?
+yes.
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #27 on: 09/13/2013 04:38 PM »
Ok, Party Thread suggestions please!
think someone might have deleted part of that thread  :(   it was human  :o

We were going for a play on the Keg look..... OrbitalFest etc.
« Last Edit: 09/13/2013 04:41 PM by Prober »
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: 09/13/2013 05:20 PM »
I thought the winner was Oktorbitalfest
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: 09/13/2013 05:33 PM »
Oktorbitalfest Kegger? Either way, there's going to be lots more of these party threads, so the runners up can have another go at it. ;)
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #30 on: 09/13/2013 05:40 PM »
But how often will they occur during Oktoberfest?

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #31 on: 09/15/2013 04:29 PM »
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #32 on: 09/15/2013 05:03 PM »
The OrbiNOMINAL swan beer keg festival?  :P

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #33 on: 09/16/2013 09:22 AM »
Chris posted this on the flow updates thread:
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Our #Antares and #Cygnus launch teams for the #cotsdemo successfully completed CST late last night. On track for launch on 9/18 at 10:50am

What does "CST" mean?

Edit: Never mind, found it here: http://www.orbital.com/Antares-Cygnus/
CST = Combined Systems Test
Like a dry dress rehearsal I presume?
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #34 on: 09/16/2013 09:38 AM »
Maybe this has already been asked, but what is this opening in the fairing for? (circled in red in the attached photo)
Umbilicals for Cygnus?
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #35 on: 09/16/2013 11:38 AM »
Maybe this has already been asked, but what is this opening in the fairing for? (circled in red in the attached photo)
Umbilicals for Cygnus?

From the position, it looks like it would be for access to the Cygnus service module once the fairing is on.  Also, could be used in aiding the installation of the fairing
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #36 on: 09/16/2013 11:42 AM »
What does "CST" mean?

CST = Combined Systems Test
Like a dry dress rehearsal I presume?

A test of the combined spacecraft and launch vehicle.  Up until this point, they have never "seen" each other.  Other vehicles called it IVT or IST.  It is a test of the electrical interfaces between the vehicles, culminating in a PCD (plus count demonstration) or FPV (flight program verification)
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #37 on: 09/16/2013 12:20 PM »
Looks like the 19th is a backup day as well.

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #38 on: 09/16/2013 04:32 PM »
Weather looking good for both Weds and Thursday.

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Discussion Thread
« Reply #39 on: 09/16/2013 04:42 PM »
The OrbiNOMINAL swan beer keg festival?  :P



I agree the party thread has to have the word nominal in it!  Could use what Galactic Penguin said, or something with the word "phe-NOMINAL"  Because its going to be a phenomenal party!

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