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Offline Chris Bergin

Yeah, lacking a funny title name, but nothing really worked without threatening to sound flippant about how important this mission is.

And with that....Party thread! ;D

You know the deal. For chat, but it needs to be about this mission. Remember to pick your thread wisely.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #1 on: 09/18/2013 12:17 AM »
I don't know why but I'm about as excited for this mission as any, ever.  Go Orbital!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #2 on: 09/18/2013 12:22 AM »
So ready for this launch! Cygnus along with SpaceX's Dragon is an important part of ISS cargo delivery. So I'm really excited to see Cygnus' trial run.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #3 on: 09/18/2013 12:23 AM »
I don't know why but I'm about as excited for this mission as any, ever.  Go Orbital!

Me too! Felt kinda sad that I had to note that the potential of the forum going to members only (no guests) was less likely than for the Cassiope launch, although I know that's a "new" rocket, that's been hyped up a lot, etc.

I hope there's a lot of interest in this ORB-D mission and I'm sure there will be.

Really nice company to deal with. Very professional and friendly.
« Last Edit: 09/18/2013 12:23 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #4 on: 09/18/2013 12:27 AM »
I think Chris needs to swim the pond to watch this lunch!!!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #5 on: 09/18/2013 12:48 AM »
Two Orbital employees liked Kegger or the beer keg analogy... Just saying. ;)
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #6 on: 09/18/2013 12:49 AM »
Chris  Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #7 on: 09/18/2013 12:57 AM »
Intergalactic Kegger!!!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #8 on: 09/18/2013 01:19 AM »
Blast Off!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #9 on: 09/18/2013 01:24 AM »
SpaceX and Soyuz bring the gumdrops to the party, but Orbital brings the French made wine barrel back to the ISS again.

Cygnus's PCM is the almost exactly the same size as the wine barrels the best French wine houses use to make their wine, coincidence?  I think not.



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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #10 on: 09/18/2013 01:31 AM »
Lots of respect for what Orbital has accomplished. Looking forward to watching this mission. Best wishes for another "nominal" mission. 😄

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #11 on: 09/18/2013 02:06 AM »
Godspeed!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #12 on: 09/18/2013 06:40 AM »
I'm looking forward to it.  I'll be at work when it launches, so I probably won't be able to participate, but I'll try to watch it if I can.


I especially like how Wallops Island (about 300 miles away from me) is turning into a genuinely serious spaceport after all these years of launching mostly sounding rockets, and testing the Mercury escape tower in 1959, which was its main claim to fame.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #13 on: 09/18/2013 01:10 PM »
WFF RCC. Go Antares!


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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #14 on: 09/18/2013 01:13 PM »
I just love how Orbital built an On Ramp to Space!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #15 on: 09/18/2013 01:18 PM »
I want a home office like that, block51! ;D

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #16 on: 09/18/2013 01:26 PM »
Just got up in California for the launch. Looking forward to a big success today!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #17 on: 09/18/2013 01:29 PM »
I want a home office like that, block51! ;D

It would be quite nice!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #18 on: 09/18/2013 01:30 PM »
International Space Station  On Ramp

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #19 on: 09/18/2013 01:33 PM »
Go Orbital!

Is about all I want to say. :)
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #20 on: 09/18/2013 02:33 PM »
Please, we want >100 NOMINALs on this flight!   ;D

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #21 on: 09/18/2013 02:36 PM »
Watching on NASA TV now.  Here's hoping for a very NOMINAL flight.  :)

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #22 on: 09/18/2013 03:12 PM »
Nice launch!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #23 on: 09/18/2013 03:13 PM »
Our view from downtown Washington, DC.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #24 on: 09/18/2013 03:17 PM »
Gentlemen: We have Kegs in Space  ;D
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #25 on: 09/18/2013 03:18 PM »
Our view from downtown Washington, DC.

That's very nice. Reminds me of the shot I've been desperate to get for years, of the ISS going over York Minster Cathedral, but have never managed it yet.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #26 on: 09/18/2013 03:19 PM »
Wooohooo! beautifull launch! Good to see those engines roar again. Great seperation video as well.
Go Orbital!
Looking forward to seeing Cygnus from the ISS

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #27 on: 09/18/2013 03:19 PM »
Fireworks for my birthday!  Nice work Orbital, I'm very glad to see another U.S. craft on its way to ISS.

And yes Chris, the site's been fine from my end.  Great work, appreciate it!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #28 on: 09/18/2013 03:19 PM »
Site was nice and busy but we didn't have to restrict anything. Seemed pretty smooth to me.

We also turned the threads to "unique views only" on the counter, so that's why the live thread count looks low.

Smooth for everyone else?

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #29 on: 09/18/2013 03:21 PM »
I'd say that was a NOMINAL launch! :)

Great job Orbital.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #30 on: 09/18/2013 03:24 PM »
I still like Oktorbital Fest a lot. But alas! let's enjoy the extremely proffesional work by OSC. The don't always get the respect they deserve.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #31 on: 09/18/2013 03:28 PM »
I still like Oktorbital Fest a lot. But alas! let's enjoy the extremely proffesional work by OSC. The don't always get the respect they deserve.
I agree 100%
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #32 on: 09/18/2013 03:29 PM »
I'd say that was a NOMINAL launch! :)

Great job Orbital.

I disagree... that was a phenominal launch!!  Spell check doesn't like it, but I think I'll start using that spelling for phenomenal from now on.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #33 on: 09/18/2013 03:30 PM »
Stuck on jury duty missed the launch. Good to see the nominal call video.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #34 on: 09/18/2013 03:33 PM »
View from KMIV, Millville Municipal Airport in southern NJ.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #35 on: 09/18/2013 03:35 PM »
Woo! Solar arrays deployed! Congratulations Orbital!

Watch out, Station, here we come! Hope you're thirsty!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #36 on: 09/18/2013 03:46 PM »
Our view from downtown Washington, DC.

That's very nice. Reminds me of the shot I've been desperate to get for years, of the ISS going over York Minster Cathedral, but have never managed it yet.

I dunno the direct distance from our site to the pad, but it's over 100 miles away from here.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #37 on: 09/18/2013 03:51 PM »
Congrats Orbital! Looked like a beautiful nominal launch.

Really pumped for this mission.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #38 on: 09/18/2013 03:54 PM »
Beautiful launch! You made it look so easy.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #39 on: 09/18/2013 03:56 PM »
Great job Orbital!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #40 on: 09/18/2013 03:57 PM »
Wow, congrats Orbital, beautiful launch.
Waiting for the opening of the keg: hope ISS crew likes draft supplies... :D
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #41 on: 09/18/2013 04:06 PM »
Congratulations to Orbital and all of their subcontractors on a gorgeous launch!

Commercial is working!  Solar Panels are deployed...

Good Times!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #42 on: 09/18/2013 04:21 PM »
Congrats! :D

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #43 on: 09/18/2013 05:31 PM »
I still like Oktorbital Fest a lot. But alas! let's enjoy the extremely proffesional work by OSC. The don't always get the respect they deserve.
Then in 2 days the new status of Cygnus would be "o'zapft is!" (tapped it is or it is tapped)

corrected: in 4 days  ;D
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #44 on: 09/18/2013 05:37 PM »
I still like Oktorbital Fest a lot. But alas! let's enjoy the extremely proffesional work by OSC. The don't always get the respect they deserve.

It was a great suggestion, but you wouldn't believe some of the e-mails I get from, let's say, very conservative people.

I once got a four page letter telling me off for allowing "damn" to be posted on the forum! ;D

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #45 on: 09/18/2013 05:47 PM »
oh my Chris. Im glad I'm not that conservative when comes to language. Although I do enjoy and prefer formal English in most cases, but even that cannot always be expected on a forum. ;)

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #46 on: 09/18/2013 06:03 PM »

What a great launch!  I'm at work (lunch break now) but I was able to watch it.  The picture quality on NASA TV was about the best I've ever seen.


From the update thread:
Could not make it down for the launch but viewed from Valley Forge National Historical Park right next to the General Anthony Wayne Monument.


I'm about 20 miles from there.  I couldn't see it from where I am, but it's obvious that my horizon is too obstructed.  I  was afraid of that.


Also, last night I said I thought I was about 300 miles from Wallops.  Checking Google Earth, it turns out I'm only 160 miles almost due north.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #47 on: 09/18/2013 06:13 PM »
Congrats to orbital on a nice launch from what I saw, looking forward to Cygnus orbital ops. I'd also like to apologize to Chris for being one of the F5 monkeys this launch--I was stuck in a class where I couldn't use my computer, so I was hammering refresh on my phone to check the images. Sorry, but I know where to get my coverage. ;)

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #48 on: 09/18/2013 08:35 PM »
On some other sites, commentators have said  things like American preeminence in spaceflight is in decline -
Atlas in the morning - Antares in the afternoon
 ;D ;D

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #49 on: 09/18/2013 08:47 PM »
On some other sites, commentators have said  things like American preeminence in spaceflight is in decline -
Atlas in the morning - Antares in the afternoon
 ;D ;D
Both powered by Russian staged combustion cycle, kerosene-fueled rocket engines (technology never deployed by the U.S.), one using a Ukrainian built first stage.  When the U.S. was "preeminent", it would have been all-U.S. rockets.

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« Reply #50 on: 09/18/2013 08:51 PM »
On some other sites, commentators have said  things like American preeminence in spaceflight is in decline -
Atlas in the morning - Antares in the afternoon
 ;D ;D
Both powered by Russian staged combustion cycle, kerosene-fueled rocket engines (technology never deployed by the U.S.), one using a Ukrainian built first stage.  When the U.S. was "preeminent", it would have been all-U.S. rockets.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #51 on: 09/18/2013 08:54 PM »
On some other sites, commentators have said  things like American preeminence in spaceflight is in decline -
Atlas in the morning - Antares in the afternoon
 ;D ;D
Both powered by Russian staged combustion cycle, kerosene-fueled rocket engines (technology never deployed by the U.S.), one using a Ukrainian built first stage.  When the U.S. was "preeminent", it would have been all-U.S. rockets.

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What difference does it make? We're globalized now. Just because some of the parts are made in different places doesn't change the fact that the US is dominant in space exploration.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #52 on: 09/18/2013 09:09 PM »
What difference does it make? We're globalized now. Just because some of the parts are made in different places doesn't change the fact that the US is dominant in space exploration.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #53 on: 09/18/2013 09:36 PM »
NO FROGS WERE HARMED DURING THE LAUNCH OF THIS ROCKET
ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS...

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« Reply #54 on: 09/18/2013 09:42 PM »
NO FROGS WERE HARMED DURING THE LAUNCH OF THIS ROCKET
LOL

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« Reply #55 on: 09/18/2013 10:25 PM »
Antonioe, that is nominally the most awesome party picture!

You should pack him into the next Cygnus!!!
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« Reply #56 on: 09/19/2013 01:05 AM »
Excellent launch.

Performance from the Antares was very visible with the rocket cam. Great view of Wallops on the way up.

A good day for commercial space.


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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #57 on: 09/19/2013 02:15 AM »
I still like Oktorbital Fest a lot. But alas! let's enjoy the extremely proffesional work by OSC. The don't always get the respect they deserve.

It was a great suggestion, but you wouldn't believe some of the e-mails I get from, let's say, very conservative people.

I once got a four page letter telling me off for allowing "damn" to be posted on the forum! ;D
I don't want to derail this party thread. But since I'm not a native English speaker (and by a large margin, I might add), could you kindly explain to me what's the objectionable word there? I'm genuinely interested (having gone to a German school makes you have a special place in your heart for Oktoberfest).

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #58 on: 09/19/2013 02:24 AM »
Baldusi, I'll translate for you: teetotalers are among us.

(FWIW, I rarely touch the stuff, never been drunk.)
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #59 on: 09/19/2013 03:26 AM »
BTW, this would be an awesome prank to do on Station:

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« Reply #60 on: 09/19/2013 03:37 AM »
BTW, this would be an awesome prank to do on Station:


I was expecting him to try to take a shower.


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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #61 on: 09/19/2013 10:54 AM »
NO FROGS WERE HARMED DURING THE LAUNCH OF THIS ROCKET

Great picture!

Also, spotting a friend in the background of pictures like this (or even NASA TV or the like) still makes me overly nerd-i-ly excited!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #62 on: 09/19/2013 11:40 AM »
I don't want to derail this party thread. But since I'm not a native English speaker (and by a large margin, I might add), could you kindly explain to me what's the objectionable word there? I'm genuinely interested (having gone to a German school makes you have a special place in your heart for Oktoberfest).

It is the associating the launch with a drinking event. That is a very big no no in today's US Corporate/Government culture.

The government just spent several million on the launch, which is very important to ISS, treating the launch as a kegger just doesn't sit well with the bean counters, especially the bean counters with an axe to grind against Orbital and space flight in general.

I think that is why Chris nix'd an excellent party title thread.

In today's hyper spin corporate/government culture all reference must be positive and build on the awesomeness of what ever they are describing. A rocket blowing up has to be described as a wonderful light show that exhibited a rocket ability for Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly (RUD). Try using an engine exploded and in some cases even NSF members will tear you a new one.

I for one am happy no Frog's where harmed during this party!
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« Reply #63 on: 09/19/2013 12:46 PM »
Congratulations, Orbital, on the successful launch and good luck with the ISS rendezvous demos!

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« Reply #64 on: 09/19/2013 03:19 PM »
Nice .. 
But  Still wondering what happened to the Live Cam shots...seems like they went away after the 1st Stage SEP..     ..the screen froze then nothing.. Small problem I know...still Congrats to the Builders and Launch Teams .. and the G. David Low Module.. 
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« Reply #65 on: 09/19/2013 03:42 PM »
Nice .. 
But  Still wondering what happened to the Live Cam shots...seems like they went away after the 1st Stage SEP..     ..the screen froze then nothing.. Small problem I know...still Congrats to the Builders and Launch Teams .. and the G. David Low Module..
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« Reply #66 on: 09/19/2013 05:20 PM »
Baldusi, I'll translate for you: teetotalers are among us.

(FWIW, I rarely touch the stuff, never been drunk.)
I simply can't believe it. I'm all for firing employees on the spot for being drunk and responsible drinking. But that's a national festivity in Germany. It does shows a total lack of sensitivity for other nations customs. And quite a bit less damaging that many other (now legal on some states) social substances. A real pity.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #67 on: 09/19/2013 06:13 PM »
To add to the party, I made an attempt to find out all the Wallops orbital attempts

By my fingers it looks like:
Attempts: 35 (21 scout, 1 Conestoga, 6 Pegasus, 4 Minotaur I, 2 Antares, 1 Minotaur V)
Reached orbit: 32 (19 scout, 6 Pegasus, 4 Minotaur I, 2 Antares, 1 Minotaur V)
Sucesses: 29 (17 scout, 4 Pegasus, 4 Minotaur I, 2 Antares, 1 Minotaur V)

The record number of attempts was 3 in 1961,1964,1965,2013

This launch tied the record and the two more (Minotaur and Antares) on tap should shatter the Wallops Record!!!

Go Orbital, you are chasing the Wallops orbital record ;)

*Fun tidbit, I think Orbital will place more satellites from Wallops into orbit from this year then have been launched to date from Wallops. Need someone good at math to confirm, I lack the sufficient fingers.
 
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« Reply #68 on: 09/19/2013 06:15 PM »
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« Reply #69 on: 09/19/2013 10:12 PM »
Thanks, kevin-rf!  Just last night I was wondering how many satellite launches there have been from Wallops.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #70 on: 09/20/2013 01:02 AM »
That was my best attempt collating multiple sources. Just because Jim has not corrected me yet does not mean I managed do that perfectly. I waiting for the NSF record keepers to verify and or make comments.

It seems amazing to me that with Orbital's up and coming Minotaur I launch with 28(?) satellites they have a chance to nearly double the number of satellites launched from Wallops. Of course I am forgetting the the three Orbcomm launches with eight satellites each.   
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #71 on: 09/20/2013 05:06 AM »
Sucesses: 29 (17 scout, 4 Pegasus, 4 Minotaur I, 2 Antares, 1 Minotaur V)
17+4+4+2+1 = 28 not 29.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #72 on: 09/20/2013 12:19 PM »
Like I said, not enough fingers, thanks ;)

Also, it was four (not three) Orbcomm launches deploying 31 (8,8,8,7) satellites.

A quick count gives me 66 satellites (includes 2 hitchhikers on first Antares, 31 Orbcomm, 4 for USA -13, ITV 1Balloon, USA 14, ITV 1 Balloon, 3 double launches (Ignored the HETE, SAC-B failure to separate)). There is a good chance I missed some hitchhikers.

5 launches this year, and if the next Minotaur deploys 28 and add in the final Antares flight, will result in 34 satellites in 2013 for a total of 95 Wallops satellites.

So if all goes to plan, 1/3 of all satellites launched from Wallops will be orbited this year!

1/3 of all orbital launch attempts have been made by Orbital.

3/4 of all satellites have been launched by Orbital.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #73 on: 09/20/2013 05:16 PM »
Late to the party, as usual, but:

Woohoo! Go Cygnus, great work Orbital! Waiting for the Canadarm to goose that swan!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #74 on: 09/20/2013 05:25 PM »
Anyone out there had "eyes on" Cygnus? 

Today's 0532hrs Cygnus pass and the 0528hrs ISS pass was obscured by cloud cover
Next full pass comes Sept 21 at 0613hrs for Cygnus  and  ISS, but these prediction will probably update before the morning of the 21st.
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« Reply #75 on: 09/20/2013 05:35 PM »
Thanks for the hint, heavens-above is listing my local passes at about the time I walk the pouch in the AM.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #76 on: 09/21/2013 06:30 PM »
Big day Sunday! Great time for people on GMT, but what's everyone else doing? Staying up late or getting up early?

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« Reply #77 on: 09/21/2013 07:30 PM »
Big day Sunday! Great time for people on GMT, but what's everyone else doing? Staying up late or getting up early?
Party time late tonight  ;D
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« Reply #78 on: 09/21/2013 09:47 PM »
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #79 on: 09/21/2013 10:30 PM »
Has anyone gotten a glimpse yet of Cygnus catching up to the ISS in the night sky? There aren't going to be any passes for my area until October.
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« Reply #80 on: 09/22/2013 12:36 AM »
Posting this here, since it's really kind of of-topic for the main thread.

And your point is?   So what if it is a garbage scow?   What is to be disappointed about that?
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« Reply #81 on: 09/22/2013 03:09 AM »
Isn't that has caused problems in the future?
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« Reply #82 on: 09/22/2013 03:12 AM »
We need some party music:
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« Reply #83 on: 09/22/2013 06:52 AM »
Staying up late for this one (cali time). ;D

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« Reply #84 on: 09/22/2013 07:08 AM »
Has anyone gotten a glimpse yet of Cygnus catching up to the ISS in the night sky?


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« Reply #85 on: 09/22/2013 07:13 AM »
I've got a clear evening for a freakin' change - I should see the two of them as clear as a bell in a few minutes here above Auckland N.Z., according to Heavens Above.com!! :)
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We need some up party music and since this is cargo delivery.....

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« Reply #87 on: 09/22/2013 07:23 AM »
Yes - saw them; ISS was reasonably bright, but Cygnus was just a pinprick of light quite close to it. And both were very low in the sky. Apparently, I get another view at 8:51pm, but even lower in the sky at only 13 degrees altitude... :(
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« Reply #88 on: 09/22/2013 07:33 AM »
rendezvous aborted due to differential GPS problems
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« Reply #89 on: 09/22/2013 07:50 AM »
Damn! Hopefully they can fix it.  :(

On the bright side I guess this means I won't be staying up late tonight.

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« Reply #90 on: 09/22/2013 08:45 AM »
I set my alarm for 4:30, and actually didn't sleep through it like I've been known to do...


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« Reply #91 on: 09/22/2013 09:34 AM »
I set my alarm for 4:30, and actually didn't sleep through it like I've been known to do...


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« Reply #92 on: 09/22/2013 09:36 AM »
Gah. Annoying. I'll miss Tuesdays attempt too due to work.  :'(
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« Reply #93 on: 09/22/2013 09:44 AM »
Well, I just saw the ISS, anyway.  It was a very unfavorable pass, only 12º at maximum.  It was only about 10 minutes beforehand that I decided that there were enough breaks in the clouds to get dressed and look for it.

I saw the ISS playing hide & seek with the clouds, but I couldn't see Cygnus even with binoculars.  I didn't really expect to, down in the horizon murk.


Edit:  They first appeared in the constellation Cygnus, so I was hoping that would be a favorable omen.
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« Reply #94 on: 09/22/2013 09:48 AM »
Cygnus is confused... "Station is where?"

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« Reply #95 on: 09/22/2013 11:31 AM »
Hoping it's not feet/meters... ::)

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« Reply #96 on: 09/22/2013 12:12 PM »
Now it's full daylight and the sky is crystal clear.  Figures.
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« Reply #97 on: 09/22/2013 12:48 PM »
Hoping it's not feet/meters... ::)

With GPS, a possible problem is that one unit is using degrees and decimal degrees, and the other unit is degrees, minutes, and seconds.

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« Reply #98 on: 09/22/2013 01:01 PM »
Hoping it's not feet/meters... ::)

With GPS, a possible problem is that one unit is using degrees and decimal degrees, and the other unit is degrees, minutes, and seconds.
They had done simulations with hardware in the loop. I wonder what sort of incompatibility would this have been. I would guess that GPS use a binary encoding that's standardized.

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« Reply #99 on: 09/22/2013 02:01 PM »
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« Reply #100 on: 09/22/2013 02:06 PM »
I think this was a case of texting the ISS while driving
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« Reply #101 on: 09/22/2013 02:26 PM »
I set my alarm for 4:30, and actually didn't sleep through it like I've been known to do...


*grumble*

You're not the only one, I set mine for 5:00am on a Sunday morning no less.

One of us stayed up all night to not miss anything...  On the good side, I got to break the news of the abort on the website  ;D
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« Reply #102 on: 09/22/2013 02:59 PM »
I set my alarm for 4:30, and actually didn't sleep through it like I've been known to do...


*grumble*

You're not the only one, I set mine for 5:00am on a Sunday morning no less.

One of us stayed up all night to not miss anything...  On the good side, I got to break the news of the abort on the website  ;D
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« Reply #103 on: 09/22/2013 05:50 PM »
Has anyone gotten a glimpse yet of Cygnus catching up to the ISS in the night sky? There aren't going to be any passes for my area until October.
I havent had any cloudless moments.  We have gotten 3" of rain Fri/Sat so no joy.
Next viewing is 0440hrs EDT (for a short few second view) and 0614hrs for a full pass view.

I have AM viewings every day until Oct 3rd. Then PM viewings on the 6th.

Hopefully Mon. AM.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #104 on: 09/23/2013 11:07 AM »
I've just been made aware of a startling new theory as to what caused the Cygnus abort.

As I heard it, the year was 1991, Jullian Lennon's album "Help Yourself" had just been released and the track "Salt Water" was entering its fourth week at the top of the Australian charts. Fearing the trend may spread to the USA, as it already had to the UK, a cunning plan was hatched to add an in-flight update into GPS satellites, thus blocking the song from reaching success in the Billboard charts. The move was an unprecedented success but attempts to apply the technique on Ricky Martin's "Livin' la Vida Loca" in early 1999 failed due to a hiccup in the week counter field length, leading to at least 5 weeks of suffering around the globe.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #105 on: 09/23/2013 11:23 AM »
And then there's the "NASA forgot to tell us which ephemeris to use" conspiracy theory.  ;)

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #106 on: 09/23/2013 11:55 AM »
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #107 on: 09/23/2013 01:37 PM »
I place the blame squarely on the Japanese.

We are just re-using the same equipment they use with the HTV. Why didn't they tell us to ignore the week ?


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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #108 on: 09/23/2013 02:34 PM »
I thought it was Orbital using the 10 bit 1980 format instead of the 13 bit 1999 format.

Sounds like Cygnus is stuck in the 80's ;)
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #109 on: 09/23/2013 03:07 PM »
On a positive note for NASA about the delay, Mike Hopkins will now be on-board for the grapple which will give him first hand experience for another Cygnus in December and possibly a Dragon early next year.  Training on the ground and simulations on orbit are great but nothing beats the real thing. I wonder if that opportunity for experience had anything to do with the decision to delay?
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #110 on: 09/23/2013 03:14 PM »
Nice of Orbital to hold tapping the Keg until Mike Hopkins arrives!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #111 on: 09/23/2013 11:25 PM »
 I was having a similar issue with a GPS stream between a heading sensor and auto acquire satellite dish today. I wonder if Orbital would forward me that patch.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #112 on: 09/24/2013 02:38 AM »
We are just re-using the same equipment they use with the HTV. Why didn't they tell us to ignore the week ?
Maybe because they can not "ignore the week" without violating COMSEC requirements?

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #113 on: 09/24/2013 01:28 PM »
Had a decent viewing this AM at approx 0626hrs EDT, lots of moonlight though. ISS was at mag. -1.1 range of 948km at closest approach with a 19º elevation and Cynus was at 3.1 mag.  Only a very brief period of elongation was visible without magnification.

Lower elevation than my STS-133 that had much better resolution between the 2 objects.

Too bad manned Soyuz uses the quick approach, possibility of seeing 3 objects pursuing one another in LEO.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #114 on: 09/24/2013 01:52 PM »
On closer inspection, looks like Orbital has a way to keep it's thread on topic....
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #115 on: 09/27/2013 07:01 PM »
I had a much better viewing this AM at 0615hrs EDT as ISS was only 70kms away at -1.8 magnitude.  Cygnus was 2400 km behind and was at magnitude 2.4 at a range of only 680km at 0619hrs.

Next ISS pass comes out of the Sun's shadow at 0525-30hrs EDT at mag.-1.5 with a min. range of 850km. Cygnus trailing, but the specs for it wil change vs now.

I only wish Docking was after Sunday AM.  I have an ISS pass at a range of only 439kms at -3.4mag and its almost a full horizon to horizon pass that exits the shadow at  06:11:48, minimum altitude at 06:14:32.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #116 on: 09/27/2013 10:43 PM »
You must live pretty near me, Hog, because the numbers for my pass on Sunday morning are very close to yours.  For instance, my minimum distance is 441 km and the times are very similar.


A comment on the update thread yesterday said that capture is scheduled for 7:15 am, about an hour after this pass.  Does anybody know whether that time has changed?
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #117 on: 09/28/2013 12:04 AM »
Folks in the US may want to check Heaven's Above or the NASA website for viewing opportunities tomorrow morning.  I have 50 degree elevation viewings on both at 7 am that weren't showing up when I checked earlier in the week. I don't think the ISS did an orbit adjust but I'm not complaining about having a chance to see Cygnus before the grapple...   ;D
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #118 on: 09/28/2013 12:48 AM »
You must live pretty near me, Hog, because the numbers for my pass on Sunday morning are very close to yours.  For instance, my minimum distance is 441 km and the times are very similar.


A comment on the update thread yesterday said that capture is scheduled for 7:15 am, about an hour after this pass.  Does anybody know whether that time has changed?
I live in  Southwest Ontario Canada, our latitudes must be pretty close as we have almost the same minimum distance.

That 07:15hrs EDT time is good as per L2.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #119 on: 09/28/2013 01:04 AM »
Folks in the US may want to check Heaven's Above or the NASA website for viewing opportunities tomorrow morning.  I have 50 degree elevation viewings on both at 7 am that weren't showing up when I checked earlier in the week. I don't think the ISS did an orbit adjust but I'm not complaining about having a chance to see Cygnus before the grapple...   ;D
0700hrs is getting pretty late, isnt the Sun up by then? Maybe not at your lower latitude, its risen already up here?  But my viewing up here is at 0530hrs edt, so the next rev would be a 0700hrs so that would make sense.  Thats a good elevation for a view

I cant check via Heavens Above as its down currently.  I did check via "SPot the Station" and there is a short 1 and 2 minute view at 0700hrs when I inputted Kentucky. It had a 34º elevation.
3 minutes of exposure for Georgia at 22º-23º elevation.
And Columbus Ohio has a 57º and 58º 3 and 4 minute viewing.  You gotta be close to Ohio.


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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #120 on: 09/28/2013 01:14 AM »
Folks in the US may want to check Heaven's Above or the NASA website for viewing opportunities tomorrow morning.  I have 50 degree elevation viewings on both at 7 am that weren't showing up when I checked earlier in the week. I don't think the ISS did an orbit adjust but I'm not complaining about having a chance to see Cygnus before the grapple...   ;D
0700hrs is getting pretty late, isnt the Sun up by then? Maybe not at your lower latitude, its risen already up here?  But my viewing up here is at 0530hrs edt, so the next rev would be a 0700hrs so that would make sense.  Thats a good elevation for a view

I cant check via Heavens Above as its down currently.  I did check via "SPot the Station" and there is a short 1 and 2 minute view at 0700hrs when I inputted Kentucky. It had a 34º elevation.
3 minutes of exposure for Georgia at 22º-23º elevation.
And Columbus Ohio has a 57º and 58º 3 and 4 minute viewing.  You gotta be close to Ohio.


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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #121 on: 09/28/2013 01:18 AM »
I live in  Southwest Ontario Canada, our latitudes must be pretty close as we have almost the same minimum distance.

That 07:15hrs EDT time is good as per L2.

If you're way down near Detroit and Lake Erie, we're almost 2º apart in latitude.  I'm near Philadelphia, PA.  It sounds like I'm east of the ground track and you're west of it, and it's just a coincidence that we're almost at the same distance from the ISS.

But this pass looks like it should be very good for both of us.  If the capture time holds, I'm thinking that I might be able to see both spacecraft together.  It may require binoculars to "split the double".


Edit:  I'm referring to the Sunday morning pass that begins at 6:12 am EDT.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #122 on: 09/28/2013 01:38 AM »
Split London and Toronto, thats my lat. roughly, Woodstock is the nearest city.

An hour prior to capture is going to have them really really close on Sunday am.  I would think they will be withing meters of one another.

I'm going to try again Sat Am at 0525hrs and see what I see, not nearly as bright and makes Cygnus easier to spot. And the moon is almost 1/2 as exposed as 2 days ago.


TARGETEER:  I just noticed your location IS Ohio.  I get all your Ohio AM radio up here at night, used to listen to Coast to Coast AM on Ohio 50,000 watt stations.  Art Bel just started a new show called Dark Matters on Sirius XM channel 104, its on Mon-Thurs nights at 9 or 10 pm EDT.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #123 on: 09/28/2013 01:59 AM »
Heavens Above is back up.  Predicting ISS and Cygnus about 1:05 apart at 0526hrs EDT.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #124 on: 09/28/2013 08:59 AM »
And then there's the "NASA forgot to tell us which ephemeris to use" conspiracy theory.  ;)

NB Cygnus is using PROX data from the JAXA side, not the NASA side.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #125 on: 09/28/2013 11:15 AM »
The ISS was bright and visible almost all the way across the sky. No joy on Cygnus because it was bright as described above with only the moon and a planet--Jupiter?--visible elsewhere in the sky.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #126 on: 09/28/2013 06:02 PM »
Do we all remember NASA astronaut Cady Coleman's antics with the MCC-H Dragon mascot during the SpX-2 mission this past March?

(See here for reminders:)
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30184.msg1030659#msg1030659
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30184.msg1030829#msg1030829
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30184.msg1030826#msg1030826

Well, now meet "Cyggi" - the MCC-M Cygnus mascot! :)

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #127 on: 09/29/2013 06:41 AM »
Cyggi looks much cooler. It is the shades...

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #128 on: 09/29/2013 10:22 AM »
ISS/Cygnus about ten minutes ago above my head:
(Second brightest object, ie it's the bright object closest to the center)
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« Reply #129 on: 09/29/2013 10:33 AM »
Ok, up now 3:30am California time...  :o Getting some good pics from NASA tv.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #130 on: 09/29/2013 10:39 AM »
I had a good pass about 20 minutes ago but could not break out Cygnus from the station--not surprising given the distance under 50 meters. I almost missed it but looked outside what I thought was early--I swear HA gave the time as 621 local not 614 local earlier this morning.  The combined pair flared spectacularly as they neared the horizon, brighter than I have ever seen the ISS.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #131 on: 09/29/2013 10:50 AM »
I had a great ISS pass a little over a half hour ago.  I had my binoculars and also set up my camera on a tripod hoping to get a photo of the pass.  But I'm no photographer.  It's been ages since I took a picture of anything, and I couldn't remember how to set the camera for a time exposure.  So I gave up and just watched with the binoculars.  I would have been better off putting the binoculars on the tripod.  I tried to brace my arms on the roof of my car, but the image was still shaky.  I couldn't see Cygnus separately from the station.  This pass happened while Cygnus was moving in towards the 30m mark.

As it passed overhead, I pressed the camera shutter button.  I wasn't sure it actually worked, so I tried it again.  I actually got something.  It's a minor miracle that I had the camera pointed in the right direction.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #132 on: 09/29/2013 10:56 AM »
Rather than do this on schedule NASA has moved up the capture.. and so there will be no video.

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« Reply #133 on: 09/29/2013 11:03 AM »
Capture!!  ;D

Well done.

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« Reply #134 on: 09/29/2013 11:05 AM »
WoohooO! congratulations to all!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #135 on: 09/29/2013 11:22 AM »
Congrats Orbital  :)
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« Reply #136 on: 09/29/2013 11:22 AM »
Awesome, congratulations!

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« Reply #137 on: 09/29/2013 11:40 AM »
And, congrats from me, too. W00t. 8)

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« Reply #138 on: 09/29/2013 12:03 PM »
Congratulations Orbital, you overcame adversity and triumphed like true pros. :)
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #139 on: 09/29/2013 12:34 PM »
Now that Cyngus has followed ISS home, does she get to keep her?

Way to go Orbital!
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« Reply #140 on: 09/29/2013 12:48 PM »
Second stage capture confirmed at 8:44 am EDT.  Congratulations, Orbital and NASA!
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« Reply #141 on: 09/29/2013 12:48 PM »
Woooo Congrats Orbital and Cygnus on the successful berthing.

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« Reply #142 on: 09/29/2013 12:58 PM »
Great job Orbital,
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #143 on: 09/29/2013 10:11 PM »
I'm truly impressed by Orbital and their partners how they performed this test mission.

Such an impressive mission should have a "catch-prase" like the "famous" "Dragon by the Tail" quote from Don Pettit, like James Dean of Florida Today (@flatoday_jdean) suggested, but i have not come up with anything cool yet.

Given the PVGF position on the backside of the Cygnus the naturally equivalent expressions I could think of on the spot would be something like:

"Catch a Swan by the Tailfeathers" (really silly), or

"Grab the Swan's a$$" (really rude).

Surely someone here must have a better suggestion as to what catch-phrase Karen could have said?

EDIT: fixed up link

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« Reply #144 on: 09/29/2013 10:46 PM »

I'm truly impressed by Orbital and their partners how they performed this test mission.

Such an impressive mission should have a "catch-prase" like the "famous" "Dragon by the Tail" quote from Don Pettit, like James Dean of Florida Today (@flatoday_jdean) suggested, but i have not come up with anything cool yet.

Given the PVGF position on the backside of the Cygnus the naturally equivalent expressions I could think of on the spot would be something like:

"Catch a Swan by the Tailfeathers" (really silly), or

"Grab the Swan's a$$" (really rude).

Surely someone here must have a better suggestion as to what catch-phrase Karen could have said?

Orbital themselves just gave it a go in this tweet:

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Orbital Sciences @OrbitalSciences

@AstroKarenN Fantastic photo of #Cygnus.  Thanks for leading the swan to the nest.

Really sweet/nice/cute/"Aawww...", but not much of a cool-factor...

Swan's could be sort-of cool, like The "Cyggi" mascot in MCC-H.

EDIT: fixed up link
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #145 on: 09/30/2013 01:23 AM »
"Took Odette's hand?"

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« Reply #146 on: 09/30/2013 02:31 AM »
Sunday Sunday Thoughts Before Bedtime thread! ;D

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #147 on: 10/11/2013 03:05 PM »
Looks like we were premature with our name of the Keg Party thread.    Maybe next launch?
 
 
 
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« Reply #148 on: 10/11/2013 03:10 PM »
Looks like we were premature with our name of the Keg Party thread.    Maybe next launch?
 
 
 
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« Reply #149 on: 10/11/2013 03:24 PM »
This is PERFECT, you guys! The next party thread has justification now for being called a Kegger.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #150 on: 10/11/2013 05:40 PM »
Considering it will launch in the middle of the night full and provide a nice light show, how about a rave?
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #151 on: 10/11/2013 06:57 PM »
Another co-incidence is that December 15 is roughly the same time when the Chinese will try putting their lander, rover & flag on the Moon (give or take 2-3 days either side....), so maybe we need to get drunk for the upcoming Christmas invasion of lunar territory.   ;)
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #152 on: 10/24/2013 01:47 AM »
A huge send out of congrats to the teams at Orbital for pulling off such a great misision.
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #153 on: 10/24/2013 08:02 AM »
Congratulations to Orbital.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #154 on: 10/24/2013 03:01 PM »
So Orbital has joined the music video crowd.......  :D

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #155 on: 10/24/2013 04:41 PM »
Congrats to all the teams, well done!  :)
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #156 on: 10/24/2013 04:54 PM »
So Orbital has joined the music video crowd.......  :D

A very cool video!

Congratulations to all the folks at Orbital! :)
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #157 on: 10/25/2013 01:38 AM »
I forgot about the unberthing and missed it.  Congratulations to Orbital for a great mission!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #158 on: 10/25/2013 06:57 PM »
So Orbital has joined the music video crowd.......  :D

A very cool video!

Congratulations to all the folks at Orbital! :)

yes, agree.....now someone cut them a check.  :)
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #159 on: 11/04/2013 02:24 PM »
Only place could think this could stay on topic:

https://twitter.com/ThePaleRedDot/status/395946517468827648/photo/1

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