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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
Oh to be young again. . .

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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!

Respectfully,
Andrew Gasser and the entire TPiS TEAM!
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What we want and what we can afford are two very different things.

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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
« Last Edit: 09/18/2013 05:43 PM by Sunhillow »

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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.
« Last Edit: 09/18/2013 06:05 PM by rickl »
Nominal now means "Yeehah!!"

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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.

 - Ed Kyle
« Last Edit: 09/18/2013 08:49 PM by edkyle99 »

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« 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.

 - Ed Kyle

Come-on Ed. At least there were plenty of solids to make you happy today.

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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.

 - Ed Kyle
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

 - Ed Kyle
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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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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #54 on: 09/18/2013 09:42 PM »
NO FROGS WERE HARMED DURING THE LAUNCH OF THIS ROCKET
LOL

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« 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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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« 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.)
« Last Edit: 09/19/2013 02:24 AM by Robotbeat »
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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:

« Last Edit: 09/19/2013 03:27 AM by Robotbeat »
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