Author Topic: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY and FD1+ Updates  (Read 25086 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

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LIVE Launch Day thread for Antares and Cygnus ORB-D mission.

Pending a successful launch, we will have a new live update thread for Cygnus' trip to the ISS.


FOR THE SPECIFIC DISCUSSION (NOT UPDATES), SEE THIS THREAD:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31845.0

Please note the difference between this update thread and the discussion thread.

For everything else, here's the Party Thread
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32875.0

Resources:

Orbital GENERAL Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=46.0

Orbital (Antares/Cygnus) News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/orbital/

Preview Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/antares-rolled-wallops-pad-ahead-orb-d-mission/

Launch Day Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/orbitals-antares-loft-cygnus-debut-mission-iss/


L2 Antares/Cygnus Section - Really good section with a lot of resources exclusive to L2:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=54.0
FOR THIS LAUNCH, USE THIS ONE-STOP L2 LINK:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32874.0

(Includes updates, videos, graphics, presentations, photos and specific interactive posts. Will be a "L2 SpaceX Standalone Section for future missions).

As always, stay on topic and use the correct threads. This one is for updates only!

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE EXPECT THE SITE TO BE VERY BUSY NEAR LAUNCH. IF - and we may be OK for this launch - THE SITE GETS OVERLOADED WE RESERVE THE RIGHT MAKE THE FORUM RESTRICTED TO MEMBERS ONLY (remove forum access for guests for a short period). READ THIS: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31697.0 - Again, this is likely to only be required for the upcoming SpaceX launch, and we'll see how the servers cope, but this is fair warning!)

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #1 on: 09/18/2013 02:10 AM »
Is the window 10:50-11:05 EDT?

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #2 on: 09/18/2013 02:26 AM »
Is the window 10:50-11:05 EDT?

Yep.  I was trying to find times for later attempts in case of a scrub, but that info doesn't seem to be readily available.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #3 on: 09/18/2013 03:25 AM »
From the NASA site

"The new launch window is targeted for Wednesday, Sept. 18 between 10:50 to 11:05 a.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia".


"On Sunday, Sept. 22, NASA Television coverage of rendezvous will begin at 4:30 a.m. and will continue through the capture and installation of the Cygnus spacecraft. Capture is scheduled for about 7:17 a.m. with installation of the craft beginning about 9 a.m."

There are some ISS viewings from the 18th through the 22 in the AM hours in upper East North America
« Last Edit: 09/18/2013 03:29 AM by Hog »
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #4 on: 09/18/2013 06:36 AM »
Link for webcast?
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #6 on: 09/18/2013 08:37 AM »

Link for webcast?

It will be on NASA TV.

Is it being covered by Orbital as well?

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It's all the same feed. Let's keep this thread for UPDATES please.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #8 on: 09/18/2013 11:30 AM »
Sporadic notes...here at the media center listening to the countdown it sounds like they just came out of a hold after doing some comm checks and that chilldown (of what I didn't hear) would begin shortly.

It may be old/stale, but the T-0 we heard yesterday was 10:50:14 local.
« Last Edit: 09/18/2013 11:35 AM by psloss »

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #9 on: 09/18/2013 12:12 PM »
Starting work on Flight Termination System (and power system) health checks after rocket cam checks.
« Last Edit: 09/18/2013 12:22 PM by psloss »


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NASA TV looks messed up on all options. UStream is down, playing a three minute loop of an ISS update. Standard option is just showing some SLS video with no sound. Not great!

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #12 on: 09/18/2013 12:53 PM »
NASA TV won't be showing it until 10:15 EST anyway.

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Yes, but best to be prepared and avoid 50 posts about it on this thread :)

Media channel working, so we'll use that for launch.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/media_flash.html

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #14 on: 09/18/2013 12:57 PM »
Last one before going out to viewing site.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #15 on: 09/18/2013 01:21 PM »
Cygnus for this mission is named after 'G. David Low'.
« Last Edit: 09/18/2013 01:22 PM by Satori »

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #16 on: 09/18/2013 01:28 PM »
Is the window 10:50-11:05 EDT?

Yep.  I was trying to find times for later attempts in case of a scrub, but that info doesn't seem to be readily available.

Launch window for Sept. 19 opens at 10:27:51 AM EDT (14:27:51 GMT). A launch on that date also pushes the rendezvous/capture by about 24 hours.
In satellite operations, schedules are governed by the laws of physics and bounded by the limits of technology.

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NEW T-0

10:58 a.m. EDT

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D LAUNCH DAY Updates
« Reply #18 on: 09/18/2013 01:33 PM »
New launch time - 8 minute slip.
In satellite operations, schedules are governed by the laws of physics and bounded by the limits of technology.

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Orbital on twitter:
The poll for propellant loading is a go.

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