Author Topic: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING (ATTEMPT 1) UPDATES  (Read 38868 times)

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LIVE RNDZ and BERTHING thread for Cygnus on the ORB-D mission.

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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:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/orbital/

Recent:
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/

On Orbit Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/as-cygnus-heads-iss-orbital-eyeing-future/

RNDZ and Berthing Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/cygnus-cots-graduation-iss-berthing/

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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!

GOOD LUCK CYGNUS!!

Online Chris Bergin

So we're on to the fourth in the immediate mission set of articles for ORB-D:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/cygnus-cots-graduation-iss-berthing/

Please add NASA TV schedules into this thread....I can't seem to find it right now.

Online Chris Bergin

OK - NASA TV coverage begins at 3:30 am Central.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #3 on: 09/22/2013 01:13 AM »
NASA TV schedule (all times EDT)

September 21, Saturday

9 p.m. - Orbital Sciences/Cygnus Post-Launch News Conference - HQ (All Channels)

September 22, Sunday

4:30 a.m. - Rendezvous, Grapple and Berthing Coverage of the Orbital Sciences/Cygnus Spacecraft to the ISS (Grapple scheduled approximately 7:25 a.m. EDT) - JSC (All Channels)

1 p.m. - Orbital Sciences/Cygnus Post-Berthing News Conference - JSC/Dulles (All Channels)

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

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #4 on: 09/22/2013 04:05 AM »
Range is under 100 km according to the cygnus mission viewer
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 04:06 AM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #5 on: 09/22/2013 04:56 AM »
75 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #6 on: 09/22/2013 05:38 AM »
60 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #7 on: 09/22/2013 05:50 AM »
55 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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« Reply #8 on: 09/22/2013 05:59 AM »
50 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #9 on: 09/22/2013 06:24 AM »
40 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #10 on: 09/22/2013 06:48 AM »
30 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #11 on: 09/22/2013 07:00 AM »
25 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #12 on: 09/22/2013 07:12 AM »
20 km, no word from the crew yet on a tally ho
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #13 on: 09/22/2013 07:27 AM »
15 km, the crew is up but have not responded to the first call from MCC-H of the morning
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #14 on: 09/22/2013 07:31 AM »
aborted rendezvous due to differential GPS problems
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 07:31 AM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #15 on: 09/22/2013 07:32 AM »
ISS crewed just notified that Cygnus rendezvous aborted. No attempt until Tuesday.  Problem with GPS.
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 07:34 AM by dsmillman »

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #16 on: 09/22/2013 07:48 AM »
crew was advised of closest approach on the R-bar which will be 4 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

Online Chris Bergin

Morning. Thanks for the early coverage guys - as much as I didn't expect some bad news already. We'll dig into what's gone wrong here.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #18 on: 09/22/2013 07:58 AM »
Discussion between CAPCOM and Karen mentioned something about the two vehicles analyzing differential GPS differently/incompatibly if I recall correctly
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 08:00 AM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #19 on: 09/22/2013 08:14 AM »
Not much to add, but we did get an email a few minutes ago saying that there would be a statement posted to the 'microsite' soon.  (http://www.orbital.com/Antares-Cygnus/)

(And just saw a Tweet went out from Orbital noting the 48-hr delay "due data link issue between the spacecraft and station during #cotsdemo".)
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 08:18 AM by psloss »

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