Author Topic: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES  (Read 19150 times)

Online Chris Bergin

LIVE UNBERTHING THROUGH EOM Updates 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 Attempt 1 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/cygnus-cots-graduation-iss-berthing/

GPS Overview and Green Light for Attempt 2 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/green-light-cygnus-re-approach-iss-sunday-berthing/

Berthing Day Attempt 2 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/cygnus-second-attempt-berth-iss/

Berthed Article 1:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/10/cygnus-performing-well-iss-ahead-unberthing/

Berthed Article 2:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/10/strong-orbital-benefiting-industry-partners/

EOM Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/10/cygnus-departs-ahead-of-destructive-farewell/

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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!

Online Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #1 on: 10/22/2013 09:15 AM »
Going to work the article, but I assume we're 45 mins from unberthing. ISS feed anyone? NTV isn't until 7am Eastern (I believe).

Offline InfraNut2

Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #2 on: 10/22/2013 09:26 AM »
Just heard on the ISS feed they are doing vestibule depressurization. Mike reporting pressure readings twice in the last 10 minutes.

Unberthing planned to start at the top of the hour according to Orbital. I.e. an hour before start of NTV coverage. Release half an hour after that.

Offline InfraNut2

Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #3 on: 10/22/2013 09:36 AM »
@OrbitalSciences will tweet updates on the departure of Cygnus:

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Orbital Sciences ‏@OrbitalSciences   (12h ago)

We'll be tweeting #Cygnus departure from #ISS early morning tomorrow. Unberthing at 6:00 a.m. @NASA TV at 7:00 a.m. Departure at 7:30 a.m.

EDIT: fixed link
« Last Edit: 10/22/2013 09:40 AM by InfraNut2 »


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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #5 on: 10/22/2013 09:56 AM »
Night  and day views

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #6 on: 10/22/2013 10:04 AM »
Slight adjustment on the elbow camera view

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #7 on: 10/22/2013 10:10 AM »
Karen got a go to press with unlatching. Unbolting must be finished.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #8 on: 10/22/2013 10:11 AM »
Same teams working the unberthing...Karen Nyberg reporting a transient indication on two of latches right at the end.  CapCom Cady Coleman says that was expected.  Just finished a short comm handover.  Picking up with the uninstall.
« Last Edit: 10/22/2013 10:11 AM by psloss »

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #9 on: 10/22/2013 10:15 AM »
Unlatching went fast. Karen is already into the next procedure. "Uninstall" i think she called it.

Edit: typo
« Last Edit: 10/22/2013 10:18 AM by InfraNut2 »

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #10 on: 10/22/2013 10:22 AM »
Cygnus is away from structure. Ground got a go from Karen to close the "petals" and one more thing I did no catch.

Unfortunately, the view on the ISS feed only shows the back 2/3 of the cygnus, not the gap between it and the node.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #11 on: 10/22/2013 10:25 AM »
https://twitter.com/OrbitalSciences/status/392596388288008192

you can see a better view on screen in the background
« Last Edit: 10/22/2013 10:30 AM by arachnitect »

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #12 on: 10/22/2013 10:28 AM »
https://twitter.com/OrbitalSciences/status/392596388288008192

you can see a better view on screen in the background

Yes. just saw that. Attached the picture for convenience.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #13 on: 10/22/2013 10:30 AM »
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Orbital Sciences ‏@OrbitalSciences

#Cygnus ops are "nominal." Team is tracking the motion of arm maneuver. On schedule for 7:30 am release. #ISS


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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #15 on: 10/22/2013 10:33 AM »
Lots of Russian chatter... is Oleg working on Cygnus stuff or is he talking about something else?

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #16 on: 10/22/2013 10:34 AM »
Lots of Russian chatter... is Oleg working on Cygnus stuff or is he talking about something else?
The latter, on S/G 1.  (We're hearing a mix of multiple channels.)
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #17 on: 10/22/2013 10:40 AM »

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #18 on: 10/22/2013 10:42 AM »
Karen reported they see Cygnus in the release position (they're on 'Two', S/G 2).  Houston agrees.
« Last Edit: 10/22/2013 10:43 AM by psloss »

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D UNBERTHING/EOM UPDATES
« Reply #19 on: 10/22/2013 10:44 AM »
Orbital Sciences ‏@OrbitalSciences 5m
#Cygnus has acquired star tracker data, which allows the spacecraft to know where it is relative to known fixed points in space.

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