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February 13, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY M14-028


NASA Television Airs Departure of Commercial Cargo Ship from Space Station


Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo spacecraft, which delivered almost a ton-and-a-half of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station in January, will complete its month-long mission to the orbiting laboratory Tuesday, Feb. 18.

NASA Television will provide coverage of its departure beginning at 6 a.m. EST.

Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, with the assistance of Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, will use the station's robotic arm to detach and release Cygnus. The pair will operate from the station's cupola robotics workstation.

Now loaded with trash, the U.S. commercial resupply craft will be detached from the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module about 5:30 a.m. and will be released at 6:40 a.m. Undocking coverage will be recorded and replayed during live coverage of Cygnus release.

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, after it has maneuvered to a safe distance away from the station, Cygnus will fire its engines twice in a maneuver that will enable it to slip out of orbit for a destructive entry into Earth's atmosphere. Cygnus will burn up over the Pacific Ocean. The deorbit sequence will begin shortly after 8 a.m. There will be no television coverage of Cygnus' deorbit.

For more details about Cygnus' mission and the activities of the International Space Station Expedition 38 crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station


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Houston had the crew re-open the hatch to the Cygnus to examine damage to a cable in CBM.  Houston has delayed the US portion of the DPC to allow controllers to contemplate the results of the crews report on the status of the CPA cable in question.  Departure of the Cygnus may be on hold tomorrow pending outcome of the analysis.  The crew reported that several CPA cables have wear from contact rubbing but that the one noticed by Houston had the most wear but did not appear functionally damaged.
« Last Edit: 02/17/2014 06:59 PM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Houston had the crew re-open the hatch to the Cygnus to examine damage to a cable in CBM.  Houston has delayed the US portion of the DPC to allow controllers to contemplate the results of the crews report on the status of the CPA cable in question.  Departure of the Cygnus may be on hold tomorrow pending outcome of the analysis.  The crew reported that several CPA cables have wear from contact rubbing but that the one noticed by Houston had the most wear but did not appear functionally damaged.

The delayed US DPC just started and Cygnus un-berth is a go for tommorow
« Last Edit: 02/17/2014 06:58 PM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Just to note, we'll have a new thread for unberthing and EOM.

Offline InfraNut2

Some minutes ago Koichi was talking to ground about starting some work involving the RWS and HCP. I didn't catch the details.

Rick just called about starting vestibule pressure checks. and little later the first pressure reading.

Included fresh pic + pic from a week ago showing cygnus full of stuff for disposal.

I am off to work now so cannot help cover unberth preparations. I might be here for the unberth, but probably not.

Moderators: Please move this post to the EOM thread when it has been created.

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Koichi has set up the HCP in the cupola and is starting to test it.


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