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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #60 on: 07/02/2014 02:23 PM »
Countdown now on the main NASA page
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #61 on: 07/02/2014 03:47 PM »
NASA's Orb-2 Mission Patch

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #62 on: 07/02/2014 05:48 PM »
Does this Cygnus have a name yet ?
According to the mission patch it is named "Janice Voss".

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #63 on: 07/03/2014 01:27 PM »
@OrbitalSciences We are targeting July 11 at 1:40 p.m. (EDT) for #Orb2 mission to #ISS under #CRS contract with @NASA http://t.co/C4ktKtQovW

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #64 on: 07/03/2014 05:50 PM »
July 3, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY M14-115

NASA Television Coverage Set for Orbital-2 Mission to Space Station

Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket for the Orb-2 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station is lifted onto the Transporter/Erector/Launcher (TEL). The stage one core for the next mission, Orb-3, is on the left. Orbital is scheduled to launch its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the space station on July 11 from the Mid-Atlantic Spaceport’s Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the upcoming Orbital Sciences Corp.'s mission to resupply the International Space Station.

Orbital's Cygnus cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Launch Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Friday, July 11 at 1:40 p.m. EDT.

NASA TV will air a comprehensive video feed of launch preparations and other footage related to the mission beginning at 12:30 p.m. Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 1 p.m.

On Thursday, July 10, media briefings previewing the mission's science cargo and a prelaunch status from Wallops will be broadcast on NASA TV at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.

The Cygnus will be filled with more than 3,000 pounds of supplies for the station, including science experiments to expand the research capability of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the orbiting laboratory, crew provisions, spare parts and experiment hardware.

Among the research investigations headed to the space station aboard Orbital-2 are a flock of nanosatellites that are designed to take images of Earth, developed by Planet Labs of San Francisco; and a satellite-related investigation called TechEdSat-4 built by NASA's Ames Research Center in California, which aims to develop technology that will eventually enable small samples to be returned to Earth from the space station. In addition, a host of student experiments are being flown in association with the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, an initiative of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and NanoRacks.

This and future commercial cargo resupply flights will ensure a robust national capability to deliver critical science research to orbit, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new science investigations to the only laboratory in microgravity.

If Cygnus launches as scheduled, the spacecraft will arrive at the space station on Tuesday, July 15. Station commander Steven Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency will be standing by in the station’s cupola to capture the resupply craft with the station's robotic arm and install it on the Earth-facing port of the station's Harmony module.

NASA TV coverage of capture and installation will begin at 6:15 a.m.  on July 15. Grapple is scheduled at approximately 7:24 a.m. Coverage of the installation of Cygnus onto Harmony will begin at 9:30 a.m.

For a full update of media activities and more information on the Orbital-2 mission, visit:                                           
http://www.nasa.gov/orbital
For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
For video b-roll and media resources on the International Space Station, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews
For more information about International Space Station, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/station
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #65 on: 07/03/2014 07:45 PM »
Mission Update – July 3, 2014

Orbital has established July 11, 2014 as the targeted date for the launch of the Orb-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the second operational cargo resupply mission under the company’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. The targeted launch time from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on July 11 will be 1:40 p.m. (EDT).

The engineering team that is investigating the failure of an AJ26 engine during an acceptance test at Stennis Space Center recommended that certain inspections be performed on the two AJ26 engines that are currently integrated on the Antares rocket. These inspections were recently completed and program officials have cleared the rocket for flight.

Leading up to the launch, the Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft will be mated to the rocket today. After the loading of the final time sensitive cargo and installation of the rocket’s payload fairing, Antares will be rolled out to the launch pad on July 9. A launch on July 11 will result in a rendezvous and berthing with the ISS on July 15. The Cygnus spacecraft will deliver 1,657 kg of cargo to the ISS and will be loaded with approximately 1,346 kg of material for disposal upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #66 on: 07/03/2014 07:46 PM »
From NASA:

Orbital Sciences and the International Space Station Program officially have set Friday, July 11, as the launch date for the Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo craft on the Orbital-2 resupply mission to the space station.

Launch time on July 11 is 1:40:27 p.m. EDT from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. NASA Television coverage will begin at 1 p.m.

A launch on July 11 will result in the rendezvous and grapple of Cygnus by Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency at 7:24 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15. Rendezvous coverage on NASA TV will begin at 6:15 a.m.

NASA TV also will provide coverage of Cygnus’ berthing to Harmony beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Cygnus will remain berthed to the station until August 15.

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #67 on: 07/04/2014 12:08 PM »
Was there a NASA patch for ORB-D and ORB -1? If so where can they be seen at? Thanks Joe

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #68 on: 07/04/2014 02:24 PM »
Was there a NASA patch for ORB-D and ORB -1? If so where can they be seen at? Thanks Joe

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #69 on: 07/04/2014 09:16 PM »
Non on Collect Space web site. Does anyone know if NASA had their own patch for ORB-D and ORB-1 as they have for ORB-2.  If so.. can someone post them on here  pleased or post a link to them. Thanks

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #70 on: 07/04/2014 09:36 PM »
Was there a NASA patch for ORB-D and ORB -1? If so where can they be seen at? Thanks Joe

The ORB-1?  http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33044.msg1130169#msg1130169

ORB-D? http://www.orbital.com/NewsInfo/MissionUpdates/Orb-D1/

Orbital Gift Store (scroll to page 14):  http://www.orbital.com/CompanyStore/files/Catalog.pdf#search="Orb-1 patch"
« Last Edit: 07/04/2014 09:41 PM by catdlr »
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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #71 on: 07/04/2014 10:52 PM »
I didn't see the NOTMAR posted, so here it is.  Has the following approximate times for launches:

July 11, 1330-1500 EDT (Scheduled launch day)
July 12, 1300-1430 EDT (Backup day)
July 13, 1245-1415 EDT (Backup day)
July 14, 1215-1345 EDT (Backup day)
July 15, 1200-1330 EDT (Backup day)
July 16, 1130-1300 EDT (Backup day)
July 17, 1100-1230 EDT (Backup day)

Can't attend as I'm getting married on July 12.  Might be able to see the launch from southern Maryland, though.  ;-) 

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #72 on: 07/04/2014 11:02 PM »
big window each day .. wow 30 mins.. I guess that is approx...  give or take 20 mins

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #73 on: 07/05/2014 12:25 AM »
Can't attend as I'm getting married on July 12.   
Congratulations and best wishes!

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Re: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) July 11, 2014
« Reply #74 on: 07/05/2014 06:40 AM »
Was there a NASA patch for ORB-D and ORB -1? If so where can they be seen at? Thanks Joe

The ORB-1?  http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33044.msg1130169#msg1130169

ORB-D? http://www.orbital.com/NewsInfo/MissionUpdates/Orb-D1/

Orbital Gift Store (scroll to page 14):  http://www.orbital.com/CompanyStore/files/Catalog.pdf#search="Orb-1 patch"

These patches are the Orbital patches, not the ones from NASA...
(assuming that there are NASA patches for these missions).

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