Author Topic: LIVE: Orbital's Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) RNDZ/BERTHING/ISS STAY UPDATES  (Read 35397 times)

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LIVE UPDATE Coverage for RNDZ and BERTHING of Cygnus on the ORB-2 (CRS-2) to the International Space Station.

This is a live update thread, so all posts need to be updates, or they will be removed. Please use the other threads for non updates.

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/

Launch Overview Article by William Graham
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/07/antares-loft-orb-2-cygnus-path-iss/

Berthing Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/07/orb-2-cygnus-iss-rendezvous-berthing/

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L2 Antares/Cygnus Section - Really good section with a lot of documentation, video and content resources exclusive to L2:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=54.0
(Now includes 100s of mbs of unreleased hi res images taken of Cygnus from the ISS during ORB-D And ORB-1).
L2 ORB-2/CRS-2 Updates: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35160.0
« Last Edit: 07/16/2014 05:22 PM by Chris Bergin »

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ISS daily summary report July 14, 2014:

Orbital-2 (Orb-2) Launch: Orb-2 launched successfully yesterday, achieved a nominal orbit and the solar array was successfully deployed.  Cygnus has executed several phasing burns to support rendezvous and grapple scheduled for Wednesday, July 16 at 5:39 am CDT followed by berthing to Node 2 (N2) Nadir.  The Orbital team is working through an issue with one of Cygnus Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) radios, however, the redundant system is working without any issues.  Ingress is scheduled for Thursday, July 17.

http://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2014/07/14/iss-daily-summary-report-071414/


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from the DPC, Janice Voss is 35km behind and 4km below ISS and CAPCOM reports all is going well
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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I have a low angle, 17 degree, pass of ISS and Cygnus shortly not expecting to be able to make both out but you never know :)
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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With the Neptec Tridar sensors having a star role today, we remember Atlantis after she tested them out for Cygnus! :)

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/07/atlantis-gifts-tridar-orbitals-cygnus-iss-rendezvous-docking/

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I have a low angle, 17 degree, pass of ISS and Cygnus shortly not expecting to be able to make both out but you never know :)

May have seen Cygnus very dim behind ISS but a bright moon, street lights, and dirty glasses made it tough
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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ISS daily summary report July 14, 2014:

Orbital-2 (Orb-2) Launch: Orb-2 launched successfully yesterday, achieved a nominal orbit and the solar array was successfully deployed.  Cygnus has executed several phasing burns to support rendezvous and grapple scheduled for Wednesday, July 16 at 5:39 am CDT followed by berthing to Node 2 (N2) Nadir.  The Orbital team is working through an issue with one of Cygnus Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) radios, however, the redundant system is working without any issues.  Ingress is scheduled for Thursday, July 17.

http://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2014/07/14/iss-daily-summary-report-071414/

Maybe the light weight S band transmitters lost too much weight :)
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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First tiny glimpse of @OrbitalSciences #Cygnus #Orb2 lower right over the ocean

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You can also see it at the ISS Live Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream
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Live NASA coverage has started per broken audio on the ISS link above but the NASA TV satellite feed and all the online channels (public, media, education) are showing replays of the launch...
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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NASA TV coverage has technical issues, thus the B-Roll coverage.

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I don't think we're going to get any NASA TV Coverage! :(

Cygnus is inside 1000 meters of ISS. Crew of Steve Swanson @astro_reid @Astro_Alex have the OrbitalSciences ship in sight

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NASA TV coverage started, finally
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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And we now have live coverage!

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FD is Emily Nelson

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No more complaints about SpaceX coverage when a multi-billion dollar agency can't get it's act together :)
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The controller with the big job today.

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two Cygies on the control console
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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