Author Topic: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 17, 2016 - DISCUSSION  (Read 82554 times)

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #40 on: 05/10/2016 11:28 PM »
You guys are thinking too much.. It was a nice tribute to Col. Husband. 



Dunno how else to say this, but isn't naming this born to burn up on re-entry spacecraft after STS-107 Commander Rick Husband a little wrong? I've heard several other observers say the same thing.

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The International Space Station cargo ship launching from Cape Canaveral on March 22 has been given a name — the SS Rick Husband
My thoughts exactly. This is why I think it is a bad idea to name spacecraft after people. Fortunately for ATV this worked out fine but I didn't like it being named after people either.

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #41 on: 05/11/2016 12:47 AM »
https://twitter.com/OrbitalATK/status/730126015066865664
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The #Cygnus #OA5 service module shipped out to @NASA_Wallops today, progressing toward this summer's Antares #launch
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I'm guessing the name for Cygnus OA-5 will be "S.S. Neil Armstrong".
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"Orbital ATK’s Antares first stage with the new engines is rolled from NASA Wallops Flight Facility’s Horizontal Integration Facility to Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport  Pad-0A on May 12, 2016 in preparation for the upcoming stage test in the next few weeks. The team will continue to work meticulously as they begin final integration and check outs on the pad and several readiness reviews prior to the test. The window for the stage test will be over multiple days to ensure technical and weather conditions are acceptable."

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Watched B1019 land in person 21/12/2015.

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #44 on: 05/12/2016 10:08 PM »
The water tower lost a scar and gained a logo.

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #45 on: 05/13/2016 12:38 AM »
So sad, that scar gave it some character!
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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #46 on: 05/13/2016 03:52 AM »
Orbital ATK’s Antares first stage with the new engines is rolled from NASA Wallops Flight Facility’s Horizontal Integration Facility to Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A on May 12, 2016, in preparation for the upcoming stage test in the next few weeks. The team will continue to work meticulously as they begin final integration and check outs on the pad and several readiness reviews prior to the test. The window for the stage test will be over multiple days to ensure technical and weather conditions are acceptable.

(NASA photo/Allison Stancil)

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #47 on: 05/18/2016 12:38 PM »

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #48 on: 05/18/2016 12:41 PM »
(NASA photo/Allison Stancil)

Interesting road signs there in the photo! I understand that the ISS exit is through the Antares/Cygnus ferry, but to what bus service does the sign 'Moon ahead' lead?
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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #49 on: 05/18/2016 12:56 PM »
That sign points to Pad 0B and has been there since the LADEE launch.

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #50 on: 05/18/2016 01:33 PM »
Someone is clearly confused... why were they trying to get to the Moon from MARS?







I'll see myself out.

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #51 on: 05/18/2016 01:53 PM »
Interesting that they did not post photos of the business end of Stage No. 6.

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Someone is clearly confused... why were they trying to get to the Moon from MARS?







I'll see myself out.

Remember the LADEE launch on September 7, 2013? A Minotaur V rocket launched from Pad 0B that day, and it just so happens that the Minotaur V has trans-lunar injection capability.
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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #53 on: 05/18/2016 03:37 PM »
Someone is clearly confused... why were they trying to get to the Moon from MARS?

I'll see myself out.

Remember the LADEE launch on September 7, 2013? A Minotaur V rocket launched from Pad 0B that day, and it just so happens that the Minotaur V has trans-lunar injection capability.

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #54 on: 05/18/2016 04:21 PM »
No, no, no. The arrow points to the spot in the sky you can see the Moon (on certain cloudless nights).


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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #55 on: 05/18/2016 10:35 PM »
Interesting that they did not post photos of the business end of Stage No. 6.

 - Ed Kyle

RD-181 engines integrated on the OA-5 booster are visible in some of the photos in this article:

http://www.universetoday.com/128874/upgraded-antares-rolls-out-to-virginia-launch-pad-high-stakes-engine-test-looms/

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #56 on: 05/19/2016 12:47 AM »
Interesting that they did not post photos of the business end of Stage No. 6.

 - Ed Kyle

RD-181 engines integrated on the OA-5 booster are visible in some of the photos in this article:

http://www.universetoday.com/128874/upgraded-antares-rolls-out-to-virginia-launch-pad-high-stakes-engine-test-looms/
Yes, but no images of the assembled boat tail.  Remember too that this was not the OA-5 booster that was rolled out.

 - Ed Kyle
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I'm hoping we get an actual static fire date. Nothing yet.

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus ORB-5 UPDATES/DISCUSSION
« Reply #58 on: 05/19/2016 12:11 PM »
Greetings!

I will be in the area of Wallops Island and plan to go to the NASA visitor center tomorrow and also see if I can get eyes on anything on the pad.  Is there anything I should look out for?  Should I expect to see anything related to this launch?

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Greetings!

I will be in the area of Wallops Island and plan to go to the NASA visitor center tomorrow and also see if I can get eyes on anything on the pad.  Is there anything I should look out for?  Should I expect to see anything related to this launch?

pat o.


Welcome Pat!

A big rocket on the pad. ;) Photos would be cool!

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