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Cygnus OA-10 - November 2018
« on: 02/27/2018 07:13 PM »
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Frank DeMauro, Orbital ATK: next Cygnus mission, OA-9, planning to launch in early May. OA-10, in October, will test ability to do a long-duration mission in orbit after ISS stay.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/968560193989763072
« Last Edit: 05/22/2018 10:55 PM by gongora »

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #1 on: 03/20/2018 11:31 AM »
How long is “long duration”?

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #2 on: 04/14/2018 06:05 PM »
ODAR for ELaNa-21

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #3 on: 04/15/2018 03:54 AM »
Thanks gongora! OA-10 is carrying ELaNa 21 with cubesats

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Ceres
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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #4 on: 04/15/2018 07:54 AM »
Thanks gongora! OA-10 is carrying ELaNa 21 with cubesats

Aeternitas
Ceres
Libertas
TJREVERB
This NASA site https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches has these satellites
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CIRiS – Utah State University, Logan
TechEdSat-8 – NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett, California
CAPSat – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
SASSI2 – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
CySat-1 – Iowa State University, Ames
SPACE HAUC – University of Massachusetts, Lowell
SOCRATES – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
TJREVERB – Thomas Jefferson High School, Alexandria, Virginia
Virginia CubeSat Constellation – Old Dominion Research Foundation, Norfolk
But the last update was Dec.,5 2017.

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #5 on: 04/15/2018 08:02 AM »
But the last update was Dec.,5 2017.

Yes, but the ODAR is from 1 March 2018, so should be more accurate.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #6 on: 04/15/2018 08:55 AM »
But the last update was Dec.,5 2017.

Yes, but the ODAR is from 1 March 2018, so should be more accurate.
Maybe someone at NASA can update this site?

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #7 on: 04/15/2018 02:15 PM »
Thanks gongora! OA-10 is carrying ELaNa 21 with cubesats

Aeternitas
Ceres
Libertas
TJREVERB
This NASA site https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches has these satellites
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CIRiS – Utah State University, Logan
TechEdSat-8 – NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett, California
CAPSat – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
SASSI2 – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
CySat-1 – Iowa State University, Ames
SPACE HAUC – University of Massachusetts, Lowell
SOCRATES – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
TJREVERB – Thomas Jefferson High School, Alexandria, Virginia
Virginia CubeSat Constellation – Old Dominion Research Foundation, Norfolk
But the last update was Dec.,5 2017.

I think Aeternitas, Ceres, and Libertas are the "Virginia Cubesat Constellation".  Some others could be added later.  There have been several revisions on the earlier ELaNa ODARs.  I saw CAPSat has their paperwork started but it didn't specify the launch yet.

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #8 on: 04/16/2018 07:28 AM »
I think Aeternitas, Ceres, and Libertas are the "Virginia Cubesat Constellation".  Some others could be added later.  There have been several revisions on the earlier ELaNa ODARs.  I saw CAPSat has their paperwork started but it didn't specify the launch yet.

The Virginia Cubesat Constellation has three cubesats from ODU, Virginia Tech, and UVa.

http://hrscene.com/community/nasa-selects-virginia-students-to-develop-and-fly-satellites/

Gunter's Space Page also confirms this

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/vcc.htm
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #9 on: 04/16/2018 07:35 AM »
This NASA site https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches has these satellites
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CIRiS – Utah State University, Logan
TechEdSat-8 – NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett, California
CAPSat – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
SASSI2 – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
CySat-1 – Iowa State University, Ames
SPACE HAUC – University of Massachusetts, Lowell
SOCRATES – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
TJREVERB – Thomas Jefferson High School, Alexandria, Virginia
Virginia CubeSat Constellation – Old Dominion Research Foundation, Norfolk
But the last update was Dec.,5 2017.

That is for ELaNa 25, not ELaNa 21 which is flying on OA-10. Does anyone know which mission ELaNa 25 is flying on?
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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #10 on: 04/16/2018 08:01 AM »
It looks like they have split the "old" ELaNa 25 and create a new ElaNa 21, which is not yet included in the cited document.

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #11 on: 05/22/2018 10:47 PM »
FCC File Number 0401-EX-CN-2018
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The goals of the UNITE CubeSat mission are to: measure plasma properties of the lower
ionosphere using a Langmuir Plasma Probe, monitor its own internal and skin temperatures via a
temperature sensor array for use in updating a thermal model of the spacecraft, and carefully track
the CubeSat’s orbital decay using data from an onboard GPS unit.
The satellite will launch November 21, 2018, on an Orbital ATK Antares II Cygnus ISS resupply
mission. It will be deployed from the International Space Station via the NanoRacks CubeSat
Deployer in early 2019.

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - October 2018
« Reply #12 on: 05/23/2018 09:03 AM »
FCC File Number 0401-EX-CN-2018
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The goals of the UNITE CubeSat mission are to: measure plasma properties of the lower
ionosphere using a Langmuir Plasma Probe, monitor its own internal and skin temperatures via a
temperature sensor array for use in updating a thermal model of the spacecraft, and carefully track
the CubeSat’s orbital decay using data from an onboard GPS unit.
The satellite will launch November 21, 2018, on an Orbital ATK Antares II Cygnus ISS resupply
mission. It will be deployed from the International Space Station via the NanoRacks CubeSat
Deployer in early 2019.

Weird form factor listed on TechEdSat-8.  Got to be a mistake, no?  6x1U in a single stack, as opposed to 2x3U?
Shouldn't reality posts be in "Advanced concepts"?  --Nomadd

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - November 2018
« Reply #13 on: 05/23/2018 11:14 PM »
FCC File Number 0401-EX-CN-2018
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The goals of the UNITE CubeSat mission are to: measure plasma properties of the lower
ionosphere using a Langmuir Plasma Probe, monitor its own internal and skin temperatures via a
temperature sensor array for use in updating a thermal model of the spacecraft, and carefully track
the CubeSat’s orbital decay using data from an onboard GPS unit.
The satellite will launch November 21, 2018, on an Orbital ATK Antares II Cygnus ISS resupply
mission. It will be deployed from the International Space Station via the NanoRacks CubeSat
Deployer in early 2019.

Weird form factor listed on TechEdSat-8.  Got to be a mistake, no?  6x1U in a single stack, as opposed to 2x3U?

No, 6x1U is correct. See page 18 on http://mstl.atl.calpoly.edu/~bklofas/Presentations/SummerWorkshop2017/Alena.pdf

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Re: Cygnus OA-10 - November 2018
« Reply #14 on: 06/19/2018 02:50 PM »
1063-EX-ST-2018
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The overall goal of the ThinSat-1 mission, is to orbit 60 small experiments to advance STEM
education, and promote space science research and systems engineering for grades 4 – 12 and
universities. It includes approximately 70 schools from nine states. The student teams will analyze
the data collected by their experiment and submit a report detailing their findings. The students
will track their experiment and receive data in near real time through the Globalstar network and
the Space Data Dashboard website. Online content and resources will enhance the educational
experience.

The experiments will be deployed aboard 12 satellites, ThinSat-1A through ThinSat-1L, launched
as a secondary payload aboard the Orbital ATK OA-10 on the Antares second stage, from the midAtlantic
Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, Virginia, November 1, 2018. The satellites will be
inserted into Extremely Low Earth Orbit (ELEO), at 250 km apogee and 203 km perigee, on an
inclination from the equator of 51.6 degrees. They are deployed from 4 canisters mounted
externally on the second stage of the launcher; they unfold accordion style as they exit the canister.
Transmission will begin upon deployment, and cease less than 14 days later, when de-orbiting
occurs. See the Orbital Debris Assessment Report for details.

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