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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - RNDZ, Berthing and ISS mission - Updates
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - RNDZ, Berthing and ISS mission - Updates
« Reply #102 on: 05/19/2016 12:19 PM »
Unberthing on Friday, I believe?

Hmm, according to Salo at NK forum, NET June, 27th only. Link: http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum10/topic12565/message1514151/#message1514151
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Unberthing on Friday, I believe?

Hmm, according to Salo at NK forum, NET June, 27th only. Link: http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum10/topic12565/message1514151/#message1514151

Thanks! May 20, 2016 was on the previous schedules, but yes, June 27 on others.

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - RNDZ, Berthing and ISS mission - Updates
« Reply #104 on: 05/20/2016 06:11 AM »
Unberthing on Friday, I believe?

Hmm, according to Salo at NK forum, NET June, 27th only. Link: http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum10/topic12565/message1514151/#message1514151

Thanks! May 20, 2016 was on the previous schedules, but yes, June 27 on others.

And now June, 14th...
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - RNDZ, Berthing and ISS mission - Updates
« Reply #105 on: 06/09/2016 02:24 PM »
June 09, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-065

NASA TV to Broadcast U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station


After delivering almost 7,500 pounds of cargo to support dozens of science experiments from around the world, the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station Tuesday, June 14. NASA Television will provide live coverage of Cygnus' departure beginning at 9 a.m. EDT.

Ground controllers will detach the Cygnus spacecraft, which arrived at the station March 26, from the Earth-facing side of the station's Unity module using the Canadarm2 robotic arm. Robotics controllers will maneuver Cygnus into place and Expedition 47 robotic arm operators Tim Kopra of NASA and Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) will give the command for its 9:30 a.m. release.

Five hours after departure, the Saffire-I https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-pursues-burning-desire-to-study-fire-safety-in-space
 experiment will take place onboard the uncrewed cargo craft. Saffire-I provides a new way to study a realistic fire on a spacecraft. This hasn’t been possible in the past because the risks for performing such studies on crewed spacecraft are too high. Instruments on the returning Cygnus will measure flame growth, oxygen use and more. Results could determine microgravity flammability limits for several spacecraft materials, help to validate NASA’s material selection criteria, and help scientists understand how microgravity and limited oxygen affect flame size. The investigation is crucial for the safety of current and future space missions.

Cygnus also will release five LEMUR CubeSats http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/2349.html  from an external deployer June 15, part of a remote sensing satellite constellation that provides global ship tracking and weather monitoring. The vehicle will remain in orbit until Wednesday, June 22, when its engines will fire twice, pushing it into Earth's atmosphere where it will burn up over the Pacific Ocean. NASA TV will not provide a live broadcast of the Cygnus deorbit burn and re-entry.

Experiments delivered on Cygnus
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/crs6_science
 supported NASA and other research investigations during Expeditions 47 and 48, including studies in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science -- research that impacts life on Earth, and also will help us on the journey to Mars. Investigations studied realistic fire scenarios on a space vehicle, enabled the first space-based observations of meteors entering Earth’s atmosphere from space, explored how regolith behaves and moves in microgravity, tested a gecko-inspired adhesive gripping device
http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/gecko-grippers-moving-on-up
 that can stick on command in the harsh environment of space, and added a new 3-D printer in microgravity.

The Cygnus resupply craft launched March 22
http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-sends-fire-meteor-experiments-to-international-space-station-on-commercial-cargo
 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for the company’s fifth NASA-contracted commercial resupply mission.

Get the full NASA TV schedule and video streaming information at:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Find more information on Orbital ATK's mission at:

http://www.nasa.gov/orbitalatk

Keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crews, at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - RNDZ, Berthing and ISS mission - Updates
« Reply #106 on: 06/10/2016 05:28 AM »
The press release says OA-6 is releasing five Lemur cubesats, while it was previously reported  by jcm that there are four cubesats (Theresacondor, Kane, Nick-Allain and Jeff). I guess we'll soon find out which is correct.

http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.726
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - RNDZ, Berthing and ISS mission - Updates
« Reply #107 on: 06/10/2016 06:57 AM »
The press release says OA-6 is releasing five Lemur cubesats, while it was previously reported  by jcm that there are four cubesats (Theresacondor, Kane, Nick-Allain and Jeff). I guess we'll soon find out which is correct.

http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.726

Both is correct:
Four Lemurs were deployed via the ISS airlock (Theresacondor, Kane, Nick-Allain and Jeff) and five more will be deployed directly from Cygnus from the new external deployer.

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - RNDZ, Berthing and ISS mission - Updates
« Reply #108 on: 06/10/2016 11:12 AM »
What´s about the 8 remaining Flock 2e' ?

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - RNDZ, Berthing and ISS mission - Updates
« Reply #109 on: 06/10/2016 12:10 PM »
What´s about the 8 remaining Flock 2e' ?
AFAIK, they are onboard the ISS for deployment at a later date.

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A reminder, 9am Eastern for NASA TV coverage for departure.

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #111 on: 06/14/2016 01:05 AM »
What´s about the 8 remaining Flock 2e' ?
AFAIK, they are onboard the ISS for deployment at a later date.

Hmm... in another NRCSD?  it seems like it would make more sense if they were on the external deployer
with the Lemurs. Like the internal ones, the external one seems like it can carry 16 3U cubesats;
5 Lemur + 8 Flock makes 13, so there could even be 3 more.

Or maybe the press release tells it all and the deployer is mostly empty this time.
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #112 on: 06/14/2016 09:39 AM »
Cygnus Departure Prep:

In preparation for Cygnus unberth and departure, the crew installed the Air Revitalization System (ARS), de-routed the Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) duct, removed handrails and completed radial port closeout and closed the hatch. They installed N1 Nadir Control Panel Assembly (CPA) and configured Cygnus/N1 vestibule for de-mate. They also relocated the Portable Computer System and cables from the N2 Utility Outlet Panel (UOP) to the Cupola UOP which will provide command redundancy during departure operations. Unberth is scheduled for tomorrow at 6:30AM CDT with release at 8:30 CDT.


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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #114 on: 06/14/2016 12:32 PM »
What´s about the 8 remaining Flock 2e' ?
AFAIK, they are onboard the ISS for deployment at a later date.

Hmm... in another NRCSD?  it seems like it would make more sense if they were on the external deployer
with the Lemurs. Like the internal ones, the external one seems like it can carry 16 3U cubesats;
5 Lemur + 8 Flock makes 13, so there could even be 3 more.

Or maybe the press release tells it all and the deployer is mostly empty this time.

This FCC document, issued after the first 8 Flock-2e and -2e' were deployed, tells, that 8 more Flock-2e and 16 more Flock-2e' remain on the ISS.

So it is likely, that the Cygnus external deployer holds only the 5 Lemur-2 sats.

http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=1136685

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-6 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #115 on: 06/14/2016 12:51 PM »
Cygnus has been moved by the SSRMS to the "Release Position".
The crew has been told to execute the procedure steps to prepare for release.

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Here we go boys and girls!

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