Author Topic: LIVE: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 Events - October/November 2016 - UPDATES  (Read 79365 times)

Online Chris Bergin

ARTICLES:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=OA-5

Orbital ATK ‏@OrbitalATK  14m14 minutes ago
We are targeting Oct. 14 for Antares #OA5 launch of
Cygnus to @Space_Station.

Orbital ATK is targeting a five-day launch window of October 9-13, 2016 for the Antares OA-5 launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. A more specific date will be identified upon completion of final operational milestones and technical reviews.  Launch times during this window range from 10:47 p.m. EDT (10/9) to 9:13 p.m. EDT (10/13). The arrival and berthing of Cygnus to the International Space Station will be determined by the exact launch date and in coordination with other space station activities.
« Last Edit: 11/21/2016 02:17 AM by Chris Bergin »

Offline Targeteer

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3707
  • near hangar 18
  • Liked: 862
  • Likes Given: 440
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 9, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #1 on: 09/20/2016 09:09 PM »
Orbital ATK ‏@OrbitalATK  14m14 minutes ago
We are targeting a 5-day launch window of Oct. 9-13 for Antares #OA5 launch of
Cygnus to @Space_Station.

Orbital ATK is targeting a five-day launch window of October 9-13, 2016 for the Antares OA-5 launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. A more specific date will be identified upon completion of final operational milestones and technical reviews.  Launch times during this window range from 10:47 p.m. EDT (10/9) to 9:13 p.m. EDT (10/13). The arrival and berthing of Cygnus to the International Space Station will be determined by the exact launch date and in coordination with other space station activities.

http://www.orbitalatk.com/news-room/feature-stories/OA5-Mission-Page/default.aspx?prid=92
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5109
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 1800
  • Likes Given: 1249
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 9, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #2 on: 09/20/2016 11:12 PM »
September 20, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-112

NASA Opens Media Accreditation, New Target Dates Set for Orbital ATK Resupply Launch from Virginia
Media accreditation now is open, with new launch dates, for the next NASA-contracted cargo resupply flight launching from Virginia to the International Space Station.


Orbital ATK is targeting no earlier than Oct. 9-13 for the launch of its Cygnus spacecraft on an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. A more specific date will be identified after completion of final operational milestones and technical reviews. Launch times range from 10:47 p.m. EDT Sunday, Oct. 9 to 9:13 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. 

International media without U.S. citizenship must have previously applied for credentials to cover the prelaunch and launch activities at Wallops. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 30 for media who are U.S. citizens. Media should send their accreditation request to Keith Koehler at [email protected] For questions about accreditation or additional information, contact Koehler by email or at 757-824-1579.

This will be the sixth planned cargo resupply mission by Orbital ATK under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with the company and the fourth launch from Virginia. Cargo resupply by U.S. companies enables a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new science investigations aboard the world’s only microgravity laboratory.

Get more information about Orbital ATK, its Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo spacecraft at:

http://www.nasa.gov/orbital

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

-end-
Tony De La Rosa

Offline ZachS09

Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 9, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #3 on: 09/21/2016 01:49 AM »
If the OA-5 mission does launch within this launch window, it will be the first official night launch of an Antares rocket.

Y'all thought the Orb-3 mission was the first night launch for Antares; however, night launches actually occur between 15 minutes after sunset and 15 minutes before sunrise. Orb-3 launched 13 minutes after sunset.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17087
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 2814
  • Likes Given: 178
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 9, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #4 on: 09/21/2016 06:51 AM »
September 20, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-112

NASA Opens Media Accreditation, New Target Dates Set for Orbital ATK Resupply Launch from Virginia

Media accreditation now is open, with new launch dates, for the next NASA-contracted cargo resupply flight launching from Virginia to the International Space Station.

Orbital ATK is targeting no earlier than Oct. 9-13 for the launch of its Cygnus spacecraft on an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. A more specific date will be identified after completion of final operational milestones and technical reviews. Launch times range from 10:47 p.m. EDT Sunday, Oct. 9 to 9:13 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. 

International media without U.S. citizenship must have previously applied for credentials to cover the prelaunch and launch activities at Wallops. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 30 for media who are U.S. citizens. Media should send their accreditation request to Keith Koehler at [email protected] For questions about accreditation or additional information, contact Koehler by email or at 757-824-1579.

This will be the sixth planned cargo resupply mission by Orbital ATK under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with the company and the fourth launch from Virginia. Cargo resupply by U.S. companies enables a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new science investigations aboard the world’s only microgravity laboratory.

Get more information about Orbital ATK, its Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo spacecraft at:

http://www.nasa.gov/orbital

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

Offline Steven Pietrobon

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14878
  • Adelaide, Australia
    • Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive
  • Liked: 4273
  • Likes Given: 579
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 9, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #5 on: 09/21/2016 07:27 AM »
Here are the OA-5 Fact Sheets.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17087
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 2814
  • Likes Given: 178
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 9, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #6 on: 09/22/2016 11:52 AM »
The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft is transported from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility main base to Wallops Island for fueling on the night of September 19, 2016.  Cygnus, carrying cargo, supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, is scheduled for launch no earlier than Oct. 9 at 10:47 p.m. EDT on Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport pad 0A on Wallops Island. Credit:  NASA/Allison Stancil
« Last Edit: 09/22/2016 11:53 AM by jacqmans »

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17087
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 2814
  • Likes Given: 178
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 9, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #7 on: 09/22/2016 11:55 AM »

Offline Sam Ho

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 537
  • Liked: 209
  • Likes Given: 56
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 9, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #8 on: 09/30/2016 10:52 PM »
Quote
Live on the East Coast and want to view the Orbital ATK Antares rocket launch? Look at the map for the time to view.
https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops/status/780492346458865665

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17087
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 2814
  • Likes Given: 178
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 9, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #9 on: 10/01/2016 10:23 AM »
September 30, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-116

NASA Highlights Science on Next Commercial Resupply Mission to International Space Station
 
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct 5, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next Orbital ATK commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

Orbital ATK is targeting no earlier than Oct. 9-13 for the launch of its Cygnus spacecraft on an Antares rocket from pad 0A at Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. A more specific date will be identified after completion of final operational milestones and technical reviews.

Participants in Wednesday’s briefing will be:
•Dan Dietrich, co-investigator for Cool Flames at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, will discuss an investigation into a phenomenon where some types of fuels initially burn very hot and then appear to go out, but actually continue to burn at a much lower temperature with no visible flames.
•David Urban, principal investigator for Saffire-II at Glenn, will provide an overview of the second in a series of experiments to ignite a large-scale fire inside an empty Cygnus resupply vehicle, after it leaves the space station, to improve understanding of fire growth in microgravity and safeguarding future space missions.
•Scott Green, principal investigator for the Controlled Dynamics locker at Controlled Dynamics Inc., will explain how the facility can enable a new class of research experiments by minimizing fluctuations and disturbances in the microgravity environment that can occur onboard a moving spacecraft.
•Mary Murphy, senior internal payloads manager for the Black Box at NanoRacks, will discuss the platform that can provide advanced science capabilities and is specially designed for near-launch payload turnover of autonomous payloads.

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Karen Northon at 202-358-1540 or [email protected] by 10 a.m. Wednesday, for dial-in information.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live online at:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

The Cygnus spacecraft will carry crew supplies, scientific research and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 49 and 50 crews for the sixth contracted mission by Orbital ATK under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.

For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/orbitalatk

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17087
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 2814
  • Likes Given: 178
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 9, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #10 on: 10/04/2016 12:30 PM »

Online Chris Bergin

Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 13, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #11 on: 10/04/2016 12:36 PM »
http://www.orbitalatk.com/news-room/feature-stories/OA5-Mission-Page/default.aspx?prid=180


Mission Update - October 4, 2016

NASA and Orbital ATK successfully completed a pre-launch Flight Readiness Review (FRR) and established a targeted launch date of October 13 for the OA-5 cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. In preparation for the mission, final integration of the company’s Cygnus spacecraft and Antares rocket is now underway, with roll out to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A anticipated to take place on October 11.

For an October 13 launch, liftoff is scheduled at 9:13 p.m. EDT and will be visible along the East Coast depending on atmospheric conditions. This schedule is subject to completion of all remaining pre-launch integration and testing activities and acceptable weather conditions prior to and during launch operations.
« Last Edit: 10/04/2016 01:23 PM by jacqmans »

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17087
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 2814
  • Likes Given: 178
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 13, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #12 on: 10/04/2016 03:02 PM »
Oct. 4, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY M16-117

NASA TV Coverage Set for Orbital ATK Resupply Mission to Space Station

NASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK is scheduled to launch its sixth mission to the International Space Station at 9:13 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 13. Live launch coverage will begin at 8:15 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA TV also will air two prelaunch broadcasts Wednesday, Oct. 12. At 1 p.m., scientists and researchers will discuss some of the investigations to be delivered to the station, and at 2 p.m. mission managers will provide an overview and status of launch operations. The briefings also will be streamed live on the agency’s website.

Cygnus will launch on Orbital ATK’s upgraded Antares 230 rocket from Pad 0A of Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, located at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Coverage of the spacecraft’s solar array deployment will begin at 10:30 p.m., and a post-launch briefing from the launch site will begin approximately two hours after launch.

Under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract, Cygnus will carry to the space station more than 5,100 pounds of science and research in support of dozens of research investigations, as well as crew supplies and hardware.

The new experiments will include an investigation that looks at fuels that burn very hot at first, and then appear to go out, but actually continue to burn at a much lower temperature with no visible flames. A second planned large-scale fire inside Cygnus will be ignited after it leaves the space station to help researchers understand how fire grows in microgravity and design safeguards for future space missions. Cygnus also is carrying a new station research facility that will enable a new class of research experiments by allowing precise control of motion in the microgravity environment aboard the station.

The spacecraft will arrive at the station on Sunday, Oct. 16. Expedition 49 astronauts Kate Rubins of NASA and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will use the space station’s robotic arm to grapple Cygnus about 6:45 a.m. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and grapple will begin at 5:45 a.m.

After Canadarm2 captures Cygnus, ground commands will be sent to guide the station’s robotic arm as it rotates and attaches the spacecraft to the bottom of the station’s Unity module. Coverage of installation will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Cygnus will remain at the space station until Nov. 18, when the spacecraft will be used to dispose of several tons of trash during its fiery reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, and conduct the spacecraft fire experiment.

This will be the first resupply mission to launch on the upgraded Antares 230 vehicle, and the first launch from Wallops since an Antares rocket and its Cygnus resupply vehicle were lost seconds after liftoff in October 2014. Since the accident, two Cygnus resupply missions launched on United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rockets to the station from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Dubbed the S.S. Alan Poindexter, this Cygnus spacecraft is a tribute to a space shuttle veteran who flew on two missions to the International Space Station, one as a shuttle commander. Poindexter died in an accident in July 2012.

Learn more about 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

Get breaking news, images and features from the station on Instagram and Twitter:

http://instagram.com/iss

and

http://www.twitter.com/Space_Station
« Last Edit: 10/04/2016 03:03 PM by jacqmans »

Online AnalogMan

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2985
  • Cambridge, UK
  • Liked: 714
  • Likes Given: 22
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 13, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #13 on: 10/04/2016 05:15 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/03/2016
Posted on October 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm by HQ.
 
Cygnus Robotics On-Board Training (OBT):  FE-5 and FE-6 studied materials for Cygnus rendezvous and capture.  They will also perform several 30m Approach, 2m Approach and Capture Point (CP) Hold runs using the Robotics On-Board Training (ROBoT).

Cygnus Proximity Communication System (PROX) System Checkout:  FE-5 checked out commanding function of the Cygnus Portable Computer System (PCS) Hardware Command Panel (HCP).  This checkout verified that commands from PCS HCP are received by PROX.

Offline jsmjr

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 297
  • Washington, DC
  • Liked: 26
  • Likes Given: 20
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 13, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #14 on: 10/06/2016 03:28 PM »

From: "Koehler, Keith A. (WFF-1300)" <[email protected]>
To:
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2016 11:25 AM
Subject: Mariner Notice for Antares Launch

Attached is the NASA Mariner Notice for the Antares rocket launch from Wallops.  Launch is scheduled for 9:13 p.m., Oct. 13.
 
Thanks in advance for everyone’s support.
 
Keith Koehler
Office of Communications
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility


Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17087
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 2814
  • Likes Given: 178
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 13, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #15 on: 10/07/2016 07:35 PM »

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17087
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 2814
  • Likes Given: 178
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 13, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #16 on: 10/07/2016 07:36 PM »
Antares Integration Continues at Wallops

Integration of the Orbital ATK Antares launch vehicle continues in the NASA Horizontal Integration Facility at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for its flight to the International Space Station.

The Antares OA-5 launch vehicle is seen on the left.  The Cygnus spacecraft is on the right as crews prepare it for mating with the Antares vehicle.  Cygnus will carry approximately 5,100 pounds of cargo, including crew supplies and vehicle hardware, to the orbiting laboratory to support dozens of science and research investigations.

The Antares is schedule to launch at 9:13 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Oct. 13 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s pad 0A at Wallops.  Backup launch days run through Oct. 19 but additional days could be added if needed. The launch is expected to be visible from the entire east coast, weather permitting.

Rollout of the vehicle from the integration facility to the launch pad is scheduled for the afternoon of Oct. 11.

Online rayleighscatter

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 987
  • Maryland
  • Liked: 456
  • Likes Given: 209
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 13, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #17 on: 10/08/2016 12:45 AM »
That's the OA-7 core on the right, and still wearing her hat from the hotfire earlier this year.

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17087
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 2814
  • Likes Given: 178
Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 13, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #18 on: 10/10/2016 08:24 AM »

Offline jacqmans

  • Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17087
  • Houten, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 2814
  • Likes Given: 178

Tags: