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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 14, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #21 on: 10/10/2016 04:36 PM »
Oh, one day slip:

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Launch of the #OA5 CRS mission has been rescheduled for October 14 at 8:51 p.m. EDT. More information here: http://ow.ly/yiXF304O5my

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 14, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #22 on: 10/11/2016 08:59 PM »
Just got a couple of emails that the launch is now NET Oct. 16 due to Tropical Storm Nicole, which is forecast to pass very close to Bermuda.  (Attached recent 3-day track forecast from National Hurricane Center.)

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Oct. 11, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: M16-119

Atlantic Storm System Delays NASA Resupply Launch to Space Station

NASA and its partner Orbital ATK have postponed the launch of the company’s next commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station to no earlier than Sunday, Oct. 16, as the agency prepares for Tropical Storm Nicole at its tracking site in Bermuda.

A Sunday launch would occur at 8:03 p.m. EDT from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, with a five-minute window. The launch will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 7 p.m. The date of the arrival of the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft to the space station is to be determined.

NASA TV will air two prelaunch broadcasts Saturday, Oct. 15. At 4 p.m., scientists and researchers will discuss some of the investigations to be delivered to the station and, at 6 p.m., mission managers will provide an overview and status of launch operations. The briefings also will stream live on the agency’s website.

As the spacecraft’s trajectory takes it from Wallops and past Bermuda on its flight into orbit, the Bermuda tracking station provides downrange tracking, telemetry and flight termination support. Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to reach Bermuda as a hurricane Thursday, Oct. 13.

“The tracking station at Bermuda is required to conduct the Antares launch from Wallops,” said Steven Kremer, chief of the Wallops Range and Mission Management Office. “The ability to support a launch will depend on the impact the storm has on not only our systems, but also the overall Bermuda infrastructure.”

After the storm system has passed Bermuda, the Wallops team will conduct a damage assessment, perform mission readiness testing, and bring the site back up to operational status.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more about the Orbital ATK CRS-5 mission, visit the mission home page at:
http://www.nasa.gov/orbitalatk

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Kathryn Hambleton
 Headquarters, Washington
 202-358-1100
kathryn.hambleton@nasa.gov

Keith Koehler
 Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia
 757-824-1579
keith.a.koehler@nasa.gov
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 14, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #23 on: 10/12/2016 01:51 PM »

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 14, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #24 on: 10/13/2016 01:04 PM »
Bermuda getting a direct hit with the eye about to go right over them.  Wind is significant gusting to 80 knots (92mph).

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 14, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #25 on: 10/13/2016 08:39 PM »
A bit ominous.  The radar website is down and the wind peaked at 90.6 knots (104mph).  Hopefully the people and equipment made it through okay.
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 14, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #27 on: 10/14/2016 07:55 AM »
The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is rolled out of the Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) to begin the approximately half-mile journey to launch Pad-0A, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital ATK’s sixth contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver over 5,100 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 14, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #28 on: 10/14/2016 08:42 AM »
Antares OA-5 Roll-Out

Orbital ATK's Antares rocket was rolled out to Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on October 13, 2016

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #29 on: 10/14/2016 02:37 PM »
NASA_Wallops: t’s On The Pad!! #OA5 #Antares on the rise in preparation for the launch, Sun Oct. 16, 8:03 p.m. https://t.co/en1Yd2ePOz

https://twitter.com/nasa_wallops/status/786935516746907652

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #30 on: 10/14/2016 03:48 PM »
The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is raised into the vertical position on launch Pad-0A, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital ATK’s sixth contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver over 5,100 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #31 on: 10/14/2016 05:10 PM »
Amazing photos from Bill Ingalls
https://flic.kr/s/aHskLshgNU

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #32 on: 10/14/2016 07:47 PM »
Tweet from Marcia Smith (@SpcPlcyOnline):

"NASA/Wallops PAO Keith Koehler says very little damage at Bermuda tracking site. Finals tests still skld for tomorrow (Saturday)."

https://twitter.com/SpcPlcyOnline/status/786975749282537473

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #33 on: 10/14/2016 08:37 PM »
CAPCOM reported Cygnus was go for launch on Sunday during the evening DPC
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #34 on: 10/14/2016 10:08 PM »
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Weather is looking great with 95% favorable conditions for Sunday's #Antares launch at 8:03 p.m. EDT @NASA_Wallops @VCSFA_MARS
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #35 on: 10/15/2016 01:18 PM »
The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on launch Pad-0A, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital ATK’s sixth contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver over 5,100 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #36 on: 10/15/2016 05:23 PM »
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #37 on: 10/15/2016 07:34 PM »
Science press conference at the top of the hour
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #38 on: 10/15/2016 08:00 PM »
 Not sure if this is a live shot they've been showing (on NASA public), but it looks like it.
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #39 on: 10/15/2016 08:07 PM »
 Here they go.
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