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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #40 on: 10/15/2016 08:17 PM »
 Talking about the next post docking fire experiment, Saffire. Nine samples will be burned this time.

 Next speaker is for the Cool Flames investigation.
 (had to step away and missed the rest)
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #41 on: 10/15/2016 10:05 PM »
No indications on NASA TV of the announced pre-launch press conference which should have started 5 minutes ago...
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #42 on: 10/15/2016 10:06 PM »
update, starting at 15 after the hour
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #43 on: 10/15/2016 10:14 PM »
starting early
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #44 on: 10/15/2016 10:16 PM »
Joe Montalbano up first updating the launches in the next week
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #45 on: 10/15/2016 10:17 PM »
Soyuz is a two day approach.
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #46 on: 10/15/2016 10:17 PM »
Frank Culbertson's bright shiny face makes a long overdue reappearance
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #47 on: 10/15/2016 10:29 PM »
still 95% chance of acceptable weather
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #48 on: 10/15/2016 10:36 PM »
If launch is delayed to Monday, Cygnus will loiter to allow Soyuz docking
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #49 on: 10/15/2016 10:40 PM »
launch window is 5 minutes
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #50 on: 10/15/2016 10:45 PM »
A view of the panel of speakers.
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #51 on: 10/15/2016 10:48 PM »
Deploying cubesats 45 km above the ISS orbit.
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #52 on: 10/15/2016 10:50 PM »
Realistically ... use the five minute window to work around COLAs; after a scrub they have the ability to do 24 hour recycles "day after day after day," but "can't back up in the countdown."
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #53 on: 10/15/2016 10:52 PM »
Question about liability insurance increase. Frank "not familiar" with insurance requirements on launch license.

Answer to question about manifest: all ballast previously scheduled for this mission has been removed and replaced with payload.
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #54 on: 10/15/2016 10:59 PM »
Virginia gets cubesats on the second stage. (?)
Dale Nash, Executive Director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority.

Frank adds: sats to be designed by students.
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #55 on: 10/15/2016 11:00 PM »
Cygnus in orbit about a minute earlier than previous versions of Antares.
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #56 on: 10/15/2016 11:01 PM »

Answer to question about manifest: all ballast previously scheduled for this mission has been removed and replaced with payload.

The concept of planning to carry ballast to the station in mind-boggling.  Load up printer paper, duct tape, batteries, anything heavy that is actually needed...
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #57 on: 10/15/2016 11:01 PM »
Closed session with a brief view of the pad.
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Re: Antares - Cygnus OA-5 - October 16, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #59 on: 10/16/2016 01:08 PM »

Answer to question about manifest: all ballast previously scheduled for this mission has been removed and replaced with payload.

The concept of planning to carry ballast to the station in mind-boggling.  Load up printer paper, duct tape, batteries, anything heavy that is actually needed...

Happened on Spacehab missions when the cargo came in lighter than predicted and analysis were done higher mass.  All the stowage locations were filled, so lead ballast was added to places where experiment support hardware would fly.

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