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Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« on: 11/10/2017 07:14 PM »
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Not far from the pad, the Antares rocket for the next Cygnus mission, OA-9, is getting prepared for a launch likely in spring 2018.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/929073936847040512

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DeMauro: Cygnus and Antares for OA-9 mission coming together, could be ready for launch as soon as 1Q/18 depending on NASA’s needs.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/929026459498434560
« Last Edit: 03/29/2018 05:29 PM by gongora »

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - Spring 2018
« Reply #1 on: 11/12/2017 02:01 PM »
A few more shots from inside the HIF:



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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 2018
« Reply #2 on: 12/15/2017 01:23 AM »
This flight is currently targeting May 2018 according to schedule on NASA OSMA web site.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 2018
« Reply #3 on: 12/15/2017 03:26 AM »
This flight is currently targeting May 2018 according to schedule on NASA OSMA web site.

1 May 2018 to be exact.
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-9 - Antares - May 2018
« Reply #4 on: 03/10/2018 12:01 PM »
https://twitter.com/BrownCubeSat/status/971807430756700160
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We are excited to announce that #EQUiSat successfully completed vibe testing with full functionality. Hardware is all clear for launch to the International Space Station on May 1st!

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - NET 9 May 2018
« Reply #5 on: 03/15/2018 12:36 PM »
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Bill Wrobel, director of NASA Wallops, says the next Antares launch from there is currently scheduled for May 9. #Goddard18

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/974277981739847680
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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #6 on: 03/15/2018 06:29 PM »
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Earlier today, employees at our Dulles, VA facility said goodbye to the #OA9 #Cygnus service module as it departed for its @NASA_Wallops launch site, its final stop before heading to @Space_Station

https://twitter.com/orbitalatk/status/974338855519375361

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Thanks @OrbitalATK! Cygnus got here safe and sound. We'll be sure to take good care of her!

https://twitter.com/nasa_wallops/status/974358506659868673

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #7 on: 03/17/2018 02:14 AM »
Is there an image available of the OA-9 mission emblem?

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #8 on: 03/17/2018 11:23 AM »
Is there an image available of the OA-9 mission emblem?

Attached.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #9 on: 03/21/2018 10:14 AM »
If my counting is correct, this will be the 200th flight related to the ISS.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #10 on: 03/28/2018 07:46 PM »
Do we have a guess at the T-0 for this flight, assuming the 9th?

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #11 on: 03/29/2018 05:20 PM »
In the pre-briefing for US EVA-49, Kenny Todd [Ops. Integration Manager, NASA ISS] mentioned that their current plan is for OA-9 to launch on May 20th and berth on May 24th for a ~60 day mission.  Also, at least EVA-51 was being discussed as May-June.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #12 on: 04/14/2018 02:32 AM »
Radix CubeSat on OA-9

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #13 on: 04/14/2018 02:19 PM »
ODAR for ELaNa 23 (OA-9)
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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #14 on: 04/14/2018 05:00 PM »
AeroCube-12 on OA-9 (FCC application still pending)

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #15 on: 04/15/2018 04:03 AM »
Thanks gongora! ELaNa XXIII has

CaNOP
CubeRTT
EQUISat
MemSat
RadSat
RainCube
SORTIE
TEMPEST-D
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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #16 on: 04/15/2018 08:01 AM »
NASA´s site https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches mentioned also a ninth satellite.
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HaloSat – University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #17 on: 04/15/2018 08:06 AM »
NASA´s site https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches mentioned also a ninth satellite.
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HaloSat – University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Yes, that should be more accurate. The website is dated 5 December 2017, while the ODAR is dated 23 August 2017.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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