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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #220 on: 12/06/2017 07:39 PM »
Release time of Cygnus OA-8 "S.S. Gene Cernan": 13.11 UTC

And how about the unberthing time?
http://spaceflight101.com/cygnus-oa-8-cargo-craft-departs-iss/
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Unberthing was marked at 17:52 UTC on Tuesday

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #221 on: 12/06/2017 07:41 PM »
Thank you Olaf!

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #222 on: 12/06/2017 11:10 PM »
Seeing reports on twitter that Asgardia-1 has been deployed at either 2240 UTC or 2252 UTC
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #223 on: 12/07/2017 06:38 AM »
https://twitter.com/SpireGlobal/status/938594543250825216
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Please join us in welcoming to orbit our latest batch of Lemurs! LEMUR2-YONGLIN, LEMUR2-KEVIN, LEMUR2-BRIANDAVIE. LEMUR2-ROMACOSTE, LEMUR2-ROCKETJONAH, LEMUR2-LIU-POH-CHUN, LEMUR2-MCCULLAGH & LEMUR2-DUNLOP

This makes 48 satellites in the current constellation.

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #224 on: 12/07/2017 06:40 AM »
https://twitter.com/OrbitalATK/status/938609541343776769
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We have received confirmation that #Cygnus has successfully completed all three @NanoRacks cubesat deployments #OA8 #OrbitalATKDelivers

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #225 on: 12/07/2017 08:59 PM »
 
https://twitter.com/NanoRacks/status/938879025895890945

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Last night's External #Cygnus deploy times were:

19:23:50 UTC - 2x Lemurs, ChefSat, Aerocube B/C
22:40:20 UTC - 2x Lemurs PROPCUBE-Fauna, Asgardia-1, ISARA
02:00:00 UTC - 4x Lemurs

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #226 on: 12/09/2017 10:37 AM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/OrbitalATK/status/938609541343776769/video/1

There is some sort of video of deployment in this tweet.

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #227 on: 12/12/2017 10:12 AM »
2 amazing images from "AstroKomrade" !

https://twitter.com/AstroKomrade/status/939934427471282177

(deorbit and reentered the atmosphere of Cygnus spacecraft: scheduled on Dec. 18)

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Our S. S. Gene Cernan #Cygnus has completed the reentry burn and is nearing reentry interface. #OA8

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:( - I mean "yay".....

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We are excited to report that the S.S. Gene Cernan #Cygnus has successfully completed its #OA8 mission! #OrbitalATKDelivers

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #230 on: 12/18/2017 01:03 PM »
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Orbital ATK's Cygnus Spacecraft Successfully Concludes Eighth Cargo Supply Mission to the International Space Station

“S.S. Gene Cernan” Performs Flawlessly as In-Orbit Research Platform While Attached to Space Station

Cygnus Sets New Records for Disposable Cargo Removal and Cubesat Deployments


Dulles, Virginia 18 December 2017 – Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that its “S. S. Gene Cernan” Cygnus™ spacecraft successfully completed its eighth cargo supply mission to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-1) contract. The mission, known as OA-8, achieved significant milestones that further demonstrated the versatility and value of the Cygnus spacecraft.  Cygnus acted as an extension of the space station for the first time by supporting science experiments inside the cargo module while docked to the laboratory. The Cygnus spacecraft also removed approximately 6,400 pounds (2,900 kilograms) of items for disposal, marking the largest amount of material removed by the spacecraft during its cargo resupply missions.  The “S. S. Gene Cernan” then executed flawlessly on secondary missions that included the deployment of a record 14 cubesats into orbit from a NanoRacks cubesat deployer.

The OA-8 mission officially concluded on December 18 at 7:54 a.m. EST when Cygnus performed a safe, destructive reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand. The spacecraft remained docked for 22 days at the orbiting laboratory and departed the space station on December 6.

“From launch to a safe reentry, Cygnus exceeded expectations on every aspect of this mission,” said Frank Culbertson, President of Orbital ATK’s Space Systems Group. “We made history by successfully hosting science experiments for the first time while attached to the space station, removed a record amount of materials for disposal and deployed the highest number of cubesats yet on a secondary mission. Our success is a fitting tribute to Gene Cernan, one of the great space pioneers in our industry and we are proud to have flown Cygnus in his name.”

The OA-8 mission began on November 12 when Cygnus launched aboard an Orbital ATK Antares™ rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.  Upon arrival at the orbiting laboratory, Cygnus delivered approximately 7,400 pounds (3,350 kilograms) of cargo and science experiments to the astronauts.

Pending NASA’s specific cargo needs, Orbital ATK is prepared to launch two additional CRS missions next year aboard the company’s Antares rockets from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

B-roll and animation footage for the OA-8 mission can be found here: http://www.orbitalatk.com/news-room/bmc/#. Please note that media will be prompted to request a PIN for access.

https://www.orbitalatk.com/news-room/release.asp?prid=315

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