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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : December 2023
« Reply #20 on: 08/14/2023 08:09 pm »
Does Cygnus NG-20 still using the 3 ring segment PCM (pressurized cargo module)?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 11 December 2023
« Reply #21 on: 08/21/2023 04:29 am »
SFN Launch Schedule, updated August 20:
Launch 11 December, Cape Canaveral, no mention re: ASDS or RTLS
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 11 December 2023
« Reply #23 on: 10/04/2023 05:14 am »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 11 December 2023
« Reply #24 on: 10/04/2023 02:40 pm »
Since the Cygnus spacecraft mass is typically between 8 and 8.1 tons (per the most recent Antares 230+ launches), there’s plenty of margin for Stage 1 RTLS to LZ-1.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 11 December 2023
« Reply #25 on: 10/25/2023 09:18 am »
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch Northrop Grumman’s 21st Cygnus cargo freighter on the 20th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as NG-20. The launch vehicle for this mission was changed from Northrop Grumman’s own Antares 230+ rocket to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ended engine and booster production for the Antares program. Delayed from October.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : late January 2024
« Reply #27 on: 10/25/2023 03:16 pm »
SFN Launch Schedule, updated October 25:
Launch late January 2024.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : late January 2024
« Reply #28 on: 12/05/2023 09:46 pm »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : late January 2024
« Reply #29 on: 12/06/2023 07:51 pm »
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : late January 2024
« Reply #30 on: 12/06/2023 08:10 pm »
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NASA, Northrop Grumman, and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than Monday, Jan. 29, for a Falcon 9 rocket to launch the Cygnus spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 29 January 2024
« Reply #33 on: 12/30/2023 10:26 pm »
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January 29, SLC-40
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 29 January 2024
« Reply #34 on: 12/31/2023 05:27 am »
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 29 January 2024
« Reply #35 on: 12/31/2023 01:47 pm »
Does Cygnus require a crew access arm on the pad?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 29 January 2024
« Reply #36 on: 12/31/2023 01:56 pm »
Does Cygnus require a crew access arm on the pad?

Cygnus doesn't carry a crew, the pad at Wallops doesn't have one. Cygnus Faring on its previous LV (Antares) had a port to allow late payloads (ex, frozen goodies).  SpaceX would have to develop a specialty faring that could use the crew access arm to open a port to enter the vehicle for late payloads.  That may be a consideration down the road.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 29 January 2024
« Reply #37 on: 12/31/2023 06:19 pm »
Small correction, late loading on Antares was through the tip of the nose one, not that side opening
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 29 January 2024
« Reply #38 on: 12/31/2023 06:29 pm »
Small correction, late loading on Antares was through the tip of the nose one, not that side opening
The side hatches are for final closeouts and lateloading of select service module payloads into either of the two hitchhiker payload interface locations.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Cygnus NG-20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 29 January 2024
« Reply #39 on: 12/31/2023 08:01 pm »
Small correction, late loading on Antares was through the tip of the nose one, not that side opening
The side hatches are for final closeouts and lateloading of select service module payloads into either of the two hitchhiker payload interface locations.

russianhalo117 and lucas071200,

Duly noted and I stand corrected, yes I did see a video one time where they were using the faring tip.

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