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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #420 on: 02/03/2020 07:06 pm »
More information, less confusion on my part

AeroCube 14 A/B is a pair of 3U cubesats.

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AeroCube-14 consists of two identical 3-unit CubeSats that launched as part of the Northrop Grumman-12 Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station.

Manifested as AeroCube-14, the CubeSats are part of the National Reconnaissance Office’s IMPACT program, led by the Advanced Systems and Technology directorate.  The program is a research and development effort to evaluate new technologies in space.

AeroCube-14’s experiments include nanotechnology payloads that will test new and emerging materials, including structural materials and thermal straps, in a space environment.
 
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AeroCube-14 will ultimately be delivered to its target orbit by the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer mounted on the external surface of the Cygnus spacecraft at an altitude of about 500 kilometers.

So these are from the "external" deployer not the internal-to-external Slingshot deployer, and the list does total seven cubesats.
« Last Edit: 02/03/2020 07:08 pm by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #421 on: 02/04/2020 01:28 pm »
They made it.
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/02/03/cygnus-departs-space-station-deploys-cubesats/
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Seven CubeSats were also housed inside a Slingshot deployment mechanism on the Cygnus spacecraft’s forward hatch. Supplied by Hypergiant SEOPS, the Slingshot was expected to release seven small CubeSats, according to Kristina Libby, an executive vice president at Hypergiant.
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One of the CubeSats deployed from the Slingshot mechanism was CIRiS, which stands for the Compact Radiometer in Space.
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The EdgeCube nanosatellite — a 4-inch-wide (10-centimeter) 1-unit CubeSat —  also separated from the Cygnus spacecraft’s Slingshot deployer.
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Other CubeSats deployed from the from the Slingshot mechanism were MiniCarb for NASA and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Very Low Frequency Propagation Mapper for the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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A tiny satellite named MakerSat 1 developed by students at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho was also packed in the Slingshot deployer. MakeSat 1 was designed to be quickly snap-assembled by astronauts on the space station, then loaded into its deployment slot.
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A CubeSat for DARPA, the U.S. military’s research and development arm, was also deployed from the Slingshot device.
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The Slingshot also carried a payload for Lynk — formerly known as Ubiquitilink — a Virginia-based with ambitions to launch a constellation of tiny satellites to extend the reach of terrestrial cell phone networks.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #422 on: 02/17/2020 07:30 am »
Exact deployment times for AeroCube 15A/15B (PST)
https://www.losangeles.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2074745/smc-mission-partners-successfully-deploy-aerospace-rogue-cubesats-from-iss/
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The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners successfully deployed Aerospace’s Rogue Alpha and Rogue Beta CubeSats from the Northrop Grumman Cygnus capsule at 1 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. respectively, Jan. 31, 2020.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #423 on: 02/19/2020 11:48 pm »
https://mailchi.mp/nanoracks/nanoracks-completes-17th-commercial-iss-cubesat-deployment-mission-2591579?e=e25b2da549

FEBRUARY 19, 2020 – Webster, TX – Nanoracks, the world’s leading provider of commercial access to space, has completed the Company’s 17th CubeSat deployment mission from the International Space Station using commercially developed and operated hardware. Nanoracks was the first company to offer commercial hardware and services for small satellite deployment in low-Earth orbit.


“The diversity of users on each CubeSat mission is growing with every flight,” says Nanoracks Senior External Payloads Mission Manager, Tristan Prejean. “Our 17th CubeSat mission has satellites built by university students, international space agencies and research institutes, commercial companies reaching the ISS for the first time, and by our friends at NASA. Commercial access to low-Earth orbit is enabling an unprecedented cohort of users from around the world to make discoveries in space – and we are watching this grow year by year.”

The satellites released on February 19, 2020 and their deployment times were:

RadSat-u (Montana State University) - 07:10:01 GMT
Phoenix (Arizona State University) – 09:35:00 GMT
QARMAN (von Karman institute) – 11:20:00 GMT
CryoCube (Sierra Lobo Incorporated/NASA Kennedy) and AzTechSat-1 (Collaborative program between NASA Ames and Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla [UPAEP] in Mexico) – 12:55:01 GMT
SOCRATES (University of Minnesota) -- 14:30:00 GMT
HARP (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and ARGUS-02 (Saint Louis University) -- 16:00:00 GMT
SORTIE (Astra LLC) -- 17:40:00 GMT

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #424 on: 03/02/2020 02:15 pm »
Apparently, NG-12 did not re-enter last night.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #425 on: 03/02/2020 11:36 pm »
0378-EX-ST-2020 

Orbital Sciences Corporation requests modification of Special Condition (12) on STA WO9XDR, 1465-EX-ST-2019, to allow for operation for an additional 31 days, through April 2, 2020. The conditions stated in the Exhibit are accepted by the licensee. ... The additional time in orbit will be in direct support of the SEOPS LLC Lynk Payload.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #426 on: 03/06/2020 03:39 pm »
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Northrop Grumman has set a new date/time for de-orbit: Mar 17, ~23:00 UTC

https://twitter.com/Zarya_Info/status/1235930148786130944?
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #427 on: 03/17/2020 01:08 am »
I am surprised that no one was wondering about that Lynk payload, and the extension of the NG-12 just for Lynk.

Some news will be available in a couple of days.


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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #428 on: 03/17/2020 05:06 am »
They made it.
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/02/03/cygnus-departs-space-station-deploys-cubesats/
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Seven CubeSats were also housed inside a Slingshot deployment mechanism on the Cygnus spacecraft’s forward hatch. Supplied by Hypergiant SEOPS, the Slingshot was expected to release seven small CubeSats, according to Kristina Libby, an executive vice president at Hypergiant.
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One of the CubeSats deployed from the Slingshot mechanism was CIRiS, which stands for the Compact Radiometer in Space.
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The EdgeCube nanosatellite — a 4-inch-wide (10-centimeter) 1-unit CubeSat —  also separated from the Cygnus spacecraft’s Slingshot deployer.
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Other CubeSats deployed from the from the Slingshot mechanism were MiniCarb for NASA and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Very Low Frequency Propagation Mapper for the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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A tiny satellite named MakerSat 1 developed by students at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho was also packed in the Slingshot deployer. MakeSat 1 was designed to be quickly snap-assembled by astronauts on the space station, then loaded into its deployment slot.
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A CubeSat for DARPA, the U.S. military’s research and development arm, was also deployed from the Slingshot device.
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The Slingshot also carried a payload for Lynk — formerly known as Ubiquitilink — a Virginia-based with ambitions to launch a constellation of tiny satellites to extend the reach of terrestrial cell phone networks.


This is still puzzling, since it now seems that the Lynk payload remains attached to Cygnus and is not one of the seven ejected cubesats. Seven objects are being
tracked. But only 6 are listed here, not counting the 'payload for Lynk'.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #429 on: 03/18/2020 05:52 pm »

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #430 on: 03/18/2020 06:25 pm »
Space-Track confirmes that the Cygnus NG-12 cargo ship S.S. Alan Bean has been deorbited. This was expected for about 2300 UTC Mar 17, but @northropgrumman hasn't released any details as far as I can tell.

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1240330276091428872

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #431 on: 07/12/2020 05:00 pm »
https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1282357988263636993

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Ignition. Just as the RD-181 begins to roar, Antares shakes off its coating of ice in the warm dawn light.

I've been sitting on this frame since NG-12 launched but could never figure out a good edit. Finally took another crack at it today!

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #432 on: 08/04/2022 10:24 am »
Obj. 45126 ORCA-8 decay prediction: August 10, 2022 UTC 08h20mn ± 36h..

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1555109379996786689

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #433 on: 08/06/2022 11:14 am »
Update: obj. 45126 ORCA-8 decay prediction: August 09, 2022 UTC 09h38mn ± 21h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1555827344497049601

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #434 on: 08/08/2022 10:58 am »
Update: obj. 45126 ORCA-8 decay prediction: August 08, 2022 UTC 21h29mn ± 5h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1556560069491412992

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #435 on: 09/21/2022 04:24 pm »
Deployed from the @Space_Station in 2020, the HARP CubeSat has now deorbited. It spent 777 days in space, testing technologies to help us learn more about Earth phenomena like air pollution and climate change.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1572608353263849473

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #436 on: 09/24/2022 10:28 am »
Obj. 45120 VPM decay prediction: September 29, 2022 UTC 10h46mn ± 31h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1573594566258823169

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #437 on: 09/30/2022 10:12 pm »
Obj. 45043 STPSAT-4 decay prediction: October 05, 2022 UTC 13h31mn ± 30h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1575967765944733696

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #438 on: 10/02/2022 03:07 pm »
Update: obj. 45043 STPSAT-4 decay prediction: October 04, 2022 UTC 09h32mn ± 20h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1576483019590086656

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November, 2019
« Reply #439 on: Today at 12:58 am »
Update: obj. 45043 STPSAT-4 decay prediction: October 04, 2022 UTC 05h36mn ± 5h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1576971870858924040

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