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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #180 on: 11/02/2019 01:05 pm »
Power and telemetry nominal.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #181 on: 11/02/2019 01:05 pm »
Second stage ignition and fairing separation.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #182 on: 11/02/2019 01:07 pm »
Stage 2 SHUTDOWN.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #183 on: 11/02/2019 01:07 pm »
T+6 minutes.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #184 on: 11/02/2019 01:08 pm »
Cutoff.

T+7 minutes.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #185 on: 11/02/2019 01:09 pm »
MISSION SUCCESS!

Cygnus separation confirmed!

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #186 on: 11/02/2019 01:09 pm »
T+8 minutes. Apogee and perigee within one sigma.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #187 on: 11/02/2019 01:10 pm »
Spacecraft separation!
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #188 on: 11/02/2019 01:10 pm »
Very nominal!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1190631997938511872

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #189 on: 11/02/2019 01:11 pm »
Next launch for Cygnus is early next year.

Congratulations to Northrop Grumman and NASA for the successful launch!
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #190 on: 11/02/2019 01:11 pm »
Safing and disabling ground equipment.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #191 on: 11/02/2019 01:12 pm »
During ascent there were a couple callouts of “alpha 1 degree” that I don't recall hearing before. Is that because of the pitch over?

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #192 on: 11/02/2019 01:18 pm »
NASA launch photo

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #193 on: 11/02/2019 01:25 pm »
During ascent there were a couple callouts of “alpha 1 degree” that I don't recall hearing before. Is that because of the pitch over?

"Alpha" is aerodynamics-speak for angle of attack, the angle between the vehicle's longitudinal axis and the relative wind. If I recall correctly from yesterday's briefing, one of the upgrades to the Antares 230+ is that they've tweaked the avionics to allow them to maintain 100% thrust throughout the ascent, and not throttle down through max-Q. Part of that is a steering program that adjusts based on wind conditions to avoid excess crosswind strain on the vehicle. So I'm guessing they're making those callouts to verify that steering is maintaining a sufficiently small angle of attack.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #194 on: 11/02/2019 01:38 pm »
To boldly go where no human has gone before !

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #195 on: 11/02/2019 02:03 pm »
https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1190636699816202250

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Liftoff if the @northropgrumman NG-12 mission carrying science and supplies to the International Space Station!

What an amazing morning for launch!

twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1190639204377792515

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Liftoff of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket, launching at 9:59 a.m. with 8,200 pounds of supplies and science headed to the International Space Station.

🚀🚀🚀

My gallery will be updated throughout the day here: johnkrausphotos.com/Launch-Galleri…

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https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1190646110479618049

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More photos of this morning’s launch of NG-12 to the International Space Station:
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #196 on: 11/02/2019 02:11 pm »
U.S. Cygnus Cargo Ship Reaches Orbit for Monday Delivery

Mark Garcia Posted on November 2, 2019

On the anniversary of the arrival of the first crew members to live aboard the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus resupply spacecraft is on its way to the station with nearly 8,200 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 9:59 a.m. EDT Saturday, Nov. 2 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. At the time of lift off, the International Space Station was traveling over the south Atlantic southwest of Cape Town, South Africa, at an altitude of 257 statute miles.

The spacecraft launched on an Antares 230+ rocket from the Virginia Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A at Wallops. Automated command to initiate solar array deploy will begin about 2 hours and 53 minutes after launch (about 12:53 p.m.). Solar array deployment will take about 30 minutes. Confirmation of solar deployment will be shared on the launch blog and social media at @NASA_Wallops and  @space_station.

Cygnus is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting laboratory around 4:10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Coverage of the spacecraft’s approach and arrival will begin at 2:45 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Expedition 61 astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch of NASA will use the space station’s robotic arm to capture Cygnus, while NASA’s Andrew Morgan monitors telemetry. The spacecraft is scheduled to stay at the space station until January.

The Cygnus spacecraft for this space station resupply mission is named in honor of NASA astronaut Alan Bean. The late Apollo 12 astronaut flew to the Moon on Apollo 12 and became the fourth human to walk on the lunar surface. This is Northrop Grumman’s 12th cargo flight to the space station, and the first under its Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract with NASA, will support dozens of new and existing investigations.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2019/11/02/u-s-cygnus-cargo-ship-reaches-orbit-for-monday-delivery/

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #197 on: 11/02/2019 02:14 pm »
Antares launches the NG-12 mission to resupply the International Space Station.

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1190634944428695553

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-12 : November 2, 2019 (13:59 UTC)
« Reply #198 on: 11/02/2019 04:32 pm »
https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1190680160930058242

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Break out your sunglasses for my remote photos from @northropgrumman’s NG-12 launch this morning. You can read the Cyrillic on my engine shot 😎

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1190680009838669824

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That’s hot. 🔥 🚀 😎

Two RD-181 engines propel the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket and 8,200 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station this morning!

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https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1190675074648551427

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😱😱😱😱😱😱

Two RD-181 engines of the Antares first stage send the Cygnus cargo vehicle on its way to the International Space Station from @NASA_Wallops.

#NG12 #Antares #Cygnus
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