Launch now scheduled on December 17 (local? probably December 18 GMT - should be ~03:00 UTC/10 pm EST) to clear away from the Chinese lunar landing party now rumored on December 16: Orbital Sciences @OrbitalSciences@OrbitalSciences and @NASA have identified December 17, 2013 as the target launch date for Orbital's first ISS commericial resupply mission
Planet Labs delivered the 28 tiny satellites that will make up its "Flock 1" fleet to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia earlier this month.
The Flock 1 spacecraft will likely be ejected from the orbiting lab in mid-January, Marshall said.
So cute, can I take one home?
I saw on Orbital's viewing maps for the launch the CRS Orb-1 launch patch I think they did a good job I like the 8 stars on top. Look forward to a standalone image, I don't know enough about photoshop programs to pull it off.
What is the significance of the icon near the West Coast on that patch? It looks similar to the Commercial Crew logo.
Quote from: Jason1701 on 12/08/2013 10:26 pmWhat is the significance of the icon near the West Coast on that patch? It looks similar to the Commercial Crew logo.Maybe in honor of the spacecraft's namesake? The late C Gordon Fullerton worked at Dryden.