Author Topic: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING (ATTEMPT 1) UPDATES  (Read 43250 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

LIVE RNDZ and BERTHING thread for Cygnus on the ORB-D mission.

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FOR THE SPECIFIC DISCUSSION (NOT UPDATES), SEE THIS THREAD:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31845.0

Please note the difference between this update thread and the discussion thread.

For everything else, here's the Party Thread
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32875.0

Resources:

Orbital GENERAL Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=46.0

Orbital (Antares/Cygnus) News Articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/orbital/

Recent:
Preview Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/antares-rolled-wallops-pad-ahead-orb-d-mission/

Launch Day Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/orbitals-antares-loft-cygnus-debut-mission-iss/

On Orbit Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/as-cygnus-heads-iss-orbital-eyeing-future/

RNDZ and Berthing Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/cygnus-cots-graduation-iss-berthing/

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L2 Antares/Cygnus Section - Really good section with a lot of resources exclusive to L2:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=54.0
FOR THIS LAUNCH, USE THIS ONE-STOP L2 LINK:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32874.0
(Includes updates, videos, graphics, presentations, photos and specific interactive posts. Will be a "L2 SpaceX Standalone Section for future missions).

As always, stay on topic and use the correct threads. This one is for updates only!

GOOD LUCK CYGNUS!!
« Last Edit: 09/28/2013 09:54 PM by Chris Bergin »

Offline Chris Bergin

So we're on to the fourth in the immediate mission set of articles for ORB-D:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/cygnus-cots-graduation-iss-berthing/

Please add NASA TV schedules into this thread....I can't seem to find it right now.

Offline Chris Bergin

OK - NASA TV coverage begins at 3:30 am Central.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #3 on: 09/22/2013 01:13 AM »
NASA TV schedule (all times EDT)

September 21, Saturday

9 p.m. - Orbital Sciences/Cygnus Post-Launch News Conference - HQ (All Channels)

September 22, Sunday

4:30 a.m. - Rendezvous, Grapple and Berthing Coverage of the Orbital Sciences/Cygnus Spacecraft to the ISS (Grapple scheduled approximately 7:25 a.m. EDT) - JSC (All Channels)

1 p.m. - Orbital Sciences/Cygnus Post-Berthing News Conference - JSC/Dulles (All Channels)

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #4 on: 09/22/2013 04:05 AM »
Range is under 100 km according to the cygnus mission viewer
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 04:06 AM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #5 on: 09/22/2013 04:56 AM »
75 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #6 on: 09/22/2013 05:38 AM »
60 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #7 on: 09/22/2013 05:50 AM »
55 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #8 on: 09/22/2013 05:59 AM »
50 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #9 on: 09/22/2013 06:24 AM »
40 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #10 on: 09/22/2013 06:48 AM »
30 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #11 on: 09/22/2013 07:00 AM »
25 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #12 on: 09/22/2013 07:12 AM »
20 km, no word from the crew yet on a tally ho
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #13 on: 09/22/2013 07:27 AM »
15 km, the crew is up but have not responded to the first call from MCC-H of the morning
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #14 on: 09/22/2013 07:31 AM »
aborted rendezvous due to differential GPS problems
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 07:31 AM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #15 on: 09/22/2013 07:32 AM »
ISS crewed just notified that Cygnus rendezvous aborted. No attempt until Tuesday.  Problem with GPS.
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 07:34 AM by dsmillman »

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #16 on: 09/22/2013 07:48 AM »
crew was advised of closest approach on the R-bar which will be 4 km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Morning. Thanks for the early coverage guys - as much as I didn't expect some bad news already. We'll dig into what's gone wrong here.

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #18 on: 09/22/2013 07:58 AM »
Discussion between CAPCOM and Karen mentioned something about the two vehicles analyzing differential GPS differently/incompatibly if I recall correctly
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 08:00 AM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Cygnus ORB-D RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES
« Reply #19 on: 09/22/2013 08:14 AM »
Not much to add, but we did get an email a few minutes ago saying that there would be a statement posted to the 'microsite' soon.  (http://www.orbital.com/Antares-Cygnus/)

(And just saw a Tweet went out from Orbital noting the 48-hr delay "due data link issue between the spacecraft and station during #cotsdemo".)
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 08:18 AM by psloss »

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