Author Topic: LIVE: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-2/CRS-2 Mission UPDATES - July/Aug, 2014  (Read 69166 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

LIVE UPDATE Coverage for Orbital's Antares launch of Cygnus on the ORB-2 (CRS-2) mission to the International Space Station.

Launch Coverage Sponsored by ATK:


This is a live update thread, so all posts need to be updates, or they will be removed. Please use the other threads for non updates.

T-0: 12:52 pm Eastern (16:52 GMT)

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/

Launch Overview Article by William Graham
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/07/antares-loft-orb-2-cygnus-path-iss/

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L2 Antares/Cygnus Section - Really good section with a lot of documentation, video and content resources exclusive to L2:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=54.0
(Now includes 100s of mbs of unreleased hi res images taken of Cygnus from the ISS during ORB-D And ORB-1).
L2 ORB-2/CRS-2 Updates: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35160.0


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« Last Edit: 08/15/2014 09:40 AM by Chris Bergin »

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ISS Updates ‏@ISS101 
The Space Integrated GPS/Inertial Navigation System is now being initialized for pre-flight testing & reconfigurations. 

The Red Team will re-enter the launch pad to look at a Nitrogen valve that is not behaving and another valve in the prop system.

SIGI Alignment is complete - Cygnus time synchronization now in progress.

Antares Countdown entered an ops hold at L-3 hours 40 minutes. Flight Termination System tests are coming up.

« Last Edit: 07/13/2014 01:21 PM by Chris Bergin »

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William Graham's wonderful launch overview article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/07/antares-loft-orb-2-cygnus-path-iss/

Get it shared or be a square.

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Two and a half hours until NASA TV coverage.

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Subcooler fill with LN2 has been completed. Currently at T-3 hours and counting

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« Last Edit: 07/13/2014 02:32 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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FTS tests complete

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backup data line at Bermuda is down - red condition

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« Last Edit: 07/13/2014 03:29 PM by jacqmans »

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prop loading  shortly - chill-down complete
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countdown resumed  - readiness poll for loading - Bermuda still an issue

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go for arm f1 loading - armed

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loading in progress..

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LO2 loading  armed

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Bermuda Dataline Green.

Edit: And red for some sailboat in a bad area. Coast guard heading to fix the issue.
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high rate LO2 loading

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