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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October, 2018
« Reply #100 on: 09/04/2018 11:49 PM »
This is not ICON specific, but I didn't know if there was a better place to post this. The Smithsonian Channel's Mighty Planes series is showing an episode on the Pegasus XL and it's carrier aircraft, Stargazer, this Sunday Sept. 9 at 9:00 PM EDT. The show repeats 3 hours later (9:00 PM PDT) and several times during the following week.

The channel lets you watch some shows on line. I don't know how soon after the episode airs that you can watch it via the internet.


https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/mighty-planes/stargazer-l-1011/1003002/3461841
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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October, 2018
« Reply #101 on: 09/14/2018 04:45 PM »
ICON Launch Delayed; New Launch Date to Come

Bob Granath September 14, 2018

NASA and Northrop Grumman have decided to delay the launch of the agency’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, to allow time to address a quality issue with a vendor-supplied electrical connector on the launch vehicle. Northrop Grumman does not expect an extended delay and will work with the range to determine a new launch date. The ICON spacecraft will launch aboard a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October, 2018
« Reply #102 on: 09/21/2018 04:02 PM »
NASA’s ICON launch now targeted for Oct. 26 – Kennedy Space Center

Bob Granath September 21, 2018

NASA and Northrop Grumman are now targeting Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, for the launch of the agency’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON. The spacecraft will launch aboard a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window is 90 minutes starting at 4 a.m. EDT and ICON will be launching off the coast of Daytona at 39,000 ft. at a heading of 105.0 degrees. The launch was postponed from Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, to allow time to address a quality issue with a vendor-supplied electrical connector on the launch vehicle, which has been resolved.

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #103 on: 10/02/2018 07:35 PM »
Will be doing an interview with Northrop managers regarding Pegasus and ICON on Wednesday (10/3) morning.

If you have any questions you'd like asked, PM them to me.
« Last Edit: 10/02/2018 07:36 PM by ChrisGebhardt »


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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #105 on: 10/16/2018 05:26 PM »

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #106 on: 10/16/2018 05:29 PM »

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #107 on: 10/16/2018 05:31 PM »

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #108 on: 10/16/2018 05:31 PM »

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #109 on: 10/17/2018 02:41 AM »
What is the significance of the name "Linda" on the Payload fairing shroud?

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #110 on: 10/18/2018 05:57 AM »
October 17, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-154

NASA to Host Briefings, Events for ICON Launch to Study Space Weather

NASA will host a series of media briefings leading up to the Friday, Oct. 26, launch of its Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission to study the dynamic zone high in the atmosphere where terrestrial weather from below meets space weather above.

The launch and briefings, which begin Wednesday, Oct. 24, will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

The spacecraft, which is undergoing final preparations, will launch aboard a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 90-minute launch window will open at 4 a.m. EDT. The deadline for media to apply for accreditation for this launch has passed.

Mission coverage is as follows:

Wednesday, Oct. 24

•1 p.m. – ICON Mission Briefing

Although the deadline has passed to attend the briefing, media can ask questions via phone. For the dial-in number and passcode, please contact Kennedy’s News Center at 321-867-2468.

Thursday, Oct. 25

•3 p.m. – NASA EDGE program

NASA EDGE will broadcast live from Cape Canaveral to discuss the ICON spacecraft operations, science, and engineering. In addition, NASA EDGE will highlight the launch processing of the L-1011 Stargazer with the Pegasus rocket.

Friday, Oct. 26

•3:45 a.m. – Launch coverage begins

ICON will study the ionosphere, where terrestrial and space weather meet. This dynamic zone, high in Earth’s atmosphere, can be a source of great beauty – such as the aurora – but also can be disruptive to radio communications, satellites and astronaut health. ICON will help determine the physical processes at play in this frontier of space, thus paving the way for mitigation of these disruptive effects.

More information on the ICON mission, prelaunch and launch events is available at:

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/icon-launch-briefings-and-events

Join the conversation on social media by following on Twitter and Facebook at:

https://twitter.com/NASASun

and

https://www.facebook.com/NASASunScience/

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #112 on: 10/19/2018 02:49 PM »
What is the significance of the name "Linda" on the Payload fairing shroud?

The LSP Mission Manager is given the privilege of naming the rocket after someone. In the past, there have been wives' names, kids' names, friends' names, or - this case - the name of someone who contributed greatly to the success of the mission. In this case, that's one of our admins. She did tons of work organizing travel for the team, which was a real challenge for this mission.

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #113 on: 10/20/2018 01:23 AM »
Unboxing a New NASA Spacecraft


NASA Goddard
Published on Oct 19, 2018

Go behind the scenes as we unbox NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, after its arrival at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Northrop Grumman engineer Steve Turek and NASA EDGE's Chris Giersch walk us through the whole process of unboxing a spacecraft - from the instrument that records every tiny bump on its journey to the special crane used to lift the spacecraft to its new home.

ICON launches on Oct. 26, 2018, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to study Earth's interface to space. Read more about the ICON mission: nasa.gov/icon

Music credits: 'Yellow Flicker' by Andrew John Skeet [PRS], Andrew Michael Britton [PRS], David Stephen Goldsmith [PRS]; 'Passing Images' by Andrew Michael Britton [PRS], David Stephen Goldsmith [PRS]; 'Push Away' by Andrew Michael Britton [PRS], David Stephen Goldsmith [PRS], Mikey Rowe [PRS]

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12971

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Joy Ng

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmAf11F2JRo?t=001

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #115 on: 10/22/2018 01:57 PM »
I'm in Cocoa Beach this week, was hoping to see the launch. Since it's launching at night from the air off of Daytona Beach, will I be able to see anything from the beach in Cocoa Beach?

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #116 on: 10/22/2018 06:57 PM »
Stargazer Aircraft Arrives with Pegasus XL, ICON Satellite

Bob Granath Posted on October 22, 2018

The Northrup Grumman L-1011 Stargazer aircraft arrived Oct. 19, 2018 at the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida following a cross-country trip from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Attached beneath the Stargazer is the company’s Pegasus XL rocket with NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, satellite on board.

ICON will study the ionosphere, where terrestrial weather meets space weather. This dynamic zone high in Earth’s atmosphere can be a source of great beauty such as the aurora, but can also be disruptive to radio communications and satellites and astronaut health. ICON will help determine the physical processes at play in this “frontier of space,” thus paving the way for mitigating their effects on our technology, communications systems and society.

ICON was processed and prepared for its mission at Vandenberg. The satellite is scheduled for its airborne launch aboard the Pegasus XL rocket after takeoff from the Skid Strip during a 90-minute launch window opening at 4:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 26.

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #117 on: 10/22/2018 07:01 PM »
I'm in Cocoa Beach this week, was hoping to see the launch. Since it's launching at night from the air off of Daytona Beach, will I be able to see anything from the beach in Cocoa Beach?

Sorry, but no. The drop point is too far out.

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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #118 on: 10/23/2018 06:46 AM »
The Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL vehicle is being prepared for its move from Building 1555 to the hot pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, on Oct. 14, 2018. NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is secured inside the rocket's payload fairing. The Pegasus XL rocket will be attached beneath the company's L-1011 Stargazer aircraft, and travel to the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. ICON will launch aboard the Pegasus XL rocket on Oct. 26, 2018, from the Skid Strip at the Cape. ICON will study the frontier of space - the dynamic zone high in Earth's atmosphere where terrestrial weather from below meets space weather above. The explorer will help determine the physics of Earth's space environment and pave the way for mitigating its effects on our technology, communications systems and society.

Photo credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin
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Re: Pegasus-XL - ICON - Cape Canaveral- October 26, 2018
« Reply #119 on: 10/23/2018 07:36 PM »
The ICON broadcasts have disappeared from the NASA TV schedule.
Does anyone know a new launch date?

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