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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #40 on: 05/16/2018 06:38 PM »
Charles Bolden attended the OA-5 launch in 2016 (my first launch!), though I did not get to see him personally.

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/nasa-administrator-congratulates-the-oatk-crs-5-launch-team

And I'm also very interested in the current outlook on potential, weather related delays.  They won't launch if it's raining, will they?

edit: spelling
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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #41 on: 05/17/2018 05:37 PM »
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#OA9 Mission Update: The integrated #Cygnus and #Antares team successfully completed final cargo load and fairing installation yesterday. We remain on track for launch Sunday morning, and are closely monitoring the weather. We will continue to provide updates as we receive them

https://twitter.com/orbitalatk/status/997163271160463361

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #42 on: 05/17/2018 06:03 PM »
Searching through the archives, it looks like Orbital might not have posted KMZ files since ORB (now OA)-3.  Would sure be great to get one that applies to Antares 230.  Can someone give them a nudge?


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Re: LIVE: Orbital's Antares/Cygnus ORB-3 (CRS-3) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #14 on: 10/27/2014 04:20 PM »
Unlike
http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Oct-2014/0211.html

I just saw that the launch is at 22:45:03 UTC instead of 22:44:00 UTC. So
this is the revised estimation:

CYGNUS ORB-3 estimation2                                 198 X 255 km
1 70000U 14500A   14300.95351852 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    07
2 70000  51.6452 160.4800 0043469 137.1128   4.9765 16.17430254    04

Here the .kmz file to see the ascent profile, via Orbital:
https://www.orbital.com/NewsInfo/MissionUpdates/Orb-3/Files/Orb-3_Viewing.kmz

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #43 on: 05/18/2018 06:16 AM »
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And we're rolling! #Antares is beginning its trek to @VCSFA_MARS Pad 0A at @NASA_Wallops as we continue to work toward the May 20 launch date #OA9

https://twitter.com/orbitalatk/status/997279457248448512

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #44 on: 05/18/2018 08:32 AM »
NASA has released a lot more photos of the rollout. A selection attached.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #45 on: 05/18/2018 12:32 PM »
We currently know of 13 cubesats on the mission. As far as I can tell the 9 ELaNa-23 satellites will use Kibo/NRCSD
(RainCube, SORTIE, TEMPEST-D, CubeRRT, CaNOP, RadSat-g, Equisat, MemSat, HaloSat)
which leaves Radix, Endurosat One, Aerocube 12A and 12B and 3 unknown cubesats for the external deployer.
Anyone got better info?
https://twitter.com/NanoRacks/status/997155884634521600
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The next @OrbitalATK resupply mission will carry 15 customer CubeSats that will deploy from both @Space_Station and #Cygnus.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #46 on: 05/18/2018 01:31 PM »
Mission Update
May 18, 2018 Update

Orbital ATK in conjunction with NASA, has moved the Antares and Cygnus launch to NET Monday, May 21st at 4:39 a.m. EDT to support further pre-launch inspections and more favorable weather conditions. Monday shows an 80% probability of acceptable weather for launch.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #47 on: 05/18/2018 04:37 PM »
nside Look: Orbital ATK's OA-9 Mission for NASA

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Published on May 18, 2018

Go behind the scenes of the launch prep for Orbital ATK's Antares and Cygnus OA-9 mission to the International Space Station.  Cygnus is scheduled to launch aboard an Antares rocket for the seventh time from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HIwIZEaeTU?t=001

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #48 on: 05/18/2018 04:43 PM »
Full cubesat manifest from NanoRacks:

CubeRRT - 6U
EQUiSat - 1U
HaloSat - 6U
MemSat - 1U
RadSat-g - 3U
RainCube - 6U
TEMPEST-D,1 - 6U
EnduroSat - 1U
HARP - 3U
Radix - 6U

In the external deployer:

4 Spire Lemurs - 3U each
AeroCube 12A & B - 3U each

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #49 on: 05/18/2018 04:46 PM »
We currently know of 13 cubesats on the mission. As far as I can tell the 9 ELaNa-23 satellites will use Kibo/NRCSD
(RainCube, SORTIE, TEMPEST-D, CubeRRT, CaNOP, RadSat-g, Equisat, MemSat, HaloSat)
which leaves Radix, Endurosat One, Aerocube 12A and 12B and 3 unknown cubesats for the external deployer.
Anyone got better info?
https://twitter.com/NanoRacks/status/997155884634521600
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The next @OrbitalATK resupply mission will carry 15 customer CubeSats that will deploy from both @Space_Station and #Cygnus.

NanoRacks Customer Payloads on Orbital - ATK - 9
=> http://nanoracks.com/wp-content/uploads/NanoRacks-Payloads-on-OA-9.pdf
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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #50 on: 05/18/2018 06:49 PM »
Antares/Cygnus in final pre-launch processing, Range aims for improved launch security -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/05/antares-cygnus-pre-launch-processing-range-improved-launch-security/

- By Chris Gebhardt

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #51 on: 05/19/2018 12:41 AM »
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Antares and Cygnus are going vertical on Launch Pad 0A on Wallops Island in preparation for launch.

https://twitter.com/nasa_wallops/status/997634981517242368

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #52 on: 05/19/2018 04:54 AM »
A look inside the RD-191 nozzle. Seems to be some sort of cover over the combustion chamber.
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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #53 on: 05/19/2018 04:55 AM »
NanoRacks Customer Payloads on Orbital - ATK - 9
=> http://nanoracks.com/wp-content/uploads/NanoRacks-Payloads-on-OA-9.pdf

I'm getting a "404 Not Found" error message for that link.
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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #54 on: 05/19/2018 07:06 AM »
More pics from NASA

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #55 on: 05/19/2018 08:01 AM »
NanoRacks Customer Payloads on Orbital - ATK - 9
=> http://nanoracks.com/wp-content/uploads/NanoRacks-Payloads-on-OA-9.pdf

I'm getting a "404 Not Found" error message for that link.
There is a new one.
http://nanoracks.com/wp-content/uploads/NanoRacks-Payloads-on-OA-9-1.pdf
They have removed this part.
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HARP – SDL 3U
 
HARP (HyperAngular Rainbow Polarimeter) is a joint mission of the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland the PI institution, the Space Dynamics Laboratory, Utah State University and Science and Technology Corp in support of NASA Earth Science Technology Office. The mission will measure the microphysical properties of cloud water and ice particles. HARP is a precursor imaging polarimeter for the next generation and is to be used for detailed measurements of cloud particles and aerosol. The HARP payload will be a wide FOV imager. This imager will split three spatially identical images into three separate polarizers and detector arrays. This achieves simultaneous imagery of polarization states and is necessary to achieve high polarimetric accuracy with no moving parts. 
 
The spacecraft is a 3U CubeSat that comprises of a 3-axis stabilizer designed to stabilize the imager pointing nadir during data acquisition periods. The hyper-angular capability is achieved by overlapping images at fast speeds. 
 
The objectives of the HARP mission are: 1). Space validation of new technology required by the NASA Decadal Survey Aerosol Cloud-Ecosystem (ACE) mission. 2). Prove the on-flight capabilities of a highly accurate wide FOV hyper-angular imaging polarimeter for characterizing aerosol & cloud properties. 3). Prove that CubeSat technology can provide science-quality Earth
Sciences data. 4). The desired mission life consists of 3 months for technology demonstration and an extended science data period of another 7 months for a total of a year in orbit. 


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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #56 on: 05/19/2018 10:17 AM »
Also on-board is ESA's commercial ICE Cubes facility:

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The International Commercial Experiment, or ICE Cubes Service, tests and commissions the first European commercial system to increase access to this unique lab. A partnership between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Space Application Services (SpaceAps), ICE Cubes uses a sliding framework permanently installed in the Columbus module and “plug-and-play” Experiment Cubes. The Experiment Cubes are easy to install and remove, come in different sizes and can be built with commercial off-the-shelf components, significantly reducing the cost and time to develop experiments.

“The idea is to provide fast, direct and affordable access to space for research, technology and education for any organization or customer,” says Hilde Stenuit of SpaceAps, which designed and developed the facility and made it flight-ready.

ICE Cubes removes barriers that limit access to space, providing more people access to flight opportunities. Potential fields of research range from pharmaceutical development to experiments on stem cells, radiation, and microbiology, fluid sciences, and more.

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/OA9_research
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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #57 on: 05/19/2018 10:18 AM »

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #58 on: 05/19/2018 02:26 PM »
Ok, I'll bite.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« Reply #59 on: 05/19/2018 07:42 PM »
70% chance of favorable launch conditions according to a member of the team being interviewed moments ago on the facebook live event, "Live from the Range Control Center".

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