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Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 21, 2018
« on: 11/10/2017 07:14 PM »
NSF ARTICLES:

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

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/05/antares-oa-9-cygnus-launch-iss/


May 21 @ 4:39am EDT (UTC-4)

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Not far from the pad, the Antares rocket for the next Cygnus mission, OA-9, is getting prepared for a launch likely in spring 2018.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/929073936847040512

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DeMauro: Cygnus and Antares for OA-9 mission coming together, could be ready for launch as soon as 1Q/18 depending on NASA’s needs.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/929026459498434560
« Last Edit: 05/21/2018 09:38 AM by input~2 »

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - Spring 2018
« Reply #1 on: 11/12/2017 02:01 PM »
A few more shots from inside the HIF:



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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 2018
« Reply #2 on: 12/15/2017 01:23 AM »
This flight is currently targeting May 2018 according to schedule on NASA OSMA web site.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 2018
« Reply #3 on: 12/15/2017 03:26 AM »
This flight is currently targeting May 2018 according to schedule on NASA OSMA web site.

1 May 2018 to be exact.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 2018
« Reply #4 on: 03/10/2018 12:01 PM »
https://twitter.com/BrownCubeSat/status/971807430756700160
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We are excited to announce that #EQUiSat successfully completed vibe testing with full functionality. Hardware is all clear for launch to the International Space Station on May 1st!

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - NET 9 May 2018
« Reply #5 on: 03/15/2018 12:36 PM »
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Bill Wrobel, director of NASA Wallops, says the next Antares launch from there is currently scheduled for May 9. #Goddard18

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/974277981739847680
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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #6 on: 03/15/2018 06:29 PM »
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Earlier today, employees at our Dulles, VA facility said goodbye to the #OA9 #Cygnus service module as it departed for its @NASA_Wallops launch site, its final stop before heading to @Space_Station

https://twitter.com/orbitalatk/status/974338855519375361

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Thanks @OrbitalATK! Cygnus got here safe and sound. We'll be sure to take good care of her!

https://twitter.com/nasa_wallops/status/974358506659868673

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #7 on: 03/17/2018 02:14 AM »
Is there an image available of the OA-9 mission emblem?

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #8 on: 03/17/2018 11:23 AM »
Is there an image available of the OA-9 mission emblem?

Attached.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #9 on: 03/21/2018 10:14 AM »
If my counting is correct, this will be the 200th flight related to the ISS.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #10 on: 03/28/2018 07:46 PM »
Do we have a guess at the T-0 for this flight, assuming the 9th?

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 9, 2018
« Reply #11 on: 03/29/2018 05:20 PM »
In the pre-briefing for US EVA-49, Kenny Todd [Ops. Integration Manager, NASA ISS] mentioned that their current plan is for OA-9 to launch on May 20th and berth on May 24th for a ~60 day mission.  Also, at least EVA-51 was being discussed as May-June.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #12 on: 04/14/2018 02:32 AM »
Radix CubeSat on OA-9

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #13 on: 04/14/2018 02:19 PM »
ODAR for ELaNa 23 (OA-9)
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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #14 on: 04/14/2018 05:00 PM »
AeroCube-12 on OA-9 (FCC application still pending)

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #15 on: 04/15/2018 04:03 AM »
Thanks gongora! ELaNa XXIII has

CaNOP
CubeRTT
EQUISat
MemSat
RadSat
RainCube
SORTIE
TEMPEST-D
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #16 on: 04/15/2018 08:01 AM »
NASA´s site https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches mentioned also a ninth satellite.
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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #17 on: 04/15/2018 08:06 AM »
NASA´s site https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches mentioned also a ninth satellite.
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HaloSat – University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Yes, that should be more accurate. The website is dated 5 December 2017, while the ODAR is dated 23 August 2017.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #18 on: 04/24/2018 07:08 PM »
https://twitter.com/OrbitalATK/status/988855309073608706
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Launch alert! We are excited to announce that we are targeting Sunday, May 20 for the launch of our #OA9 mission to @Space_Station. The 5-minute launch window will open at 5:04 a.m. EDT. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2FbdUrz

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Re: Cygnus OA-9 - Antares - May 20, 2018
« Reply #19 on: 04/25/2018 01:19 PM »
April 25, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-066

Media Invited to Orbital ATK Cargo Launch from Virginia

Media accreditation now is open for the launch of Orbital ATK’s ninth contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, currently targeted for no earlier than 5:04 a.m. EDT May 20.
The company’s Cygnus spacecraft will launch on an Antares launch vehicle from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

To attend prelaunch events and the launch, media must send an accreditation request to Keith Koehler at [email protected] The deadline for international media is May 2. Media who are U.S. citizens must apply by May 14.

For questions about accreditation or additional information, contact Koehler by email or at 757-824-1579.
Cargo resupply by U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new science investigations in the world’s only microgravity laboratory.

Get more information about Orbital ATK, visit:
https://www.nasa.gov/orbitalatk

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