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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #361 on: 02/08/2019 03:30 pm »
In the Cupola, Ann and David continue to monitor the departure...

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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #364 on: 02/08/2019 03:35 pm »
MCC's screens...

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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #365 on: 02/08/2019 03:35 pm »
Mention of the three cubesats to be deployed - implication is that the Slingshot deployer will be used for all three; I didn't realize that, thought there was also an NRCSD-E deployer.
There is a NRCSD-E.
http://nanoracks.com/nanoracks-provides-historic-triple-altitude-delivery-for-customers-in-single-space-station-launch/
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After Cygnus’ stay at the Space Station, the spacecraft is planned to maneuver to a higher altitude where the sixth NanoRacks External Cygnus Deployment Program mission will deploy two of three CubeSats on board into orbit, MySat-1 and the second CHEFSat satellite.

OK, and then Kicksat will be from Slingshot?
Thanks.  So PAO was misleading.
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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #366 on: 02/08/2019 03:36 pm »
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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #368 on: 02/08/2019 03:38 pm »
Astronauts Release U.S. Spacecraft from Station

Mark Garcia Posted on February 8, 2019

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft was released from the Canadarm2 at 11:16 a.m. EST and has departed the International Space Station. After an extended mission to deploy several CubeSats in multiple orbits, Cygnus is scheduled to be deorbited on Feb. 25 to enter the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up harmlessly over the Pacific Ocean.

Expedition 58 Flight Engineers Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency used the station’s robotic arm to release the craft, dubbed the “SS John Young”, after ground controllers unbolted the cargo vehicle from the Earth-facing port of the Unity module earlier this morning.

This Commercial Resupply Services contract mission delivered dozens of new and existing investigations as Expedition 58 contributes to some hundreds of science and research studies. Highlights from the new experiments include a demonstration of 3D printing and recycling technology and simulating the creation of celestial bodies from stardust.

The Refabricator is the first-ever 3D printer and recycler integrated into one user-friendly machine. Once it’s installed in the space station, it will demonstrate recycling of waste plastic and previously 3D printed parts already on-board into high-quality filament, or 3D printer “ink.” This recycled filament will be fed into the printer as stock to make new tools and parts on-demand in space. This technology could enable closed-loop, sustainable fabrication, repair and recycling on long-duration space missions, and greatly reduce the need to continually launch large supplies of new material and parts for repairs and maintenance. The demonstration, which NASA’s Space Technology Mission and Human Exploration and Operations Directorates co-sponsored, is considered a key enabling technology for in-space manufacturing. NASA awarded a Small Business Innovation Research contract valued to Tethers Unlimited Inc. to build the recycling system.

The Experimental Chondrule Formation at the International Space Station (EXCISS) investigation will explore how planets, moons and other objects in space formed by simulating the high-energy, low-gravity conditions that were present during formation of the early solar system. Scientists plan to zap a specially formulated dust with an electrical current, and then study the shape and texture of the resulting pellets.

The Crystallization of LRRK2 Under Microgravity Conditions-2 (PCG-16) investigation grows large crystals of an important protein, leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), in microgravity for analysis back on Earth. This protein is implicated in development of Parkinson’s disease, and improving our knowledge of its structure may help scientists better understand the pathology of the disease and develop therapies to treat it. LRRK2 crystals grown in gravity are too small and too compact to study, making microgravity an essential part of this research.  This investigation is sponsored by the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, which Congress designated in 2005 to maximize its use for improving quality of life on Earth.

Cygnus launched Nov. 17, 2018, on an Antares 230 rocket from Virginia Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A at Wallops, and arrived at the station Nov. 19 for the company’s 10th NASA-contracted commercial resupply mission to the station.

This was the seventh flight of an enhanced Cygnus spacecraft, and the fourth using Northrop Grumman’s upgraded Antares 230 launch vehicle featuring new RD-181 engines that provide increased performance and flexibility.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2019/02/08/astronauts-release-u-s-spacecraft-from-station/

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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #369 on: 02/08/2019 03:39 pm »
Cygnus departed the ISS Approach Ellipsoid, ending integrated operations between NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston and Orbital MCC in Dulles, Virginia.
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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #370 on: 02/08/2019 03:39 pm »
Anyone have a source for NORAD 2 line element sets for when Cygnus is in its working orbit? I have multiple payloads on this mission, and would like to track it.

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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #371 on: 02/08/2019 03:42 pm »
https://twitter.com/northropgrumman/status/1093909831730241538

NorthropGrumman says that five cubesats will be deployed, so I assume three from NRCSD-E and two from Slingshot.

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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #372 on: 02/08/2019 03:44 pm »
End of NASA TV coverage (thanks to our today's PAO Leah Cheshier)
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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #373 on: 02/08/2019 03:55 pm »
Unberthing and departure

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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #374 on: 02/08/2019 04:31 pm »
CYGNUS NG-10 - NORAD 43704 Tracking

http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=43704#TOP


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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #376 on: 02/08/2019 05:17 pm »
https://news.northropgrumman.com/news/releases/northrop-grummans-cygnus-spacecraft-departs-international-space-station-6742725
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The S.S. John Young now begins the second half of its mission by repositioning above the station to deploy two CubeSats via the NanoRacks External Cygnus Deployer and two CubeSats from the Slingshot CubeSat Deployer. Cygnus will then lower its orbit below the station for another NanoRacks deployment of one CubeSat. This specific satellite deployment operation marks the first dual altitude deployment for Cygnus, further demonstrating the spacecraft’s capabilities beyond cargo delivery and removal. During its secondary mission, the spacecraft will also operate a commercial powered payload mounted in the Slingshot launch system as another new customer, UbiquitiLink, Inc. UbiqutiLink’s telecommunications payload antenna will test the ability to send and receive messages in areas without ground-based connectivity.

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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #377 on: 02/08/2019 05:46 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/07/2019

SlingShot: Today crewmembers installed two Slingshot deployables (SEOPS-Quantum Radar -1 and -2s) on to the outer hatch of the Cygnus Spacecraft. Also installed in a deployable slot is the UbiquityLink-1 orbit to ground communications hardware. The two passive optical reflector satellites will be released after Cygnus moves away from the ISS. SEOPS’ SlingShot is a small satellite deployment system that fits inside the Cygnus spacecraft’s Passive Common Berthing Mechanism (PCBM). SlingShot can accommodate up to eighteen satellites that are deployed post Cygnus unberth.

Cygnus Departure Preparations: Today, the crew installed the starboard and port Controller Panel Assemblies (CPAs), re-installed the Node 1 Nadir thermal cover and closed the Node 1 Nadir hatch. The crew then completed the Pressure Management Device (PMD) setup in preparation for vestibule depress. Cygnus unberth is scheduled for tomorrow morning with release at 16:10 GMT (10:10 AM CT).

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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #378 on: 02/08/2019 06:24 pm »
Mention of the three cubesats to be deployed - implication is that the Slingshot deployer will be used for all three; I didn't realize that, thought there was also an NRCSD-E deployer.
There is a NRCSD-E.
http://nanoracks.com/nanoracks-provides-historic-triple-altitude-delivery-for-customers-in-single-space-station-launch/
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After Cygnus’ stay at the Space Station, the spacecraft is planned to maneuver to a higher altitude where the sixth NanoRacks External Cygnus Deployment Program mission will deploy two of three CubeSats on board into orbit, MySat-1 and the second CHEFSat satellite.

OK, and then Kicksat will be from Slingshot?
Thanks.  So PAO was misleading.

No, two of three refers to the higher altitude.  As noted later on in that same press release, KickSat is the third NanoRacks payload and deploys below the ISS, to avoid collision concerns with the Sprites.  The release is from NanoRacks, so they did not have a reason to mention the two Slingshot payloads.

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After MySat-1 and CHEFSat are deployed, NanoRacks will deliver the final customer payload in a third altitude. Northrop Grumman will direct Cygnus below the ISS to deploy KickSat-2, a collaborative CubeSat from NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University.

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Re: Antares - Cygnus NG-10 - November 17, 2018
« Reply #379 on: 02/08/2019 09:00 pm »
Anyone have a source for NORAD 2 line element sets for when Cygnus is in its working orbit? I have multiple payloads on this mission, and would like to track it.

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