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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #40 on: 10/24/2018 08:23 pm »
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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #41 on: 10/24/2018 08:39 pm »
Cross-post re: NanoRacks Cubesats deployment:
http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/Antares/Documents/NG-10_Factsheet.pdf
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Once Cygnus is unberthed, a NanoRacks deployer will release three Cubesats from both above and below the station.
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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #42 on: 10/25/2018 03:23 pm »
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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #44 on: 10/26/2018 02:19 pm »
In the photo tweeted by Ken Kremer, how does the new fairing for Cygnus NG-11 differ from the one used on previous Antares vehicles?
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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #45 on: 10/26/2018 02:51 pm »
In the photo tweeted by Ken Kremer, how does the new fairing for Cygnus NG-11 differ from the one used on previous Antares vehicles?

"1st lateload cargoflight/newfairing." Apparently it has side hatch they can put in late load on the pad at Wallops & The Cape.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #46 on: 10/26/2018 03:41 pm »
In the photo tweeted by Ken Kremer, how does the new fairing for Cygnus NG-11 differ from the one used on previous Antares vehicles?

"1st lateload cargoflight/newfairing." Apparently it has side hatch they can put in late load on the pad at Wallops & The Cape.

Thanks. I thought they redesigned the fairing to make it lighter, or something else.
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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #47 on: 10/26/2018 03:46 pm »
In the photo tweeted by Ken Kremer, how does the new fairing for Cygnus NG-11 differ from the one used on previous Antares vehicles?

"1st lateload cargoflight/newfairing." Apparently it has side hatch they can put in late load on the pad at Wallops & The Cape.

I thought they had previously said the end (nose cap) of the new fairing can be detached, which is kinda what it looks like here (there is a seam all the way around near the top).
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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #51 on: 11/09/2018 09:02 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/08/2018

Northrop Grumman-10 (NG-10) Cygnus Rendezvous On-board Training (OBT):  The crew reviewed the NG-10 mission profile, rendezvous crew procedures, and interfaces necessary for monitoring and commanding to the Cygnus vehicle.  NG-10 is scheduled to arrive at the ISS on November 18.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #52 on: 11/09/2018 09:05 pm »
How to View Nov. 15 NG-10 Antares Launch

Rob Garner Posted on November 9, 2018

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket, carrying the company’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station at 4:49 a.m. EST, Nov. 15.

The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents up and down the East Coast of the United States.

When accessed from a smartphone browser, the Wallops Mission Status Center website can provide specific viewing information based on your location. Live coverage of the mission is scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 14 on the Wallops video and audio Ustream sites.

Live coverage of the mission is scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m. EST Nov. 14 on the Wallops video and audio Ustream sites. Launch coverage and commentary on NASA TV will begin at 4:15 a.m. EST Nov. 15.

Full coverage details

For local launch-viewers, the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops opens at 1 a.m. on launch day for public viewing. Additional locations for catching the launch are Robert Reed Park on Chincoteague Island or Beach Road spanning the area between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Assateague Island National Seashore/Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia will not be open for viewing the launch.

Visitors are reminded that alcohol, pets and firearms are not allowed on the NASA Visitor Center grounds.

Guidance from NASA on drone use for viewing Wallops launches
Guidance for mariners (PDF)
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Under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract, Cygnus will carry about 7,200 pounds of crew supplies and hardware to the space station, including science and research in support of dozens of research investigations.

Included in the cargo are investigations that will enable U.S. National Laboratory research, which is managed by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. They include a physical sciences investigation to evaluate a method for producing fiber optic cable in space and astrophysics research to examine the formation of chondrules, some of the oldest material in the solar system.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2018/11/09/how-to-view-nov-15-ng-10-antares-launch/

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #53 on: 11/09/2018 09:16 pm »
November 09, 2018
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NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station
Antares and Cygnus in Wallops HIF

NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, at 4:49 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 15. The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following the launch, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Loaded with 7,500 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, this 10th commercial resupply mission for Northrop Grumman will launch from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

About 70 minutes after launch, an automated command will initiate deployment of the spacecraft’s solar arrays. Full deployment will take approximately 30 minutes.

The Cygnus spacecraft, dubbed the SS John Young, will arrive at the space station Sunday, Nov. 18. At about 4:35 a.m., Expedition 57 Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA will grapple the spacecraft using the station’s robotic arm. She will be backed up by Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency), who will monitor Cygnus systems during its approach. After capture, ground controllers will command the robotic arm to rotate and install Cygnus on the bottom of the station’s Unity module.

Complete coverage of launch activities is as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 13:

    2 p.m. – What’s on Board science briefing
        Tara Ruttley, associate chief scientist for Microgravity Research in NASA’s Office of the Chief Scientist
        Diane Risdon, In-Space Manufacturing Refabricator project lead at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
        Liz Warren, associate program scientist for the station’s National Lab
        Allison Porter, flight mission manager at Tethers Unlimited
        Michelle Lucas, founder and president of Higher Orbits
        Student researchers with Higher Orbits

Wednesday, Nov. 14:

    11 a.m. – Prelaunch news conference
        Joel Montalbano, International Space Station Program deputy manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
        Tara Ruttley
        Doug Voss, deputy chief of the Range and Mission Management Office at Wallops
        Frank DeMauro, vice president for Human Space Systems and Logistics at Northrop Grumman
        Kurt Eberly, Antares vice president at Northrop Grumman

Thursday, Nov. 15:

    4:15 a.m. – Launch coverage begins
    5:45 a.m. – Cygnus solar array deployment
    7 a.m. – Postlaunch news conference
        Joel Montalbano
        Frank DeMauro
        Kurt Eberly

Sunday, Nov. 18

    3 a.m. – Grapple of Cygnus with the space station’s robotic arm
    6:15 a.m. – Cygnus installation operations

Media registration for the launch and associated activities is closed. However, media may participate via phone in the What’s on Board briefing and prelaunch and postlaunch news conferences. Media interested in participating must contact Stephanie Schierholz at [email protected] for call details.

Media already registered to attend launch activities at Wallops can get more information on schedules, facility hours of operation, remote camera setup, and more at:

https://go.nasa.gov/2z4Oj3k

The Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to remain at the space station until Feb. 12, 2019, when it will depart, taking with it several tons of trash, and deploy several CubeSats before its fiery reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

Learn more about the Northrop Grumman CRS-10 mission by going to the mission home page at:

https://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman
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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #54 on: 11/09/2018 09:25 pm »
Scheduled to stay at the space station almost 3 months. That will provide the crew a extra room

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #55 on: 11/11/2018 06:45 pm »
Interviewing Frank DeMauro (Cygnus) and Kurt Eberly (Antares) Monday, 12 November at 16:00 EST.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #56 on: 11/11/2018 08:24 pm »
Any last minute payload/manifest changes as a result of the MS-10 failure?
This is the first launch for the THINSATs, correct? Any interesting stories/thoughts on the THINSAT program?

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #57 on: 11/11/2018 08:26 pm »
Any last minute payload/manifest changes as a result of the MS-10 failure?
This is the first launch for the THINSATs, correct? Any interesting stories/thoughts on the THINSAT program?

They were moved to the next flight.
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46582.msg1871511#msg1871511

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #58 on: 11/12/2018 12:31 am »
I was not aware of that STA change. Thanks!

But why was it necessary? Since the ThinSats are deployed after second stage separation, how is it that the MS-10 mishap is affecting the ThinSats at all? I am failing to see the connection.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #59 on: 11/12/2018 06:21 am »
Are now any cubesats at all on this mission?

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