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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 2018
« Reply #20 on: 09/11/2018 12:54 AM »
What is the current, planned launch date? 

SpaceflightInsider's schedule says NET Nov 21st, but SpaceflightNow and the Northrop Grumman reddit page both say Nov 17th.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 2018
« Reply #21 on: 09/11/2018 01:49 PM »
Part of the science payload: BBC - Space muscles study to use tiny worms https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-43654139
A short video about the research was broadcasted today, probably will be made available on-line later on.
The launch date mentioned on the page is 29.11.2018
« Last Edit: 09/14/2018 08:42 AM by SciNews »

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 2018
« Reply #22 on: 09/11/2018 03:40 PM »
The launch date mentioned on the page is 29.11.2018
The page is from April, 5, so not really up-to-date.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 2018
« Reply #23 on: 09/11/2018 09:05 PM »
The page is from April, 5, so not really up-to-date.
True, from NASA Wallops: NG-10/Antares - November 17, 2018 | TBD

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 2018
« Reply #24 on: 10/04/2018 06:44 PM »
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The Student Aerothermal Spectrometer Satellite of Illinois and Indiana (SASSI2) will be stowed in a
Canisterized Satellite Dispenser (CSD) on the second stage of the Antares launch vehicle. SASSI2 is a
secondary payload, part of the Cygnus NG-10E mission. There are three primary components to the
payload of SASSI2: a spectrometer, a suite of three pressure sensors, and a heat flux sensor. The payload
is meant to characterize the atmospheric conditions of re-entry to better inform re-entry simulation
software and to validate the CubeSat platform’s ability to complete a mission like this.

The satellite will be launched from the second stage of the Antares launch vehicle on November 17, 2018.
It will be inserted into an orbit that is approximately 187 km by 295 km, at an inclination of 51.6°.
Transmission of data will begin no sooner than 46.5 minutes after deployment. Atmospheric drag will
deorbit SASSI2 approximately 11 days after deployment and the mission will be concluded.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #27 on: 10/08/2018 12:38 PM »
http://www.satnews.com/story.php?number=121641355
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Abu Dhabi students are putting their career plans into orbit after teaming up to launch their very own satellite — a team of about 20 students at Khalifa University of Science and Technology have been working since 2015 to design the MYSAT-1, a smallsat  set to soar into space this November.
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The smallsat weighs 1.3kg and was developed by students enrolled in the Space Systems and Technology Masters in Engineering degree at the university. It is all set for lift-off in November from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), and will serve educational and research purposes.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #28 on: 10/18/2018 06:02 AM »
October 17, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-153

NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman Cygnus Launch from Virginia

Media accreditation now is open for the launch from Virginia of Northrop Grumman’s 10th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus spacecraft.

Northrop Grumman is targeting liftoff, on its Antares launch vehicle, no earlier than 4:49 a.m. EST Nov. 15 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island.

To cover the prelaunch and launch activities at Wallops, international media without U.S. citizenship must apply for credentials by Thursday, Oct. 25. The application deadline for media who are U.S. citizens is Thursday, Nov. 8.

U.S. media also are invited to Wallops to speak with NASA and Northrop Grumman officials about the upcoming mission, and view and photograph the Cygnus spacecraft, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. The deadline for accreditation for this opportunity is noon Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Officials available for interviews at this event include:
•Kathleen Boggs, Systems and Technology Demonstration manager, International Space Station Division, NASA Headquarters
•Rick Mastracchio, former NASA astronaut and senior director of Operations, Commercial Resupply Services Program at Northrop Grumman
• Kurt Eberly, Antares vice president at Northrop Grumman

All accreditation requests must be sent to Keith Koehler at [email protected]

Each resupply mission to the station delivers scientific investigations in the areas of biology and biotechnology, Earth and space science, physical sciences, and technology development and demonstrations.

Highlights of space station research that will be facilitated by research aboard this Cygnus are:
•An investigation into the complex process of cement solidification to explore how gravity levels like those on the Moon and Mars may potentially affect concrete hardening.
•Research to develop a mathematical model for how an astronaut’s perception of motion, body position and distance to objects changes in space.
•A test of the first integrated 3D printer and recycler to turn waste plastic materials into high-quality 3D-printer filament to create tools and materials, a key capability for future long-duration space missions beyond low-Earth orbit.

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.

Cargo resupply from U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new investigations at the only laboratory in space.

Get more information about Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus resupply missions at:

https://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #29 on: 10/19/2018 01:16 AM »
I suppose this becomes the first launch to the ISS after the Soyuz failure. I wonder if there's any changes in manifest due to the different crew requirements now.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #30 on: 10/19/2018 05:19 PM »
I suppose this becomes the first launch to the ISS after the Soyuz failure. I wonder if there's any changes in manifest due to the different crew requirements now.
Any small items going up on Cygnus NG-10 that were supposed to go up on Soyuz MS-10?
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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #31 on: 10/19/2018 05:44 PM »
The next Progress launch might not be far behind this one.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #32 on: 10/24/2018 06:46 AM »
A bit of trivia: in the CRS solicitations or contract award documents, NASA stated that berthing of a cargo ship to the ISS would never occur while anything was berthed to Node 2 Nadir.  (Berthing could occur while something was berthed to Node 1 Nadir -- and, indeed, this has happened several times already.)

The document never stated exactly why this was the case, but my assumption was that it had to do with providing as large a capture envelope as possible, either because there was a risk of collision or simply to improve visibility.

However, it now appears that NG-10 will berth to Node 1 Nadir while HTV-7 remains berthed to Node 2 Nadir.  Can anyone shed light on why this is now permitted?

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #33 on: 10/24/2018 06:52 AM »
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2018/10/23/station-preps-for-japan-us-ship-operations-next-month/
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The packed HTV-7 is due to be removed from the Harmony module with the Canadarm2 and released back into Earth orbit in November.
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An American cargo ship is due to replenish the Expedition 57 crew a few days after the HTV-7 leaves. Northrup Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter will take a three-day trip in space before it is captured with the Canadarm2 and berthed to the Unity module.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #38 on: 10/24/2018 08:13 PM »
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2018/10/23/station-preps-for-japan-us-ship-operations-next-month/
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The packed HTV-7 is due to be removed from the Harmony module with the Canadarm2 and released back into Earth orbit in November.

Interesting, so this supplies a missing piece of information.  Thanks!

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 15, 2018
« Reply #39 on: 10/24/2018 08:19 PM »
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2018/10/23/station-preps-for-japan-us-ship-operations-next-month/
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The packed HTV-7 is due to be removed from the Harmony module with the Canadarm2 and released back into Earth orbit in November.

Interesting, so this supplies a missing piece of information.  Thanks!
But not what happens to the EP and batteries...
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