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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 2018
« Reply #20 on: 09/03/2018 05:49 PM »
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The overall goal of the NSLSAT-1 mission, is to correlate solar activity to electron density in the Near-Earth (LEO) plasma field. The spacecraft will carry a Energetic Particle Detector and a Langmuir Probe.

The satellite will be launched as a payload aboard a NASA CRS (Commercial Resupply Mission) inside a NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD). Current launch vehicle is the Orbital-ATK NG10 rocket, scheduled to launch from Wallops Island, VA in November 2018. About 90 days after this launch, the NG-10 will un berth from the ISS, boost to a higher orbit, and deploy the satellite. The satellite will be inserted into a near-circular orbit at 500 km at an inclination of 51.6 degrees from the equator.

I wonder whether the 90 days from that document includes free flight time, or is the NG10 Cygnus going to spend an even longer time berthed to station?  OA/NG and NASA seem to have been more aggressive with demonstrating expanded capabilities on recent missions.  So, given previous tests with temp stowing experiments in the Cygnus (Tangolab-1 on OA-8[?]) I wouldn't be terribly surprised if they look into extending the berthed time to 3 months (IIRC, Cygnus was previously limited to ~60 days).  But maybe that 90 days is really 60 days at ISS and 30 days free flying prior to deployment?
Shouldn't reality posts be in "Advanced concepts"?  --Nomadd

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 - November 2018
« Reply #21 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 #22 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 #23 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 #24 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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