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Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« on: 10/16/2018 02:13 AM »
Thread for the CRS NG-11 flight.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : April 2019
« Reply #1 on: 10/16/2018 02:15 AM »
0827-EX-CN-2018   
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The AeroCube-10 mission consists of two nanosatellites, called AeroCube-10a and 10b that will
demonstrate 1) precision satellite-to-satellite pointing, 2) deployment of atmospheric probes for
in-situ measurement of air density, 3) small-spacecraft proximity operations using propulsion from
a steam thruster (no docking is planned), and 4) solar cell performance degradation experiment
that will correlate data from radiation sensors tuned to the energy levels suspected of causing
damage to a drop in solar cell power output.
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The AeroCube-10a and 10b
spacecraft are manifested as part of an upcoming Commercial Resupply Service mission to the
International Space Station (ISS). They will be deployed directly from the resupply spacecraft at
the end of its mission. The resupply mission will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional
Spaceport on Antares 230/Cygnus. The orbit will be circular between 400 km to 500 km altitude
with an inclination of 51.6.

A pair of cubesats that will be deployed above the ISS altitude after Cygnus leaves ISS.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : April 2019
« Reply #2 on: 10/17/2018 06:36 PM »
0827-EX-CN-2018   
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The AeroCube-10 mission consists of two nanosatellites, called AeroCube-10a and 10b that will
demonstrate 1) precision satellite-to-satellite pointing, 2) deployment of atmospheric probes for
in-situ measurement of air density, 3) small-spacecraft proximity operations using propulsion from
a steam thruster (no docking is planned), and 4) solar cell performance degradation experiment
that will correlate data from radiation sensors tuned to the energy levels suspected of causing
damage to a drop in solar cell power output.
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The AeroCube-10a and 10b
spacecraft are manifested as part of an upcoming Commercial Resupply Service mission to the
International Space Station (ISS). They will be deployed directly from the resupply spacecraft at
the end of its mission. The resupply mission will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional
Spaceport on Antares 230/Cygnus. The orbit will be circular between 400 km to 500 km altitude
with an inclination of 51.6.

A pair of cubesats that will be deployed above the ISS altitude after Cygnus leaves ISS.
Above ISS?  Isnt that odd?  I mean it is my understanding that most cubesats are released down and away(prograde) from ISS to avoid collision with ISS.

Pic  NanoRacks cubesat deployer on Feb 25, 2015
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : April 2019
« Reply #3 on: 10/17/2018 06:43 PM »
Cygnus has started deploying some of them higher after leaving ISS, gives them more time on orbit.
« Last Edit: 10/17/2018 06:44 PM by gongora »

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : April 2019
« Reply #4 on: 10/20/2018 08:46 PM »
Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-8 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM -
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Now, Cygnus will perform some burns to enter an orbit 50km above the ISS and to released then several cubesats, in about 6 hours...
« Last Edit: 10/21/2018 02:55 AM by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : April 2019
« Reply #5 on: 10/29/2018 01:16 PM »
1850-EX-ST-2018
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This STA is necessary to authorize radio transmission of data to and from the ThinSat satellites. This STA is necessary to replace STA 1063-EX-ST-2018, because the launch has been slipped from NG-10 to NG-11, as part of the rescheduling of launches due to the recent Soyuz launch failure. All orbit and lifetime parameters remain the same as for the original STA, but the launch date will be NET March 1 2019, current expected date April 17, 2019.

edit:  ThinSat post in NG-10 thread: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=45110.msg1831978#msg1831978
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : April 2019
« Reply #6 on: 11/03/2018 12:09 AM »
This STA replaces STA 1018-EX-ST-2018, which was granted October 3, 2018.
SASSI2 has been remanifested to launch on NG-11 instead of NG-10. The only change is that
the launch will occur later; all of the orbit parameters, lifetime and technical parameters of the
spacecraft and mission remain unchanged from those granted in the original STA.
The decision to move to NG-11 was part of the change of launch schedules to respond to the
recent Soyuz failure.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : April 2019
« Reply #7 on: 11/28/2018 09:54 PM »
TJ REVERB moved from NG-10 to NG-11. 0950-EX-CN-2018

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The TJ REVERB satellite will be launched to the ISS on the Cygnus NG-11 mission
currently scheduled for April 17, 2019. The satellite will be deployed from the ISS by Nanoracks

(I think it's kinda funny they point to Gunter's site as a source of additional background information.  Gunter's site is almost always a place to look for additional background information :D)

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : April 2019
« Reply #8 on: 12/01/2018 08:53 AM »
NASA has provided an update on ELaNa CubeSat launches
https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches
On NG-11 these cubesats are planned
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ELaNa 26
Date:  NET April 17, 2019
Mission:  NG-11 Antares II, Wallops Flight Facility, Va.
5 CubeSat Missions scheduled to be deployed
CAPSat University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
HARP University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland
OPAL Utah State University, Logan, Utah
TJREVERB Thomas Jefferson High School, Alexandria, Virginia
Virginia CubeSat Constellation Old Dominion Research Foundation, Norfolk, Virginia

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