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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.
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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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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #9 on: 02/08/2019 10:48 pm »
I almost didn't click on this, I don't recall seeing these before for Cygnus missions.

0019-EX-CN-2019

Some information on radio emissions from Cygnus, a little info about reentry.

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For the NG-11 mission Cygnus will carry an external NanoRacks CubeSat Satellite Deployer (NRCSD), which will deploy up to 4 “CubeSat” microsats following departure from ISS. Each NRCSD, with integrated CubeSats, is provided to NGIS by NASA. The microsats release point will be approximately 45 km above the ISS. The Cygnus orbit will be circular at the time of the deployments


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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #11 on: 03/04/2019 12:58 pm »
Another cubesats, which will fly in NG-11.
https://twitter.com/UVAEngineers/status/1101218072428535810

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #12 on: 03/04/2019 01:00 pm »
These will also fly on this mission.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/kiboexp/news/20190221_birds.html
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Three ultra-small satellites of 1 U size (10 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm), designed and manufactured by Kyushu Institute of Technology as the third bulletin of the BIRDS project (* 1) on February 18, 2019, the next Saturday, 19 Singapore Space Technology One small ultra-small satellite of 3 U size (10 cm × 10 cm × 30 cm) designed and manufactured by the National University of Singapore based on the contract with the association (* 2) was transferred to the Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) It was handed over to JAXA and the installation work was carried out to release from the Japanese space experiment building "Kibo" in the International Space Station (ISS) around May to June.
The third bulletin of the BIRDS project this time is from students of Kyushu Institute of Technology and students from Sri Lanka and Nepal who are studying at the university. Among them, for Sri Lanka and Nepal, it is the country's first artificial satellite.
The installation work is proceeding smoothly and will be launched to the ISS around April in the future by the Signin Supply Vessel Operation No. 11 (NG - 11) from the state of the state of Purga in the United States.The installation work is proceeding smoothly and will be launched to the ISS around April in the future by the Signin Supply Vessel Operation No. 11 (NG - 11) from the state of the state of Purga in the United States.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #14 on: 03/05/2019 07:38 pm »
March 05, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY M19-013

NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman’s April Cargo Launch from Virginia
 
 
Media accreditation is open for the launch of Northrop Grumman’s next delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station on April 17.

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft is targeted to launch on the company’s Antares rocket at 4:46 p.m. EDT from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island in Virginia.

To cover prelaunch and launch activities at Wallops, international media without U.S. citizenship must apply for credentials by Friday, March 15. The application deadline for media who are U.S. citizens is Wednesday, April 10. All accreditation requests must be sent to Keith Koehler at [email protected]

On this mission, Northrop Grumman will use a new late load capability. Previously, all cargo had to be loaded about four days prior to launch. This new capability will allow time-sensitive science experiments to be loaded into Cygnus just 24 hours before liftoff.

This is the 11th and final Cygnus mission under Northrop’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS)-1 contract with NASA. The CRS-2 contract begins with a cargo launch in the fall.

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. 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.

NASA leads human space exploration in low-Earth orbit with commercial and international partners to enable missions to the Moon and Mars. International Space Station missions are a catalyst for economic development and the advancement of scientific knowledge and new technologies that improve our lives.

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

https://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #15 on: 03/07/2019 03:23 pm »
Next Northrop Grumman Cygnus Launch Set for April 17

Sarah Loff Posted on March 7, 2019

Media accreditation is open for the launch of Northrop Grumman’s next delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station on April 17.

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft is targeted to launch on the company’s Antares rocket at 4:46 p.m. EDT from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island in Virginia.

On this mission, Northrop Grumman will use a new late load capability. Previously, all cargo had to be loaded about four days prior to launch. This new capability will allow time-sensitive science experiments to be loaded into Cygnus just 24 hours before liftoff.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2019/03/07/next-northrop-grumman-cygnus-launch-set-for-april-17/

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #16 on: 03/08/2019 02:44 pm »
Another cubesat readdy for NG-11
http://investor.aacmicrotec.com/pressmeddelanden/aac-microtec-delivers-iod-1-gems-the-first-satellite-in-the--69639
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The 3U satellite, named IOD-1 GEMS (Global Environmental Monitoring Satellite), is scheduled for launch onboard a Cygnus uncrewed resupply spacecraft and will be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by an Antares rocket. The launch window at NASA Wallops (Virginia, USA) opens on 17 April 2019.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #17 on: 03/10/2019 05:55 pm »
NASA has updated the site about Upcoming ELaNa CubeSat Launches
https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches
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ELaNa 26
Date:  NET April 17, 2019
Mission:  NG-11 – Antares II, Wallops Flight Facility, Va.
2 CubeSat Missions scheduled to be deployed
CAPSat – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
HARP – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland
Only two sats remain, HARP and TJREVERB moved to NG-12. The question is about the three Virginia CubeSat Constellation satellites, which are readdy to fly, but not included in the new schedule.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #18 on: 03/12/2019 09:20 am »
Some information about cubesats on NG-11

1. In the above mentioned NASA document, CAPSat is listed twice, in NG-11 and NG-12.
Because https://aerospace.illinois.edu/research/research-facilities/laboratory-advanced-space-systems-illinois-lassi said
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CAPSat is slated for launch in fall 2019
I assume the entry in NG-11 is a typo, and the Virginia CubeSat Constellation satellites should be mentioned there.

2. Regarding cubesats we have two numbers for NanoRacks
From "Attachment 4 Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation 0019-EX-CN-2019" , provided by gongora, we know
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For the NG-11 mission Cygnus will carry an external NanoRacks CubeSat Satellite Deployer (NRCSD), which will deploy up to 4 “CubeSat” microsats following departure from ISS.
From a NanoRacks tweet we have learned
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Testing for yet another #Cygnus mission is underway as we gear up for #NG11! Seven more #CubeSats will be destined for orbit.

3. We will have there four cubesats, which flight is supported by JAXA.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/kuoa/news/1802_spooqy-1.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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The SpooQy-1 and BIRDS-3 were handed over to JAXA on the same day and are scheduled to be launched aboard the Cygnus 11 Spacecraft from Virginia, USA.
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