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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #21 on: 03/14/2019 03:40 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.
They have changed it again.
https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches
Now only the VCC sats are on NG-11.
As I assumed CAPSat is now NG-12, HARP is missing.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #22 on: 03/15/2019 05:42 am »
They have changed it again.
https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches
Now only the VCC sats are on NG-11.
As I assumed CAPSat is now NG-12, HARP is missing.

HARP is now on NG-12.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #23 on: 03/15/2019 07:11 am »
They have changed it again.
https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches
Now only the VCC sats are on NG-11.
As I assumed CAPSat is now NG-12, HARP is missing.

HARP is now on NG-12.
Thank you. The list was changed again. Yesterday 16 sats were on NG-12, now there are 18 sats.
HARP was added and also this one: SwampSat II – University of Florida, Gainesville

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #24 on: 03/21/2019 05:21 pm »
https://www.kraksat.pl/space/en/
Another satellite on NG-11.
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Despite its little size, KRAKsat has a huge task to complete. It will travel on the board of Cygnus ship and Antares rocket until, in April 2019, achieves International Space Station. Satellite will be launched from ISS into space at height of 400km.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #29 on: 04/06/2019 05:09 am »
April 05, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY M19-024
NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 10, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on the next Northrop Grumman commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live online at:

http://www.nasa.gov/live

Northrop Grumman is targeting Wednesday, April 17, for the launch of its Cygnus spacecraft on an Antares rocket from pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

Pete Hasbrook, associate program scientist for the International Space Station Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Patrick O’Neill, senior manager of marketing and communications for the station’s National Lab, will provide an overview of the research and technology aboard Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft.

Also participating in Wednesday’s briefing are:

    Richard L. Hughson, Schlegel Research Chair in Vascular Aging and Brain Health and senior director of research at the University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging, will discuss the Vascular Aging investigation, which analyzes ultrasounds of the arteries and wearable sensors of the space station crew members.
    Roberto Piazza, professor of condensed matter physics, Polytechnic University of Milan, will discuss the Advanced Colloids Experiment-Temperature-10 (ACE-T-10) investigation, which tests gels in a microgravity environment. Knowledge gained from this investigation can be applied in efforts to grow increasingly complex materials used to build new materials and equipment in space.
    Trevor Castor, President and CEO of Aphios Corporation, will discuss Targeted Nanoparticles for Orphan and Chronic Diseasesin a Microgravity Environment Using Green SuperFluids Technology (STaARS BioScience-11) investigation. Nanosomes or nanoparticle delivery systems are being studied for use in targeting chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and HIV. Nanoparticles created in microgravity are much smaller, enhancing drug uptake and delivery. This approach potentially reduces the required dose per treatment and decreases cost per dose.
    Laura Shaw, International Space Station Program Lead for Exploration Life Support Systems, and John Garr, Exploration Life Support System Integrator, will discuss the Thermal Amine Scrubber, a technology that tests a method to remove carbon dioxide from air aboard the orbiting outpost. NASA will use the station as the testbed to evolve the station’s life support system into an evolved system for use on Gateway to support missions to the Moon and eventually for Mars missions.
    Brian Banker,Seeker deputy project manager, will discuss Seeker, a flying robot prototype to be used outside spacecraft to perform inspections. This investigation will take place after the Cygnus resupply spacecraft leaves the space station and will fly the robot on basic maneuvers to take high-resolution images of Cygnus.

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Gina Anderson at 202-358-1100 or [email protected] by 10 a.m. Tuesday, for dial-in information.

The Cygnus spacecraft will carry crew supplies, scientific research and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 59 and 60 crews for the 11th contracted mission by Northrop Grumman under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.

For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman
« Last Edit: 04/06/2019 05:20 am by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #30 on: 04/09/2019 12:21 pm »
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330969667_Seeker_Free-Flying_Inspector_GNC_System_Overview
Seeker Free-Flying Inspector GNC System Overview

Seeker will be deployed from the NanoRacks External Deployer.
« Last Edit: 04/09/2019 12:33 pm by Olaf »

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #31 on: 04/09/2019 10:58 pm »
Scientific Investigations Set for Space on NG-11

NASA Johnson
Published on Apr 9, 2019

A Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft scheduled to lift off no earlier than April 17 will carry supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station. For this mission, Northrop Grumman will use a new late load capability that allows time-sensitive experiments to be loaded just 24 hours before liftoff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqRITyuIojY?t=001



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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #32 on: 04/11/2019 11:14 pm »
April 11, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY M19-028
NASA TV Coverage Set for April 17 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the international Space Station at 4:46 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 17. The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following liftoff, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Loaded with 7,500 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, this Northrop Grumman’s 11th commercial resupply NASA-contracted mission. It will launch from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

About two-and-a-half hours 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 Roger Chaffee, will arrive at the space station Friday, April 19. At about 5:30 a.m., Expedition 59 NASA astronaut Anne McClain will grapple the spacecraft using the station’s robotic arm. She will be backed up by David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency. NASA astronaut Nick Hague will monitor Cygnus systems during its approach. After capture, ground controllers will command the station’s arm to rotate and install Cygnus on the bottom of the station’s Unity module.

Complete NASA TV coverage of launch activities is as follows:

Tuesday, April 16:

    1 p.m. – What’s on Board science briefing
        Pete Hasbrook, manager, International Space Station Program Science Office
        Liz Warren, associate program scientist, International Space Station National Lab
        Andrew Zarechnak, Cygnus vehicle manager, Northrop Grumman
        Maria G. Bualat, Astrobee Facility, Facility Deputy Group Lead, Intelligent Robotics Group at Ames Research Center
        Dmitry Starodubov, Chief Scientist, Space Fibers
        Trisha Rettig, post-doctoral fellow, and Nina Nishiyama, research associate, Rodent Research-12
        Bob Twiggs, professor of Astronautics and Space Science at Morehead State University/Co-Inventor of the CubeSat, Twiggs Space Lab; Marty Estep, Antares program operations manager at Northrop Grumman; and Chris Hale, program manager for Virginia Space ThinSat Program

    4 p.m. – Prelaunch news conference
        Pete Hasbrook, manager, International Space Station Program Science Office
        Joel Montalbano, deputy manager, International Space Station Program deputy manager
        Doug Voss, deputy chief of the Wallops Range and Mission Management Office
        Frank DeMauro, vice president and general manager, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman
        Kurt Eberly, Antares vice president, Northrop Grumman

Wednesday, April 17:

    4:15 p.m. – Launch coverage begins
    7 p.m. – Cygnus solar array deployment coverage begins
    8:15 p.m. – Postlaunch news conference
        Joel Montalbano
        Frank DeMauro
        Kurt Eberly
        Pete Hasbrook

Friday, April 19

    4 a.m. – Coverage of Rendezvous and capture of Cygnus
    7 a.m. – Coverage of 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 Gina Anderson 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/2Ifq0WA

The Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to remain at the space station until July 23, when it will depart, deploy NanoRacks customer CubeSats, and then have an extended mission in orbit until December before it will dispose of several tons of trash during a scheduled fiery reentry and destruction in Earth’s atmosphere.

This will be the final mission under Northrop Grumman’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-1) contract with NASA before starting the CRS-2 contract missions this fall. Under Northrop Grumman’s contract, the company will fly 11 missions.

Learn more about the Northrop Grumman CRS-11 mission to the International Space Station at:

https://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman
« Last Edit: 04/11/2019 11:15 pm by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #33 on: 04/11/2019 11:20 pm »
I'll be at the launch, watching from the NASA viewing area! Always excited to see these.

Is the NSF twitch team going to be at the launch?

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #34 on: 04/12/2019 06:15 pm »
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330969667_Seeker_Free-Flying_Inspector_GNC_System_Overview
Seeker Free-Flying Inspector GNC System Overview

Seeker will be deployed from the NanoRacks External Deployer.

Pretty excited for this one. I provided the Cygnus 3d model they used to train the neural network for Seeker. I hope some cool pictures of Cygnus come out of it

For anyone trying to keep track of NRCSD utilization, Seeker is a 3u cubesat, and theres a second 3u payload (Kenobi) which will stay permanently attached to Cygnus to serve as a communications link between it and Seeker (since Seekers battery life is too short to downlink its data direct to Earth)

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #36 on: 04/15/2019 03:16 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasahqphoto/status/1117807508733726720

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The @northropgrumman Antares rocket with #Cygnus cargo vehicle onboard is seen as it rolls towards Pad-0A at @NASA_Wallops ahead of the company's 11th resupply mission to @Space_Station. See more 📸 flic.kr/s/aHskTMfMuJ

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #37 on: 04/15/2019 03:41 pm »
Antares Rocket for Northrop Grumman CRS-11 Rolls to Launch Pad

Rob Garner Posted on April 15, 2019

NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station at 4:46 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 17.

Loaded with 7,500 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, this is Northrop Grumman’s 11th commercial resupply NASA-contracted mission. It will launch from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

The team rolled the Antares rocket out from the Horizontal Integration Facility at Wallops the morning of April 15.

More images are available from NASA Headquarters’ Flickr.

The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following liftoff, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 4:15 p.m. EDT April 17.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2019/04/15/antares-rocket-for-northrop-grumman-crs-11-rolls-to-launch-pad/

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-11 : NET April 17, 2019
« Reply #38 on: 04/15/2019 04:09 pm »
Super rollout photos here.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/sets/72157679887079798

Serial numbers visible at highest resolution. 
First stage appears to be Taurus 2 Stage 1 No. 10.
(NG-10 used S1.9, OA-9 used S1.6, etc.)

 - Ed Kyle
« Last Edit: 04/15/2019 08:03 pm by edkyle99 »

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« Reply #39 on: 04/15/2019 04:17 pm »
Cygnus Spaceship at Launch Pad as Crew Trains for Delivery Mission

Mark Garcia Posted on April 15, 2019

The next U.S. spaceship to deliver goods to the International Space Station rolled out to its launch pad in Virginia today. The Expedition 59 crew is training to capture the U.S. space freighter while also filming a virtual reality experience aboard the orbital lab.

Northrop Grumman is poised to launch its Cygnus resupply ship atop an Antares rocket Wednesday at 4:46 p.m. EDT. It will blast off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on a day-and-a-half long delivery trip to the station’s Unity module.

Astronauts Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques will be waiting for Cygnus’ arrival Friday morning from inside the cupola. McClain will command the Canadarm2 robotic arm to reach out and capture Cygnus about 5:30 a.m. as Saint-Jacques backs her up. Robotics controllers will take over shortly after and remotely install the Cygnus to Unity’s Earth-facing point about two hours later.

The duo, supported by NASA astronaut Nick Hague, continued reviewing procedures and practicing robotics maneuvers today as Cygnus counts down to its Wednesday launch. NASA TV will broadcast the launch and capture activities live.

More virtual reality filming continued today and has been ongoing for several months now inside the orbital complex. The crew has been filming a 360° experience depicting life on the station for future viewing by audiences on Earth.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2019/04/15/cygnus-spaceship-at-launch-pad-as-crew-trains-for-delivery-mission/

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