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Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 15, 2020
« on: 11/16/2019 03:13 pm »
https://twitter.com/northropgrumman/status/1195725722092032001

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With the NG-12 launch behind us, preparations are already well underway for @NASA’s NG-13 mission launching early next year. Our #Antares rocket is being prepped and our #Cygnus pressurized cargo module has been delivered to the @NASA_Wallops launch site. #NorthropGrumman
« Last Edit: 02/14/2020 07:35 pm by zubenelgenubi »

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : Feb 2020
« Reply #2 on: 12/20/2019 01:24 am »
If the schedules hold as they are, Antares will launch from 0A with a Minotaur IV on 0B 1/4 of a mile away.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : Feb 2020
« Reply #3 on: 12/25/2019 02:34 pm »
http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/001560.html
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Here is the NASA logo for Northrop Grumman's lucky number NG-13 Cygnus, the second Commercial Resupply Services (CRS)-2 mission, currently scheduled for February 2020:

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #4 on: 12/31/2019 09:18 am »
Launch was February 7, 2020--cross-post:
Cygnus NG-13 launch date moved forward to February 7, 2020.
From SFN Launch Schedule, updated September 12

Launch now February 9, same source, updated December 30.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : Feb 2020
« Reply #5 on: 01/07/2020 06:40 pm »
January 07, 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY M20-003
NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman’s February Space Station Launch
Northop Grumman Antares Rocket

Media accreditation is open for the launch from Virginia of Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.

Northrop Grumman is targeting liftoff of its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft for 5:39 p.m. EST Feb. 9 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 Monday, Jan. 13. The application deadline for media who are U.S. citizens is Monday, Feb. 3.

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 facilitated by research aboard this Cygnus mission include:

    The Mobile SpaceLab, a tissue and cell culturing facility that launches and returns on space station resupply spacecraft to offer researchers a quick-turnaround, high-throughput platform that can perform a biology experiment without the need for crew operations for as long as a month.
    Plant Habitat-02, which will cultivate radishes in the Advanced Plant Habitat facility as a model plant that is nutritious and edible. The ability to reliably grow nutritionally-valuable food crops in space which will be critical for NASA’s human exploration of the Moon and Mars.
    The Spacecraft Fire Experiment-IV (Saffire-IV) investigation, which will use the Cygnus resupply vehicle after it leaves the space station to examine the development and growth of a fire in different materials and environmental conditions. Understanding how fires spread in space is vital for developing flame-resistant materials and fire prevention measures.

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.

Learn about Northrop Grumman’s commercial resupply missions at:

https://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #7 on: 01/19/2020 10:09 pm »
More rocket launches, you say? 🚀 Done. ✔️

Get a front row seat to witness an #Antares rocket lifting off for the next cargo resupply mission out of @NASA_Wallops on Feb. 9.

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1218627876016271361

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #8 on: 01/20/2020 03:44 pm »
https://twitter.com/northropgrumman/status/1219273382908321794
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Our NG-13 #Cygnus spacecraft honors Major Robert Lawrence Jr., who began #DefiningPossible as the first African American astronaut. Learn more: http://ms.spr.ly/6018Tk5qw 

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #9 on: 01/21/2020 07:39 am »
Here's a pretty good short film on Major Lawrence which has comments from Charles Bolden.

« Last Edit: 01/21/2020 07:40 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #10 on: 01/21/2020 07:45 am »
Here's the NG flyer on Major Lawrence.
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-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #11 on: 01/21/2020 12:47 pm »
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Jan. 16, 2020
Get a front row seat to a rocket launch and go behind the scenes at NASA!

We are inviting social media users to apply for credentials to cover the launch of Northrop Grumman's CRS-13 mission to the International Space Station. An Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft will liftoff no earlier than 5:39 p.m. EST on Feb. 9, 2020 from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

A maximum of 40 active social media users will be selected to attend the two-day event Feb. 8-9, 2020 and will be given the same access as news media. Participants should keep in mind that due to the complexity of these launches, it is possible the Antares rocket could launch at a later date beyond its scheduled launch window.

NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:

Get an up-close view of the launch from the Wallops Island media viewing site

Meet with rocket experts from NASA and Northrop Grumman

Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

Meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media

Meet members of NASA's social media teams

Registration opens on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Social media users must apply by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, January. 23, 2020. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

More info on applying etc at:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/get-a-front-row-seat-to-a-rocket-launch-and-go-behind-the-scenes-at-nasa

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #12 on: 01/21/2020 06:39 pm »
When: 5:39 p.m. ET on Feb. 9 🕠
Where: Wallops Island, VA 🗺️
What: An Antares rocket launching a Cygnus 🛰️
Why: To bring supplies to the @Space_Station

Who: YOU!

We're inviting 40 active social media users to get a front row seat to launch! Apply today!

https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops/status/1219675761801605127

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #13 on: 01/21/2020 11:00 pm »
https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/solcalc/

The launch date of February 9, 2020 at 5:39 PM EST (UTC-5) is five minutes after sunset, which should be a spectacular sight for not only those at Wallops Island, but also for those along the southeastern coast.

Coordinates: 37.833839, -75.487747
« Last Edit: 01/21/2020 11:01 pm by ZachS09 »
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #14 on: 01/22/2020 12:23 am »
Next Northrop Grumman Cygnus Launch Set for Feb. 9

Isabelle Yan Posted on January 21, 2020

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 Feb. 9.

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft is targeted to launch on the company’s Antares rocket at 5:39 p.m. EST from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island in Virginia.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2020/01/21/next-northrop-grumman-cygnus-launch-set-for-feb-9/


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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #16 on: 01/24/2020 04:55 pm »
January 24, 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY M20-014
NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 29, to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live online at:
 

http://www.nasa.gov/live


Northrop Grumman is targeting Sunday, Feb. 9, at 5:39 p.m., for the launch of its Cygnus spacecraft on an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.

Heidi Parris, assistant program scientist for the International Space Station Program Science Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Liz Warren, senior associate program scientist for the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, will provide an overview of the research and technology aboard the Cygnus spacecraft.

Also participating in the briefing are:
 

    Caitlin O’Connell, principal investigator, and Devin Ridgley, chief biologist, SCORPIO-V, a division of HNu Photonics, will discuss the Mobile SpaceLab, a tissue and cell culturing facility that can perform a biology experiment without the need for crew operations for as long as a month.
    Bruce Hammer, professor of radiology at the University of Minnesota, and Louis Kidder, a research scientist in bone physiology at the University of Minnesota, will discuss OsteoOmics, which investigates the molecular mechanisms behind bone loss in microgravity.
    Vatsan Raman, principal investigator and assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, and co-investigator Heath Mills, will discuss Phage Evolution, which examines the effects of microgravity and radiation exposure on viruses that target human bacteria without harming human cells or the body’s beneficial bacteria population. The investigation results could ultimately help protect the health of astronauts on future missions.
    David Urban, principal investigator, and Gary Ruff, project manager, will discuss the Spacecraft Fire Experiment-IV (Saffire-IV) investigation, which will examine the development and growth of a fire in different materials and environmental conditions.


To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Gina Anderson at 202-358-1160 or [email protected] by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, for dial-in information.

The Cygnus spacecraft will carry crew supplies, scientific research and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 61 and 62 crews for the 13th mission under Northrop Grumman’s Commercial Resupply Services-2 contract with NASA.

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

https://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #17 on: 01/24/2020 05:22 pm »
The Cygnus spacecraft will carry crew supplies, scientific research and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 61 and 62 crews for the 13th mission under Northrop Grumman’s Commercial Resupply Services-2 contract with NASA.
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Cygnus will launch on Feb 9th, after Expedition 61 ending on Feb 6th...So should be Expedition 62 and 63 crews !
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #18 on: 01/25/2020 05:02 pm »
Attention reporters!
Want to talk to the scientists sending their research to the @Space_Station on the next resupply mission launching from @NASA_Wallops?

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1221101923618545664

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-13 : February 9, 2020
« Reply #19 on: 01/30/2020 07:35 pm »
https://www.issnationallab.org/press-releases/northrop-grumman-crs13-carries-national-lab-investigations/

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Northrop Grumman’s 13th Cargo Resupply Mission to Carry Multiple R&D Payloads Sponsored by the ISS National Lab

JANUARY 30, 2020

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (FL), January 30, 2020 – Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft will be packed with a wide variety of research investigations for its 13th commercial resupply services mission (contracted by NASA) to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch—which is slated for no earlier than Sunday, February 9 at 5:39 p.m. EST from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia—will carry a diverse set of research and technology development projects sponsored by the U.S. National Laboratory. This launch represents the first commercial resupply services mission to the ISS in 2020.

Investigations on this mission sponsored by the ISS National Lab include several life sciences payloads, a new commercial hardware facility for researchers, CubeSats (small satellites) to deploy from the space station, and multiple student experiments intended to engage the next generation of scientists and engineers.

HNu Photonics, an engineering company based in Hawaii, has developed the Mobile SpaceLab facility, which offers investigators a quick-turnaround platform to perform sophisticated microgravity biology experiments. With a successful validation of this facility, the Mobile SpaceLab will provide investigators with another avenue to conduct life sciences and biomedical research onboard the orbiting laboratory.

Multiple life sciences investigations sponsored by the ISS National Lab are part of this mission, including two investigations making a return trip to station. In 2016, a team from the University of Minnesota sent a bone loss experiment to station focused on evaluating magnetic levitation to simulate the microgravity environment and assist in biomedical research to improve the recovery of patients with bone loss conditions back on Earth. Based on initial results from that investigation, the research team is launching a second experiment on this mission to further that research. Additionally, a team from the University of Alaska will send a return investigation to the ISS to examine genetically engineered E. coli bacteria in microgravity to increase the bacteria’s bioproduction rates of isobutene (a key precursor for several industrial products including plastics and rubber).

Several student experiments will launch on this mission in collaboration with Quest for Space, a program in which students design a custom experiment that fits in a miniaturized laboratory to be launched to the space station. Through Quest for Space, student projects can evaluate concepts such as plant health, bacterial growth, radiation effects, and many others.

“The ISS National Lab is excited to build on the tremendous research successes of 2019 with this launch from our partners at Northrop Grumman,” said ISS National Lab Interim Chief Scientist Dr. Michael Roberts. “With this launch, a new year and the next decade of space station research is upon us, and we look forward to communicating the progress of ISS National Lab-sponsored investigations for the benefit of life on Earth.”

To learn about all ISS National Lab investigations flying on Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply services mission, please visit our Mission Overview.

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The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen a few hours after arriving at launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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