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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #40 on: 08/05/2021 08:46 pm »
Teams are prepping Cygnus for launch to the @Space_Station next week! The spacecraft will carry engineered muscle tissue, a fluids research facility, a carbon dioxide removal system, slime molds, and more.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1423373281495814149

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #41 on: 08/06/2021 01:14 am »
Behind-the-scenes processing of Cygnus

jadkins1 Posted on August 5, 2021

The Northrop Grumman and Wallops teams have been hard at work preparing the Cygnus spacecraft for its journey to the International Space Station. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of the process!

https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2021/08/05/behind-the-scenes-processing-of-cygnus/

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #42 on: 08/06/2021 03:38 pm »
The next #Cygnus cargo mission to the station will deliver over 2,300 pounds of new science experiments including a muscle study and 3-D printing investigation.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1423664842645381124

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #44 on: 08/08/2021 12:47 pm »
Cygnus NG-16 mission to space station - What experiments are onboard?


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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #45 on: 08/09/2021 03:11 am »
.@NorthropGrumman's #Cygnus space freighter is targeted to launch on Tuesday at 5:56pm ET from @NASA_Wallops and resupply the station a day-and-a-half later.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1424481795102281728

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #46 on: 08/09/2021 03:15 am »
There's plenty of ways to virtually follow along with the next Antares cargo resupply launch to the @Space_Station from Wallops! Star-struck Join our virtual #NASASocial now: https://fb.me/e/4v2jsrVq1

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #47 on: 08/09/2021 11:27 am »
Weather Forecast at 80% Favorable for Tuesday’s NG CRS-16 Launch

Madison Arnold Posted on August 8, 2021

The Wallops Range forecast issued for the Aug. 10 launch of Northrop Grumman’s 16th resupply mission to the International Space Station puts weather at 80% favorable, with cumulus clouds being the main weather concern.

NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is targeting 5:56 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 10, for the launch.

Loaded with approximately 8,200 pounds of research, crew supplies, and hardware, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft will launch on the company’s Antares rocket from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Live coverage of the launch will air on NASA Television, the agency’s website and the NASA app beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 10, with a prelaunch briefing  Monday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. EDT.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2021/08/08/weather-forecast-at-80-favorable-for-tuesdays-ng-crs-16-launch/

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #48 on: 08/09/2021 02:31 pm »
Jacques :-)

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #49 on: 08/09/2021 02:32 pm »
Jacques :-)

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #50 on: 08/09/2021 02:35 pm »
Jacques :-)

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #51 on: 08/09/2021 04:49 pm »
The @northropgrumman Antares vehicle is set to launch tomorrow, Aug. 10, at 5:56 p.m. EDT carrying science, technology & supplies to the @Space_Station. Have a question about the launch? Use #AskNASA and tune in at 1 p.m. EDT today to get the answers:

https://twitter.com/NASA_Wallops/status/1424726511693803523

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #52 on: 08/09/2021 05:31 pm »
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1424783928892825600

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Weather remains 80% go for tomorrow’s 5:56 pm EDT launch of an Antares on the NG-16 cargo mission. Weather 70% go if the launch slips to Wednesday or Thursday.

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #53 on: 08/09/2021 09:06 pm »
Prelaunch Briefing This Afternoon for Northrop Grumman CRS-16 Launch

Madison Arnold Posted on August 9, 2021

A prelaunch briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website today beginning at 1 p.m. EDT to highlight launch preparations for Northrop Grumman’s 16th contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station to deliver approximately 8,200 pounds of research, supplies, and hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew.

Viewers can submit questions for the briefings using #askNASA on social media.

The Cygnus is scheduled for launch on the company’s Antares rocket at 5:56 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 10, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The prelaunch briefing participants are:

Joel Montalbano, International Space Station Program Manager
 Kirt Costello, chief scientist for International Space Station Program
 Frank DeMauro, vice president and general manager, Tactical Space Systems, Northrop Grumman
Kurt Eberly, director, Space Launch Programs, Launch and Missile Defense Systems, Northrop Grumman
 Brittany McKinley, Wallops Range Antares Project Manager

Follow launch activities at the launch blog and @NASA_Wallops and learn more about space station activities by following @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2021/08/09/prelaunch-briefing-this-afternoon-for-northrop-grumman-crs-16-launch/


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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #54 on: 08/10/2021 12:30 am »
L-24 Weather Update – Still 80% Favorable for Tomorrow’s Antares Launch

Madison Arnold Posted on August 9, 2021

The Monday Wallops Range forecast keeps weather at 80% favorable for tomorrow’s launch window of NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman‘s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft.

The primary concern for launch at this time is a slight chance of violating the cumulus cloud rule.

Northrop Grumman is targeting 5:56 p.m EDT Tuesday, Aug. 10, for the International Space Station-bound Cygnus spacecraft, loaded with about 8,200 pounds of research, crew supplies, and hardware. Launch will be from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility near Chincoteague, Virginia.

Live coverage of the launch will air on NASA Television, the agency’s website and the NASA app beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 10.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2021/08/09/l-24-weather-update-still-80-favorable-for-tomorrows-antares-launch/

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #55 on: 08/10/2021 12:44 am »
The @NorthropGrumman #Cygnus cargo craft rolled out to @NASA_Wallops launch pad on Saturday. Weather is forecast to be 80% favorable for a launch to the station on Tuesday at 5:56pm ET. 

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1424885706732802052

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #56 on: 08/10/2021 12:47 am »
The Cygnus spacecraft lifting off tomorrow will launch research to the @Space_Station. It will also perform tests on its way back to Earth in a few months, including KREPE, a demo of an affordable thermal protection system to protect spacecraft.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1424861082468896771

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #57 on: 08/10/2021 07:15 am »
Northrop Grumman Set to Launch 16th Cargo Delivery Mission to the International Space Station

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“S.S. Ellison Onizuka” ready for liftoff aboard Antares rocket carrying record amount of critical cargo and supplies for crew aboard the station

DULLES, Va. – Aug. 9, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is set to launch the company’s 16th resupply mission (NG-16) to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services-2 (CRS-2) contract. For the NG-16 mission, the Cygnus spacecraft will launch aboard the company’s Antares rocket, carrying approximately 8,200 pounds of supplies, equipment and experiments for the astronauts aboard the station—the company’s largest resupply delivery to date.

Antares is set to launch Aug. 10 at 5:56 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Cygnus is scheduled to rendezvous with the Space Station on Aug. 12. Live coverage of the Antares launch and NG-16 berthing with the station will be available on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

Each Cygnus spacecraft is named in honor of an individual who has made significant contributions to the U.S. space program and human spaceflight. For the NG-16 mission, Cygnus commemorates Ellison Onizuka, the first Asian American astronaut. After a long and successful career as a test pilot at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Onizuka was selected to become a NASA astronaut in 1978 and flew his first mission in 1985. In 1986, Onizuka and his crew tragically lost their lives during the launch of Space Shuttle Challenger.

The S.S. Ellison Onizuka will remain attached to the ISS for approximately three months before departing with up to 8,221 pounds (approximately 3,729 kilograms) of disposal cargo.

Riding as a payload on the Cygnus spacecraft is a Northrop Grumman, Space Development Agency (SDA) and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) experimental mission called the Prototype Infrared Payload (PIRPL). Upon arrival at the Space Station, PIRPL will begin collecting infrared data and expanding detection capabilities that will aid in the development of algorithms for the next generation of tracking satellites.

Details about the mission, as well as more info on Ellison Onizuka, are available on Northrop Grumman’s website.

https://news.northropgrumman.com/news/releases/northrop-grumman-set-to-launch-16th-cargo-delivery-mission-to-the-international-space-station
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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #58 on: 08/10/2021 01:10 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasa_wallops/status/1425076473547870216

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Weather update ⛅ The Wallops Range weather office continues to predict an 80% chance of favorable conditions, with cumulus clouds being the main concern for launch. The countdown starts in just a few hours for today's scheduled 5:56 p.m. ET liftoff time! go.nasa.gov/3iyM13C

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Re: Antares: Cygnus NG-16 : August 10, 2021 21:55 UTC
« Reply #59 on: 08/10/2021 01:27 pm »
NASA | Pre-launch Briefing | Northrop Grumman CRS-16 Space Station Resupply Mission


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