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Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 7 Nov 2022 (10:32 UTC)
« on: 06/01/2022 01:35 pm »
https://twitter.com/thales_alenia_s/status/1531987707538378762

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Pressurized Resupply Vessel #Cygnus n°18 just completed integration activities at @Thales_Alenia_S in #Turin and will soon reach @northropgrumman at @NASA_Wallops before being launched towards the @Space_Station. #spaceforlife 🚀🌌
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : Aug 2022
« Reply #1 on: 07/03/2022 08:03 pm »
Do we have any idea on date/time of launch yet?

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : Aug 2022
« Reply #2 on: 07/03/2022 08:23 pm »
Do we have any idea on date/time of launch yet?

SFN lists the launch date as August 15th but has not given a time yet
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : October 2022
« Reply #3 on: 07/15/2022 12:33 am »
NASA’s SpaceX CRS-25 Prelaunch News Conference [July 13, 8 pm EDT]
Dana Weigel, deputy program manager, International Space Station Program, NASA.  Opening remarks: NG-18 launch in October 2022, followed by SpX-26.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : mid October 2022
« Reply #4 on: 07/21/2022 02:18 am »
SFN Supply chain issues delay Northrop Grumman’s next space station cargo flight, July 19
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Northrop Grumman’s next resupply flight to the International Space Station has been delayed from mid-August to mid-October by supply chain issues, [Josh Dinman, a Northrop Grumman spokesperson] said Tuesday.

[Dinman] said the NG-18 launch delay is “mainly due to supply chain issues.”

The Cygnus spacecraft’s pressurized cargo module, built by Thales Alenia Space in Italy, has been delivered to the launch site at Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, and processing of the Antares launch vehicle for the NG-18 mission continues at the launch site, Dinman said.

The Cygnus service module is undergoing final testing at Northrop Grumman’s satellite manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia, according to Dinman.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 15 October 2022
« Reply #5 on: 07/22/2022 09:23 pm »
SFN Launch Schedule, updated July 21:
October 15.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 15 October 2022
« Reply #6 on: 08/16/2022 04:24 pm »
https://www.space.vt.edu/psgn.html
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the Northrop Grumman-18 (NG-18) Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) mission.  The NG-18 VLEO mission is comprised of VSCP-1A (SeaLion from ODU & USCGA) and VSCP-1B (UtProSat-1 from VT), both of which are 3U cubesats to be deployed off the second stage of the Antares Launch Vehicle.

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 15 October 2022
« Reply #8 on: 09/23/2022 04:51 pm »
Some images of the Cubesat that traveled aboard this mission
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The BIRDS 5 Satellites: left to right, ZIMSAT-1, TAKA, and PEARLAFRICASAT-1. Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds Project-5 (BIRDS-5 Project) is a constellation of two 1U CubeSats and one 2U CubeSat developed by Uganda, Zimbabwe and Japan, with Uganda and Zimbabwe launching their first satellite. The mission of BIRDS-5 is to perform multispectral observations of the Earth with a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) camera equipped with a filter, and to demonstrate in-orbit of a high-energy electronic measuring instrument (PINO) that can be mounted in CubeSat size.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Victor Mukungunugwa
https://images.nasa.gov/details-jsc2022e062019
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 15 October 2022
« Reply #9 on: 09/24/2022 06:05 am »
Cross-post:

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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NET Nov. 6 • Antares • NG-18
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 6 November 2022
« Reply #10 on: 09/28/2022 02:57 pm »

We have the confirmation of the launch time through the media invitation sent by email.
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Media accreditation is open for the launch of the next 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 no earlier than 5:50 a.m. EST (10:50 UTC), Nov. 6, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.


Both U.S. and international media may apply for credentials to cover the pre-launch and launch activities at Wallops. The application deadline for media who are U.S. citizens is Friday, Oct. 28. International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.  All media, as described in the NASA accreditation policy, must send their accreditation request 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.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 6 November 2022
« Reply #11 on: 09/28/2022 05:05 pm »
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invites-media-to-northrop-grumman-s-antares-cargo-resupply-launch

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Sep 28, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY M22-138

NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman’s Antares Cargo Resupply Launch

Media accreditation is open for the launch of the next 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 no earlier than 5:50 a.m. EST, Nov. 6, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.

Both U.S. and international media may apply for credentials to cover the pre-launch and launch activities at Wallops. The application deadline for media who are U.S. citizens is Friday, Oct. 28. International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.  All media, as described in the NASA accreditation policy, must send their accreditation request 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 delivery aboard this Cygnus are:

a facility and study that attempt to advance 3D biological printing of human tissue in space
a study taking advantage of microgravity to better understand catastrophic mudflows that can occur after wildfires
Uganda and Zimbabwe’s first satellites developed as a part of the BIRDS program, an interdisciplinary project for non-space faring countries
an investigation into how microgravity influences ovary function
an experiment that studies if changes space-grown plants undergo to adapt to microgravity can be transmitted through seeds to the next generation

Cargo resupply from U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical scientific research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new investigations aboard humanity’s laboratory in space.

Learn more about Northrop Grumman’s commercial resupply missions at:

https://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman

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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft is processed for flight at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on September 24. The spacecraft is scheduled for flight on the company’s Antares rocket no earlier than 5:50 a.m. EST, Nov. 6, 2022, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops.
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 6 November 2022 (10:50 UTC)
« Reply #12 on: 09/28/2022 06:07 pm »
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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 6 November 2022 (10:50 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 10/03/2022 08:20 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasa/status/1577030359400726528

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U.S./International Media: Apply to cover @NorthropGrumman’s Antares rocket and #Cygnus cargo launch Sunday, Nov. 6 from @NASA_Wallops. Aboard are experiments to study mudflows caused by wildfires, plant adaptation & Uganda and Zimbabwe's first satellite: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invites-media-to-northrop-grumman-s-antares-cargo-resupply-launch

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 6 November 2022 (10:50 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 10/04/2022 09:59 am »
The S.S. Sally Ride will soon carry many new science experiments to the @Space_Station, ranging from a human tissue 3D printer to an experiment that could help scientists better understand dangerous post-wildfire mudflows.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1577028789623672832



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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 6 November 2022 (10:50 UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 10/17/2022 09:36 pm »
Science Launching on Northrop Grumman's CRS-18 Mission to the Space Station


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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 6 November 2022 (10:50 UTC)
« Reply #18 on: 10/17/2022 11:09 pm »
With more than 8,200 lbs. of cargo, the S.S. Sally Ride will launch aboard our #Antares rocket on Nov. 6 from Wallops Island, Virginia. Here’s where you might be able to see it from home.

https://twitter.com/northropgrumman/status/1582038774833614848

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Re: Antares : Cygnus NG-18 : 6 November 2022 (10:50 UTC)
« Reply #19 on: 10/17/2022 11:11 pm »
Our S.S. Sally Ride #Cygnus has been moved to the horizontal integration facility at @NASA_Wallops as we make final preparations for the November 6 launch aboard our #Antares rocket!

https://twitter.com/northropgrumman/status/1581042167320977408

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