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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:40 AM

Antares Launch Scheduled Jan. 7


www.nasa.gov said:

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility and Virginiaís Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of Orbital Sciencesí Corp. Antares rocket at 1:55 p.m. EST, Jan. 7.

The Antares rocket will carry Orbitalís Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:41 PM

Orbital Launch Rescheduled for Jan. 8


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January 3, 2014 - 5:32 PM EST

The International Space Station Program and Orbital Sciences Corporation have decided to postpone the launch of the Antares rocket and its Cygnus cargo craft on the first Orbital commercial resupply mission to the space station to no earlier than Wednesday, Jan. 8 due to the forecast of cold temperatures for Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the launch site at NASAís Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:12 PM


Orbital Rolls to Launch Pad at Wallops for Station Flight

An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rolled out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Sunday, January 5, 2014, in advance of a planned Wednesday, Jan. 8th, 1:32 p.m. EST launch. The Antares will launch a Cygnus spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Orbital-1 mission is Orbital Sciences' first contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA. Among the cargo aboard Cygnus set to launch to the space station are science experiments, crew provisions, spare parts and other hardware.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:31 PM

Orbital Managers "Go" for Wednedsay Launch, Weather Forecast 95 Percent Favorable


www.nasa.gov said:

January 7, 2014 - 1:50 PM EST
At a Launch Readiness Review Monday, managers for Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., and NASA gave a ďgo" to proceed toward the Wednesday, Jan. 8, launch of the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, pending the completion of remaining testing, data reviews and a Wallops Range Authority to Proceed. Orbital is targeting a 1:32 p.m. EST launch from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:26 PM

Orb-1 Launch for Jan. 8 Has Been Scrubbed


www.nasa.gov said:

January 8, 2014 - 9:14 AM EST
Early this morning, Orbital Sciences Corp. decided to scrub today's launch attempt of the Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo spacecraft on the company's first resupply mission to the International Space Station due to an unusually high level of space radiation that exceeded constraints imposed on Antares.

The solar flux activity that occurred late yesterday afternoon resulted in an increasing level of radiation beyond what the Antares engineering team monitored earlier in the day. Overnight, Orbital's engineers conducted an analysis of the radiation levels, but the Antares team decided to postpone the launch to further examine the potential effects of the space radiation on the rocketĻs avionics. The Cygnus spacecraft would not be affected by the solar event.

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