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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:14 PM

Orbital-1 Update-- Countdown Underway Ahead of 1:07 p.m. EST Launch


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January 9, 2014 - 8:09 AM EST

The launch day countdown began at 4:07 a.m. EST this morning as teams reported to stations in preparation for today's launch of Orbital Sciences' Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Orbital is targeting a 1:07 p.m. launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:15 PM

Antares Rocket Fueling Underway, Weather 95% Go


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January 9, 2014 - 11:55 AM EST

Rocket fueling has begun ahead of the planned 1:07 p.m. EST launch of Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:20 PM


Space Station Live: Student Science Heading to Space Aboard Cygnus

Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Director of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, discusses the student experiments being flown to the International Space Station aboard the Orbital Sciences Cygnus vehicle.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:07 PM

"Go" for Launch, Final Readiness Poll Complete


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January 9, 2014 - 12:57 PM EST

Teams for Orbital Sciences and NASA have given a "go" to proceed toward a planned 1:07 p.m. EST launch of Orbital's Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft for the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Cygnus is on internal power. All systems and the range are green.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:25 PM

Cygnus Separation Confirmed


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January 9, 2014 - 1:18 PM EST

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus spacecraft has separated from the Antares rocket as planned. The spacecraft is performing as expected as it begins its journey to the International Space Station.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:53 PM

Cygnus Heads to Space for First Station Resupply Mission


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NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences Corporation launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard the Antares rocket at  1:07 p.m. EST Thursday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

At the time of launch the station was flying about 260 miles over the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Brazil.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:59 PM


U.S. Cargo Ship Launches to ISS on First Resupply Mission

Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket launched from Pad 0A at the Wallops Flight Facility, Va. to send the company's Cygnus cargo ship on a its first supply mission to the International Space Station. Cygnus is delivering 1.5 tons of provisions and experiments to the Expedition 38 crewmembers living on the ISS. Upon its arrival at the station, Cygnus will be captured with the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm and berthed to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module, where it will remain for more than a month.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:11 PM

When they launch at night from Wallops I can see the plume from my front yard climbing into teh sky.  If the wind iis stll we can even hear it from about 90 miles south.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 02:40 AM


NASA Television Airs Post Launch Status Briefing for Resupply Mission to Space Station

NASA TV aired a post-launch news briefings from Wallops Flight Facility to update the status of Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft and Orbital's mission to resupply the International Space Station . Cygnus is carrying 2,780 pounds of supplies to the space station, including vital science experiments that will expand the research capabilities of the Expedition 38 crew members aboard the orbiting laboratory. Upon its arrival at the station, Cygnus will be captured with the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm and berthed to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module, where it will remain for more than a month.

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