Cygnus NG-14 (CRS-14) - Antares-230+ - Wallops FF, MARS LP-0A - 03.10.2020 01:16:14 UTC

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https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2020/09/28/weather-delays-u-s-cargo-mission-crew-back-to-work-after-leak-test/

ЦитатаWeather Delays U.S. Cargo Mission; Crew Back to Work After Leak Test

Mark Garcia
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at 6:01 pm


A U.S. cargo mission will wait a couple of extra days for weather to clear before launching to resupply the International Space Station this week. ...

Scattered thunderstorms and rain are predicted at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia where Northrop Grumman's Cygnus resupply ship was originally targeted for liftoff Tuesday night. Mission managers rescheduled Cygnus' launch for Thursday at 9:38 p.m. EDT setting its arrival and robotic capture at the station for Sunday at 5:20 a.m.

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and cosmonaut Ivan Vagner practiced their robotics skills on a computer today to get ready to capture Cygnus with the Canadarm2 robotic arm on Sunday morning. Cassidy will lead the capture activities while Vagner monitors the U.S. spacecraft's approach and rendezvous.

NASA TV will broadcast live the launch and capture activities of the Cygnus space freighter. It will arrive at the station packed with nearly 8,000 pounds supplies and gear including an advanced space toilet and brand-new science experiments.
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https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=538648&lang=RU

ЦитатаАмериканский грузовой космический корабль Cygnus в начале октября отправится к МКС - NASA
29.09.2020 0:09:05

Вашингтон. 29 сентября. ИНТЕРФАКС - Американская ракета-носитель Antares с грузовым космическим кораблем Cygnus 1 октября отправится к Международной космической станции (МКС), сообщило Национальное управление США по аэронавтике и исследованию космического пространства (NASA).

"Коммерческий грузовой провайдер NASA компания Northrop Grumman планирует 1 октября в 21:38 по времени Восточного побережья США (2 октября в 04:38 мск) отправить к МКС очередную миссию снабжения", - говорится в сообщении.

Запуск будет осуществлен с космодрома NASA Уоллопс, который размещается на одноименном острове у атлантического побережья американского штата Вирджиния.

По сообщению NASA, погодные условия в районе космодрома на 70% благоприятствуют для проведения запуска.

Стыковка корабля Cygnus с МКС запланирована на 4 октября. Она будет осуществляться путем захвата сблизившегося со станцией "грузовика" дистанционной рукой-манипулятором МКС Canadarm-2 и последующим присоединением его к американскому модулю Unity. "Поймать" корабль предстоит члену экипажа МКС американскому астронавту Крису Кэссиди при поддержке российского космонавта Ивана Вагнера, отметили в NASA.

После захвата "грузовика" по командам из Центра управления полетами NASA в Хьюстоне корабль будет подведен рукой-манипулятором к МКС для последующей стыковки к американскому модулю Unity.

Запуск осуществляется в рамках коммерческого контракта NASA с корпорацией Northrop Grumman, которой принадлежит ракета-носитель и автоматический грузовой космический корабль. Cygnus должен будет доставить на МКС около 3,6 тонн груза, в том числе продовольствие, а также оборудование и материалы для проведения десятков научных исследований.

Планируется, что он пробудет в составе станции до середины декабря. Cygnus заберет с собой со станции мусор и отходы. После автономного двухнедельного полета, в ходе которого будут проведены эксперименты, по командам с ЦУПа NASA в Хьюстоне корабль будет сведен с орбиты и сгорит в плотных слоях атмосферы.

Это будет уже 14-й полет космического "грузовика" корпорации Northrop Grumman к МКС. Был также один неудачный запуск в 2014 году, когда корабль не долетел до станции вследствие аварии ракеты-носителя Antares. Первый успешный запуск Cygnus состоялся 18 сентября 2013 года.
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ЦитатаNAVAREA IV 925/20

WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
VIRGINIA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
    020100Z TO 020330Z OCT, ALTERNATE
    030045Z TO 030315Z, 040015Z TO 040245Z,
    042345Z TO 050215Z, 052330Z TO 060200Z,
    062300Z TO 070130Z, 072245Z TO 080115Z,
    082215Z TO 090045Z AND 092200Z TO 100030Z OCT

    IN AREAS WITHIN:
        A. 30 MILES OF 37-31.2N 74-59.5W.
        B. 35 MILES OF 36-53.8N 74-00.6W.
        C. 142 MILES OF 29-00.4N 64-22.9W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 920/20.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 100130Z OCT 20.//

Authority: WALLOPS 281224Z SEP 20.

Date: 281229Z SEP 20
Cancel: 10013000 Oct 20
Пусковой день - 2 октября 2020 г. в 01:00 до 03:30 UTC / 04:00 до 06:30 ДМВ
Резерв - с 3 по 10 октября, окно смещается влево на 15-30m/сутки.

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29.09.2020 22:25:15 #43 Последнее редактирование: 29.09.2020 22:26:59 от tnt22
https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2020/09/29/weather-remains-70-favorable-for-oct-1-ng-14-launch/

ЦитатаWeather Remains 70% Favorable for Oct. 1 NG-14 Launch

Rob Garner
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm


NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is targeting Thursday, Oct. 1, for the launch of its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station. The five-minute launch window opens at 9:38 p.m. EDT.

This afternoon's Wallops Launch Range forecast for Oct. 1 has weather remaining at 70% favorable, with the primary concerns being cloud ceilings and thick clouds.


A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen as it is transported to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Photo Credit: (NASA/Terry Zaperach)

An upper level trough and associated frontal boundary will approach the region tonight, providing more humid conditions along with scattered showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening.

A weak low will develop along the front near the Carolinas. That will bring heavy rain and thunderstorm chances in the Wallops region tonight. There are additional rain chances through early morning Wednesday, Sept. 30.


A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft arrives at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Photo Credit: (NASA/Terry Zaperach)

Weak high pressure then briefly develops Wednesday into early Thursday, allowing for dry conditions and less clouds before weak upper level energy brings another chance for increased cloudiness and a very slight chance of a sprinkle Thursday night.

Loaded with nearly 8,000 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 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The Cygnus spacecraft, dubbed the SS Kalpana Chawla, will arrive at the space station Sunday, Oct. 4. Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA will grapple Cygnus and Flight Engineer Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos will act as a backup. After Cygnus capture, mission control in Houston will send ground commands for the station's robotic arm to rotate and install it on the bottom of the station's Unity module. Cygnus is scheduled to remain at the space station until mid-December, when it will depart the station. Following departure, the Saffire-V experiment will be conducted prior to Cygnus deorbit and disposing of several tons of trash during a fiery re-entry into Earth's atmosphere approximately two weeks later.

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ЦитатаPrelaunch Briefing for Northrup Grumman's 14th Cargo Resupply Mission to Space Station

 NASA Video

29 сент. 2020 г.

During a Sept. 28 news briefing at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, in Virginia, the agency's commercial partner, Northrop Grumman and others discussed the prelaunch status of the company's 14th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. On Oct. 1, Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo spacecraft is targeted to launch aboard an Antares rocket from Wallops. The Cygnus will carry nearly 8,000 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware to the station.

youtu.be/-2qGdvyoSvg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2qGdvyoSvg (44:31)

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https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2020/09/30/u-s-cargo-mission-nears-launch-more-leak-checks-and-research/

ЦитатаU.S. Cargo Mission Nears Launch; More Leak Checks and Research
Mark Garcia
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at 12:58


The Expedition 63 crew continues preparing for Sunday's scheduled space delivery of nearly 8,000 pounds of supplies and gear aboard Northrop Grumman's Cygnus space freighter. ...

An Antares rocket stands at its launch pad in Virginia ready to carry the Cygnus resupply ship to space when it launches on Thursday at 9:38 p.m. EDT. About nine minutes later, Cygnus will reach Earth orbit heading towards the space station for a Sunday arrival and robotic capture at 6:10 a.m.

Commander Chris Cassidy and Flight Engineer Ivan Vagner continued practicing their robotics skills Wednesday afternoon on a computer. The duo will be on deck inside the cupola Sunday morning ready to command the Canadarm2 robotic arm to reach out and grapple Cygnus. Ground controllers will take over the Canadarm2 afterward and remotely install Cygnus to the Unity module about two hours later.
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https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2020/09/30/oct-1-ng-14-launch-how-to-watch/

ЦитатаOct. 1 NG-14 Launch: How to Watch

Rob Garner
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at 2:46 pm


NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is targeting Thursday, Oct. 1, for the launch of its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station. The five-minute launch window opens at 9:38 p.m. EDT.

Loaded with nearly 8,000 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 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The latest Wallops Launch Range forecast, issued this afternoon, remains at 70% probability for favorable weather. Cloud ceilings and cloud cover are the main concerns.

The launch may be visible, weather permitting and depending on other local conditions (such as elevation), to residents up and down the East Coast of the United States.


Map of the Mid-Atlantic showing predictions for visibility of the NG CRS-14 launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The numbers in each colored circle represent the number of seconds after liftoff that the launch might become visible in the associated region. Viewing is dependent upon weather conditions and other factors, such as elevation and the extent to which one's view of the horizon is obstructed. Credit: NASA Wallops


Credit: Northrop Grumman

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Live coverage of the launch will begin at 9 p.m. EDT and air on NASA Television and the agency's website. Live coverage and countdown commentary also will stream on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitch, Daily Motion, and Theta.TV.

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The Cygnus spacecraft, dubbed the SS Kalpana Chawla, will arrive at the space station Sunday, Oct. 4. Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA will grapple Cygnus and Flight Engineer Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos will act as a backup. After Cygnus capture, mission control in Houston will send ground commands for the station's robotic arm to rotate and install it on the bottom of the station's Unity module. Cygnus is scheduled to remain at the space station until mid-December, when it will depart the station. Following departure, the Saffire-V experiment will be conducted prior to Cygnus deorbit and disposing of several tons of trash during a fiery re-entry into Earth's atmosphere approximately two weeks later.

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Цитата Northrop Grumman @northropgrumman 2 ч. назад

Good night, #Antares and #Cygnus. Tune in tomorrow for coverage of the NG-14 launch set for 9:38 p.m. EDT.
https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1311444066438180864/pu/vid/720x720/wc-88Nwf2LaKsdG-.mp4 (0:11)

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О трансляции пуска (НАСА, адрес прежний)

ЦитатаNorthrop Grumman Cargo Launch to the Space Station from NASA Wallops in Virginia


Начало трансляции - 2 октября 2020 г. в 01:00 UTC / 04:00 ДМВ

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https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=538929&lang=RU
ЦитатаАмериканский грузовой космический корабль Cygnus стартует к МКС
       Вашингтон. 2 октября. ИНТЕРФАКС - Очередной грузовой космический корабль Cygnus американской компании Northrop Grumman в пятницу по московскому времени стартует к Международной космической станции (МКС), сообщает Национальное управление США по аэронавтике и исследованию космического пространства (NASA).
       Запуск будет осуществлен с помощью ракеты-носителя Antares в пятиминутное временное окно, открывающееся 1 октября в 21:38 по времени Восточного побережья США (2 октября в 04:38 мск), с космодрома NASA Уоллопс, который размещается на одноименном острове у атлантического побережья американского штата Вирджиния.
       Стыковка корабля Cygnus с МКС запланирована на 4 октября. Она будет осуществляться путем захвата сблизившегося со станцией "грузовика" дистанционной рукой-манипулятором МКС Canadarm-2 и последующим присоединением его к американскому модулю Unity. "Поймать" корабль предстоит члену экипажа МКС американскому астронавту Крису Кэссиди при поддержке российского космонавта Ивана Вагнера, отметили в NASA.
       После захвата "грузовика" по командам из Центра управления полетами NASA в Хьюстоне корабль будет подведен рукой-манипулятором к МКС для последующей стыковки к американскому модулю Unity.
       Запуск осуществляется в рамках коммерческого контракта NASA с корпорацией Northrop Grumman, которой принадлежит ракета-носитель и автоматический грузовой космический корабль. Cygnus должен будет доставить на МКС около 3,6 тонн груза, в том числе продовольствие, а также оборудование и материалы для проведения десятков научных исследований.
       В частности, на станцию "грузовик" привезет новый модифицированный американский туалет стоимостью 23 млн долл., который в перспективе может быть использован в полетах на Луну и Марс. На станцию также будет доставлен редис для изучения возможностей его выращивания во время длительных космических полетов, панорамная камера для съемок в ходе выходов астронавтов в открытый космос с борта МКС. Кроме этого, "грузовик" доставит на станцию оборудование для проведения эксперимента по выделению аммиака из мочи экипажа для последующего преобразования его в энергию и воду. На МКС также прибудут материалы для экспериментов по созданию биопрепаратов для борьбы с раком. В рамках коммерческих проектов на станцию будет доставлена продукция косметической компании Estee Lauder для проведения рекламных съемок на орбите.
       Планируется, что американский "грузовик" пробудет в составе станции до середины декабря. Cygnus заберет с собой со станции мусор и отходы. После автономного двухнедельного полета, в ходе которого будут проведены эксперименты, по командам с ЦУПа NASA в Хьюстоне корабль будет сведен с орбиты и сгорит в плотных слоях атмосферы.
       Это будет уже 14-й полет космического "грузовика" корпорации Northrop Grumman к МКС. Был также один неудачный запуск в 2014 году, когда корабль не долетел до станции вследствие аварии ракеты-носителя Antares. Первый успешный запуск Cygnus состоялся 18 сентября 2013 года.
       В настоящее время на борту МКС работают российские космонавты Анатолий Иванишин, Иван Вагнер и американский астронавт Крис Кэссиди.

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https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2020/10/01/u-s-cargo-poised-for-launch-robotics-health-checks-for-crew/

ЦитатаU.S. Cargo Poised for Launch; Robotics, Health Checks for Crew

Mark Garcia
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at 1:47 pm



Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket, with the Cygnus space freighter atop, stands at its launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

A U.S. rocket stands at its launch pad ready to launch an advanced space toilet and new science experiments toward the International Space Station tonight. ...

NASA and its commercial partner Northrop Grumman are counting down to tonight's liftoff of the Cygnus space freighter atop an Antares rocket at 9:38 p.m. EDT from Virginia. Cygnus is packed with nearly 8,000 pounds of crew supplies and station gear due for a robotic capture on Sunday at 6:10 a.m.

Commander Chris Cassidy and Flight Engineer Ivan Vagner will be at the robotics workstation Sunday morning monitoring the approach and rendezvous of Cygnus. Cassidy will then command the Canadarm2 robotic arm to grapple Cygnus when it reaches a point about 10 meters from the station. Afterward, engineers on the ground will take over the Canadarm2 and remotely install Cygnus to the Unity module where it will stay until mid-December.
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https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2020/10/01/countdown-clock-begins-for-northrop-grumman-crs-14-launch/

Цитата: undefinedCountdown Clock Begins for Northrop Grumman CRS-14 Launch

Rob Garner
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at 5:15 pm


The countdown has started for the launch of Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus spacecraft with nearly 8,000 pounds of cargo and supplies for the International Space Station. The five-minute launch window opens at 9:38 p.m. EDT.

NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is targeting tonight for the launch of its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station.


A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket loaded with the company's Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Photo Credit: NASA Wallops/Patrick Black


Map of the Mid-Atlantic showing predictions for visibility of the NG CRS-14 launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The numbers in each colored circle represent the number of seconds after liftoff that the launch might become visible in the associated region. Viewing is dependent upon weather conditions and other factors, such as elevation and the extent to which one's view of the horizon is obstructed. Credit: NASA Wallops

The launch may be visible, weather permitting and depending on other local conditions (such as elevation), to residents up and down the East Coast of the United States.

How to view the Northrop Grumman CRS-14 launch

Loaded with nearly 8,000 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 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

What's on board?

youtube.com/watch?v=_NMJ_jE-slo

The Cygnus spacecraft, dubbed the SS Kalpana Chawla, will arrive at the space station Sunday, Oct. 4. Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA will grapple Cygnus and Flight Engineer Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos will act as a backup. After Cygnus capture, mission control in Houston will send ground commands for the station's robotic arm to rotate and install it on the bottom of the station's Unity module. Cygnus is scheduled to remain at the space station until mid-December, when it will depart the station. Following departure, the Saffire-V experiment will be conducted prior to Cygnus deorbit and disposing of several tons of trash during a fiery re-entry into Earth's atmosphere approximately two weeks later.

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https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2020/10/01/weather-upgraded-to-80-favorable-for-tonights-launch-attempt/

ЦитатаWeather Upgraded to 80% Favorable for Tonight's Launch Attempt


Rob Garner
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at 5:59 pm


The forecast for the launch of Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is now 80% favorable. The five-minute launch window opens at 9:38 p.m. EDT.

The countdown is underway, and the launch will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website beginning at 9 p.m. EDT. The launch may also be visible to the naked eye in areas of the Mid Atlantic.

Image: A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket loaded with the company's Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Photo Credit: NASA Wallops/Patrick Black

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https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/10/01/antares-cygnus-ng-14-mission-status-center/


Цитата10/02/2020 00:06 Stephen Clark

All personnel have evacuated the launch pad and are at a nearby fallback area, clearing the way for the launch team to begin powering up the vehicle for pre-launch testing.


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Цитата10/02/2020 00:18 Stephen Clark

The first weather briefing in the countdown indicates there is an 80% chance of favorable weather during tonight's five-minute Antares launch window. The main concern is with the possibility of a low cloud ceiling forming over the launch pad.

Weather conditions at launch time are predicted to be partly cloudy, with scattered clouds at 4,000 feet and 10,000 feet, winds from the south-southeast at 4 knots, and a temperature of 65 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Цитата10/02/2020 00:20 Stephen Clark

The exact launch time being targeted by the Antares team tonight is 9:38:45 p.m. EDT (0138:45 GMT).

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Цитата10/02/2020 00:33 Stephen Clark

The launch team has powered up the Antares launch vehicle to begin systems checks.

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Цитата10/02/2020 00:38 Stephen Clark

The launch team has uploaded the optimal launch time and final vehicle mass numbers into the Antares flight computer for today's mission.