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Antares 200: Cygnus NG-10 (ISS resupply)

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DocM    15,407

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,589

Yep. I'm predicting a scrub also.

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DocM    15,407

https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2018/11/13/antares-ng-10-whats-on-board/

 

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Antares NG-10: What’s On Board?

 

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo spacecraft is set to lift off aboard the company’s Antares rocket on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4:49 a.m. EST (9:49 a.m. UTC) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract, Cygnus will carry about 7,500 pounds of crew supplies and hardware to the International Space Station, including science and research in support of dozens of research investigations.

Highlights of space station research that will be facilitated by investigations aboard this Cygnus include:

A test of the first integrated 3D printer and recycler to turn waste plastic materials into high-quality 3D-printer filament to create tools and materials, a key capability for future long-duration space missions beyond low-Earth orbit.

A small device that contains human cells in a 3D matrix represents a giant leap in the ability of scientists to test how those cells respond to stresses, drugs and genetic changes. About the size of a thumb drive, the devices are known as tissue chips or organs on chips.

The Tissue Chips in Space initiative seeks to better understand the role of microgravity on human health and disease and to translate that understanding to improved human health on Earth.

Many of the changes in the human body caused by microgravity resemble the onset and progression of diseases associated with aging on Earth, such as bone and muscle loss. But the space-related changes occur much faster. That means scientists may be able to use tissue chips in space to model changes that might take months or years to happen on Earth.

Higher Orbits’ “Go For Launch” student program is supplying an experiment that focuses on the evaluation of self-healing materials in microgravity, the work of students Spencer Harris, George Tang, Ryan Ferzoco, Tarun Golla and Abby Maltese.

An investigation into the complex process of cement solidification to explore how gravity levels like those on the Moon and Mars may potentially affect concrete hardening.

Research to develop a mathematical model for how an astronaut’s perception of motion, body position and distance to objects changes in space.

Included in the cargo are investigations that will enable U.S. National Laboratory research, which is managed by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. They include an investigation to evaluate growth of protein crystals implicated in Parkinson’s disease and astrophysics research to examine the formation of chondrules, some of the oldest material in the solar system.

 

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Beittil    521

Man, I never liked the look of that rocket somehow. It's ugly :(

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DocM    15,407
2 hours ago, Beittil said:

Man, I never liked the look of that rocket somehow. It's ugly :(

 

Its first stage tanks are made by Yuzhnoye SDO in Ukraine using the same 3.9m pattern as Zenit with two Russian RD-181 engines. The upper stages are ATK-made (S2) Castor 30B and (S3) Star 48BV solids.

 

Frankenrocket.

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Draggendrop    5,656

NG CRS-10: Antares 230 launches SS John Young Cygnus spacecraft

video is 6:19 min.

 

 

 

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Draggendrop    5,656

 

 

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IsItPluggedIn    1,684

Was this the last CRS 1 launch for the Cygnus?

 

With SpaceX having 5 more before the end of CRS 1, will there be a long delay for Orbital/NG start flying again for CRS 2, or with there be an overlap?

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Jim K    11,303
13 minutes ago, IsItPluggedIn said:

Was this the last CRS 1 launch for the Cygnus?

 

With SpaceX having 5 more before the end of CRS 1, will there be a long delay for Orbital/NG start flying again for CRS 2, or with there be an overlap?

 

I believe the last CRS1 will be NG-11 in April '19 ???

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DocM    15,407
4 hours ago, IsItPluggedIn said:

Was this the last CRS 1 launch for the Cygnus?

 

One more, Cygnus NG-11 - NET April 17 2019.  It'll be a 3-segment Enhanced Cygnus carrying only about 3,750 kg, so Antares 230 will be able to handle it. 

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