WASHINGTON, November 9, 2018 / PRNewswire / – Northrop Grumman, NASA's trading partner, launched the Antares rocket, which carries the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on Thursday, at 4:49 EST on Thursday at 15:15. In addition to the briefings held before and after the launch, NASA Television will be broadcast on the agency's website.
Northrop Grumman's $ 10,000 business mission, loaded with 7,500 kilograms of research, crew supplies, and hardware, will start at NASA's Central Space Regional Spaceport of Virginia Space in the Wallops Flight Facility. .
About 70 minutes after its launch, an automated command will initiate the deployment of solar arrays in the spacecraft. Full deployment will take about 30 minutes.
The Cygnus spacecraft named SS John Young arrives at the space station on Sunday (November 18th). At approximately 4:35 pm, NASA's Expedition 57 Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor captures the spacecraft using the station's robot arm. The ESA (European Space Agency), which will monitor Cygnus systems during its approach, will be supported by Alexander Gerst. After the capture, ground controllers order the robot arm to rotate and install the Cygnus at the bottom of the Unit's Union module.
The full scope of the launch activities is as follows:
2:00 AM – NASA Master ScientistDiane The chief scientist of Micro-Gravity Studies at the Risdon Office Assoc. Ruttley pioneered the In-Space Manufacturing Refabricator project at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Liz Warren.
Allison Porter, Tethers UnlimitedMichelle Lucas flight manager, High Orbits High OrbitsStudent founder and president
11:00 – Prelaunch news conferenceJoel Montalbano, deputy director of the International Space Station Program NASA's Johnson Space Center Tara RuttleyDoug Voss, vice president of the Mission and Mission Management Office at WallopsFrank DeMauro, Northrop GrummanKurt Eberly & # 39; Vice President of Human Space Systems and Logistics, Antares vice president at Northrop Grumman
4:15 – Starting scope starts5: 45 a.m. – Swan solar array distribution7 a.m. – Postlaunch news conferenceJoel MontalbanoFrank DeMauroKurt Eberly
3:00 – Cygnus's space station with a robot arm grip6: 15: 00 – Cygnus installation procedures
Media record off for launch and related events. However, the Media may participate by phone at the Executive Board briefing and at the pre-bulletin and newsletter news conferences. If you wish to participate, please contact Stephanie Schierholz at [email protected] for details of the call.
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The Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to remain in the space station until February 12, 2019, to take away a few tonnes of garbage and set up several CubeSats before entering the Earth's atmosphere fiercely.
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