NASA as well as Northrop Grumman will certainly sneak peek Tuesday’s launch of the Cygnus NG-16 freight resupply objective to the International Space Station in a prelaunch press conference today (Aug. 9) at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT).
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will certainly introduce the Cygnus NG-16 freight resupply objective from Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, on Tuesday (Aug. 10) at 5:56 p.m. EDT (2156 GMT). The Cygnus freight truck will certainly reach the orbiting laboratory on Thursday (Aug. 12) at 6:10 a.m. EDT (1010 GMT).
You can view today’s press conference, Tuesday’s launch as well as Thursday’s docking reside in the home window over, thanks to NASA TELEVISION, or straight through the firm’s website.
NASA as well as Northrop Grumman are targeting 5:56 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 10, for the firm’s 16th business resupply solutions objective to the International Spaceport Station. Live insurance coverage of the launch from NASA’s Wallops Trip Center in Wallops Island, Virginia, will certainly broadcast on NASA Tv, the NASA app, as well as the firm’s website starting at 5:30 p.m. NASA likewise will certainly hold a prelaunch information instruction Monday, Aug. 9.
Packed with greater than 8,200 extra pounds of research, staff materials as well as equipment, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus freight spacecraft will certainly introduce on the firm’s Antares rocket from Virginia Room’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.
The Cygnus spacecraft, referred to as the SS Ellison Onizuka in honor of the very first Oriental American astronaut, will certainly reach the spaceport station Thursday, Aug. 12. At regarding 6:10 a.m., Exploration 65 NASA astronaut Megan McArthur will certainly record Cygnus with the terminal’s robot arm, as well as ESA (European Room Company) astronaut Thomas Pesquet will certainly sustain her. After Cygnus capture, objective control in Houston will certainly send out ground commands for the terminal’s arm to turn as well as mount the freight spacecraft on the Earth-facing port of the terminal’s Unity component.
Freight resupply from U.S. business makes certain a nationwide capacity to provide crucial science study to the spaceport station, dramatically raising NASA’s capability to carry out brand-new examinations at this lab precede. Each resupply objective to the terminal supplies clinical examinations in the locations of biology as well as biotechnology, Planet as well as area scientific research, physical scientific researches, as well as innovation advancement as well as demos. This Cygnus brings experiments that show 3D printing with dirt, usage crafted cells to research muscular tissue loss, as well as assess development of sludge mold and mildew.
Cygnus likewise will certainly lug a brand-new installing brace that astronauts will certainly connect to the port side of the terminal’s foundation truss throughout a spacewalk prepared for late August. The installing brace will certainly make it possible for the setup of among the following set of brand-new solar ranges at a later day.
Total insurance coverage of launch tasks is as adheres to:
Monday, August 9
1 p.m. – Prelaunch Press conference
- Joel Montalbano, supervisor, International Spaceport station Program
- Kirt Costello, primary researcher, International Spaceport station Program
- Frank DeMauro, vice head of state as well as basic supervisor, Tactical Room Equipments, Northrop Grumman
- Kurt Eberly, supervisor, Room Release Programs, Release as well as Rocket Protection Equipments, Northrop Grumman
- Brittany McKinley, Wallops Variety Antares Task Supervisor
Media can send inquiries throughout the prelaunch interview by emailing Grey Hautaluoma at email@example.com.
Tuesday, August 10
5:30 p.m. – Release insurance coverage starts for liftoff at 5:56 p.m.
Thursday, August 12
4:45 a.m. – Rendezvous insurance coverage starts
6:10 a.m. – Capture of Cygnus with NASA astronaut Megan McArthur running the spaceport station’s robot arm
8 a.m. – Cygnus setup procedures insurance coverage
The Cygnus spacecraft is set up to stay at the spaceport station up until November when it will certainly leave the terminal, taking care of a number of lots of garbage throughout an intense reentry right into Planet’s environment.
Coming quickly: NASA, Boeing launch Starliner OFT-2 objective to spaceport station
Update for Aug. 3: NASA as well as Boeing have actually determined to stand down from back-up launch efforts on both Tuesday as well as Wednesday as authorities check out a shutoff concern on the Starliner spacecraft. The Altas V rocket is set up to curtail from the launch website to the Upright Assimilation Center on Wednesday early morning. The following readily available launch home window has actually not yet been introduced. This is an establishing tale as well as we will certainly upload updates as readily available.
NASA as well as Boeing had actually been targeting a launch on Friday (July 30) of the uncrewed OFT-2 examination trip of the brand-new Starliner staff pill. Nevertheless, a situation on the International Space Station on Thursday (July 29) motivated a hold-up.
NASA authorities have claimed the following readily available launch possibility gets on Tuesday (Aug. 3) at 1:20 p.m. EDT (1720 GMT). The OFT-2 docking is set up for 1:37 p.m. EDT (1737 GMT) on Wednesday (Aug. 4). You can view the objective live below on Space.com, thanks to NASA TELEVISION.
NASA will certainly supply insurance coverage of the upcoming prelaunch, launch, as well as docking tasks for the firm’s Boeing Orbital Trip Test-2 (OFT-2) objective to the International Spaceport Station. OFT-2 is the 2nd uncrewed trip for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft as component of the firm’s Industrial Staff Program. The objective is targeted to go for 1:20 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 3
Starliner will certainly introduce on a United Release Partnership Atlas V rocket from Room Release Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Room Pressure Terminal in Florida. Concerning thirty minutes after launch, Starliner will certainly execute its orbital insertion shed to start its daylong journey to the spaceport station. The spacecraft is set up to dock to the spaceport station at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. Release as well as docking insurance coverage will certainly broadcast survive NASA Tv, the NASA app, as well as the firm’s website.
The spacecraft will certainly lug greater than 400 extra pounds of NASA freight as well as staff materials to the spaceport station. It will certainly go back to Planet with greater than 550 extra pounds of freight, consisting of the recyclable Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System storage tanks that supply breathable air to terminal staff participants.
OFT-2 will certainly show the end-to-end capacities of the Starliner spacecraft as well as Atlas V rocket, from launch, to docking, to a go back to Planet with a desert touchdown in the western USA. The uncrewed objective will certainly supply important information towards NASA accrediting Boeing’s staff transport system for normal trips to as well as from the spaceport station.
NASA has actually upgraded its coronavirus (COVID-19) plans to stay constant with brand-new Centers for Condition Control as well as Avoidance (CDC) guidance. Credentialed media will certainly obtain extra information from the media procedures group at NASA’s Kennedy Room Facility in Florida.
NASA’s Boeing OFT-2 objective insurance coverage is as adheres to (perpetuity Eastern):
Tuesday, Aug. 3
12:30 p.m. – NASA TELEVISION launch insurance coverage starts for a targeted 1:20 p.m. liftoff. NASA TELEVISION will certainly have continual insurance coverage with Starliner orbital insertion.
3:30 p.m. (about) – Postlaunch press conference on NASA TELEVISION. Individuals will certainly consist of:
- Steve Stich, supervisor, NASA’s Industrial Staff Program.
- TBD, NASA’s International Spaceport station Program.
- John Vollmer, vice head of state as well as program supervisor, Boeing Commercial Staff Program.
- John Elbon, primary running policeman, United Release Partnership.
Wednesday, Aug. 4
10:30 a.m. – NASA TELEVISION affair as well as docking insurance coverage starts.
1:37 p.m. (set up) – Docking
Thursday, Aug. 5
8:30 a.m. – NASA TELEVISION hatch opening up insurance coverage starts
8:40 a.m. – Hatch opening
9:40 a.m. (about) – Comfortable comments
‘ISS Live!’ Listen to the spaceport station
Learn what the astronauts as well as cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station depend on by adjusting in to the “ISS Live” program. Listen to discussions in between the staff as well as objective controllers in the world as well as view them function inside the U.S. sector of the orbiting lab. When the staff is off obligation, you can delight in real-time sights of Planet from Room. You can view as well as eavesdrop the home window listed below, thanks to NASA.
“Live video clip from the International Spaceport station consists of interior sights when the staff is on-duty as well as Planet sights at various other times. The video clip is gone along with by sound of discussions in between the staff as well as Goal Control. This video clip is just readily available when the spaceport station touches with the ground. Throughout ‘loss of signal’ durations, customers will certainly see a blue display.
“Given that the terminal orbits the Planet when every 90 mins, it experiences a dawn or a sundown regarding every 45 mins. When the terminal remains in darkness, outside electronic camera video clip might show up black, however can often supply stunning sights of lightning or city lights listed below.”
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