Tag Archives: Cygnus

Cygnus, S.S. Gene Cernan to Resupply Station

Images credit & copyright: NASA & Orbital ATK. LAUNCH ALERT: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 07:14 EST (12:14 UTC) an Orbital ATK Antares 230 rocket will be launching from Launch Pad 0A (LP-0A) at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on the … Continue reading

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John Glenn to Ride Atlas Into Orbit Once Again With OA-7

Image credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) of the launch of OA-6. LAUNCH ALERT: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:11 EDT (15:11 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), utilizing an Atlas V-401 rocket designated (AV-070) will be embarking on their … Continue reading

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ULA, Orbital ATK & NASA Team Up to Serve the ISS Tuesday

Image Credit & Copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) of OA-6 payload fairing containing the enhanced Cygnus cargo vehicle S.S. Rick Husband. LAUNCH ALERT: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 23:05 EDT (03:05 UTC on the 19th) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), utilizing an … Continue reading

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ULA to Return Cygnus & Deke Slayton to Flight

Image Credit & Copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA). LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 22:55 UTC (17:55 EST & 14:55 PST) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), utilizing an Atlas V-401 rocket designated (AV-061) will be embarking on their first International … Continue reading

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A Swan’s Scars (Zoom)

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL/Caltech/ Galaxy Evolution Explorer GALEX. GALEX Explorer page for this ultraviolet wavelength image: http://www.galex.caltech.edu/media/glx2012-01r_img01.html Sometime in the past, between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago, a massive star at least ten or twenty times the mass of … Continue reading

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Late Summer’s Double Diamonds

Images Credit & Copyright: Me. What do you do when the Moon is near full and you don’t want to observe it? Look at some star systems. It’s true that even star observing benefits from dark skies but you can … Continue reading

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ORBITAL SCIENCES ANTARES ROCKET EXPLODES ENDING ORB 3 IN FAILURE

Image Credit & Copyright: Chris Simundson. Tonight’s launch of Orbital Sciences Antares rocket carrying Cygnus S.S. Deke Slayton as part of Orb-3 mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) has ended in failure. Liftoff occurred at 22:22 UTC (18:22 … Continue reading

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