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    Prelaunch Status Briefing for Orbital ATK Resupply Mission to the Space Station
    NASA Video
    Published on May 20, 2018
    Orbital ATK is scheduled to launch its ninth contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, no earlier than Monday, May 21, at 4:39 a.m. EDT. During a prelaunch briefing on May 20, mission managers provided an overview and status of launch operations for the mission. Populations all along the U.S. east coast will have the chance to catch a glimpse of the Antares rocket as it powers the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to orbit.
    This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2...


    Prelaunch Science briefing for Orbital Resupply Mission to the Space Station
    NASA Video
    Published on May 19, 2018
    Orbital ATK is scheduled to launch its ninth contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, no earlier than Monday, May 21, at 4:39 a.m. EDT. During a prelaunch briefing on May 20, mission managers provided an overview and status of launch operations for the mission. Populations all along the U.S. east coast will have the chance to catch a glimpse of the Antares rocket as it powers the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to orbit.
    This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2...


    Inside Look: Orbital ATK's OA-9 Mission for NASA
    Orbital ATK
    Published on May 18, 2018
    Go behind the scenes of the launch prep for Orbital ATK's Antares and Cygnus OA-9 mission to the International Space Station. Cygnus is scheduled to launch aboard an Antares rocket for the seventh time from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
     
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    Antares Rocket Launch Early Monday Could Be Visible Along US East Coast
    By Chelsea Gohd, Space.com Staff Writer | May 18, 2018 07:28am ET
    https://www.space.com/40627-watch-antares-launch-east-cost-visibility.html
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    This map shows the locations and times (the number of seconds after the 5:04 EDT launch) that an Orbital ATK Antares rocket launch will be visible along the East Coast on May 20, 2018.
    Credit: Orbital ATK
    "An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch a commercial Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station from Virginia's Eastern Shore before dawn on Monday, and the launch could be visible to potentially millions of spectators along the U.S. East Coast.

    The Antares rocket is scheduled to launch at 4:39 a.m. EDT (0839 GMT) on Monday (May 21) and should be highly visible across the East Coast of the United States, weather permitting. The mission, called OA-9, will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to deliver more than 3 tons of supplies to the space station.

    If you aren't in the visibility region, you can still watch the launch webcast on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV, beginning at about 4 a.m. EDT (0800 GMT). The mission was originally scheduled to launch Sunday (May 20), but Orbital ATK postponed it 24 hours due to weather concerns and the need for additional preflight checks. [How to See a Rocket Launch in Person This Summer]

    Spectators from Massachusetts all the way down to South Carolina, and almost as far west as Pittsburgh, will have the opportunity glimpse the launch. For those local to Virginia, note that Assateague Island National Seashore/Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, a popular launch-viewing site, will not be open. However, for those close enough to visit the launch site, NASA has provided guidance here on how to watch the launch from the Wallops Visitor Center.
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    An Orbital ATK Antares rocket, seen here in a file photo on its launchpad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, will launch before dawn on May 20, 2018. It may be visible to spectators along the U.S. East Coast.
    Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA
    NASA issued a "three-days-out launch-range forecast" Thursday for the launch with thick clouds at launch time posing the biggest concern. If Orbital ATK is unable to launch Antares Monday, there are back up dates as late as May 25, NASA spokesperson Keith Kohler of Wallops told Space.com in an email.

    The Cygnus spacecraft is packed with 7,385 lbs. (3350 kilograms) of scientific equipment and experiments, clothing, food, and additional supplies to the Expedition 55 crew aboard the space station. Those experiments range from cold-atom investigations that will push our knowledge of quantum physics to experiments with old-fashioned sextants. That project will evaluate if the traditional, metal tool could be useful for navigation aboard future crewed missions in space.

    This will be the Orbital ATK's ninth contracted cargo-resupply mission to the space station for NASA.

    Editor's note: If you spot Orbital ATK's Antares launch in the predawn sky and would like to share a photo or video with Space.com, send images and comments in to spacephotos@space.com. This story was updated to include Orbital ATK's announcement of a launch delay.

    Email Chelsea Gohd at cgohd@space.com or follow her@chelsea_gohd. Follow us @Spacedotcom, Facebook and Google+. Original article on Space.com."
     
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    Launch of Antares Rocket with Cygnus OA-9 from Wallops
    Space Videos
    Published on May 21, 2018
    An Orbital ATK Antares rocket lifted off from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia today at 08:39 UTC, May 21st 2018. The rocket launching for it's 8th time, the last was in November 2017, carried the unmanned Cygnus OA-9 cargo craft into orbit with over 3,350 kilograms (7,385 lb) of cargo.


    LIVE LAUNCH: Coverage of the Launch of the Orbital/ATK Cygnus CRS-9 Mission
    Space Videos
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    Coverage of the Launch of the Orbital/ATK Cygnus CRS-9 Mission (Launch scheduled at 4:39 a.m. EDT)
     
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    Changing docking port on the ISS

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    A walkthrough of the Nexø II rocket (Part I)
    Copenhagen Suborbitals
    Published on May 15, 2018
    The Nexø II rocket is up for launch this summer. In this video (Part 1 of 2 ) we walk you through the engine section of the rocket.
    If you like our project please go to: http://www.copsub.com/support and sign up as a Copenhagen Suborbitals supporter.


    It's the support from people like you all over the world that makes this project possible!


    A walkthrough of the Nexø II rocket (Part II)
    Copenhagen Suborbitals
    Published on Jun 3, 2018
    The Nexø II rocket is up for launch this summer. In this video (Part 2 of 2 ) we walk you through the DPR system and the avionics section of the rocket.
     
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    SES-12 Mission
    SpaceX
    Streamed live on Jun 3, 2018
    SpaceX successfully launched the SES-12 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) on Monday, June 4, 2018 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff occurred at 12:45 a.m. EDT. The SES-12 satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff.
    Falcon 9’s first stage for the SES-12 mission previously supported the OTV-5 mission from Launch Complex 39A in September 2017. SpaceX did not attempt to recover Falcon 9’s first stage after launch.
     
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    Space Shuttle Subcontracts ~ 1973 General Dynamics Convair Astronautics
    Jeff Quitney
    Published on Jun 8, 2018
    Space Shuttle Systems, Overviews & Highlights Films playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

    more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/astro/s...

    A look at Convair proposals for Space Shuttle subcontracts after the company had lost the main contract competition to North American Rockwell. Includes the External Tank (won by Martin Marietta) and (Hubble) Space Telescope (won by Lockheed) contracts, as well as the "Space Tug" (never built).

    Originally a public domain film, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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    The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable launch system and orbital spacecraft operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for human spaceflight missions. The system combined rocket launch, orbital spacecraft, and re-entry spaceplane with modular add-ons. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981 leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. It was used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011 all launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

    Major missions included launching numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), conducting space science experiments, and constructing and servicing the International Space Station. Major components included the orbiters, recoverable boosters, external tanks, payloads, and supporting infrastructure. Five space-worthy orbiters were built; two were destroyed in accidents.

    The Space Shuttle at launch consisted of the Orbiter Vehicle (OV), one external tank (ET), and two Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs). It was launched vertically like a conventional rocket with thrust from the two SRBs and three main engines. During launch, the external tank provided fuel for the orbiter's main engines. The SRBs and ET were jettisoned before the orbiter reached orbit. At the conclusion of the orbiter's space mission, it fired its thrusters to drop out of orbit and re-enter the lower atmosphere. The orbiter decelerated in the atmosphere before flying like a glider but with reaction control system thrusters before landing on a long runway...

    The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981 leading to operational flights beginning in 1982, all launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The system was retired from service in 2011 after 135 missions; on July 8, 2011, with Space Shuttle Atlantis performing that 135th launch - the final launch of the three-decade Shuttle program. The program ended after Atlantis landed at the Kennedy Space Center on July 21, 2011. Major missions included launching numerous satellites and interplanetary probes, conducting space science experiments, and servicing and construction of space stations. Enterprise was a prototype orbiter used for atmospheric testing during development in the 1970s, and lacked engines and heat shield. Five space-worthy orbiters were built—two were destroyed in accidents and the others have been retired.

    It was used for orbital space missions by NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the European Space Agency, Japan, and Germany. The United States funded Space Transportation System (STS) development and Shuttle operations except for Spacelab D1 and D2 — sponsored by West Germany and reunified Germany respectively. In addition, SL-J was partially funded by Japan.

    At launch, it consisted of the "stack", including a dark orange-colored external tank (ET); two white, slender Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs); and the Orbiter Vehicle (OV), which contained the crew and payload...

    The Shuttle stack launched vertically like a conventional rocket. It lifted off under the power of its two SRBs and three main engines, which were fueled by liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen from the external tank. The Space Shuttle had a two-stage ascent. The SRBs provided additional thrust during liftoff and first-stage flight. About two minutes after liftoff, explosive bolts were fired, releasing the SRBs, which then parachuted into the ocean, to be retrieved by ships for refurbishment and reuse. The Shuttle orbiter and external tank continued to ascend on an increasingly horizontal flight path under power from its main engines. Upon reaching 17,500 mph (7.8 km/s), necessary for low Earth orbit, the main engines were shut down. The external tank was then jettisoned to burn up in the atmosphere. After jettisoning the external tank, the orbital maneuvering system (OMS) engines were used to adjust the orbit...
     
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    Expedition 56-57 Crew Docks to the Space Station
    NASA Video
    Published on Jun 8, 2018
    DescriptionAfter launching June 6 in their Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 56-57 Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency arrived at the International Space Station June 8 to complete a two-day journey, docking their vehicle to the Rassvet module on the Russian segment of the complex. A few hours after docking, Prokopyev, Aunon-Chancellor and Gerst opened hatches and were greeted by station Commander Drew Feustel of NASA and Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold of NASA and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos. As the hatches were opened, the families of the newly arrived crewmembers and American, Russian and European space officials viewed the activities from the Russian Mission Control Center outside Moscow and offered their congratulations to the newest residents of the outpost.

    Expedition 56-57 Launches to the International Space Station
    NASA Video
    Published on Jun 6, 2018
    Expedition 56-57 Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency launched on the Russian Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft on June 6 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station and the start of a six and a half month mission on the outpost. The footage also contains the crew’s pre-launch activities that included their departure from their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters, their suit-up in the Cosmodrome’s Integration Facility, walk out to their crew bus and arrival at the launch pad to board their spacecraft. The video also includes post-launch interviews with Kirk Shireman, NASA International Space Station Program Manager, Jan Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency, Jon Huntsman, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, David Parker, Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, ESA, and Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations
     
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