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NASA : Liftoff of Cygnus Cargo Ship, Atlas V Rocket on Mission to International Space Station.- Despegue del Cygnus Buque de carga, Atlas V Rocket de la misión a la Estación Espacial Internacional

hola amigos: A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG., Un cohete V United Launch Alliance Atlas llevar la nave espacial Cygnus de Orbital ATK en una misión de reabastecimiento de la Estación Espacial Internacional despega desde el espacio Complejo de Lanzamiento 41 en la estación de la Fuerza Aérea de Cabo Cañaveral en Florida a las 11:05 pm EDT el 22 de marzo de 2016. El Cygnus está programado para llegar al laboratorio orbital sábado por la, 26 de marzo.
 
The Cygnus spacecraft sits on top of an Atlas V rocket ready for launch to the International Space Station on March 22, 2016.
The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft sits on top of an Atlas V rocket ready    for launch to the International Space Station. The mission is set to lift off on Tuesday, March 22, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 30 minute launch window opens at 11:05 p.m. EDT. Today’s L-1 forecast shows a 90 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. NASA TV coverage of the event begins at 10 p.m.
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Last Updated: March 22, 2016
Editor: Steve Fox
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Liftoff of Cygnus Cargo Ship, Atlas V Rocket on Mission to International Space Station


Arc of launch into clouds at nighttime with United Launch Alliance tower at right
 A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft on a resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 11:05 p.m. EDT on March 22, 2016. The Cygnus is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting laboratory Saturday, March 26.
 
Nearly 7,500 pounds of supplies, science payloads and experiments are headed to the station aboard Cygnus, including scientific investigations of fire in microgravity and grippers inspired by geckos, along with equipment to support some 250 other studies. The station’s Expeditions 47 and 48 crews will employ these science payloads to support experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science.
Image Credit: United Launch Alliance
Last Updated: March 23, 2016
Editor: Sarah Loff
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NASA Sends Fire, Meteor Experiments to International Space Station on Commercial Cargo Spacecraft


Scientific investigations of fire in microgravity and grippers inspired by geckos are among the nearly 7,500 pounds of cargo headed to the International Space Station aboard an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft, along with equipment to support some 250 other experiments and studies aboard the world’s only orbital laboratory.

Cygnus Launches Atop Atlas V
An Atlas V launch vehicle lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft on the Orbital ATK CRS-6 mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff was at 11:05 p.m. EDT. The spacecraft will deliver 7,500 pounds of supplies, science payloads and experiments.
Credits: NASA
 
Orbital ATK’s fifth cargo delivery flight under its Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA launched at 11:05 p.m. EDT Tuesday on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Cygnus is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting laboratory Saturday, March 26.

The station’s Expeditions 47 and 48 crews will employ these science payloads to support experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science – research that improves life on Earth -- including:

  • Saffire-I provides a new way to study a large fire on an exploration craft, which has not been possible in the past because the risks for performing such studies on spacecraft with astronauts aboard are too high.
  • Meteor will enable the first space-based observations of meteors entering Earth’s atmosphere from space.
  • Strata-I could give us answers about how regolith behaves and moves in microgravity, how easy or difficult it is to anchor a spacecraft in regolith, how it interacts with spacecraft and spacesuit materials, and other important properties.
  • The Gecko Gripper study tests a gecko-inspired adhesive gripping device that can stick on command in the harsh environment of space.
  • The Additive Manufacturing Facility will add an upgraded 3-D printing capability to the station.

NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Tim Kopra will capture Cygnus at about 6:40 a.m. Saturday, March 26, using the space station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to take hold of the spacecraft. Astronaut Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) will support Kopra in a backup position. NASA TV coverage of capture will begin at 5:30 a.m.

Saffire-1 will remain on the spacecraft once all the other supplies are unloaded, and the vehicle will be attached to the space station for about two months. Once it departs and the spacecraft is a safe distance from the space station, engineers will remotely conduct the first Saffire experiment before the Cygnus’ destructive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. Before detaching from the station, Cygnus will also be filled with about 3,000 pounds of trash, which will be burned up over the Pacific Ocean.

This is the second flight of an enhanced Cygnus spacecraft, and the second using the Atlas V launch system. The cargo freighter features a greater payload capacity, supported by new fuel tanks and solar arrays, and an extended pressurized cargo module that increases the spacecraft’s interior volume by 25 percent, enabling more cargo to be delivered with each launch.

The space station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and makes research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. The space station has been continuously occupied since November 2000. In that time, it has been visited by more than 200 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in exploration, including future missions to an asteroid and Mars.

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Cheryl Warner
Headquarters, Washington
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Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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Last Updated: March 23, 2016
Editor: Allard Beutel
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