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Antares rocket cleared for liftoff Sunday afternoon (9:52 a.m. PDT/12:52 p.m. EDT/1652 GMT)
SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 13JUL2014 | SpaceFlightNow.com Staff Writer

Posted on 07/13/2014 8:30:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine

Orbital Sciences is gearing up for liftoff of a commercial cargo craft packed with more than 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station. Launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is set for 12:52 p.m. EDT (1652 GMT) Sunday.

Rocket: Antares

Payload: Cygnus (Orb-2)

Launch date: July 13, 2014

Launch time: 9:52:14 a.m. PDT/12:52:14 p.m. EDT (1652:14 GMT)

Window: 5 minutes

Launch site: Pad 0A, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, Va.

ISS capture: July 16 @ 1037 GMT

ISS departure: Aug. 15

Re-entry: TBD


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: antares; launch; orb2; orbitalsciences

1 posted on 07/13/2014 8:30:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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2 posted on 07/13/2014 8:31:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Most excellent graphics, thanks!


3 posted on 07/13/2014 8:43:15 AM PDT by wxgesr (I wanna be the first person to surf on another planet......)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You can watch live coverage at the link.

Follow it also on their Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/OrbitalSciencesCorp

and on Twitter.
https://twitter.com/orbitalsciences

U.S. readers can also sign up from their phone by texting “follow spaceflightnow” to 40404. (Standard text messaging charges apply.)

Orbital’s mission webpage
http://www.orbital.com/NewsInfo/MissionUpdates/Orb-2/default.aspx

Cygnus launch cargo manifest
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/antares/orb2/launchmanifest.html


4 posted on 07/13/2014 8:45:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Another launch visibility map.


5 posted on 07/13/2014 8:45:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

6 posted on 07/13/2014 8:46:45 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: wxgesr

It looks like there is another stream to watch the launch but right now they are showing footage of the rocket being moved around.
http://www.ustream.tv/search?q=nasa+public


7 posted on 07/13/2014 8:50:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"He tasks me. He tasks me, and I shall have him. I'll chase him round the Moons of Nibia and round the Antares Maelstrom and round Perdition's flames before I give him up!" 
8 posted on 07/13/2014 8:52:39 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Jack Hydrazine

T-60


9 posted on 07/13/2014 8:54:06 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Talisker

ping


10 posted on 07/13/2014 8:56:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I like watching this from time to time.

We Are The Explorers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7DEw70LVWs


11 posted on 07/13/2014 8:58:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Do you receive the text messages from them? That seems kinda interesting. I get free texting so I guess it wouldn’t cost anything.


12 posted on 07/13/2014 9:04:04 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I don’t get the texts, but if you have unlimited texting you won’t be charged anything.


13 posted on 07/13/2014 9:13:05 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I just signed up for it. See how it goes. I don’t mind if it is high flow during a launch but if it is too busy when nothing going on I will cancel it.


14 posted on 07/13/2014 9:23:45 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Let me know how it goes.


15 posted on 07/13/2014 9:24:16 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

T - 22 minutes and counting. Everything is go so far.


16 posted on 07/13/2014 9:29:08 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Paper model of the Antares.
http://www.axmpaperspacescalemodels.com/AntaresDemo.html#.U8K0_bGaXo4


17 posted on 07/13/2014 9:33:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

T - 16 minutes and counting.

More green lights indicating they are good to launch.


18 posted on 07/13/2014 9:35:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

T - 12 minutes and the rocket has been switched to internal power.


19 posted on 07/13/2014 9:38:35 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

T-minus 11 minutes and counting. The final prelaunch poll of the Antares team confirms all positions are ready for the final phase of the countdown.


20 posted on 07/13/2014 9:40:32 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Final poll is a go.


21 posted on 07/13/2014 9:42:14 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

T - 8 minutes!


22 posted on 07/13/2014 9:43:40 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I feel like an excited kid while waiting for a launch!


23 posted on 07/13/2014 9:48:11 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Same here.

T - 3 minutes!


24 posted on 07/13/2014 9:48:48 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Less than a one minute to launch.

Go, Antares, go!


25 posted on 07/13/2014 9:50:21 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Here we go!


26 posted on 07/13/2014 9:51:15 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Lift off!


27 posted on 07/13/2014 9:51:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It’s cleared the tower and all is nominal!


28 posted on 07/13/2014 9:52:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Passing through Max Q.


29 posted on 07/13/2014 9:53:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

First stage shutdown and sep.


30 posted on 07/13/2014 9:55:42 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

2nd stage ignition.

Fairing and interstage sep.


31 posted on 07/13/2014 9:57:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

2nd stage burnout.


32 posted on 07/13/2014 9:59:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It is in orbit.


33 posted on 07/13/2014 10:00:45 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Satellite sep from second stage! They’ve made it to orbit!


34 posted on 07/13/2014 10:01:25 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Now onward to the ISS.


35 posted on 07/13/2014 10:02:18 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Cygnus has deployed.


36 posted on 07/13/2014 10:02:42 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

@SpaceflightNow: The Antares rocket put the commercial Cygnus supply ship in a good orbit close to prelaunch predictions. http://t.co/7HBysnryUI/s/Le9W #Orb2


37 posted on 07/13/2014 10:04:30 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: All

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches tomorrow at 6:21 a.m. PDT/9:21 a.m. EDT.

You can watch it here.
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/010/status.html


38 posted on 07/13/2014 10:08:10 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

@SpaceflightNow: We’re posting images of today’s Antares #Orb2 launch from Virginia on our Facebook page: https://t.co/P6UJfFeB9W/s/sVTG


39 posted on 07/13/2014 10:09:41 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

1/2: @SpaceflightNow: Solar panels on the @orbitalsciences Cygnus spacecraft have extended. Arrival at the space station set for Wednesday. http://t.co/7HBysnry


40 posted on 07/13/2014 10:21:12 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Jack Hydrazine

According to my new text dohichy weather looks fairly good for tomorrows launch.
@SpaceflightNow: There is a 70% chance of good weather for Monday’s #Falcon9 launch from Cape Canaveral at 9:22am EDT (1322 GMT). http://t.co/dRSg6U8UPG/s/rngp


41 posted on 07/13/2014 6:48:46 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Thanks for the update!


42 posted on 07/13/2014 7:34:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

T-30 for Falcon 9.

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/010/status.html


43 posted on 07/14/2014 7:49:21 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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