Antares Commercial Rocket Cleared for July 11 Space Station Blastoff "Anaboliset Aineet" Following Engine Re
Orbital Sciences Antares "Anabolika Definition" rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft are set to blast off on July 11, 2014 on the Orb 2 mission from NASA''s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, bound for the International Space Station (ISS). The rocket undergoes processing at the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA Wallops during visit by Universe Today/Ken Kremer. commercial Antares rocket on a cargo mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS) has been cleared for blastoff this Friday, July 11, from the Eastern shore of Virginia, following a thorough re inspection of the two Russian built and US modified Comprar Levitra AJ26 engines that power the "Oxandrolone Powder India" rocket''s first stage after the test failure of a different engine in May.
The critically important Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ26 engine re inspection was mandated following the significant failure of another AJ26 engine during acceptance testing on May 22 at NASA''s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi to investigate any concerns and insure against an in flight failure. (EDT).
Universe Today was granted a visit to the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket integration facility at NASA Wallops recently as the engine re inspection work was winding Tren Delantero Ford F100 72 down. See my Antares/Cygnus Orb 2 rocket photos herein.
Antares soars to space on Jan. 9, 2014 from NASA Wallops on Virginia coast on the Orb 1 mission to the ISS. Photo taken by remote camera at launch pad. No swap out was required.
Late stow items including time sensitive science experiments will be packed aboard on Tuesday, July 8. for a duration of 5 minutes.
Until the first stage engine failure, this Antares rocket had been slated to blastoff on June 10 with the Cygnus cargo freighter on the Orb 2 mission which is the second of eight cargo resupply missions to the ISS under Orbital''s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA.
1st and 2nd stage of Orbital Sciences Antares rocket set for blast off Winstrol W Tabletkach Co To Jest on July 11, 2014 on the Orb 2 mission from NASA''s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, bound for the ISS. The rocket undergoes processing at the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA Wallops during visit by Universe Today/Ken Kremer.
"There was a test failure at Stennis on May 22," Orbital Sciences spokesman Barry Beneski told Universe Today at that time. "Engineers are examining data to determine the cause of the failure."
The failure occurred approximately 30 seconds into the planned 54 second test.
"It terminated prematurely, resulting in extensive damage to the engine," Orbital said in a statement in May.
The pressurized Cygnus spacecraft will deliver 1,657 kg of cargo to the ISS including science experiments and instruments, crew supplies, food, water, computer equipment, spacewalk tools and student research experiments.
Up close side view of payload fairing protecting Cygnus cargo module during launch for Orb 2 mission to ISS. Vehicle undergoes prelaunch processing at NASA Wallops during visit by Universe Today/Ken Kremer.
For the return to Earth it will be loaded with approximately 1,346 kg of material for disposal upon atmospheric reentry.
The two Turinabol Roid Plus stage Antares rocket stands 133 feet tall.
It takes about 10 minutes from launch until separation of Cygnus from the Antares vehicle.
ATK built 2nd stage integrated onto 1st stage of Orbital Sciences Antares rocket slated for July 11, 2014 launch on the Orb 2 mission from NASA''s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, bound for the ISS. The rocket undergoes processing at "4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone Ireland" the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA Wallops during visit by Universe Today/Ken Kremer. An on time launch will result in Cygnus arrival at the ISS on July 15.
Station commander Steven Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency (ESA) will grapple and berth Cygnus using the stations 57 foot long robotic arm onto the Earth facing port of the station Harmony module.
To date the AJ26 engines have performed flawlessly through a total of three Antares launches from NASA''s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia starting in April 2013.