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is a re-usable cygnus possible?

Cygnus is the second of the most commonly known ISS resupply freighters (the only more commonly used one is progress.) After cygnus launches aboard it's Antares rocket, it rendezvouses with the ISS, ...
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Will Cygnus do anything special when it "looses its NACHOS"?

CBS News' NASA's new "NACHOS" instrument could help predict volcanic eruptions explains that this nanosatellite will be deployed from the Cygnus spacecraft launched February 19, 2022 after ...
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What "advanced computer capable of faster processing and data compression" is the S. S. Katherine Johnson carrying? (Cygnus NG-15)

CBS News; says: The primary goal of the Cygnus mission is to deliver science equipment and supplies for on-going research utilizing the microgravity environment aboard the space station. One ...
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Will a Cygnus and Dragon be on station at the same time in April 2019?

According to the launch schedule at the moment I looked (which is of course only a snapshot in time) there is a Cygnus mission (NG-11) scheduled for Apr 17, 2019. There is a SpaceX Dragon Cargo ...
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Was anything special done for the Cygnus OA-9 launch to give it so much extra fuel?

The Cygnus OA-9 mission has had plenty of extra fuel to burn! While docked at the ISS, it burned for a while to raise the ISS' orbit. This may have been more of a demonstration and token altitude ...
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Who can now resupply the ISS?

There are 4 major spacecraft that can supply the ISS. Progress, Dragon, ATV, and Cygnus. Of these 4 spacecraft, only the ATV has not had an issue in the last 8 months. ATV has stated they will not ...
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Cygnus on a 3rd party launcher

With Orbital looking at using a 3rd party launch service for their CRS contract, they have stated that Cygnus was designed with this in mind. Does anyone have information or ideas on how they ...
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Does the ISS team plan cargo flights when at half crew on purpose?

A number of times now, the cargo vehicles (Dragon, Cygnus, or HTV) seem to have arrived while the station was between crew switchovers. With indirect crew handovers, three crew depart in a Soyuz, ...
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Does naming cargo space craft indicate intentions?

ESA committed to launching 5 ATV vehicles. All 5 were named. JAXA has committed to a limited number of HTV launches. And all have been named. Orbital has contracted for 8 launches, and seems to be ...
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How do you handle variations in launches with a solid second stage?

Watching the Antares launch for Orb-1 mission of Cygnus, I was thinking about the booster. First stage is built in Ukraine by the company that makes the Zenit. They use the NK-33 engine, (Called an ...
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How well did the Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo craft perform?

Regardless of the GPS discrepancy, Cygnus completed its mission. How well did it do, and, does SpaceX now have a proper competitor?
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Will the ISS need more docking ports?

Currently the ISS has two basic segments, the Russian and US sides. The Russian side has 4 docking ports. Usually occupied by 2 Soyuz, 1 or 2 Progress freighters or an ESA ATV vehicle. You can see ...
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