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Ariane 6 soars with Eranda to OFSS2!

Posted 02-16-2011 at 12:06 AM by Kyle
Updated 02-16-2011 at 12:13 AM by Kyle

OFSS2 is ever growing. The addition of the newest, largest module.. Eranda is about to be launched. Its July 4th, and an oddly American mood has fallen over a foreign launch pad. In addition, this piece of 4th of July fireworks shall launch one the heaviest payload by a rocket since Skylab (though Nexus is far bigger in mass)


The Ariane 6 sits in the spotlight and all systems are GO! Weather is cool,...
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STS-144: Discovery soars to OFSSII!

Posted 01-25-2011 at 11:59 PM by Kyle

Tensions are mounting at KSC as the sunsets on a glorious October 2013 evening. Mild cloud's are in the area, raising the concerns about cloud celling for liftoff. MCC and the Astronauts just had their weather briefings and Kathy Winters has now said that the launch violations are 40% chance of NO GO. However, this does not dim off anyones spirits. STS-144's an important mission for the rapidly growing OFSSII. The MPLM Leonardo will bring huge amounts of supplies, entertainment and recyclables to...
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Orbiter Forum Space Station II Mission One is in ORBIT!

Posted 12-29-2010 at 08:48 PM by Kyle

OFSS 2 Mission 1 was successfully entered into orbit at 3:30 p.m US Time!

Screenshots of the mission posted below, enjoy!

Liftoff of OFSS 2 Mission 1 on December 15th, 2012! This is also the maiden flight of the Ariane 6 rocket -- which design was announced in January 2011 was remarkably set for a launch late 2012.



Ariane 6 going through Max Q! Look...
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STS-131 Mission Overview

Posted 03-27-2010 at 05:27 PM by Kyle

STS-131 (131) OV-103 Flight 38. Penultimate flight of Space Shuttle Discovery.

FD1:

Liftoff at 6:21 a.m EDT en route to the International Space Station.



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Space Shuttle Endeavour to the OFSS, MCT.

Posted 09-19-2009 at 06:53 PM by Kyle

The Astronauts are ready, inside Endeavour.
The Crew of Endeavour to the OFSS (Orbiter Forum Space Station)

Commander Scott Kelly.
Pilot Gregory C. Johnson
Mission Specialist 1 Megan McArthur
Mission Specialist 2 Garrett Reisman
Mission Specialist 3 Tracy Caldwell

Instead Endeavour, lies the MCT ready and poised to bring power to the space station, and the OBSS, used on every shuttle mission Post Columbia.

The tension is mounting,...
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