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It's a shame we haven't gotten to see much from the ISS/Cygnus due to the shutdown on NASA TV. Only still photographs.
 

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I guess we could hope the gov't will be up and running by then.
 

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Space News: Orbital Moves Cygnus Re-entry Up a Day, Prepares for Another Cargo Run in December:
WASHINGTON — Orbital Sciences Corp. is planning to end its first cargo delivery mission to the international space station a little early, with the company’s now-trash-filled Cygnus spacecraft set for destructive re-entry over the Pacific Ocean Oct. 23, a spokesman said.

“It used to be Oct. 24, but in looking at the orbital mechanics of release, the team updated their burn schedule and Oct. 24 became Oct. 23,” Orbital spokesman Barron Beneski said in a phone interview Oct. 16.

Space station crew members will close Cygnus’ hatch Oct. 21. Then, around 5 a.m. Eastern time the next day, the craft will separate from the station’s Harmony node and maneuver away from the outpost to perform its deorbit burn.

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Seeing that NASA is finally back in business, let me post some high-res photos of the Cygnus at the ISS that have been released to the public..... :cool:





























 

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Congrats to Orbital Sciences on the successful conclusion of their Cygnus mission to the ISS.
And congrats to NASA's commercial space program for showing both launchers and space capsules can be developed for a fraction of the cost thought to be needed.

Bob Clark
 

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@OrbitalSciences:
We have lost the signal from #Cygnus. Reentry accomplished. Represents the official completion of our COTS program with @NASA partners

The Swan might have burned his wings.
 

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This image was taken over the Cape Peninsula- Simon's Town harbour and Naval Station, Seal Island, Kommetjie, Fishoek and Hout Bay, as well as other geographical features in the area, are visible! :)
 

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