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November 12-18, 2018 / Vol 37, No 46 / Hawai`i Island, USA

9 Nov 2018, 20:54 UTC
November 12-18, 2018 / Vol 37, No 46 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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International Space Station Exp. 57 to Welcome “S.S. John Young” and Progress 71P Resupply Ships

Northrop Grumman is set to launch Cygnus NG-10 atop Antares 230 rocket from Wallops Island VA Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport pad 0A on November 15. Dubbed ‘S.S. John Young’, it will be the 10th operational flight of a Cygnus craft and the first for NG since it acquired Orbital ATK in June. The craft is planned to arrive 3 days later on the early morning of Nov 18 and bring 3,450 kg of cargo to Expedition 57 crew members Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Alexander Gerst and Sergey Prokopyev. On Nov 16, Roscosmos is set to launch a Soyuz rocket with Progress 71P resupply ship carrying 2,450 kg of food, fuel and supplies. Progress is also scheduled to arrive on Nov 18 about 10 hours after Cygnus. The 3-member crew will be busy with cargo transfers, experiments and maintenance duties; and they will help celebrate the 20th observation of the start to ISS construction on Nov 20 — the first element was launched on that day in 1998. The next crew members, Oleg Kononenko of Russia, David Saint-Jacques of Canada, and Anne McClain of USA (to become the 62nd ...

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