NASA and Orbital Sciences have rescheduled the Cygnus freighter launch to ISS until January 8 because of cold weather.


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NASA and Orbital Sciences have rescheduled the Cygnus freighter launch to ISS until January 8 because of cold weather.

3 comments

  • David M. Cook

    Come on, you guys! Take off your engineer’s hats and put on your manager’s hats!

  • Hah! Now that is an obscure quote only some will know.

  • Pzatchok

    Exactly why was the original launch delayed?

    I have an idea that they couldn’t have the cargo ship docked at the same time as they were doing an EVA.
    But why couldn’t they do the launch and then just “park” the cargo ship a few miles away until they were done working?

    Did they think they would need some extra parts and were holding the ship just to make sure they could get them up in time?

    Is it time for another docking port to be added to the station?

    Does the cargo ship only have enough power for a set amount of time in space and they were afraid that some cargo might overheat of freeze if they delayed docking it?

    I just never had a clear answer as to why they delayed the launch in the first place.

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