What's on board NG-12?

Will Smoot

November 1, 2019

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A day prior to the scheduled launch of Northrop Grumman's Antares 230+ rocket and Cygnus spacecraft, NASA presents a briefing on the various payloads traveling to the International Space Station.

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and lands just 17 miles downrange on an Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship.  Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

CRS-17 Delivery Returns Cargo Dragon to Station

SpaceX's CRS-17 launch marks two "returns" to the International Space Station: in general, the return of cargo dragon flights following the successful Crew Dragon demo in March 2019, and specifically, the re-use of the Dragon capsule from the CRS-12 mission, returning to station after its August 2017 mission.

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NG-11 Launches from Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

NG-11 Payload Preview: BioNutrients

Almost everyone know if you put yeast with the correct ingredients you can make bread, or wine or beer. Have you ever thought about making vitamins, or even medicine? This is the focus of the BioNutrients experiment, carried to the International Space Station aboard Cygnus during the NG-11 mission.

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With seagrass waving in the shore breeze, Antares lifts off from Launchpad 0A at the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, Virginia.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

Northrop Grumman Launches Antares, Completes CRS-1 Contract with NG-11 Liftoff

Northrop Grumman closes out their participation in the CRS-1 contract with a beautiful, mid-afternoon launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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A sample ThinSat from Twiggs Space Lab.  The green portion at the bottom is common to all the ThinSats, while the blue upper portion is used for student-designed experiments.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

What's On Board NG-11?

NG-11 is Northrop Grumman's last Cargo Resupply Mission . . . of the first series that is. So that makes NG-11 the end that is in the middle. The Antares rocket slated for NG-12 is already in the HIF (Horizontal Integration Facility) and mission components are being finalized for the next launch in October.

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