Cygnus Cargo Launch Live Streaming Video Watch Online: The private CygnusCargo ship of the Orbital ATK will be launched and head towards international space station on Tuesday, June 14 at about 9:30 am EDT. You can catch the live updates starting from 9 am ET via the below available live video. (check: Sony E3 2016.)
The live stream will be available directly by the NASA TV. To check on the developments and ensure all the things are going right, the controllers back on the earth will do an experiment known as Saffire-1. It will be done five hours after Cygnus leaves. The experiment involves a controlled burn on the freighter.
Cygnus Cargo Launch Live Streaming
“Saffire-I provides a new way to study a realistic fire on a spacecraft. This hasn’t been possible in the past because the risks for performing such studies on crewed spacecraft are too high. Instruments on the returning Cygnus will measure flame growth, oxygen use and more. Results could determine microgravity flammability limits for several spacecraft materials, help to validate NASA’s material selection criteria, and help scientists understand how microgravity and limited oxygen affect flame size. The investigation is crucial for the safety of current and future space missions.
“Cygnus also will release five LEMUR CubeSats from an external deployer June 15, part of a remote sensing satellite constellation that provides global ship tracking and weather monitoring. The vehicle will remain in orbit until Wednesday, June 22, when its engines will fire twice, pushing it into Earth’s atmosphere where it will burn up over the Pacific Ocean. NASA TV will not provide a live broadcast of the Cygnus deorbit burn and re-entry.”Cygnus Cargo Live Stream
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