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PAYLOAD SIM (CYGNUS), DOVE-1, ALEXANDER, BELL, GRAHAM launch

By: RocketGirl
On April 21 an Antares rocket launched from Wallops Island in Virginia carrying a simulated Cygnus payload, along with Dove-1, Alexander, Bell and Graham to orbit. This was the inaugural flight of the Orbital Sciences-built Antares rocket which will be used for future resupply missions to the ISS. Dove-1, a CubeSat operated by Cosmogia, is a technology demonstrator testing the new CubeSat bus. Alexander, Bell and Graham are PhoneSats built around HTC Nexus One and are running Google's Android operating system. The NORAD catalog (or SSC) numbers for these missions are: Cygnus - 39142; Dove-1 - 39143; Alexander - 39144; Bell - 39145; Graham - 39146. They will be available in the STK database shortly. Stay up-to-date with the latest launches by subscribing to AGI's Launch Notifications.
Posted: 4/30/2013 3:32:31 PM


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