A Social Look at the Next Supply Mission to the Space Station | Summary and Q&A

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December 2, 2015
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A Social Look at the Next Supply Mission to the Space Station

TL;DR

NASA is preparing to launch the Orbital ATK Signis cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, providing an overview of the cargo and the launch preparations.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What are the weather conditions for the launch?

The weather conditions are currently favorable, although there is a 40% chance of violating launch constraints due to an approaching front.

Q: What is the cargo on board the Orbital ATK Signis spacecraft?

The cargo includes supplies and equipment for the astronauts, as well as scientific experiments like the PBR experiment, which aims to improve water recycling in space.

Q: How long does it take for the spacecraft to reach the International Space Station?

It takes approximately three days for the spacecraft to reach the International Space Station.

Q: What is the purpose of the PBR experiment?

The PBR experiment aims to improve water recycling in space by studying the behavior of packed bed reactors in microgravity conditions.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The launch of Orbital ATK Signis cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

  • The weather conditions are currently favorable for launch, although there is a 40% chance of violating launch constraints due to the approaching front.

  • The cargo on board includes supplies and equipment for the astronauts, as well as scientific experiments, such as the PBR experiment, which aims to improve water recycling in space.

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