The ISS had a few busy and exciting days. Chief amongst them, an accidental flip of Station by the newly docked Nauka module. Misfiring thrusters rotated the ISS one and a half times.
Scott Manley describing the events leading to the flip: Russia's New Space Station Module Causes Alarm On ISS
Scott Manley trying to simulate the flip: The International Space Station's Accidental Spin Visualized
Back to regular scheduled programming: the 15th resupply mission to the International Space Station by a Cygnus spacecraft under the Commercial Resupply Services program with NASA.
Mission Details: Wikipedia
Cygnus Spacecraft: Wikipedia
Antares Launcher: Wikipedia
Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia
- Payload mass: 3'700 kg
- An experiment about 3D printing with regolith: Redwire Regolith Print. The goal is to find out how to use in-situ resources on future Moon/Mars missions.
- Experiments to investigate cheaper alternatives to current heat shield meterials: Kentucky Re-Entry Probe Experiment
- A demonstrator to separate carbon dioxide from the air on spaceships: Four Bed CO2 Scrubber. It is an upgraded version that is currently in use on the ISS.
Where to watch:
Check your local time at: www.timeanddate.com
Useful links to stay up to date on launches:
Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule
Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews
NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com