Countdown to Launch: Music Possibility and Terry’s Mission
Five… Four… Three… Two… One… Music blares as Terry takes Northrop Grumman’s Commercial Resupply Mission 19 into orbit towards the International Space Station. This exciting venture brings new possibilities for music in space. Let’s take a closer look at the mission and the developments onboard Antares.
Smooth Ascent: A Nominal Report
As the flight controllers monitor the ascent, they report a nominal status for Antares. The thrust remains at 100%, and the vehicle maintains a steady course. Stage one TBC (Thrust Vector Control) is within normal range, and the attitude is as expected. Dominant people’s attitude remains nominal, ensuring a smooth trajectory.
Passing Through Maximum Dynamic Pressure
Antares continues to perform flawlessly as it passes through Max Q, which stands for maximum dynamic pressure. This is the point where the external forces exert the highest pressure on the spacecraft. The core pressurization valves are functioning normally, and the engines remain steady and nominal.
The Journey Continues: Halfway through the Burn
As the burn progresses, Antares reaches the halfway mark. At 100 seconds to Mikko, the spacecraft passes through an altitude of 30,000 feet, maintaining its nominal attitude. The engines continue to operate at 800% efficiency, and the core pressurization remains within expected parameters. Electrical power is also functioning nominally, ensuring a stable mission.
Approaching Mikko: Countdown to Success
As Antares approaches Mikko, approximately 40 seconds away, the slow throttle down process begins. This adjustment in attitude allows for a smooth transition. The TBC remains nominal, and the preset down slew has started. Despite being three minutes into the flight, all systems onboard Antares are functioning as expected.
The launch of Northrop Grumman’s Commercial Resupply Mission 19 aboard Antares opens up new possibilities for music in space. With the smooth ascent, passing through maximum dynamic pressure, and the steady continuation of the journey towards Mikko, this mission is a testament to the advancements in space exploration. The ongoing success of each system on Antares demonstrates the dedication and expertise of the team behind this historic launch. As we eagerly await the results of this mission, we can celebrate the incredible achievements made possible by music and the determination of those involved in Terry’s space journey.