AIMM’s Senior Vice President, Engineering & Digital Technologies, Jeff Elliott is heading back to NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility this week in preparation for the ISS Commercial Resupply Services Mission (ORB-1) launch. The launch is currently scheduled for Tuesday, December 17, at approximately 10:04 p.m. from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. AIMM will be providing broadcast engineering and video production support.
According to Orbital’s mission updates, Antares and Cygnus teams are in the advanced stages of preparation for the operational resupply mission to the International Space Station. Over the next 11 days, major operational events are scheduled to take place. Among them, the movement of the Antares rocket to the transporter/erector/launcher (TEL) and a series of tests to ensure all systems are properly working together. The roll out and initial on-pad operations that are currently scheduled for December 15.
AIMM provided Broadcast Engineering and Video Production of the Air Force Minotaur I rocket lifted off NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on November 19, 2013. The launch is performing various tests as part of the Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space Office’s ORS-3 mission deploying satellites in space.
AIMM is at Wallops Island Virginia again this week preparing the studio that will air the live video stream for the ANTARES Rocket and CYGNUS Spacecraft test launch. The test launch, which was originally set to take place today, was postponed until tomorrow. We’ve just received confirmation that the launch will proceed as planned. Stay tuned for the link to watch it live tomorrow at 10:50am.
Wallops Grants Authority to Proceed for Launch of Orbital Demonstration Mission
September 17, 2013 – 10:14 AM EDT
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Site Director Bill Wrobel has granted Authority to Proceed (ATP) for the Wednesday, Sept. 18, launch of a demonstration mission to the International Space Station by the Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va. Orbital is targeting a 10:50 a.m. EDT launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at Wallops.