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Moonbase Alphan

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posted 02-26-2018 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Orbital ATK Cygnus Commercial Resupply Services Mission (OA-9E)

An Orbital ATK Antares rocket carrying an uncrewed Cygnus cargo spacecraft will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad O-A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia on the OA-9E mission.

OA-9E is an extension to Orbital ATK's NASA-contracted flights to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services program.

This is the NASA insignia for Orbital ATK's OA-9E resupply flight.


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posted 02-26-2018 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have any idea of the symbolism of the patch, in particular the green areas? I assumed at first that they were land areas, the farthest left one looks somewhat like the Kamchatka Peninsula, but obviously it's not. The Cygnus vessel itself appears to have some sort of characters on it also.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 03-11-2018 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know about the land masses (maybe they are just representative), but the "characters" on the Cygnus appear to be the way the artist chose to render the foil insulation on the service module.

Here is the AB Emblem embroidered patch:

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