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Pages that may need to be updated if launch slips past December 2012[edit]

Rocket[edit]

What launcher will this use? The Antares (rocket) isn't projected to be ready for Sept 2012 that this article says will be the mission date. 70.24.251.208 (talk) 10:04, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Date has since been fixed.--Craigboy (talk) 05:00, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Suggested Move[edit]

Can we please discus the article name[edit]

We won't be able to effectively communicate through edit summaries so I feel we should discus it here. Previously the consensus was to wait, since then we've received plenty of new info on the upcoming missions thus these articles have become longer and richer. But although we've received plenty of info on the missions themselves we have not really learned more about what the missions will be called. So right now we're stuck with several names that aren't consistent with one another (COTS Demo Flight 1, Dragon C2+, CRS SpX-1, Cygnus 1, and CRS Orb-1) so I think we should adopt a temporary naming system to avoid confusing the reader.--Craigboy (talk) 06:06, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Info[edit]

--Craigboy (talk) 04:07, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Suggested move (revisited, September 2013)[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Consensus to move and this seems the most favoured title currently. Andrewa (talk) 09:56, 26 September 2013 (UTC)



Cygnus 1Cygnus Orb-D1 – The last move request was closed pending more information. Now that information is available and "Cygnus Orb-D1" or "Orb-D1" seems to have become the accepted name for this mission, so I'd like to suggest that the article now be moved accordingly. --W. D. Graham 15:33, 18 September 2013 (UTC) W. D. Graham 15:33, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

  • Support a move, given the new info, but not sure Cygnus Orb-D1 will stand the test of time. I will support consensus on what the name should be, but will point out the just possibly, Orbital Cygnus D1, Orbital CRS-D1 or Orbital COTS Demo Flight 1, might be worth considering. Why? Because I believe it should definitely start with the name of the company flying the mission, which is consistent with how Wikipedia has been naming the various SpaceX COTS and CRS missions: see specifically, SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 1 for the closest analog to this demo mission by Orbital.
Perhaps should skip ...Cygnus... entirely, as we don't name the SpaceX missions after their capsule type alone, but more in terms of the overall mission.
Having said all that, I do see on the mission patch that NASA seems to be using "Orb-D1" as a shortened form for Orbital D1 so possibly just plain Orbital D1 would be sufficient. Very sorry to not be bringing this into a narrowing toward closure; but probably best to discuss it first, prior to naming it and then having future re-naming discussions go on indefinitely. N2e (talk) 00:25, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
If I recall correctly, the choice of format for the SpaceX articles was down to what SpaceX and NASA were calling them. I favour Orb-D1 over Orbital D1 since the shorter form seems to be in more common use. I'd also be opposed to one of the suggestions, "Orbital CRS-D1", since this is a COTS flight not a CRS flight (although the programmes are clearly very closely related). --W. D. Graham 14:40, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
I'm still waiting to see some good data on what the name should be. Yesterday's ISS NASA TV show used Cygnus, I believe exclusively, while I was watching. So, as I said in the earlier discussion, I'm not sure what the common name is. I think we may have a good idea of the official name, but is that what we should be using? Vegaswikian (talk) 18:14, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
We can't call it Cygnus, it's too ambiguous. --W. D. Graham 20:26, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Orbit elements[edit]

I've set up AstRoBot to maintain the orbit data in this article. If it stays berthed to the ISS long enough, it would be interesting to see how the bot handles orbital elements for docked spacecraft. --W. D. Graham 14:40, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Mission images and the federal shutdown[edit]

The majority of the images from the mission haven't been released to the public yet because the NASA employees in charge of doing so were deemed non-essential and thus furloughed. Right now no one knows how long the shutdown will last but it may be after Cygnus' mission has ended; so we're probably going to have to add images to the article post-completion.--Craigboy (talk) 17:33, 13 October 2013 (UTC)