Antares and Cygnus Launch Rescheduled

The launch today was scrubbed for Saturday the 15th of February.

We arrived at the media area today, got all set up and within twenty minutes the launch was scrubbed. We heard it on the loud speakers. The boys in the control room were discussing the weather, and mentioned tomorrow’s weather and conditions look much better. Cody, Mike, Reno, and I all looked at each other and said, “they are gonna scrub this one boys.” within a few minutes we were headed back to the bus.

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Antares selfie game is on point. That is as close as you can get.

I don’t blame NASA these rockets aren’t cheap and after a year of preparation, you do it by the numbers or it doesn’t happen. Bonus for Cody, day three of being able to see how the remote cameras worked, we are more confident with the setup now. We will see after tomorrow’s launch how well the cameras worked. Who knows maybe we will get a fourth shot to see what we capture. I hope not, this has been a long week at NASA.

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Been walking past this sign all week and just noticed it today

NASA … (Feb 14, 2020) … Northrop Grumman and NASA have rescheduled today’s Antares launch attempt for the CRS-13 Cygnus resupply mission due to  strong upper level winds. The Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft remain healthy.

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Antares on the launch pad up close and personal

The next launch attempt will be Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3:21 p.m. EST. The weather forecast calls for 85% favorable weather conditions. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 2:45 p.m. EST.

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Looking north at the Antares launch area

A launch Saturday would result in a capture of Cygnus on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at approximately 4:05 a.m. Rendezvous and capture coverage begins at 2:30 a.m. Installation coverage will begin at 6:00 a.m. For more information on this mission, please visit www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman and NASA’s homepage.

Follow launch activities at the launch blog and @NASA_Wallops and learn more about space station activities by following @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

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