Antares Launch Has Been Rescheduled Again

I was hoping they would reschedule this launch due to wet weather. We also have more time to get our remote gear ready, for wet weather. The Antares scrubbed launch rescheduled for Thursday is rescheduled for Friday the 14th. We are looking forward to watching NASA light a big candle on Friday.
Better weather and it isn’t the thirteenth launch on the thirteenth day of the month, for all you suffering Triskaidekaphobia. Well it is still the thirteenth launch, but as they said at NASA’s press conference, it is just another number, like twelve.

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Aerial of Wallops Island Flight Facility … shot from out of the restricted fly zone … Cody Croswell

NASA …. (Feb 11, 2020) … Northrop Grumman and NASA have set the next launch attempt for Feb. 14 at 3:43 p.m. EST to take advantage of an improved weather forecast, to provide time for testing the replaced ground sensors, and to allow time to refresh critical late load science. The weather forecast calls for 80% favorable weather conditions. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 3:15 p.m.

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Cygnus spacecraft sitting atop the Antares Rocket or launch vehicle
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On Sunday, Northrop Grumman scrubbed its Antares launch after off-nominal readings from a ground support sensor. The Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft remain healthy. A launch Friday would result in a capture of Cygnus on Sunday, Feb. 16 at approximately 5:11 a.m. Rendezvous and capture coverage begins at 3:45 a.m. Installation coverage will begin at 6:45 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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Aerial of Wallops Island Flight Facility … shot from out of the restricted fly zone … Cody Croswell

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