Forecast 80 Percent ‘Go’ for Tuesday Launch

OA-6 payload being transported from the PHSF to VIF - in transit: photos only of it at the VIF, Pad 41.

Forecasters are calling for an 80 percent chance of acceptable conditions at launch time for the launch of Orbital ATK’s CRS-6 mission to carry experiments and supplies to the International Space Station. The primary concern is cumulus clouds during the 30-minute launch window that opens at 11:05 p.m. EDT. The Launch Readiness Review found no issues and gave a go for rollout of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft on Monday. We have a couple of new features on this mission and its scientific payloads. For details on the scientific research carried on this mission, go to You also can read the pre-launch feature at

Photo credit: NASA/Dimitrios Gerondidakis