Countdown Underway; Weather 80% Favorable for Antares Launch

The countdown is underway for this morning’s 5:27 a.m. EST launch window of NASA commercial resupply provider Northrop Grumman‘s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft. Weather continues to be 80% favorable for the launch of this resupply mission to the International Space Station. 

For those who’d like to follow along with the count early, live video and control room chatter is now airing on NASA Wallops’ IBM Cloud Video. Live coverage of the launch with commentary will air on NASA Television, the agency’s website and the NASA app beginning at 5 a.m. EST. 

The five-minute launch window opens at 5:27 a.m. EST, with liftoff taking place from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of the state. 

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