Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket was rolled out to launch Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The mile-long trip from Wallops’ Horizontal Integration Facility to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport launchpad took place late May 17 into the early morning of May 18.
The Antares rocket, with Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard is scheduled to launch no earlier than May 21 at 4:39 a.m. on the company’s CRS-9 resupply mission to the International Space Station.
The mission is Orbital ATK’s ninth contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA. Among the 7,400 pounds of cargo aboard Cygnus are science experiments, crew supplies and vehicle hardware.