The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft aboard, launches from Pad-0A, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft lifted off at 4:01 a.m. EST and is on its way to the International Space Station.

At about 5:45 a.m., commands will be given to deploy the spacecraft’s solar arrays.

Launch coverage will continue on NASA TV until shortly after spacecraft separation then resume at 5 a.m. for solar array deployment, which is expected to last about 30 minutes.

A post-launch news conference will follow and is scheduled to begin on NASA TV at approximately 6:30 a.m.

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3 thoughts on “Liftoff!”

  1. Have a photo to share of the NG10 launch as viewed from Chesapeake, VA. It shows the rocket plume describing a sinusoidal not straight shape that eventually dampened out I would estimate happened maybe a minute after it climbed above my horizon. My thought was that there was a steering issue. I was using a zoom at 75mm f/11 15 sec ISO 800. Is there a place to submit the photo to?

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