Watch the Antares Launch Live Online

NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station during a five-minute window opening at 4:46 p.m. EDT today, April 17.

NASA commentary for the launch will begin at 4:15 p.m. EDT.

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft on board, is seen just after sunrise on Pad-0A, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman’s 11th contracted cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station will deliver about 7,600 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Loaded with 7,600 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, this is Northrop Grumman’s 11th commercial resupply NASA-contracted mission. It will launch from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Launch viewing map for the Northrop Grumman CRS-11 launch. Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

Depending on local conditions, the launch may be visible throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Local and regional viewing opportunities for the launch are detailed on NASA’s website.