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.
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.
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.