Antares Rocket for Northrop Grumman CRS-13 Rolls to Launch Pad

NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station at 5:39 p.m. EDT Sunday, Feb. 9.

Loaded with more than 8,000 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, this is Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply NASA-contracted mission. It will launch from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it is rolled out of the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch Pad-0A, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)
Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)
Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

The team rolled the Antares rocket out to Pad-0A at Wallops the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 5.

More images are available from NASA Headquarters’ Flickr gallery.

The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following liftoff, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 5:00 p.m. EDT Feb. 9.

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