The latest weather forecast stands at 90% favorable for the Feb. 9 launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. At this time, cumulus clouds are the only weather concern being tracked for a launch attempt on Sunday afternoon.
NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its 13th commercial resupply services mission, carrying more than 8,000 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware to the International Space Station, at 5:39 p.m. EDT on Feb. 9.
Low pressure will continue to slowly move northeastward across the Mid-Atlantic tonight, bringing periods of rain and gusty winds through Friday. There is an uptick in cloudiness and a slight chance of an isolated shower or snow flurry early Sunday morning, but high pressure will build back into the Mid-Atlantic by Sunday afternoon, allowing for dry conditions, decreasing cloudiness, and light winds.
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