Next Northrop Grumman CRS-13 Launch Attempt: Feb. 14; 80% Favorable Weather Conditions

Northrop Grumman and NASA have set the next launch attempt for Feb. 14 at 3:43 p.m. EST to take advantage of an improved weather forecast, to provide time for testing the replaced ground sensors and to allow for refresh of critical late load science. The weather forecast calls for 80% favorable weather conditions. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 3:15 p.m. EST.

On Sunday, Northrop Grumman scrubbed its Antares launch after off-nominal readings from a ground support sensor. The Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft remain healthy. A launch Friday would result in a capture of Cygnus on Sunday, Feb. 16 at approximately 5:11 a.m. EST. Rendezvous and capture coverage begins at 3:45 a.m. Installation coverage will begin at 6:45 a.m. For more information on this mission, please visit www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman and NASA’s homepage.

(NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

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