Latest Weather Update for Northrop Grumman’s CRS-13 Launch: 85% Favorable

The latest weather forecast stands at 85% favorable for the launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Launch has been rescheduled for 3:21 p.m. EST on Saturday, Feb. 15 due to strong upper level winds on Friday.

At this time, the main weather concern for a Saturday afternoon launch is cloud ceiling height.

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen on Pad-0A, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

Northrop Grumman’s 13th contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA will deliver more than 7,500 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the International Space Station.

Follow launch activities at the launch blog and @NASA_Wallops and learn more about space station activities by following @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

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