Weather Upgraded to 80% Favorable for Tonight’s Launch Attempt

The forecast for the launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is now 80% favorable. The five-minute launch window opens at 9:38 p.m. EDT.

The countdown is underway, and the launch will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 9 p.m. EDT. The launch may also be visible to the naked eye in areas of the Mid Atlantic.

Image: A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket loaded with the company’s Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Photo Credit: NASA Wallops/Patrick Black

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