Weather Upgraded to 90% Favorable for Tonight’s Launch

Credit: NASA TV

The Wallops Launch Range forecast has been upgraded to 90% favorable for tonight’s launch attempt of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft from the Mid-Atlantic Space Port’s Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. A five-minute launch window opens at 9:38 p.m. EDT. All systems are “go” at this time with no issues being worked.

Map of the Mid-Atlantic showing predictions for visibility of the NG CRS-14 launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The numbers in each colored circle represent the number of seconds after liftoff that the launch might become visible in the associated region. Viewing is dependent upon weather conditions and other factors, such as elevation and the extent to which one’s view of the horizon is obstructed. Credit: NASA Wallops

Live coverage and countdown commentary are also streaming on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitch, Daily Motion, and Theta.TV. The launch may also be visible to the naked eye in areas of the Mid Atlantic.

Loaded with nearly 8,000 pounds of research, crew supplies, and hardware, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft will launch on the company’s Antares rocket from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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