Launch Date Now Oct. 2 for Northrop Grumman’s CRS-14; Weather 90% Favorable

Oct. 2 has been set for the launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility near Chincoteague Island in Virginia.

The five-minute launch window opens at 9:16 p.m. EDT. Live coverage of the launch will air on NASA TV and at beginning at 8:45 p.m. EDT. Weather is 90% favorable for an attempt this evening.

The launch may be visible, weather permitting and depending on other local conditions (such as elevation), to residents up and down the East Coast of the United States.

How to watch the launch

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A, Thursday, October 1, 2020, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman’s 14th contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver nearly 8,000 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. The CRS-14 Cygnus spacecraft is named after the first female astronaut of Indian descent, Kalpana Chawla, and is scheduled to launch at 9:38 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 2020 EDT. Photo Credit: NASA Wallops/Patrick Black

An Oct. 1 attempt was scrubbed at roughly 2 minutes, 40 seconds prior to liftoff mark due to a problem with ground support equipment that has since been resolved.

Cygnus is loaded with nearly 8,000 pounds of cargo for the International Space Station. A liftoff on Oct. 2 would mean a scheduled arrival at the space station on Monday, Oct. 5.

11 thoughts on “Launch Date Now Oct. 2 for Northrop Grumman’s CRS-14; Weather 90% Favorable”

  1. To infinity and beyond! Was on VirMar Beach on the Northern Neck last night waiting for the launch when the “abort, abort, abort” was called.

    Hoping the Rocket Gods smile More favorably on a lunch tonight.

  2. We are here from Michigan on vacation.
    We have driven from Kissimmee Titusville three times this week to see a live launch. So far, three scrubs. fingers crossed we get to see this evenings launch, as we fly home in the morning. Light it up fellas. !

  3. It is very pleasant to see that the everyday work of NASA continues as ably as I have witnessed for the past 10 years. Some of the smartest and most dedicated people on Earth are ensuring daily that the important work of supporting research and exploration has their full attention. Our nation is well served in this endeavor, and I thank all of those who labor quietly, not in the spotlight of publicity, to make it so.

  4. could see it from trappe md very well its the 2nd one i have seen very cool would like to go down and see it closer some time.

  5. Was amazing! Perfect night and watching it from a Lewes, De. I have seen the launch there during the day, but night time seeing flame is amazing!! Thank you for the wonderful job done by so many brilliant minds!

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