Weather Forecast at 75% Favorable for Saturday’s NG CRS-15 Launch
The Wallops Range forecast issued today for the Feb. 20 launch of Northrop Grumman’s 15th resupply mission to the International Space Station puts weather at 75% favorable, with ground winds and cumulus clouds being the main weather concerns.
NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is targeting 12:36 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 20, for the launch.
Loaded with approximately 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.
Live coverage of the launch will air on NASA Television, the agency’s website and the NASA app beginning at 12 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 20, with a prelaunch event Friday, Feb. 19.