NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is targeting today for the launch of its 15th resupply mission to the International Space Station. The five-minute launch window opens at 12:36 p.m. EDT. Live launch commentary has begun on NASA TV.
Loaded with about 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.
A launch today would mean a scheduled arrival at the space station Monday, Feb. 22, of the Cygnus spacecraft, dubbed the SS Katherine Johnson.