NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is targeting today for the launch of its 16th resupply mission to the International Space Station. The team is now targeting 6:01 p.m. EDT for launch. Live launch commentary has begun on NASA TV.
Loaded with about 8,200 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 Thursday, Aug. 12, of the Cygnus spacecraft, dubbed the SS Ellison Onizuka.