Antares Rocket Rolls Out

At roughly 4:45 p.m. Friday evening, the Antares rocket loaded with Orbital Science Corp.’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft began its journey from the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to its launch pad, about a mile away.

Antares rocket rolls out to launch pad
The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft on board, rolls from the Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) to launch Pad-0A, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
Antares rocket rolls out to launch pad
The Antares will launch with the Cygnus spacecraft filled with more than 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station, including science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
Antares rocket rolls out to launch pad
The Orbital-3 mission is Orbital Sciences’ third contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

› More roll-out images on Flickr

The launch of Orbital Sciences Corp.’s CRS-3 Commercial Resupply Services mission is scheduled for no earlier than 6:45 p.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 27, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops.

This mission is the third of eight Orbital flights NASA contracted with the company to resupply the space station, and the fourth trip by a Cygnus spacecraft to the orbiting laboratory.

› How to View the CRS-3 Launch
› More information and TV coverage details
› NASA’s Orbital website

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