Preview of Day-Before-Launch Activities

The launch of Orbital Sciences Corp.’s CRS-3 Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station is on schedule for launch aboard an Antares rocket no earlier than 6:45 p.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 27, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

The latest weather forecast remains at 98-percent favorable.

Antares at launch pad
This photo shows the Antares rocket on the morning of Oct. 25 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s launch Pad-0A at Wallops. Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility/Joshua Murray

A number of activities are planned for Sunday, Oct. 26, leading up to launch day:

  • Launch Readiness Review, 10 a.m. to noon EDT
  • Pre-launch Briefing, 1 p.m. EDT (will air on NASA TV)
  • Science Briefing, 2 p.m. EDT (will air on NASA TV)

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

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