U.S. Cygnus Cargo Craft Launch Scrubbed

Cygnus-13 Scrubbed Launch
The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket with a Cygnus resupply spacecraft Sunday February 2, 2020 after a scrubbed launch at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Credit: NASA TV

Northrop Grumman scrubbed tonight’s Antares launch after off-nominal readings from a ground support sensor. Northrop Grumman and NASA have set the next launch attempt to no earlier than Feb. 13 at 4:05 p.m. ET, due to an unfavorable weather forecast over the next two days, and time required to address the ground support issue. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 3:30pm ET. Teams will refresh 24-hour late load cargo the day before. The Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft remain healthy. A launch Thursday would result in a capture of Cygnus on Saturday, Feb. 15. For more information on this mission, please visit www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman and NASA’s homepage .

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3 thoughts on “U.S. Cygnus Cargo Craft Launch Scrubbed”

  1. Respected Dean

    I have a request for you that why don’t you think to launch a rocket to black hole inside and discover it
    And still today all you have done great work .sir you and your team

    Sanchita ghosh

    1. The nearest black hole is about three-thousand light years away. Today’s fastest rockets would take many human lifetimes to reach a black hole. If a theoretical spaceship does reach the nearest black hole and not get sucked in, it would take at least another three-thousand years for the information to be sent back to Earth at light speed.

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