Wallops rocket launch delayed again, next launch attempt will be Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3:21 p.m.

By on February 9, 2020

If at first, you don’t succeed. After being scratched minutes before liftoff on Sunday, Feb. 9, Northrop Grumman and NASA have again rescheduled the Antares launch attempt for the CRS-13 Cygnus resupply mission that was scheduled for Friday, Feb. 14 at 3:43. The scratch was due to  strong upper level winds. The Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft remain healthy.

The next launch attempt will be Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3:21 p.m. EST. The weather forecast calls for 85% favorable weather conditions. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 2:45 p.m. EST.

(NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)


Northrop Grumman and NASA have set the next launch attempt for Feb. 14 at 3:43 p.m. EST to take advantage of an improved weather forecast, to provide time for testing the replaced ground sensors and to allow for refresh of critical late load science. The weather forecast calls for 80% favorable weather conditions. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 3:15 p.m. EST. More information: Northrop Grumman blog

US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC

NASA will be launching the Anteres rocket from Wallops Island, VA on Feb. 9  at 5:39 PM EST to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Weather conditions early this evening are good to catch a glimpse of the launch across eastern North Carolina, starting between 90 to 150 seconds after liftoff depending on location.

You can also stream the launch from NASA TV here: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv


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