Wind delays Northrop Grumman’s supply run to space station

James Marshall
February 15, 2020

The launch of Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility has been rescheduled for 3:21 p.m. EST, Saturday, Feb. 15.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the first delay on Thursday was due to bad weather after the Sunday launch was aborted at the last minute due to some sensor readings.

Northrop Grumman and NASA rescheduled the February 14 Antares launch attempt due to strong upper level winds.

The visitor's center will be open beginning at 11:30 a.m. for viewing of the launch. There you will find information about the mission and links to live countdown audio as well as live video of the launch. Rendezvous and capture coverage begins at 2:30 a.m.

Cygnus NG-13 will deliver 7,600 lbs.

According to a NASA statement, "Investigations studying tissue culturing, bone loss and phage therapy will be launching, along with more scientific experiments and supplies, to the International Space Station".

"Rocket, check. Chocolate, check".

Nasa reported “strong upper level winds” that kept the craft grounded for another day.

If all goes well, the Cygnus spacecraft will arrive at the International Space Station early Tuesday (Feb. 18), NASA officials said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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