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CYGNUS CARGO LAUNCH TO ISS, Jan 30, 2024, Cape Canaveral, 12:07 pm ET (NASA TV begins 11:50 am ET)

Update, January 26: The launch has been postponed a day to January 30 at 12:07 pm ET for launch pad readiness reasons. NASA TV coverage begins 11:50 am ET. If launch takes place as planned, arrival at ISS is February 1 at 4:15 am ET. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and capture by Canadarm2 begins at 2:45 am ET.

Update, January 25: The launch time has been refined to 12:29 pm ET.  NASA TV coverage begins at 12:15 pm ET. If launch takes place as scheduled, it will arrve at the ISS on January 31, captured by the robotic Canadarm2 at 3:35 am ET, with NASA TV coverage beginning at 2:00 am ET.

Original Entry: The 20th Cygnus resupply mission to the International Space Station is scheduled for January 29, 2024 at 12:30 pm ET.

Northrop Grumman usually launches Cygnus itself using an Antares rocket from Wallops Island, VA. However, it is waiting for a new version of Antares to be developed to replace the version that used Ukrainian and Russian hardware.

In the interim, it is purchasing launches from SpaceX.  This Cygnus will launch on a Falcon 9 from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, FL.

SpaceX launches its own cargo missions to the ISS on Cargo Dragon spacecraft.

Details

Date:
January 30
Time:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm