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LAUNCH OF NG-13 CYGNUS CARGO MISSION TO ISS, Feb 15, 2020, Wallops Island, VA, 3:21 pm ET

UPDATE, February 15, 2020:  The launch today went off without a hitch.  Cgyusnus will arrive at the ISS on Tuesday, February 18.

UPDATE, February 14, 2020:  The launch was scrubbed again, this time due to upper level winds.  They will try again tomorrow, Feb. 15, at 3:21 pm ET.

UPDATE, February 11, 2020:  The launch has been rescheduled again.  Now it is February 14 at 3:43 pm ET.  NASA TV coverage begins 3:15 pm ET

UPDATE, February 9, 2020, 10:40 pm ET:  The launch has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 13, 4:06 pm ET (the weather is lousy until then).

UPDATE, February 9, 2020, 5:55 pm ET:  The launch was scrubbed just over 2 minutes before launch because of “off-nominal data from THE ground support equipment.”  A new launch date is TBA.

ORIGINAL ENTRY: Northrop Grumman will launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on February 9, 2020 at 5:39 pm ET from Wallops Island, VA.

NASA TV will broadcast the launch of this 13th Cygnus mission, NG-13, beginning at 5:00 pm ET.

Northrop Grumman names its Cygnus capsules after individuals who played pivotal roles in the human spaceflight program.  This Cygnus is named after Maj. Robert Lawrence, Jr. the first African-American selected to be an astronaut, although he died in the crash of a F-104 aircraft six months after been chosen by the Air Force in the third group of military astronauts for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program.  MOL was to have been a small DOD space station, but the project was cancelled in 1969.


February 15, 2020
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm