Antares Still on Track for Launch Wednesday Morning

Antares Still on Track for Launch Wednesday Morning

As of 8:00 am Eastern Daylight Time today (Tuesday), the launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft is on track for 10:50 am EDT tomorrow (Wednesday).   We plan to be at the launch; follow us on Twitter @SpcPlcyOnline.

NASA tweeted this photo of the rocket and spacecraft on the pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility at sunrise this morning .

 Photo Credit:  NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Cygnus spacecraft is taking supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) crew.  This is Orbital’s demonstration flight for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.   The launch window is open from 10:50-11:05 am EDT tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18, 2013.  NASA TV will cover the launch. 

We would post a link to NASA’s commercial crew and cargo program office for you to get additional up to date information, but as of this moment it is out of date, showing the launch as scheduled for today; the launch slipped a day over the weekend.  However, this NASA site seems to be keeping up with developments.  Launch dates can always slip for a variety of reasons.

We will update our website as Internet access allows.   Follow us on Twitter @SpcPlcyOnline.


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