Antares Launch from Wallops- 12/19

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Antares Launch from Wallops- 12/19

Postby Grey Dog » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:48 am

Another east coast light show:


Antares Launch Scheduled December 19: NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp, moved the targeted launch date of the Orbital-1 resupply mission to the International Space Station to no earlier than Thursday, December 19. Orbital’s Antares rocket will launch from the Wallops Flight Facility, Va. The launch is expected be visible, weather permitting, throughout the mid-Atlantic region from New York City to North Carolina.

Mission info:
http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-works- ... rGKiPshPXR

Visibility:
http://www.nasa.gov/content/how-to-view ... rGKlfshPXR

Scheduled launch time is 2115 Thursday.
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Re: Antares Launch from Wallops- 12/19

Postby MdMallard » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:02 am

Is this one going to be as bright as the rocket launched last month? That one was pretty cool to watch in central MD.
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Re: Antares Launch from Wallops- 12/19

Postby Grey Dog » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:43 am

I don't really know. Should be comparable but the trajectories are significantly different.
The shore boys should get a good show. :thumbsup:
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Antares Launch from Wallops- DELAYED

Postby Grey Dog » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:31 pm

NASA Postpones Orbital Launch, Sets Spacewalks to Repair Faulty Station Pump Module: NASA managers are postponing the upcoming Orbital Sciences commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft, atop its Antares rocket, now will launch no earlier than mid-January. The postponement of the Antares launch will allow ample time for the station crew to focus on repairing a faulty pump module.
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