Weather 90 percent favorable for Sunday’s Antares rocket launch

Wallops Island, Va. – NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility reports that the forecast is 90-percent favorable for Sunday’s Antares rocket launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.

Launch is scheduled for 12:52 p.m. EDT. We will stream the launch live on 

The main weather concern for the launch of the 13-story rocket appears to be very slight chance of storm clouds. Should the launch slip to Monday, the current forecast reports 70-percent favorable weather.

Cygnus is carrying about 3,300 pounds of supplies for the ISS including research investigations, crew provisions, hardware, and science experiments from across the country.

Astronauts aboard the space station will use the station’s robot arm to snag Cygnus on July 16th.  Cygnus will remain berthed to the station until August 15, when it will be launched with about 1,346 kilograms of trash from the station to burn up during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

The Orb-2 mission is…

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