Antares rocket launch from Wallops Island pushed back until at least October 27th

Posted at 3:00 PM, Oct 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 17:26:43-04

UPDATE: Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Gonzalo on the island of Bermuda, where an essential tracking site used to ensure public safety during Antares launches is located, the previously announced “no earlier than” (NET) launch date of October 24 for the Orb-3 CRS mission to the International Space Station for NASA is no longer feasible.

The launch of the next Orbital Sciences mission to the International Space Station from Wallops Flight Facility will not be no earlier than October 27th at 6:44 p.m. 

Orbital Sciences Corp. and NASA announced Tuesday that an Antares rocket will launch from Wallops Flight Facility on October 24th on a cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station.

The Orb-3 cargo delivery mission is the third under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract.

The launch of the Orb-3 mission is now scheduled for October 24, 2014, with a targeted lift-off time of 7:52 p.m. (EDT) from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), located at Wallops.

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