Posted by RCC on 2013-04-19 at 17:53:12 EDT
Orbital Sciences Corporation has confirmed the next launch attempt of its Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will occur on Saturday, April 20, with a target launch time of 5:00 p.m. EDT. There is a 90 percent chance of favorable weather at the time of launch. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 4:30 p.m., which will be streamed on the agency's website at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv. If needed, a back-up launch opportunity is available on Sunday, April 21. For more information about the launch, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/orbital. If you are interested in viewing the launch in the Chincoteague, Va., area, the recommended launch viewing sites are the NASA Wallops Flight facility Visitors Center (http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/wvc) or the Assateague National Seashore (http://www.nps.gov/asis/index.htm). A map of the viewable area for the Antares launch is available at: https://twitter.com/NASAGoddard/status/324548938407489536/photo/1. More information on how to view the flight of Antares can be found at: http://www.orbital.com/Antares-Cygnus/.