Saturday, December 28, 2013

Antares Launch ~ On January 7

NASA Photo
The Antares rocket launch of the Cygus payload to the International Space station has been rescheduled for January 7 at 1:55 pm. The launch was originally scheduled for December 19 but was postponed to allow the ISS crew to conduct a space walk to replace a cooling pump aboard the space station.

The launch date will continue to be evaluated as the repairs on the Space Station continue.

The Antares was moved off the launch pad Thursday following the postponement of the originally scheduled launch.

The payload, which included time sensitive material will be refreshed and returned for reloading into Cygnus on January 3.

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