Showing posts with label News From Wallops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label News From Wallops. Show all posts

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Third Try Is A Charm!

        (WESR)


      (NASA)
A perfect launch Saturday afternoon for the Antares rocket from Wallops Island sending its Cygnus delivery vehicle on its way to the International Space Station.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

It Was A No Go For Sunday's Launch From Wallops.

(WESR/Shore Daily News)

(Feb 9)
The launch of NG-13 was scrubbed with approximately 3 minutes before launch Sunday afternoon.
Northrup Grumman reported that the launch was halted because of off nominal data from Wallops Ground Control.


Northrop Grumman and NASA have set the next launch attempt to no earlier than Feb. 13 at 4:05 p.m. ET, due to an unfavorable weather forecast over the next two days, and time required to address the ground support issue.

PPE UPDATE:
Due to weather the launch has now been rescheduled to Friday afternoon in the 3PM hour.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Antares Resupply Launch Scheduled Sunday From Wallops

SEE FEB 12 UPDATED POSTING

(WESR/SHORE DAILY NEWS)

Dress warm and step out to view the launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket at 5:39 p.m. EST, Sunday, February 9, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.


The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region and possibly the East Coast of the United States.
This will be Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station
The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops opens at 1:30 p.m. on launch day for public viewing. Additional locations for catching the launch are Robert Reed Park on Chincoteague Island or Beach Road spanning the area between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. The beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore/Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will not be open during the launch.
Visitors are reminded that alcohol, pets and firearms are not allowed on the NASA Visitor Center grounds. Also, because of limited parking, over-size vehicles such as campers and recreational vehicles will not be able to park on the Visitor Center grounds.
For more information about the Visitor Center, including directions, see: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter
If you can’t make it to the Wallops area to view the launch you can still partake in the experience through the Wallops Mission Status Center. There you will find information about the mission and links to live countdown audio as well as live video of the launch.   Live coverage of the mission is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. on the Wallops video and audio Ustream sites.
The Status Center can be reached using a smartphone, computer or tablet using most web browsers. By clicking the tracking link on the Status Center, you can find when you may be able to see the rocket in flight and use your device to find the viewing direction to see the rocket streak across the evening sky.
WESR will also be providing live real time coverage of the launch countdown starting at 5:30 p.m.
Launch updates will be available via the Wallops Facebook and Twitter sites:
Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 5 p.m. EST.  For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
For more information about International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station
Get more information about Northrop Grumman, its Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo spacecraft at: http://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman

Friday, December 13, 2019

New satellite launch site at Wallops

(WESR/Shore Daily News)

ROCKET LAB OPENS LAUNCH COMPLEX AT WALLOPS

CONFIRMS U.S. AIR FORCE PAYLOAD AS FIRST ELECTRON MISSION FROM U.S. SOIL SCHEDULED FOR Q2 2020

Rocket Lab, the global leader in small satellite launch, has  officially opened Launch Complex 2, the company’s first U.S. launch site, and confirmed the inaugural mission from the site will be a dedicated flight for the U.S. Air Force.
View full article:

Monday, August 12, 2019

Wallops Launch

(shoredailynews.com)






There was another successful launch from Wallops this morning. The Rock Sat-X launch from the NASA Wallops Flight facility went off successfully at 5:45. The launch contained experiments from colleges around the country. The payload was launched aboard a Terrier-Improved Malemute rocket. It splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean 20 minutes later and has been recovered.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

On its way! UPDATE

(Friday, 4/19 update: WBOC)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station with food galore, following a 1 1/2-day journey from Nasa's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus capsule pulled up early Friday morning. Space station astronaut Anne McClain used a robot arm to capture the capsule as they soared 250 miles above Earth.
The Cygnus and its 7,600-pound shipment rocketed from Wallops Island on Wednesday. It holds numerous science experiments, including 40 mice taking part in a tetanus vaccination study, and three small free-flying robots to assist astronauts inside and out.
There are also more than 800 meals for the six station residents, including the makings for a fine Easter meal. NASA packed pork chops with gravy, potatoes au gratin and lemon meringue pudding, among other space specialties.


(WRDE-TV)

Video news story:


(shoredailynews.com)


Successful launch from Wallops for cargo mission to the International Space Station.

See article:
https://shoredailynews.com/headlines/cygnus-cargo-spacecraft-heads-to-the-iss-from-wallops/

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Weather Postpones Antares Launch

UPDATED NOV 15 PM:
A CONTINUING ADVERSE WEATHER OUTLOOK HAS FORCED POSTPONEMENT OF THE ANTARES ROCKET LAUNCH AGAIN. THE LAUNCH HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY AT 401 A.M.

Unfavorable weather predictions have forced postponement of Thursday morning's Antares rocket launch from Wallops to the International Space Station. The launch is currently rescheduled to Friday at 423 A.M.

Stay abreast of the launch status at:
 https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/wmsc/#/home

Monday, August 18, 2014

LAUNCH RESCHEDULED



The scheduled launch of a Terrier-Lynx suborbital 

rocket for the Department of Defense this past 

weekend from Wallops was postponed and has been 

rescheduled.


See more at link below.

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http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=43755