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Monday, October 17, 2016

Watch Live Now! Orbital ATK Launching Antares Rocket @ 7:40 pm ET

Tonight (Oct. 17), Orbital ATK will launch its first Antares rocket since an Oct. 28, 2014 explosion to deliver a Cygnus spacecraft carrying 5,100 lbs. of NASA cargo to the International Space Station. NASA's webcast will begin at6:45 p.m. EDT (2045 GMT), with liftoff is set for 7:40 p.m. EDT (2340 GMT)from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, and may be visible to a wide swath of the U.S. East Coast. Watch it in the window below, courtesy of NASA. Read Our Preview Story Viewing Guide: Nighttime Launch of Private Cargo Ship Visible Along US East Coast on Monday


Anonymous said...

Launch was a dud to see. The new propellants in the first stage are non-exciting, to say the least. Nothing, I mean nothing, like the previous launches. If you weren't within 25 miles, you wouldn't have even noticed it. I was right across the water from it, and we couldn't decide it it had launched, or not. Without binoculars, it was uneventful to watch. I probably won't waste my time on any more rockets loaded with diesel fuel and oxygen for the first stage. It was the slowest rocket take off (and dullest) I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Still cool as crap to be able to build rockets that can take supplies up. Get ready for the rain.