Archive | April 16, 2013

Antares Launch @ Wallop’s Island – Launch Pad Tour

Antares Rocket Pad-oA

Antares Rocket Pad-oA

Antares Launch Coverage

NasaSocial media accreditation participants got a tour of Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Antares rocket sure is pretty sitting there waiting for its maiden voyage.

Additionally NasaSocial “reporters” participated in a news conference concerning the launch scheduled for Wednesday April 17th at 5pm eastern. Television coverage will begin at 4pm on NASAs television network (check your local listings).

Orbital managers held a Launch Readiness Review Monday afternoon and gave a “go” to proceed toward launch, pending the outcome of a Wallops Range Authority to Proceed meeting scheduled for Tuesday.

There is a 45 percent chance of favorable weather at the time of launch. Low clouds are the primary concern for a weather violation. If needed, back-up launch opportunities are available April 18-21.

Join the conversation on Twitter by following the hashtag #Antares. Or you can follow @NASA_Wallops and @NASASocial for the latest official updates.

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The current schedule for the Antares Launch: (All times EDT)

April 15 – 12:30 – 1 p.m.: Registration and check-in; 1 – 4:30 p.m.: Tour & news briefing

April 16 – 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Tours, photo opportunities & news conferences

April 17 – 3 p.m.: Board buses for launch; – 5pm scheduled launch

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