Archive | April 20, 2013

Antares Launch Scrubbed for Saturday 4/20

Antares On The Pad April 20, 2013

Antares On The Pad
April 20, 2013

Antares Launch Coverage Update

Launch Rescheduled For April 21st 5pm est!

Wednesday’s launch of the Antares two-stage launch vehicle was scrubbed Wednesday for technical issue and scrubbed today for weather.

Upper level winds simply haven’t been cooperative and put the rocket launch off until Sunday April 21st at 5pm est.

Orbital Sciences Corporation released the following statement:

Sat, 20 Apr 2013 04:47:04 PM EDT

Excessive wind levels have caused mission managers to delay the launch attempt today of Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket at the Wallops Flight Facility, Va.

The high-altitude wind speeds exceed range safety restrictions.

Launch now is scheduled for Sunday at 5 p.m. EDT.  NASA Television coverage will begin at 4:30 p.m. Continue reading


Antares Launch – Countdown Underway

wallops-scrubbedAntares Launch Coverage

Launch Scheduled For 5:00pm April 20th!!

Orbital Sciences Corporation Planned on a launch at 5pm. As upper level winds increased they also updated their launch time. Around 3pm est they delayed the count by 10 minutes. As it seemed winds were not cooperating, they pushed the launch to 6:10pm est.

Check the Orbital updated status of today’s launch.

Antares Range Count Begins
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:47:47 AM EDT

The Range count started on time at 9 a.m. EDT in preparation for today’s launch at 5 p.m. of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s test flight
of its Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. The pad close out crew is completing final configuration of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A. The team will verify the operation of critical pneumatic and cryogenic components before leaving the pad and allowing the remote control operations to begin.

The launch will be broadcast live on NASA Television beginning at 4:30 p.m.

For NASA TV schedule and video streaming information, visit:

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