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Second Antares Launch Attempt

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:44 PM

Antares Range Count Begins



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Antares Range Count Begins
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 03:47:47 PM GMT

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:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about the launch, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/orbital.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

www.nasa.gov said:

Antares Launch Now 6:10pm EDT
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 09:10:44 PM GMT

The time for today's launch of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket has been adjusted by one hour. It now is scheduled to launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., at 6:10 p.m. EDT.

Upper level winds are unusually strong, and currently exceed safety restrictions. The rocket remains prepared for launch.

NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 5:30 p.m.

For NASA TV schedule and video streaming information, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

www.nasa.gov said:

Antares Launch Scrubbed for April 20
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 09:47:04 PM GMT

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 on http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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