ISS Cargo Ship Demonstration from Va. Postponed

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

September 14, 2013

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - The planned launch of a ship from Virginia to the International Space Station is being postponed by at least 24 hours.

Dulles-based Orbital Sciences Corp. says that poor weather delayed Friday's roll-out of its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft. A technical issue also was identified during a systems test.

The launch was originally set for Tuesday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Officials say the launch is now set for between 10:50 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. Wednesday.

Rendezvous with the space station remains scheduled for next Sunday.

Orbital is one of two companies with U.S. contracts to resupply the International Space Station. California-based SpaceX already has made several deliveries.

After a successful demonstration mission to the station, Orbital will begin conducting eight planned cargo resupply flights.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 223766391 -
Gray Television, Inc.