3 September 2013
Orbital Sciences is preparing to launch its Cygnus spacecraft on an Antares rocket on Tuesday, 17 September from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The launch is currently set for 11:16 a.m., with a 15-minute launch window. This will be the first time a Cygnus spacecraft will deliver cargo to the International Space Station, and, if successful, will clear the way for Orbital to begin regular cargo supply missions. More than 1,300 pounds of non-critical crew supplies will be taken to the International Space Station on the demonstration mission. (Image Credit: Orbital Sciences)
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