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Northrop Grumman Plans To Launch Cygnus NG-13 Spacecraft Friday

Feb 14, 2020, 12:07 PM by Lawrence Garrett
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Antares launches the NG-11 mission, April 17, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. | Bill Ingalls/NASA

SPACE reports that Northrop Grumman is targeting a Friday “launch of its next Cygnus cargo ship filled with NASA supplies bound for the” ISS. The mission, which has been delayed since February 9, is scheduled to launch the uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft aboard an Antares rocket at 3:43 p.m. EST from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. The “odds of good weather at launch time are about 80% for Friday, with thick clouds and ground winds the main concerns, NASA officials said.” Odds improve to 95% on Saturday, “but drop back to 80% on Sunday, if needed.” Should the launch be successful, “the spacecraft should arrive at the station on Sunday (Feb. 16).”
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