Wind delays Northrop Grumman’s supply run to space station

Valentine's Day Cygnus cargo ship launch to space station delayed by high winds

Valentine's Day Cygnus cargo ship launch to space station delayed by high winds

Pictured: A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen at sunrise on Pad-0A, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the first delay on Thursday was due to bad weather after the Sunday launch was aborted at the last minute due to some sensor readings.

The next launch attempt for Northrop Grumman's 13th commercial resupply mission is scheduled at 3:21 p.m. on Saturday.

The Wallops NASA Visitor Center will open at 11:30 a.m., February 15, for launch viewing. "The Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft remain healthy". There you will find information about the mission and links to live countdown audio as well as live video of the launch. NASA's webcast will begin at 2:45 p.m. EST (1945 GMT). (3,400 kilograms) of experiment gear, food and other supplies to the three-person Expedition 62 crew on the space station when it arrives next week.

The delivery includes almost 4 tons of experiments and gear, as well as candy and cheese for the three station astronauts. "Upper level winds? Unfortunately, check", officials with NASA's Wallops Flight Facility said in a Twitter post.

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