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All being well, Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus space truck (PDF) will soar heavenwards later today en route to the International Space Station. Antares rolls out on 5 January. Pic: NASA/Bill Ingalls Antares rolls out on 5 January. Pic: NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA says the weather is "95 per cent favorable" for the Antares …

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Nope! Too many protons!

There's been a pretty strong pair of solar flares, and this causes too much of a chance of computer & tracking issues during launch. This might push things to Friday or Saturday.

http://www.spaceflight101.com/cygnus-orb-1-mission-updates.html

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Ah, nuts...

Scrubbed for today...

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Or in other words...

... an early bath?

;-)

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They should have used the old standby "we knocked but no one answered, so we'll try again tomorrow.", despite someone being on the station all day.

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That Fireball In the Sky

Guess it still have some trick up its sleeves to show us?

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So it's not just terrestrial weather which can delay a launch!

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"January 8, 2014 - 6:18 PM EST

Orbital Sciences has confirmed it will proceed with a 1:07 p.m. EST launch attempt of the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, Jan. 9, pending closeout of all remaining pre-launch reviews and tests."

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I hope someone has checked the O rings work at the current low temperatures in the USA.

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