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 …
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.
Scrubbed for today...
Or in other words...
... an early bath?
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.
That Fireball In the Sky
Guess it still have some trick up its sleeves to show us?
So it's not just terrestrial weather which can delay a launch!
"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."
I hope someone has checked the O rings work at the current low temperatures in the USA.
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