Antares Aims for Saturday Launch

Antares Take Two Credit : NASA

Antares Take Two
Credit : NASA

NASA has announced that Orbital Sciences is planning a second launch attempt for the Antares booster “no earlier than” 5:00 PM  (Eastern) on Saturday, April 20th.   Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 4:30 PM Eastern if the time holds, or 30 minutes prior to liftoff if it slips.  As occurred on  Wednesday’s attempt, the launch window progressively narrows as the Antares moves through its countdown, reaching a 10-15 time frame at T-30 minutes.  Weather prediction is 75% go, and there is backup opportunity on Sunday.

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