Saturday, November 11, 2017

East Coasters might be able to spot Orbital ATK’s rocket launch this weekend

Tomorrow morning, private spaceflight company Orbital ATK will get back to resupplying the International Space Station for NASA, sending up 7,400 pounds of supplies inside its Cygnus cargo capsule. And for this launch, the company is using its own rocket, the Antares, which hasn’t seen any action since last year. The Antares will be taking off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, and those living along the East Coast may be able to get a glimpse of the vehicle after takeoff.

For this launch, the company is using its own rocket, the Antares

If successful, it’ll be the eighth flight to the ISS for Orbital ATK and the second one the company has done this year. The company’s first mission in April didn’t launch on the Antares, b...

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