Category Archives: Orbital

Cygnus Launch – Replay

Very nice launch and some really nice video. This replay from VideosFromSpace (THANKS!)

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft is launching from Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia to the International Space Station.

This will be the 11th launch of the cargo-spacecraft to the ISS.

The weather is an important variable for an on-time launch.



Arrival and Departure

We have both an arrival and departure today!

First the docking of the S.S. Gene Cernan cargo-spacecraft at the International Space Station (coverage) at 08:15 UT  / 03:15 ET and an hour later the launch of an American weather satellite the JPSS-1.

Missed the coverage?  NOTE: The JPSS launch has been scrubbed. Rescheduled for tomorrow morning, I will update the time.

Docking replay and I will replace this with a more concise version shortly: