Launch of Antares rocket scrubbed for ground support issue

Thursday launch attempt of NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman’s 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station has been scrubbed.

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In a tweet, Northrop Grumman said, "We have scrubbed tonight's #Antares launch attempt after receiving off-nominal data from ground support equipment. Stay tuned for the time of the next launch attempt."

The next potential launch opportunity for Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft would be Friday, Oct. 2, at 9:16 p.m. EDT from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The latest Wallops Launch Range forecast puts weather for a Friday attempt at 90% favorable. At this time, the main weather concern for Friday evening will be a very slight chance of cloud ceilings.

A Friday launch would air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 8:45 p.m. EDT.

Source: NASA