December 17, 2017, 4:55

NASA Postpones Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Launch

NASA Postpones Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Launch

The launch from a NASA facility on Wallops Island in Virginia was initially scheduled for 12:37 GMT Saturday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to NASA, an aircraft was detected in the vicinity of the launch pad at a NASA facility on Wallops Island in Virginia. the US space agency added that the next launch attempt will be taken on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:14 a.m. east time.

The Cygnus spacecraft is an American automated cargo spacecraft developed by Orbital ATK as part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) developmental program. Cygnus is expected to bring supplies and equipment to the ISS. With 3,350 kilograms (3.7 US tons) on board, it will be the heaviest payload to date transported by an Antares rocket.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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