After multiple delays last month, last on March 23, Orbital ATK and United Launch Alliance are now shooting for next Tuesday for launch of a resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Orbital ATK, one of NASA’s two companies under contract to ship equipment, food and other supplies to astronauts in space, will be launching its Cygnus capsule atop a ULA Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with a 30-minute launch window that opens at 11:11 a.m.
NASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK is targeting its seventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 11:11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 18, the start of a 30-minute launch window. The blastoff is set to occur from ULA’s Launch Complex 41.
This would be Orbital ATK’s seventh commercial resupply mission to the space station, and the third launched with a ULA rocket from Cape Canaveral. The others have gone up on Orbital ATK’s own Antares rockets, which launch from NASA’s Wallops Island launch complex in Virginia.
This one will be carrying 7,600 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware to the space station.