ENP Newswire -
Release date- 11072014 - NASA Television will provide live coverage of the upcoming
Orbital's Cygnus cargo spacecraft is schedule to launch from the
Severe weather in the Wallops area throughout the week repeatedly interrupted Orbital's operations schedule leading up to the launch, resulting in the company deciding to postpone launch to Sunday.
NASA TV will air a comprehensive video feed of launch preparations and other footage related to the mission beginning at
Media also may join the briefings by phone. To obtain dial-in information, media must contact
The Cygnus will be filled with approximately 3,300 pounds of supplies for the station, including science experiments to expand the research capability of the space station's Expedition 40 crew members aboard the station, crew provisions, spare parts and experiment hardware.
Among the research investigations headed to the orbital laboratory are a flock of nanosatellites designed to take images of Earth, developed by
In addition, a host of student experiments are on board as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, an initiative of the
This and future commercial cargo resupply flights will ensure a robust national capability to deliver critical science research to orbit, significantly increasing
If Cygnus launches as scheduled, the spacecraft will arrive at the space station on
NASA TV coverage of capture will begin at
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