Scrub Week Continues, Antares Launch Now NET Friday Night

After a fruitless launch attempt on Thursday evening, Northrop Grumman will now aim for NET 9:16 p.m. EDT Friday to get its Antares booster off the ground. Photo Credit: Northrop Grumman Corp.

Northrop Grumman Corp. is now aiming for 9:16 p.m. EDT tonight to launch its NG-14 Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS), following a scrub in the final minutes of Thursday evening’s countdown. Mounted atop a giant Antares 230+ booster on Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va., the mission experienced a relatively benign countdown, despite a wayward boat in the launch danger area and an intermittent telemetry issue, before it was eventually called off in response to “an unknown problem” with a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) component.

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