Wednesday, January 08, 2014

East Coast Rocket Launch Thursday 1pm

ISS Commercial Resupply Services Mission (Orb-1) "Weather permitting, the launch of Antares from Wallops Island, VA is targed for January 9, 2014 with a launch window that extends from 1:07 - 1:12 pm EST. Because the launch will occur during the daytime, it will not be as visible as some of our recent nighttime launches from Wallops Island. In addition, because Antares first stage engines are liquid fueled, it will not produce a column of smoke that solid fueled rockets typically produce. As a result, from a distance Antares will appear as a faint bright spot ascending in the sky if viewing conditions are optimal."

ORB 1 Launch Viewing Map Elevation 500

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