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Hurricane Gonzalo Could Impact Wallops Launch

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va.- Tracking teams from the NASA-Wallops Island Flight Facility are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Gonzalo, as it could impact a launch scheduled for later this month.

According to Chief of Office Communications Jeremy Eggers, the Orb-3 CRS Mission has been scheduled to launch October 27th if the storm currently heading north in the Atlantic allows for it.

NASA officials say in order to give the mission a green light later this month, a team first has to assess the weather situation and be able to track the launch and the storm from a tracking site in Bermuda.

Steve Kremer, Chief of the Wallops Range and Mission Management office, says “ The Wallops range relies on the Bermuda downrange assets to track and maintain data communications with the Antares rocket during flight and ultimately to ensure public safety during launch operations.”

Wallops Island officials say once Hurricane Gonzalo passes the island of Bermuda, a team from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Range will return to the tracking site to assess the situation and determine if the mission can still take place October 27th.

NASA officials say the current time for lift-off of the Antares rocket is scheduled for 6:44 p.m. on October 27th.

NASA says the rendezvous and berthing of Cygnus with the I.S.S. also remains set for November 2nd.

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