Antares Rocket Launch Scrubbed Until Monday Night - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Antares Rocket Launch Scrubbed Until Monday Night

Posted: Updated:
Antares rocket on the launch pad. (Photo: WBOC) Antares rocket on the launch pad. (Photo: WBOC)

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va.- The long awaited launch of Orbital ATK's Antares rocket has been rescheduled from Sunday to Monday due to faulty equipment.

NASA says a GSE, or ground support equipment cable "did not perform as expected during the pre-launch checkout."  NASA says they have spares on hand and they are currently working to replace the faulty cable.  NASA says the Antares and Cygnus teams are not working on any technical issues related to the rocket or the spacecraft.

The launch was scheduled for 8:03 pm on Sunday, but has been pushed back until Monday at 7:40 pm instead.  The launch had been delayed earlier in the week due to Hurricane Nicole, which struck Bermuda late last week, interfering with a tracking station used for the Wallops Island launch.  This is the first Antares rocket to be launched in two years, since one of the rockets was detonated shortly after takeoff due to a propulsion issue.  The upgraded Antares rocket has an new propulsion system to carry it's cargo, the Cygnus spacecraft, to the International Space Station.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Five Suspects Arrested with a Felton Meth Lab Operation

    Five Suspects Arrested with a Felton Meth Lab Operation

    Jan 23, 2018 11:51 AM2018-01-23 16:51:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 23 2018 1:21 PM EST2018-01-23 18:21:38 GMT
    (Photo: MGN, DEA)(Photo: MGN, DEA)
    Five people have been arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine at an abandoned home in Felton, Delaware, according to police.More
    Five people have been arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine at an abandoned home in Felton, Delaware, according to police.More
  • Multiple People Arrested in Dover Drug Investigation

    Multiple People Arrested in Dover Drug Investigation

    Jan 22, 2018 5:15 PM2018-01-22 22:15:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 23 2018 7:48 AM EST2018-01-23 12:48:09 GMT
    Jarad Wilson (left), Sean Caldwell and Holly McLaughlinJarad Wilson (left), Sean Caldwell and Holly McLaughlin
    Three people were arrested after a drug investigation, according to Delaware State Police.More
    Three people were arrested after a drug investigation in Dover, according to Delaware State Police.More
  • Updated: Police Seek 4 Who Robbed Armored Truck Driver in Salisbury

    4 Sought in Armored Truck Robbery in Salisbury

    Jan 22, 2018 8:19 AM2018-01-22 13:19:00 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 3:55 PM EST2018-01-22 20:55:57 GMT
    Video surveillance photo of one of the suspects wanted for holding up an armored truck driver filling up an ATM at the SECU on Mt. Hermon Road in Salisbury. (Photo credit: Salisbury Police Department)Video surveillance photo of one of the suspects wanted for holding up an armored truck driver filling up an ATM at the SECU on Mt. Hermon Road in Salisbury. (Photo credit: Salisbury Police Department)
    Salisbury police have released a video surveillance photo of one of the four suspects wanted in connection with the Monday morning armed robbery of an armored truck driver outside the State Employees Credit Union in Salisbury, Maryland.More
    Salisbury police have released a video surveillance photo of one of the four suspects wanted in connection with the Monday morning armed robbery of an armored truck driver outside the State Employees Credit Union in Salisbury, Maryland.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices