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Atlas V rocket scheduled to launch


A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 will launch a Orbital ATK’s Cygnus booster on a initial leg of a cargo resupply goal to a International Space Station (ISS).

The mission is a initial moody of a Cygnus modernized maneuvering spacecraft.

The Cygnus is due to lift some-more than 3,500kg of food, clothing, reserve and scholarship experiments to a space station, including a antecedent satellite astronauts will put together like a Lego kit.

The launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida had creatively been scheduled for 5:55 p.m ET though was scrubbed during 6:11 p.m as a outcome of thick clouds and “disturbed weather”, according to NASA.

With 14 mins left, and no improved continue in sight, launch executive Bill Cullen halted a countdown, praising his group for “great discipline”.

Orbital ATK is regulating another company’s rocket to launch this shipment, as it works to get a possess rocket, a Antares, drifting again.

The Atlas V rocket has valid consistently arguable given a lass launch in 2002, pang usually one poignant emanate in 2007 when a valve trickle in a top theatre caused it to close down early.

The 6 space hire astronauts are a ultimate customers, pronounced Frank Culbertson of shipper Orbital ATK Inc., “so we wish to take them what they need”.

It’s also a United Launch Alliance’s first-ever resupply mission to a orbital outpost. This is still a box for removing American astronauts to and from a space station, though when it comes to reserve and equipment, a space group has spent a final dual years outsourcing a work to a private zone – essentially to SpaceX and Orbital – underneath a Commercial Resupply Services contracts. The SpaceX association also stays grounded.

That means another try will be done Friday, during 5:33 p.m., from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to send a Orbital ATK plug full of reserve into space aboard an Atlas V rocket. The International Space Station is divided into dual sections famous as a Russian Orbital Segment (ROS) and a United States Orbital Segment (USOS). Despite a reversal of a accident, Orbital pronounced it will be means to perform a agreement with NASA, partly by relocating adult a calendar for upgrading a rockets.