Antares Rocket Launch Delayed Due to Hurricane Gonzalo

A team from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has secured the NASA temporary tracking facilities on Cooper’s Island in Bermuda in preparation for the expected arrival of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Because of the hurricane preparations, uncertainty of the storm and the time required to re-establish the temporary site once the storm passes, the NASA tracking facility will not be able to support the launch of an Antares rocket Oct. 24. The facility is a required asset for supporting ISS cargo resupply mission from Wallops.

Orbital Science Corp's Antares Rocket on pad 0A at Wallops Island Virginia. Image Credit: NASA/P. Black

Orbital Science Corp’s Antares Rocket on pad 0A at Wallops Island Virginia.
Image Credit: NASA/P. Black

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