Antares Launch to ISS from Wallops Successful

Wallops launch

Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket launched from Pad 0A at the Wallops Flight Facility

At 1:07pm ET 1/9/14¬†Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket launched from Pad 0A at the Wallops Flight Facility, Va. to send the company’s Cygnus cargo ship on a its first supply mission to the International Space Station. Cygnus is delivering 1.5 tons of provisions and experiments to the Expedition 38 crew members living on the ISS. Upon its arrival at the station, Cygnus will be captured with the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm and berthed to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module, where it will remain for more than a month.