15 Nov 2018 21:55

U.S. cargo spacecraft's launch to ISS again postponed due to poor weather conditions - NASA

WASHINGTON. Nov 15 (Interfax) - The launch of the U.S.' Antares rocket with Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) from Virginia Space's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, located at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, has been rescheduled for November 17 due to unfavorable weather conditions, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on Thursday.

This is already the second postponement of the launch, which was originally scheduled on Thursday, and then on Friday.

"The teams decided to wait another day for launch after assessing continuing unfavorable weather conditions, including high winds and high seas, forecast for Friday morning. The forecast for a launch Saturday is significantly improved with a less than five percent chance of weather conditions preventing a launch," according to the statement.