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ATLAS 5 ROCKET AIMS FOR TUESDAY MORNING LAUNCH OF SUPPLIES TO SPACE STATION

ATLAS 5 ROCKET AIMS FOR TUESDAY MORNING LAUNCH OF SUPPLIES TO SPACE STATION Air Force meteorologists on this Good Friday have released their initial forecast for Tuesday’s launch of a cargo ship to the International Space Station, predicting favorable conditions to fly the Atlas 5 booster on a commercial mission. The United Launch Alliance rocket will propel Orbital ATK’s Cygnus automated resupply freighter into low-Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral. Liftoff on Tuesday will be possible during any of five specific opportunities in a 30-minute launch window, with the rocket’s in-flight steering capabilities employed to guide Cygnus into the station’s orbital plane...   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Apr 15)

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