NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman’s February Launch from Virginia


The Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft launches Aug. 10, 2021, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.
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The Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft launches Aug. 10, 2021, aboard its Antares rocket delivering critical supplies to the International Space Station on its 16th commercial resupply services mission from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.
Credits: Thom Baur for Northrop Grumman

Media accreditation is open for the launch of Northrop Grummans 17th commercial resupply services mission for NASA to deliver science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus spacecraft.

Northrop Grumman is targeting liftoff of its Antares rocket no earlier than 12:39 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 19, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceports Pad-0A at NASAs Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.

This is the first Cygnus mission featuring enhanced capabilities to perform a re-boost to the space stations orbit as a standard service for NASA; one re-boost is planned while Cygnus is connected to the orbiting laboratory.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NASA will be credentialing a limited number of media to cover this Antares launch on-site.

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