A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will be launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia carrying supplies and equipment to the International Space Station (ISS).
The launch of the unmanned cargo mission will be broadcast by NASA, and below we have details on how to watch at home.
You can tune in to watch the spacecraft dock with the International Space Station on Tuesday, November 8.
This is the 18th resupply mission sent to the International Space Station by Northrop Grumman, which provides resupply services to NASA along with SpaceX.
The Cygnus spacecraft will be filled with more than 8,000 pounds of supplies for the crew and science experiments that will take place in the space station’s microgravity environment.
Cygnus for this mission, which carries the Antares rocket, is named Sally Ride in honor of the American spaceflight pioneer, Digitartlends reported.
Weather looks promising for the launch, with NASA sharing that there are 80% favorable conditions in the area, NASA quotes that there is a “slight chance of low-level clouds that may violate cloud ceiling requirements”, but generally warm and calm conditions are good news for the planned launch. .
How do you watch launch?
The cargo ship will travel to the space station throughout Sunday and Monday and is scheduled to arrive early in the morning of Tuesday, November 8.
Coverage of its arrival and capture on NASA TV will begin at 4:30 a.m. ET (1:30 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, with coverage of the craft’s installation to the International Space Station beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET (4:30 a.m.). AM Pacific Time).