Skip to comments.How to See Spectacular Antares Commercial Rocket Launch to Space Station on Jan. 8 – Complete Viewin
Posted on 01/06/2014 8:19:05 PM PST by BenLurkin
WALLOPS ISLAND, VA Catching a slim weather break amidst the monster blizzard and unprecedented arctic air low temperatures afflicting the central and northern United States, Orbital Sciences Corp. is marching forward with plans for a spectacular daylight blastoff of the firms privately developed Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from a beachside pad at NASA Wallops Island, VA on a critical mission for NASA bound for the Space Station carrying a huge cargo of vital science experiments.
Heres our complete guide on How to See the Antares/Cygnus Jan. 8 Blastoff chock full of viewing maps and trajectory graphics (above and below) from a variety of prime viewing locations; including historic landmarks in Washington, DC., NYC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Virginia and more.
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It was supposed to go on the 7th but was delayed due to the cold.
You can watch the launch on the 8th here.
Ping. Wow it looks like the privateers are busy this week. I just got done reading your post about Space-X.
I missed the SpaceX launch today but hopefully I’ll catch the next one.
I’d appreciate it if you would add me to your launch pinglist. I like this stuff.
I kinda think that “privateers’ is the wrong word to describe them. Perhaps entrepreneurs would be better?
But ‘privateer’ makes them sound like outlaws!
Appreciate it! I think this will be #4 since I moved to the Richmond area last year.
When model rockets are outlawed, only privateers will have rockets.
Hey Jack. I was just looking at spaceflightnow.com and their coverage of the launch. Found it interesting that the coverage states that the LOX “is chilled to minus 383 degrees Fahrenheit”. Just wondering how they’re gonna flow that to the engines. I know we toyed with chilling LH2 to a “slush” point on the shuttle but never got to do it.
IIRC, the boiling point of LOX is -297F and its melting point is -369F. That might be typo they made in the article.
I remember long ago that slush hydrogen was proposed as a fuel for the NASP.
Launch of Antares
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