Skip to comments.Private Antares/Cygnus rocket Glistens and Go for Launch as Polar Vortex Sweeps in Brutal Bone Chill
Posted on 01/08/2014 1:20:43 PM PST by BenLurkin
Launch managers gave the GO for launch of the private Antares/Cygnus rocket to the space station on Wednesday, Jan. 8, even as the polar vortex swept in bone chilling cold to the launch site on the Virginia shore and across much of the United States.
At a launch readiness review today (Jan. 7), managers for spacecraft builder Orbital Sciences approved the launch, pending completion of a few remaining items, said Mike Pinkston, Antares program director for Orbital, at a media briefing today.
The commercial Antares rocket is launching the Cygnus cargo spacecraft on its first operational mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS) with a huge bounty of science experiments.
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Scrubbed due to solar activity.
They talk about the Polar Vortex as if it were a shiny new thing that is a panacea to proove their idiot gore-bull climate scam is actually real...
Watch those O rings, if it has any.
My guess next spring the media will be focused on the imminent arrival of sharknadoes, which are caused by global warming.
Cool, Orbital Science gets to prove their wares. Nice to have competition for SpaceX and Nasa.
So this is the third launch for OS? Are their rockets man rated?
It says that the take off minimum temperature is 20F, I hope the temperatures cooperate.
Here’s one without the global warming bullpucky in the title:
Orbital Sciences Launch Set Tomorrow At 1:07 p.m.