NASA Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket is scheduled to lift off at 7:40 p.m. EDT today

NASA Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket is scheduled to lift off at 7:40 p.m. EDT today to the International Space Station. This cargo resupply mission will deliver over 5,100 pounds of science, research and supplies to the orbiting laboratory and its crew.

Since then, the Antares has gone through an extensive upgrade, as the vehicle’s main engines have been replaced. Now, Orbital is finally ready to get back to launching the Antares to the International Space Station for NASA.

Situated on top of the Antares is Orbital’s Cygnus cargo capsule, filled with food, supplies, and science experiments for the crew of the ISS. Ironically, many of its experiments revolve around the study of fire and combustion in space. The Cool Flames experiment, for instance, will look at fires that burn at low temperatures in microgravity — research that could help engineers develop new space propulsion systems. And the Cygnus will be carrying the second Saffire experiment, a project that will study how nine different materials catch and spread fire in space.

The flight was originally supposed to take place on Sunday, but NASA delayed the launch after ground support cable didn't work like it was supposed to. Orbital had spare cables, though, and was reworking the issue yesterday.


source: NASA

The owner of will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.Report any Broken Download linkon Blogmytuts Facebook Page. IF YOU WANT TO BORROW MY CONTENT PLEASE CONTACT US..
Share on Google Plus

About Jaime Lacson

A Freelance Computer Tech with knowledge about computer, router and mobile phones, especially in Upgrade and Downgrade OS, Software and Hardware troubleshooting. follow me at Google+
    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment