Orbital Science postpones ISS resupply mission a second time

July 12, 2014 2:43 AM

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Orbital Science postpones ISS resupply mission a second time

Stormy weather forced NASA’s to postpone a planned launch of Orbital Science Corporation’s Cygnus resupply mission to the International Space Station; the team has rescheduled the mission to Sunday.

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo spacecraft can handle the rigors of low-Earth orbit, but it can still be grounded by sufficiently heavy rain. The spacecraft was to launch Friday at 1:40 p.m. and ferry supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), but ground control had to postpone the mission du...

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