Orbital ATK Prepares to Launch Antares From Wallops

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Launch preparations for Orbital ATK's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft are proceeding as scheduled for a 7:40 p.m. EDT liftoff this evening, Oct. 17, 2016

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The launch will occur at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Populations all along the east coast will have the chance to catch a glimpse of the Antares rocket as it blasts Cygnus on the way to orbit.

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