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Antares launches Cygnus cargo spacecraft to station
Posted: Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 8:19 AM ET (1319 GMT)
Antares of launch of Cygnus NG-10 cargo mission (NASA) An Antares rocket placed a Cygnus cargo spacecraft into orbit Saturday after two days of weather delays. The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket lifted off at 4:01 am EST (0901 GMT) Saturday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia, and placed the Cygnus spacecraft into orbit. The Cygnus, named S.S. John Young after the late astronaut, will arrive at the International Space Station early Monday. The spacecraft is carrying more than 3,300 kilograms of experiments and supplies for the station. The launch was scheduled Thursday but delayed two days by poor weather at the launch site.
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