United Launch Alliance Atlas V Launch From Cape Canaveral Rescheduled For March 27

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The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the OA-7 Cygnus spacecraft for Orbital ATK and NASA is now scheduled to launch no earlier than March 27. It was originally scheduled to lift off on March 24.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FLORIDA – The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the OA-7 Cygnus spacecraft for Orbital ATK and NASA is now scheduled to launch no earlier than March 27. It was originally scheduled to lift off on March 24.

The additional time allows the ULA team to troubleshoot a hydraulic issue discovered on ground support equipment needed for launch. The Atlas V and Cygnus spacecraft remain secure in their processing facilities.

Rocket/Payload:A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 will launch Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft on the initial leg of its cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Date/Site/Launch Time: No earlier than Monday, March 27, 2017, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Live Broadcast: Look for more information about how you can tune in LIVE on Space Coast Daily.

Mission Description: Orbital ATK developed the Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft to perform ISS cargo delivery missions under the Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) contract with NASA. At a total weight of approximately 7,225 kg (15,928 lb), OA-7 will include approximately 3,380 kg (7,452 lb) of internal cargo and an 83 kg (183 lb) external deployer carrying CubeSats.

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Launch Notes: This mission marks the third time ULA’s Atlas V has launched Orbital ATK’s Cygnus™ spacecraft on its way to the ISS. OA-7 will be the 71st launch of the Atlas V rocket since its first launch in 2002. The Atlas V 401 configuration rocket has flown 35 times, supporting a diverse set of missions, including national security, science and exploration, commercial as well as International Space Station resupply.

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