United Launch Alliance Atlas V Set To Launch OA-7 For Orbital ATK, NASA On March 19

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launch window opens at 10:56 p.m. ET

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 will launch the Orbital ATK’s Cygnus™ spacecraft on March 19 for its cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 will launch the Orbital ATK’s Cygnus™ spacecraft on March 19 for its cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Date/Site/Launch Time: Sunday, March 19, 2017, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

The 30-minute launch window opens at 10:56 p.m. EDT.

Live Broadcast: Here 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.

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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