UPDATE: Watch the Anteres rocket launch Live! Looks like great launch weather today. Officials rescheduled the launch of the Antares rocket until 5 p.m. after high upper-level winds postponed yesterday’s launch.
The rocket will eventually help carry cargo to the International Space Station. Orbital Sciences Corp. is the private company launching the rocket.
Antares would be the largest rocket to ever take off from Wallops Flight Facility, and the trail will be visible to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York.
A few areas in the eastern sections of the WDBJ7 viewing area may be able to see the launch. Perhaps in Lynchburg and Danville. It’s best to place yourself in a higher elevation as you’ll need to look very low on the horizon (5 degrees) and to the EAST shortly after launch time, scheduled for 5 p.m. from Wallops Island.
CLICK HERE for visibility details from SpaceFlightNow.com
If successful sending a practice payload into orbit, Orbital will send a cargo ship to dock with the International Space Station this summer. NASA Television coverage will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the player below OR on http://www.nasa.gov/ntv