The next launch of the ATK Orbital Cygnus supply ship mission will be monitored and managed by another organization to the ever-expanding space programs. The ULA (United Launch Alliance) will be part of the launch readiness review before more cargo is launched into space to join with the International Space Station, as well as, future space launch missions.
To note, as mentioned in previous articles, for the first time the Cygnus supply ship launch will be shown in a 360 degree video format!
United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Orbital ATK’s Launch Readiness Review for the Atlas V rocket with the Cygnus supply cargo module was held April 15 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Launch managers from ULA, Orbital ATK and NASA determined all is ready for a targeted launch to the International Space Station on Tuesday, April 18. The liftoff from Space Launch Complex 41 is scheduled for 11:11 a.m. EDT and there is a 30-minute launch opportunity available.
NASA TV launch coverage will begin at 10 a.m. EDT on air and streaming at www.nasa.gov/live.
Ten minutes prior to liftoff, NASA TV’s YouTube channel will debut full, 360 coverage of the launch at http://youtube.com/nasatelevision. Learn more about the 360 video coverage at: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/watch-world-s-first-live-360-degree-video-of-rocket-launch-april-18.
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Written By: Mark Garcia NASA
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