Orbital Sciences successfully launched resupply mission to the space station

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft successfully launched its first cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station today. Coverage began via NASA TV at 9:15 a.m. PT/12:15 p.m. ET with the launch scheduled for just under an hour later.

The probability of acceptable weather has improved to 95 percent at the time of launch.

NASA’s twitter feed indicates that fueling is underway.

They announced on twitter:

Solar array deployment is complete for #Cygnus on orbit, heading for a Sunday rendezvous with the #ISS on the #Orb1 mission.

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