This is the third time in February.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and space administration (NASA) has postponed the launch to the ISS because of bad weather. It is planned that the launch booster Antares with truck Cygnus spacecraft will fly to the International space station (ISS) on February 15. This is the third time in February, when NASA transferred this flight, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Country.
“We cancelled today’s launch. The launch of the mission CRS-13 Northrop Grumman rescheduled for Saturday, February 15 at 15:21,” reads the message.
Indicated, the decision was made due to “strong winds in the upper atmosphere”. The docking of Cygnus with the ISS is now scheduled for February 18.
The ship should deliver on MKS about 3.6 tons of cargo including food, equipment and materials to carry out dozens of scientific studies.
Recall that the original launch of “truck” to the ISS was planned for 9 February, but it was cancelled less than three minutes to launch due to issues with the control system and bad weather. The launch was postponed for three days. Then the launch was postponed another day to test the operation of ground-based systems — on February 14.