[amsat-bb] Antares launch visible from the Mid-Atlantic to New England.

Eric Rosenberg ericrosenberg.dc at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 13:38:58 PDT 2013

This came from a friend who works at Orbital Sciences:

Eric W3DQ
Washington, DC

From:   Public Relations/Dulles/Orbital
Date:   04/11/2013 01:04 PM
Subject:        Antares Launch Viewing Information

To All Orbital Employees:

Next week, we are scheduled to carry out the first flight of our new
Antares space launch vehicle from Wallops Island, Virginia.  The current
launch date for the test flight is April 17, with a targeted launch time of
5:00 p.m. (EDT).  The available window extends until 8:00 p.m., if
necessary, to accommodate any pre-launch holds in the countdown that may

The Antares launch will be webcast over NASA.gov and broadcast on NASA TV
beginning at 4:00 p.m. (EDT).  A NASA host, Kyle Herring, and our own John
Steinmeyer of LSG will provide commentary for the broadcast.

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NASA has designated the Wallops Visitor’s Center and Assateague Beach as
the public viewing sites. Live audio commentary will be provided at the
Visitor’s Center location. In addition, in the local Wallops area, WCTG-FM
96.5 will be broadcasting live mission updates.  Here is the Wallops
information on public viewing:


For an overview of the mission, the attached Antares A-ONE mission overview
PDF file provides information about the timing and sequence of the flight
milestones. WD3Q: I will try and provide this to the AMSAT website)

The link to the NASA TV broadcast/webcast will be updated on launch day,
but this is the address to access the broadcast:

You can review many of the progress milestones we have made on the Antares
rocket and Cygnus spacecraft by accessing our archive website at:

For other information about the broadcast and media activities surrounding
the launch, you can visit NASA’s page at:


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