First after the accident launch of American booster Atlas V with a cargo ship Cygnus from the launch site at Cape Canaveral to the International space station (ISS) is suspended.
As convinced adherents of the National administration of the United States Aeronautics and space research (NASA), due to unsuitable atmospheric conditions.
American spacecraft Cygnus promised to go to the ISS from Cape Canaveral at 17:55 on normal Eastern standard time United States on Thursday (1:55 Moscow time on 4 December). On Board 3.3 tons of cargo: food, materials for scientific experiments, water, and nitrogen oxide to the air support system.
Start a space ship suspended, at least for a day. According to the followers of NASA, clouds over the spaceport excessively thick, and the wind is extremely powerful. A new attempt to start the vehicle will take place on Friday at 17:33 local time (Thursday 01:33 CEST). Professionals at NASA have estimated the probability that the weather will start to show kindness, only 30%.
In the case that the launch of Cygnus still held, his arrival to the ISS and docking with the orbital station will occur on Monday, 7 December. To capture the ship and its navigation gateway to the compartment will be applied to the automatic manipulator Canadarm2. With a little luck will be the first Cygnus cargo ship, moored to the connecting module "unity" facing the Earth", informs TASS.
Remember that the preceding flight of Cygnus manufacturing company Orbital Sciences ended in disaster. During the launch from the spaceport on the island wallops flight facility in Virginia on the Atlantic coast of the United States in early October 2014 exploded the booster Antares. Vehicle and 2 tons of cargo bound for the ISS crew, were destroyed. Launches of Cygnus, it was decided to suspend.
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