NASA and the company Orbital ATK once again postponed the launch of the Antares rocket with Russian RD-181, the postponement of the launch was the weather rules, according to a report by NASA.
Rocket launch to the ISS, which is scheduled for October 13, will be held on October 16. NASA plans to follow the movement formed in the area of Bermuda tropical storm " Nicole ", which according to calculations can reach a rocket launch in the U.S. state of Virginia, reports RIA " Novosti ".
Antares spaceship Cygnus needs to make a cargo flight to the international space station. From the very beginning the 1st launch of the upgraded missiles are expected to be implemented in July but the launch date has been pushed back first to August, then September, then October. A new modification of the rocket, dubbed Antares 230, developed after the disaster in October 2014, when the Antares is equipped with at that moment the engine of the organization "Aerojet" AJ-26 (modified Russian N-33), exploded during launch at the spaceport in Virginia. New Antares equipped with Russian engines RD-181. According to the results of the investigation, the Antares carried out by the firm Orbital ATK, the main cause of the conflict was the rocket engine AJ-26 made on the basis of Soviet NK-33 and modified for the United States the Ukrainian KB " southern ". Orbital ATK is delivering cargo to the ISS under contract with NASA. The firm has carried out five successful flights to the ISS, the contract is guaranteed once a minimum of 12 flights until 2024.