Stray plane delays rocket launch to International Space Station

Credit NASA  Bill Ingalls

The E. coli AntiMicrobial Satellite (EcAMSat) mission was scheduled to launch on Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft on Saturday along with a slew of other science experiments and supplies for the Expedition 53 crew.

Within 2 minutes of the scheduled launch time of 7:37 a.m., Orbital OTK scrapped the launch saying a "small aircraft" was flying at about 500 feet some 6 miles offshore.

Set your eyes on the southern sky Saturday morning and you may spy a space station resupply mission as it sets off into orbit.

A rocket launch on Virginia's Eastern Shore should be visible across Northern Virginia on Saturday morning.

NASA will livestream mission coverage starting at 1:15 a.m. and launch coverage at 7 a.m.

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Watch the launch live beginning at 7:00 a.m. EST on launch day on NASA TV. "We are now de-tanking and will be ready to go tomorrow morning".

The cargo-carrying Cygnus spacecraft is expected to reach the space station (ISS) now on Tuesday, Nov. 14 with 7,400 pounds of supplies and scientific equipment, including a high-school student science experiment for studying how peanut plants grow in space. These, given the subfreezing temperatures, were clad in mittens, woolen hats and their heaviest coats.

Little did they know they would be pushing back the launch anyway. Past launches have met a series of weather delays, but NASA is expecting a 95 percent favorable forecast.

In September, competitor Northrup Grumman announced plans to buy Orbital for $7.8 billion.

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