A private rocket launch from Virginia’s Eastern Shore on Monday night (Oct. 17) could be visible to potentially millions of skywatchers along the U.S. East Coast, weather permitting.
Observers who live near and along the Atlantic Seaboard, west to the Ohio Valley and the eastern Great Lakes have a great opportunity to see the launch. A two-stage Antares rocket developed by Orbital ATK will loft an uncrewed Cygnus cargo ship into orbit at 7:40 p.m. The rocket will launch from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) located on Wallops Island, Virginia.
The launch was delayed from Sunday due to glitch in ground support equipment.