NASA called off the launch of Antares rocket due to the entrance of a sailboat. A sail boat came into the south east danger zone of Virginia launch site.
NASA intended to send the third formal launch system to the International SpaceStation on Monday. The launch was cancelled just 12 minutes before the announced time.
The unexpected emergence of the boat compels the regulators to instantly stop the launch.
The Antares Rocket was planned to launch from the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Island. It was the first night launch of the Antares rocket and fourth Cygnus Spacecraft flight. The entire previous launch took place at the day time.
The Antares rocket is developed by the Orbital Sciences Corp. in order to send cargo to the International Space Station. The Rocket would be illuminated directly by the sun and would generate plume at the time of launch.
Orbital Science’s rocket immediately sent a robotic Cygnus spacecraft with the aim of resupply run.
NASA announced that now it would launch the rocket on Tuesday at 6:22 pm. This particular time is selected after a proper examination of Tuesday’s weather forecast.
Earlier, the launch would have been witnessed by a large number of people. However, this time NASA informed that people who live along the East Coast and South Coast would be able to get a look of this launch.
Nevertheless, other people of the world can effortlessly watch the live telecast of this launch on Tuesday.