Satnews Daily
December 16th, 2013

Orbital Sciences + NASA—A Cygnus Hold (Launch Preparations)

[SatNews] At NASA's direction, Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (NYSE: ORB) Cygnus operations team deferred loading the mission's final cargo into the spacecraft, postponing this operation by one day.

Orbital will await NASA's direction for the final cargo load tomorrow while a cooling loop issue aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is investigated. If given the go-ahead to load the final, time sensitive cargo on Sunday, December 15th, roll out to the launch pad would occur on Tuesday, December 17, with the launch on December 19, and rendezvous and berthing with the ISS on December 22nd.

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