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Photos: Sun rises on Antares rocket at Wallops Island

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket stands on pad 0A at Wallops Island, Virginia, on a frigid morning hours before a planned liftoff with more than 8,000 pounds of cargo heading for the International Space Station.
In these photos, the sun rises behind the 139-foot-tall Antares launcher at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, which runs the commercial launch facility at Wallops.
The Antares rocket is scheduled to lift off powered by two kerosene-fueled RD-181 engines at 12:36 p.m. EST , kicking off a day-and-a-half pursuit of the space station. The mission's Cygnus supply ship, named the...
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