WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - A stray plane delayed for a day the launch of a rocket scheduled to carry supplies to the International Space Station Saturday morning, according to NASA.
The Orbital ATK Antares rocket sat on the launch pad in Virginia with all systems go for liftoff when the small plane strayed into restricted airspace at Wallops Island.
Orbital ATK called off the launch when it spotted the bogey.
Officials have rescheduled the launch for 7:14 a.m. Sunday.
The unmanned rocket is carrying 7,400 pounds of cargo—including technology to test antibiotic resistance in microgravity.
Weather forecast: 90 percent favorable for Nov. 12 launch attempt of @OrbitalATK's Antares rocket from Wallops; 5-minute window opens at 7:14 a.m. EST. Details: https://t.co/LsRcbknlfr pic.twitter.com/yPQvF60BpJ— NASA Wallops (@NASA_Wallops) November 11, 2017
The launch of @OrbitalATK’s #Antares rocket carrying the #Cygnus cargo spacecraft has scrubbed for Saturday after an aircraft was detected in the vicinity of the launch pad. The next launch attempt is set for Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:14am ET. Details: https://t.co/voHrSRQhj0 pic.twitter.com/VqZlvTICTv— NASA (@NASA) November 11, 2017
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