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Watch the next Antares NASA Cargo Resupply Launch from Wallops

The next Antares launch is scheduled for 8:31 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 1, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia.

The next Antares launch is scheduled for 8:31 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 1, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia. 

The evening launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region and possibly the East Coast of the United States. 

Map of the Mid-Atlantic region. The land is green and the ocean is dark blue. Visibility area for viewers with a line-of-sight 150-180 seconds after launch is an orange semi-circle reaching from Massachusetts through Pennsylvania and to South Carolina. Visibility from 120-150 seconds is indicated by an aqua semi-circle from Connecticut to North Carolina. Visibility from 90-120 seconds is indicated by a bright pink semi-circle from New Jersey to the northern part of North Carolina. Visibility from 60-90 seconds is indicated by a bright yellow semi-circle from Pennsylvania to Virginia. Cities pinned inside this semi-circle are Richmond, Washington, Dover, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. There is a smaller, bright green semi-circle on the coast between Richmond and Dover that indicates line-of-sight viewing from 30-60 seconds after launch. Innermost part of the semi-circle is blue and labeled the “launch site.”
Credits: NASA

This will be Northrop Grumman’s 19th commercial resupply services mission for NASA, delivering science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station

Viewing locations on Chincoteague Island include Robert Reed Park on Main Street or Beach Road spanning the area between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. The Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Atlantic beaches also provide good viewing locations. 

Members of the public can experience the thrill of a rocket launch in person from the launch viewing area at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. The Visitor Center will have special hours on launch day, opening from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT. The Visitor Center will not be open outside of the launch viewing event on Aug. 1 to allow for event preparation. Visitors interested in viewing the launch from the Visitor Center are encouraged to carpool as parking is limited. More launch viewing information is available on the visitor center website.  

Infographic map of Delmarva listing six locations along the Atlantic coast to see a rocket that launches from Wallops Island, Virginia.
Six public locations to watch a rocket launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, on the Delmarva Peninsula. Credits: NASA/Jamie Adkins

Live launch coverage and countdown commentary will begin at 8 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 1, and air on NASA Television and the agency’s website, as well as YouTube, Twitter, and the NASA’s App

Members of the public outside of the viewing area can register to attend the launch virtually. Virtual guests will have access to curated resources, schedule changes, and mission specific information straight to your inbox. Following each activity, virtual guests are sent a mission-specific collectable stamp for their virtual guest passport. Hear more about the virtual guest program from the Crew-5 astronauts! 

For more information about International Space Station, visit: 

Get more information about Northrop Grumman, its Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo spacecraft at: 

Media Contact:

Amy Barra
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA



Last Updated
Aug 03, 2023
Jamie Adkins
Wallops Flight Facility
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