Rocket Launch May Be Visible From Bermuda

February 7, 2020

A  rocket launch this Sunday [Feb 9] may be visible from Bermuda, the U.S. Consulate said, explaining that the NASA facility in Virginia will launch the “Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft” which will be monitored live from the Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island.

A spokesperson said, “The U.S. Consulate General and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] would like to advise the public of a scheduled rocket launch on Sunday, February 9, which may be visible from Bermuda.

Northrop Grumman is targeting liftoff of its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft for 5:39 p.m. EST Feb. 9 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island. Credits: NASA

Northrop Grumman Antares CRS-12 Launch

“NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallop’s Island, Virginia, will launch Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft at 6:39 p.m. [Atlantic Time] which will be monitored live from the Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island.

“The company’s 13th commercial resupply services mission will deliver approximately 8,000 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware to the International Space Station including critical materials to support science and research investigations. Minutes after the launch, the rocket may be visible from Bermuda.

“The International Space Station is an accessible space laboratory with unparalleled capability that is increasing knowledge of engineering and physical sciences, biology, the Earth, and the universe through intense research and technology demonstrations and providing the foundation for continuing human spaceflight beyond low-Earth orbit.

“The Wallops Mission Status Center will have information about the mission and links to the live countdown audio and video. Live coverage of the mission is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. [Atlantic Time] on the NASA-TV Wallops Ustream site. For more information about International Space Station, visit here.”

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  1. Onion_peels says:

    So Roban can watch the launch without having to go to Disneyland?

    I think he will be disappointed.

  2. Rotten Onion says:

    Is Walter Roban on board.

  3. Me says:

    Yes i am sure alot of those space cadets are onboard

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Yes they are riding on the first stage. They think 2nd & 3rd stages are not good enough for them.