A Northrop Grumman cargo spacecraft launched Friday evening from NASAâ€™s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to bring almost 8K pounds of cargo for a 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station.
The company said Friday its Cygnus vehicle, nicknamed S.S. Kalpana Chawla, was lifted by an Antares rocket and is scheduled to reach the orbiting laboratory Monday at around 5:20 Eastern time.
According to Northrop, the spacecraft deployed to orbit nine minutes after liftoff. A live coverage of the berthing activity can be watched on NASA Television.
S.S. Kalpana Chawla is named for the first Indian-born woman to go into space.