Rocket Launch to be Visible from Hagerstown and Frederick Area

Cover Photo: An undated time-lapse photo of a rocket launch. (File Photo)

WALLOPS ISLAND, VA News (10/21/2022) – An upcoming launch of the Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus spacecraft with supplies for the International Space Station, is predicted to be visible from the Hagerstown and Frederick MD area on the early morning of Sunday, November 6th.

The next cargo resupply mission from Wallops is scheduled for Nov. 6 at 5:50 a.m. EST. The Northrop Grumman Corporation Antares vehicle will deliver science and supplies to the International Space Station aboard the Cygnus spacecraft.

Live coverage will begin November 6th at 5:30 a.m. EST on NASA TV. For those in the mid-Atlantic region, weather permitting, you may be able to see the rocket after liftoff! We’ve included a photo with estimated viewing times. For the Hagerstown and Frederick area, the launch should be visible between 90 and 120 seconds after takeoff.

Hagerstown and Frederick area residents will want to look to the southeast during launch to view the rocket. Getting to higher elevations might be necessary depending on geographic location.

If you’re local or planning to visit Wallops Island for the launch, the Wallops Visitor Center will be open at 3:30 am EST on Nov. 6. Viewing locations on Chincoteague Island include Robert Reed Park on Main Street or Beach Road spanning the area between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.

Antares November 6th Launch Predicted Viewing Area
Antares November 6th Launch Predicted Viewing Area
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