ULA Reschedules Cyngus Launch for April 18

The Orbital ATK Cygnus space freighter is seen moments after being released from the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm. (Credit: NASA TV)

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., April 3, 2017 (ULA PR) – The launch of the ULA Atlas V rocket carrying the OA-7 Cygnus spacecraft for Orbital ATK and NASA is scheduled for April 18.

While completing testing for a ground support hydraulic condition discovered during prelaunch testing, a different issue with a booster hydraulic line was observed. The team has developed a plan to resolve the issue and is moving forward with launch vehicle processing. The Atlas V and Cygnus spacecraft remain secure.

  • JamesG

    The broke out the roll of the really good duct-tape.

  • duheagle


  • Saturn13

    They may have more delays using Russian engines. Hydraulic problems.

  • Arthur Hamilton

    All those problems the Russians are having with their rocket engines, it was only a matter of time before the Atlas V was affected.