They're delaying the launch until January 9th? But, spaceweather.com reports a "90% chance of geomagnetic storms on Jan. 9th when a CME is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field." Gosh -- we better call NASA and warn them that a January 9th launch is a bad idea.... officials confirmed that they will attempt to launch the Cygnus on Thursday (Jan. 9), with the liftoff window opening at 1:07 p.m. EST (1807 GMT)
But, for some reason I can find no report of any January 8th space weather effect on the ISS itself nor on any of the myriad high tech satellites already in orbit around our planet. I guess bad space weather only affects rocket launches and leaves orbiting satellites alone. Whew!
Oh, and here is the photo of the Cygnus rocket ship "on launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility" from the above article as it patiently waits for clear space weather:
I was wondering how the photographer managed to get so much detail of the rocket and nearby structures when the only illumination is from the sun behind it. Usually all you can get from this type of lighting is a black silhouette against the bright background.
And, isn't that a funny place to put a water tower? Right next to a rocket launch pad? Don't rockets sometimes lift off in unpredictable directions when something goes wrong?
Oh, I get it ... it's a magical launch pad. Never mind.
http://fotoforensics.com/analysis.php?i ... a676.90985