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Antares Launch Postponed

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - Officials with the Antares launch team have decided to scrub the rocket's launch on Wednesday.

In a statement about the postponement of the launch, officials say there was, "...an unusually high level of space radiation that exceeded by a considerable margin the constraints imposed on the mission to ensure the rocket's electronic systems are not impacted by a harsh radiation environment."

NASA officials say they will continue to monitor the levels of space radiation with a goal of setting a new launch date as soon as possible. If we are able to launch on Thursday, the targeted launch time would reportedly be 1:10 PM.

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