Asgardia Head of Nation at Wallops launch site

Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, accompanied by members of his administration, at the Wallops launch site, Virginia, where he will witness the launch of the Asgardia-1 satellite into orbit. The launch is scheduled for today at 11:37 GMT.

Asgardia-1 will fly to space aboard the Cygnus cargo craft launched by an Orbital ATK Antares rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. Eight minutes into the flight, Asgardia’s data centre de facto will be in space. Godspeed!