NASA has set up coverage for the next SpaceX resupply launch to the space station
NASA and SpaceX 4:19 p.m. aim at EST Monday, Nov. 21, to launch the company’s 26th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Liftoff will be from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft will deliver new science probes, supplies and equipment to the international crew.
Live launch coverage will be broadcast on NASA Television, the NASA app and the agency’s website, including a prelaunch event beginning Friday, November 18.
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The Dragon spacecraft will deliver a variety of NASA probes, including the next pair of International Space Station Roll Out Solar Arrays (iROSAs), which will power the orbiting laboratory.
The spacecraft will study growing dwarf tomatoes to help create a new continuous food production system in space, and an experiment testing an on-demand method of producing specific amounts of key nutrients. Arriving at the station is scheduled.
Wednesday, November 23 at 9:43 a.m. ET. The Dragon spacecraft will dock autonomously to the forward-facing port of the station’s Harmony module.
The probe is expected to spend about a month attached to the orbiter before returning to Earth. Research and return cargo spanning the coast of Florida. The deadline for media authorization for live coverage of this broadcast has expired. The agency’s media accreditation policy is available online. Full coverage of this mission follows (always Eastern).
Friday 18 Novembe – 3 pm – Hold a prelaunch media teleconference with the stakeholders of NASA’s International Space Station Program Kurt Costello, Chief Scientist, NASA’s International Space Station Program Office of Research, Sarah Walker, Director Dragon Mission Management, SpaceX
Arlena Moses launch weather officer, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron
Monday, November 21 – 3:45 PM – NASA TV launch coverage begins and Launch at 4:19 pm
Wednesday 23 November -8:30 am – NASA TV coverage begins for Dragon docking at the space station Docking at 9:43 am. Coverage is subject to change based on live operational activity. Follow the blog for updates.
Live coverage of the launch on NASA TV will begin at 3:45 p.m. Monday, November 21. For downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
People can register to attend this launch. Registrants will receive mission updates and activities via email.
NASA’s Virtual Guest program for these missions includes curated launch resources, announcements about related opportunities, and a virtual guest passport stamp after a successful launch.
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