Now targeting Dec. 13 for launch of CRS-13 from SLC-40 to allow for additional time for pre-launch ground systems checks.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 12, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL (NASA PR) — NASA and SpaceX are now targeting no earlier than 11:24 a.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 13th, for the company’s 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX requested additional time for prelaunch ground systems checks.
A Dragon spacecraft will launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Dragon is now scheduled to arrive at the space station on Saturday, Dec. 16.
NASA Television coverage for launch is as follows:
Wednesday, Dec. 13
- 10:45 a.m. – Launch commentary coverage begins
- 12:30 p.m. – Post-launch news conference with representatives from NASA’s International Space Station Program and SpaceX
Saturday, Dec. 16
- 4:30 a.m. – Dragon rendezvous at the space station and capture
- 7:30 a.m. – Installation coverage
Watch live on NASA Television and the agency’s website: www.nasa.gov/live.
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