Updated Coverage for NASA/SpaceX Mission to Station
WASHINGTON — The SpaceX second proof goal for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) module is underneath way, and NASA is updating a coverage of a Dragon spacecraft’s moody to a International Space Station.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon carried off during 3:44 a.m. EDT Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. During a flight, a Dragon plug will control a array of checkout procedures to exam and infer a systems, including a capability to event and berth with a space station.
One of a primary objectives for a moody is a flyby of a space hire during a stretch of approximately 1.5 miles to countenance a operation of sensors and moody systems required for a protected event and approach.
The booster also will denote a ability to cancel a rendezvous. Once Dragon successfully proves these capabilities, it will be privileged to berth with a space station.
NASA TV MISSION COVERAGE
Thursday, May 24 (Flight Day 3): Live NASA Television coverage from NASA’s Johnson Space Center goal control in Houston as a Dragon booster performs a flyby of a International Space Station to exam a systems starts during 2:30 a.m. EDT and will continue until a Dragon passes a closeness of a station. A news lecture will be hold during 10 a.m. following a activities.
Friday, May 25 (Flight Day 4): Live coverage of a event and berthing of a Dragon booster to a hire starts during 2 a.m. and will continue by a constraint and berthing of a Dragon to a station’s Harmony node. A news lecture will be hold during 1 p.m. after Dragon is cumulative to a station.
Saturday, May 26 (Flight Day 5): Live coverage of a induce opening and entrance of a Dragon booster starts during 5:30 a.m. and will embody a organisation news discussion during 11:25 a.m.
NASA TV also will yield live coverage of a depart and reentry of a Dragon booster once a date is determined.
JOHNSON MEDIA ACCREDITATION
Media who now are credentialed with badges from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for launch activities will have their badges respected during Johnson for a generation of a SpaceX mission. Please hit a Johnson newsroom for work space information. The deadline has upheld for U.S. and general media wanting entrance usually to Johnson. For goal information, hit a Johnson newsroom during 281-483-5111 or visit:
For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:
For present SpaceX goal information and a report of NASA TV coverage, visit:
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