Updated Coverage for NASA/SpaceX Mission to Station


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.


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.


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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