|November 27, 2019 |
MEDIA ADVISORY M019-22
NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 12:51 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 4, for the launch of its 19th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website with prelaunch events Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The Dragon spacecraft will be filled with supplies and payloads including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 61 and 62. In addition to bringing research to station, the Dragon’s unpressurized trunk will transport the Japanese Space Agency’s (JAXA) Hyperspectral Imager Suite (HISUI), a next-generation, hyperspectral Earth imaging system.
About 10 minutes after launch, Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit. It will then deploy its solar arrays and begin a carefully choreographed series of thruster firings to reach the space station. When it arrives at the station Dec. 7, Dragon will be captured by Expedition 61 crewmembers and turned over to ground controllers for installation to Harmony’s Earth-facing port.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Press Site Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
News Media Schedule
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Press Site Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
News Media Schedule
Remote Camera Setup:
7:45 a.m. K-9 Inspection
8 a.m. Depart Press Site for SLC-40
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Remote camera setup
9 a.m. Return to Press Site
10:40 a.m. Satellite Trucks depart for NASA Causeway
10:55 a.m. Wire Van departs for NASA Causeway
11:10 a.m. Bus departs for NASA Causeway
11:25 a.m. K-9 Inspection for VAB Roof
11:40 a.m. Wire Van leaves for VAB Roof
11:45 a.m. Bus leaves for VAB
Remote Camera Pickup:
4:45 p.m. Depart Press Site for SLC-40
5 – 5:30 p.m. Remote Camera Pickup
5:45 p.m. Return to Press Site
Media may view the CRS-19 launch from the Kennedy Press Site, NASA Causeway or the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) roof (space is limited). Media who wish to view the launch from the NASA Causeway or the VAB roof should meet at the Kennedy Press Site at 10:45 a.m. to be escorted.
NASA TV Launch Coverage
NASA TV live coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.
Audio only of the news conferences and launch coverage will be carried on the NASA “V” circuits, which may be accessed by dialing 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135. On launch day, "mission audio," the launch conductor’s countdown activities without NASA TV launch commentary, will be carried on 321-867-7135. Launch also will be available on local amateur VHF radio frequency 146.940 MHz heard within Brevard County on the Space Coast.
NASA Web Prelaunch and Launch Coverage
Prelaunch and launch day coverage of the SpaceX CRS-19 flight will be available on the NASA website. Coverage will include live streaming and blog updates beginning at 12:30 p.m. as the countdown milestones occur. On-demand streaming video and photos of the launch will be available shortly after liftoff. For questions about countdown coverage, contact the newsroom at 321-867-2468. You can follow countdown coverage on our launch blog at http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex.
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