Cargo Dragon Ready for Liftoff: How to Watch the SpaceX CRS-23 Mission
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After a weather delay, NASA and SpaceX are ready for the launch of SpaceX’s 23 commercial resupply mission (CRS-23) from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Dragon will carry over 4,800 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and Station hardware to space.
The launch is now scheduled for 2:14 am CT on Sunday, August 29th, with coverage beginning a half hour earlier. Live launch coverage can be viewed on NASA TV, on the NASA app, or the livestream at NASALIVE beginning at 1:45 am CT.
Due to the delay in launching, Crew Dragon will now arrive at the Space Station on Monday, August 30th. Coverage of the arrival and docking of the Dragon spacecraft will also be covered on NASA TV, beginning at 8:30 am CT Monday morning.
Among the science and research experiments headed to the Space Station is a cubesat, or small satellite, demonstration called CAPSat designed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of Waterloo. CAPSat stands for Cool Annealing Payload Satellite and will demonstrate the use of technology that will enable space based quantum communications.
Launch provider SpaceX is launching Crew Dragon atop the Falcon 9 rocket and will attempt to recover the first stage using its new drone ship, A Shortfall of Gravitas.