A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars upward after its liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 6:01 p.m. EDT on July 25, 2019, carrying the Dragon spacecraft on the company’s 18th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-18) mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston
NASA’s commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 12:51 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 4, for the launch of its 19th resupply mission to the International Space Station. The uncrewed Dragon spacecraft will lift off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Meteorologists with the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing predict a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions for launch, with the primary concern being wind at the time of liftoff.
The Dragon is filled with supplies and materials that will directly support dozens of science and research investigations aboard the orbiting laboratory. It also will carry the Japanese government’s Hyperspectral Imager Suite (HISUI), a next-generation, hyperspectral Earth imaging system.
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