NASA Telecon to Discuss AWE Mission, Space Station Payloads

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 26, to discuss the Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) and other International Space Station payloads launching in November. AWE’s mission is to help us better understand the interactions between weather on Earth and in space. 

Audio of the media call will stream live at:

The AWE instrument appears wrapped in silver metallic blankets as it lays horizontally on a metal platform in a large clean room.
The Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) flight instrument sits on a support structure in a clean room.
Credits: Allison Bills/SDL

AWE is one of many research and technology experiments bound for the space station next month aboard the agency’s SpaceX 29th commercial resupply services mission. The telecon will also discuss a laser communications system launching to the space station alongside AWE.

Launch is targeted for no earlier than 10:01 p.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 5. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, carried on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket, will lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

To ask questions during the teleconference, media must RSVP no later than two hours before the event to Claire O’Shea at claire.a.o’ NASA’s media accreditation policy is available online. The public can submit questions on social media using #AskNASA.

Click here to read the full media release.

For AWE media resources, visit this page.