Prelaunch News Teleconference Begins Soon for SpaceX’s 28th Cargo Resupply Launch

A close-up view of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft atop the Falcon 9 rocket on the pad at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 2, 2023. SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 28th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for NASA.
A close-up view of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft atop the Falcon 9 rocket on the pad at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 2, 2023. Photo credit: SpaceX

Teams with NASA and SpaceX completed the final major review before launch – the Launch Readiness Review – for the company’s 28th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. At the conclusion of the review, teams confirmed the target launch time of 12:35 p.m. tomorrow, June 3. Tune in to the agency’s website at 4 p.m. today, Friday, June 2, to hear from NASA and SpaceX officials during a prelaunch teleconference.

Participants include:

  • Phil Dempsey, transportation integration manager, NASA’s International Space Station Program
  • Kirt Costello, chief scientist for NASA’s International Space Station Program Research Office
  • Sarah Walker, director, Dragon Mission Management, SpaceX
  • Arlena Moses, weather officer, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft will lift off from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida to deliver more than 7,000 pounds of crew supplies, equipment, and science experiments to the orbiting laboratory. Weather officials with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron are currently predicting a 30% chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. Primary weather concerns are the cumulus cloud rule, flight through participation, and surface electric fields rule.

Let people know you’re following the mission on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by using the hashtags #Dragon and #CRS28. You can also stay connected by following and tagging these accounts:

Twitter: @NASA, @NASAKennedy, @NASASocial, @Space_Station, @ISS_Research, @ISS National Lab
Facebook: NASANASAKennedyISSISS National Lab
Instagram: @NASA, @NASAKennedy, @ISS, @ISSNationalLab

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