Today, launch and mission managers are holding the final major review, called the Launch Readiness Review, for the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich mission that will launch from Space Launch Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Launch is targeted for 9:17 a.m. PST (12:17 p.m. EST) on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Coming up today at 12:30 p.m. PST (3:30 p.m. EST) is a science briefing, live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Participants are:
- Karen St. Germain, director, NASA Earth Science Division, NASA HQ
- Josh Willis, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich project scientist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (remote)
- Craig Donlon, Sentinel-6 mission scientist, European Space Agency (remote)
- Remko Scharroo, programme scientist for Sentinel-6 EUMESTAT (remote)
- Deirdre Byrne, oceanographer, NOAA (remote)
- Luanne Thompson, Walters Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington (remote)
A prelaunch news conference will be held today at 2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST), live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Participants are:
- Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for Science Mission Directorate, NASA HQ
- Johann-Dietrich Worner, Director-General, European Space Agency
- Pierrik Vuilleumier, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich project manager, European Space Agency
- Parag Vaze, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich project manager, JPL
- Tim Dunn, NASA Launch Director, Launch Services Program, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
- Julianna Scheiman, program manager, NASA Launch Services, SpaceX
- Anthony Mastalir, commander, 30th Space Wing and Western Launch and Test Range
- John Ott, weather officer, 30th Space Wing
NASA TV launch coverage will begin at 8:45 a.m. PST (11:45 a.m. EST) on Nov. 21.
Follow along with launch activities and get more information about the mission at: https://www.nasa.gov/sentinel-6.
Learn more about NASA’s Launch Services Program at: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/index.html.
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