Good morning! And welcome to live blog coverage for the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich mission. The satellite will launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Launch time is targeted for 9:17 Pacific Standard Time, that’s 12:17 Eastern Standard Time.
The launch is managed by NASA’s Launch Services Program, based at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Our coverage on the blog originates from the NASA News Center at Kennedy Space Center. Stay tuned for more updates as we count down to launch for this exciting mission.