Mission/Orbiter: SpaceX CRS-6 / Dragon
Launch Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9
Note: The CRS-6 mission will carry more than 4,300 pounds of supplies and payloads to support science and research activities on the ISS. A number of CubeSats are also scheduled to be part of the payload.
Click here for a more detailed overview of the mission (PDF file).
Current Status: Go for the second attempt
Launch Date: Tuesday April 2015 16:40 EDT / 20:40 UTC
ISS arrival: 15 April 2015 at 0700 ET / 11:00 UTC Pending Update
Odds of Launch: 50 percent – note this is worse than for the original launch date which was scrubbed for weather violations.
Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) will use the station’s 57.7-foot robotic arm to reach out and capture Dragon at approximately 7 a.m. Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA will support Cristoforetti as they operate from the station’s cupola.
You can catch the launch and return at NASA-TV link above and will link the replay after the launch when it comes available.
Image Credits: NASA / NOAAby