SpaceX is targeting Thursday, July 14 for Falcon 9’s launch of its 25th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-25) mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff is targeted for 8:44 p.m. ET, or 00:44 UTC on July 15, from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A backup launch opportunity is available on Friday, July 15 at 8:18 p.m. ET, or 00:18 UTC on July 16.
This is the fifth flight of the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously supported CRS-22, Crew-3, Turksat 5B, and Crew-4. Following stage separation, Falcon 9 will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Dragon supporting this mission previously supported CRS-21 and CRS-23. Approximately twelve minutes after liftoff, Dragon will separate from Falcon 9’s second stage and dock to the space station on Saturday, July 16 at 11:20 a.m. ET, 15:20 UTC.
You can watch the live launch webcast starting about 20 minutes before liftoff.
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