UPDATE: SpaceX CRS-17 launch postponed until Saturday, May 4th 1:48 a.m. CDT
SpaceX is launching its 17th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) tonight, onboard the Falcon 9 rocket. The Dragon cargo spacecraft is carrying over 5,000 pounds of crew and station supplies, science and research payloads, and Station hardware. After several delays that included a power supply issue onboard the ISS, CRS-17 is scheduled to launch no earlier than 1:48 a.m. CDT, May 4th.
Complete coverage of the launch will be provided on NASA TV, the NASA website, and by SpaceX. NASA mission coverage begins at 1:30 a.m. CDT, on both NASA TV and the agency website. SpaceX coverage begins about 15 minutes prior to liftoff at 1:30 a.m CDT.
A post launch conference will also broadcast at 3:30 a.m. from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. On Sunday, May 5th, the agency will livestream rendezvous, capture, and installation of the Dragon vehicle with the International Space Station.
The Dragon vehicle was previously flown for the CRS-12 mission in 2017, and will again return to Earth on May 31st carrying Station research and return cargo.