SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft to low Earth orbit to deliver critical cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA.
SpaceX is targeting a July 18 (EDT) launch of its ninth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-9) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The instantaneous launch window opens at 12:45am EDT (4:45am UTC) on July 18, and a backup launch window opens at 12:00am EDT on July 20. Dragon will be deployed about 10 minutes after liftoff and attach to the ISS about two days later.
Following stage separation, the first stage of the Falcon 9 will attempt an experimental landing on Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.