Floating in the Atlantic, Just Read the Instructions — SpaceX’s refurbished
barge autonomous spaceport drone ship — is ready for today’s controlled reentry and targeted touchdown attempt of a Falcon 9 first stage, planned for 4.33pm EDT (6.33am AEST).
Since the last attempt, which ended in a spectacular crash-landing, “the drone ship has been upgraded to tolerate more powerful ocean swells, however weather at the landing site is looking significantly better this time”, according to a fresh post on SpaceX’s Livestream page. You can tune in there to witness the CRS-6 launch — SpaceX’s sixth official Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station — from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The live launch webcast will begin at approximately 4.15pm EDT (6.15am AEST).