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IXPE PRE-LAUNCH BRIEFING, Dec 7, 2021, KSC/virtual, 5:30 pm ET

NASA will hold a pre-launch briefing on December 7, 2021 at 5:30 pm ET for the Imaging X-Ray Polarimeter Explorer (IXPE) mission that is scheduled for launch on December 9.

The briefing will take place at Kennedy Space Center, FL and air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

Participants are:

  • Sandra Connelly, deputy associate administrator for science, NASA Headquarters
  • Martin Weisskopf, IXPE principal investigator, Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Makenzie Lystrup, vice president and general manager, civil space, Ball Aerospace
  • Tim Dunn, launch director, NASA’s Launch Services Program
  • Julianna Scheiman, director, civil satellite missions, SpaceX
  • Mike McAleenan, 45th Weather Squadron, Space Launch Delta 45

A separate payload briefing will take place earlier in the day, at 1:00 pm ET.  See our separate Calendar entry for that one.



December 7, 2021
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm