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NASA BFG ON TECHNOLOGY PAYLOADS ON UPCOMING FALCON HEAVY LAUNCH, June 10, 2019, virtual, 1:00 pm ET

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1:00 pm ET on June 10, 2019 to discuss four technology payloads it will launch on SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy (FH) mission.

The Falcon Heavy launch was recently postponed from June 22 to June 24.

Audio of the June 10 teleconference will be available on NASA Live.  Participants are:

 

  • Jim Reuter, acting associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, will discuss how technology drives exploration to the Moon and beyond.
  • Todd Ely, principal investigator for the Deep Space Atomic Clock at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will discuss how to advance exploration in deep space with a miniaturized, ultra-precise, mercury-ion atomic clock that is orders of magnitude more stable than today’s best navigation clocks.
  • Don Cornwell, director of the Advanced Communications and Navigation Division of NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation program, will discuss how a more stable, space-based atomic clock could benefit future missions to the Moon and Mars.
  • Christopher McLean, principal investigator for NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) at Ball Aerospace, will discuss the demonstration of a green alternative to conventional chemical propulsion systems for next-generation launch vehicles and spacecraft.
  • Joe Cassady, executive director for space at Aerojet Rocketdyne, will discuss the five thrusters and propulsion system aboard GPIM.
  • Nicola Fox, director of the Heliophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, will discuss Space Environment Testbeds and the importance of protecting satellites from space radiation.
  • Richard Doe, payload program manager for the Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment at SRI International, will discuss how a pair of NASA CubeSats will work with six satellites of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) COSMIC-2 mission to study disruptions of signals that pass through Earth’s upper atmosphere.

 

Details

Date:
June 10
Time:
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm