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Launch Vehicle

The OCO-3 payload will be transported into space by the Space X Dragon spacecraft on top of the Falcon 9 rocket with a no earlier than (NET) launch date of February 17, 2019.

Once the payload reaches ISS, OCO-3 will be taken off the Dragon spacecraft and robotically installed on the exterior of the station's Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Exposed Facility Unit.

Video showing the Falcon 9 launch vehicle that OCO-3 will also be using. This video shows the Crew Replenishment Service or CRS #15. OCO-3 will be a part of CRS #17.

SpaceX CRS-15: Falcon 9 launches Dragon & spacecraft deployment