Falcon 9 Block 5
SpX-DM1 (Demonstration Mission 1)

Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM1 (Demonstration Mission 1)

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket

Watch Launch Video 1   |   Video 2

SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the SpaceX DM-1 (Demonstration Mission 1) mission. The launch window for the Test Flight mission was on Sat, Mar 2nd, 2019, 2:49 AM EST from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 Block 5 and experience the excitement for yourself. B1051 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY.

Mission

SpaceX DM-1 (Demonstration Mission 1)

This will be the first test flight of Crew Dragon 2 to the International Space Station marking a huge milestone towards the Commercial Crew program.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

B1051 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY.

Falcon 9 booster B1051 is a reusable orbital-class Block 5 Falcon 9 first-stage booster manufactured by SpaceX. B1051 launchd the NASA DM-1 Mission to the ISS. It includes the first set of upgraded helium composite overwapped pressure vessels dubbed COPV 2.0.

Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY)

The second ASDS barge, Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY) services launches in the Atlantic Ocean and was the site of the first landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage during CRS-8, the launch of a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS)

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

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