Falcon 9 v1.0
Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit (DSQU)

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 v1.0 Rocket

Watch Launch Video

SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 v1.0 rocket as part of the Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit (DSQU) mission. The launch window for the Test Flight mission was on Fri, Jun 4th, 2010, 2:45 PM from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 v1.0 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit (DSQU)

The Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit was a boilerplate version of the Dragon spacecraft. After using it for ground tests to rate Dragon's shape and mass in various tests, SpaceX launched it into low Earth orbit on the maiden flight of the Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX used the launch to evaluate the aerodynamic conditions on the spacecraft and performance of the carrier rocket in a real-world launch scenario, ahead of Dragon flights for NASA under the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
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Rocket

Falcon 9 v1.0

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