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Dragon CRS-2 SpX-22

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Dragon CRS-2 SpX-22

Type: Resupply

SpaceX will launch the second cargo variant of its Dragon 2 spacecraft on their 22nd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The flight will be conducted under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Dragon will be filled with supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support science and research investigations that occur onboard the orbiting laboratory.

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

189 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5

Length: 70 meters
Diameter: 3.65 meters
First Launch: May 11, 2018

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

The Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket has been launched a total of 66 times with 66 successful and 0 failed launches.

Landing

B1067 landed on ASDS OCISLY after its first launch.

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.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
Spacecraft: Dragon
Country: USA

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
5 months ago

Hey let’s have that thing go off!

Amy Cross & Dino Hargett
Amy Cross & Dino Hargett
4 months ago

You go Elon we have all the faith in you and can’t wait to see what all your doing. Good luck, fly high and may all your rocket’s come down safe…

Ken & Judy O'Neill
Ken & Judy O'Neill
29 days ago

Wish the folks at the ISS all the very best and keep up the great progress from us Aussies.

Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
17 days ago

Science is awesome.

Malcolm Boura
Malcolm Boura
16 days ago

Oh dear, according to this web site the criteria for launch are so precise that it is impossible for them to be satisfied. Does the temperature have to be more or less than the the value stated, I refuse to believe that it has to be exactly that. Does the… Read more »

Rocket Monkey
Reply to  Malcolm Boura
16 days ago

The weather information is the weather forecast and not the criteria for the launch.

Ken & Judy O'Neill
Ken & Judy O'Neill
15 days ago

Well done again SpaceX.