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Dragon CRS-2 SpX-27

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

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Mission

Dragon CRS-2 SpX-27

Type: Resupply
Launch Cost: $52,000,000

27th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station operated by SpaceX. The flight will be conducted under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Cargo Dragon 2 brings 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

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

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

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5 – SpaceX

  • Family: Falcon
  • Length: 70 m
  • Diameter: 3.65 m
  • Launch Mass: 549 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 22800 kg

The Falcon 9 Block 5 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2018-05-11. Falcon 9 Block 5 has 143 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 143 launches. 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.

Core Landing

The Falcon 9 first stage will attempt to land on an ASDS after this flight.

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 – SpX

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: SpX
  • Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
  • Founded: 2002
  • Launchers: Falcon | Starship
  • 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 operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
9 months ago

2023 at last.!
Bring it on SpaceX.

DD
DD
5 months ago

When will the dates for the 2023 launches be scheduled? I would like to plan a trip to see one.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  DD
5 months ago

Launches are not usually scheduled more than two weeks out.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
4 months ago

I heard SpaceX are planning at least 100 launches in 2023 so your chances of seeing one is extremely high DD.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 month ago

The Launch schedule for a certain month is released that month.