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SpX-DM1 (Demonstration Mission 1)

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch

Weather officials are predicting a 80% chance of favorable weather conditions at launch time.

Crew

Ripley

Ripley

Anthropomorphic Test Device

Status: Active
3/2/2019 -
Nationality: Earthling
Type: Non-Human
First Flight: 3/2/2019
Last Flight: 3/2/2019

Ripley is an Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD), named as a homage to Sigourney Weaver's character in the Alien movies franchise, launched aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon for its inaugural flight to the International Space Station and back.

Little Earth

Little Earth

Zero-G Indicator

Status: Active
3/2/2019 -
Nationality: Earthling
Type: Non-Human
First Flight: 3/2/2019
Last Flight: 3/2/2019

"Little Earth" is the nickname of a Celestial Buddies plushtoy brought to the International Space Station aboard the first SpaceX Crew Dragon on its inaugural flight.
It was used as a "Zero-Gravity Indicator" aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft during ascent and became a resident of the ISS after the docking.

Mission

SpaceX DM-1 (Demonstration Mission 1)

Type: Test Flight

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

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 65 times with 65 successful and 0 failed launches.

Landing

B1051 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY.

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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