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SpX-DM1 (Demonstration Mission 1)

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Ripley

Ripley

Status: Active
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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

Status: Active
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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
Launch Cost: $52,000,000

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

Mission patch for SpaceX DM-1 (Demonstration Mission 1)

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

210 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 130 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 130 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

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 Pacific 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 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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