Remove Ads
Rocket Launch Video Feed
Close

Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit (DSQU)

Falcon 9 v1.0

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit (DSQU)

Type: Test Flight

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.

Mission patch for Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit (DSQU)

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

865 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 v1.0 – SpaceX

Family: Falcon
Length: 47.8 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 318 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 9300 kg

The Falcon 9 v1.0 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2010-06-04. Falcon 9 v1.0 has 4 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 5 launches. The Falcon 9 v1.0 first stage was used on the first five Falcon 9 launches, and powered by nine SpaceX Merlin 1C rocket engines arranged in a 3×3 pattern.

Agency

SpaceX

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.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments