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SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 1

Falcon 9 v1.0

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Launch Status
Success

Mission


SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 1

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $59,000,000

SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 1 in 2010 was the unmanned first spaceflight of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, the Dragon C1, which orbited the Earth, and the second overall flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9. It was also the first demonstration flight for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program for which SpaceX was selected. The primary mission objectives were to test the orbital maneuvering and reentry of the Dragon capsule.

SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 1

Location


Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40 has witnessed the launch of 221 rockets, including 221 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 931 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 40

Rocket


SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.0

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.

Falcon 9 v1.0

Landing


Core B0004

Booster B0004 last launched 12/08/2010 and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. First flight of Dragon

Atlantic Ocean – ATL

Atlantic Ocean

Parachute Landing – PL

Unpowered landing using parachute(s).

B0004

Agency


SpaceX

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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