Remove Ads
Cargo Dragon C208

Cargo Dragon C208

Capability: Cargo Earth Orbit Logistics
Maiden Flight: 2020-12-06
Flight Life: Able to fly for up to one week of free flight or two years docked.

Payload Capacity: 6000

C208 is the first Cargo Dragon 2 and was launched as part of the CRS-21 mission.

History

Cargo Dragon 2 is an updated version of the original Dragon spaceship designed to service the International Space Station with first flights conducted in 2020.

Cargo Dragon 2 is a autonomous spaceship capable of bringing science to and from the International Space Station with large pressurized and un-pressurized sections to support a variety of missions.

Agency

SpaceX
Type: Commercial

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *