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Axiom Mission 2 Launches to the International Space Station (Official NASA Broadcast)

Axiom Mission 2, set to lift off at 5:37 p.m. EDT (2137 UTC) on Sunday, May 21, is the second all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Statio...

SpaceX

SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

Axiom Space Mission 2

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 60%
B1080 - Landing Zone 1

This is a Crew Dragon flight for a private company Axiom Space. The mission will carry a professionally trained commander alongside three private astronauts to and from the International Space Station. This crew will stay aboard space station for at least eight days.

Telemetry

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Updates

SwGustav • May 21, 2023, 10:06 p.m.

Successful launch onto the rendezvous trajectory with the ISS


SwGustav • May 21, 2023, 9:37 p.m.

Liftoff


LL2 • May 21, 2023, 6:06 p.m.

Livestream has started


Falcon 9

Family:
Configuration: Block 5

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.

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Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    70.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    549 T
  • Thrust
    7607 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9
  • Family
  • Variant
    Block 5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Block 5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $52000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8300 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1080

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: May 21, 2023
Last Flight: June 20, 2024
Flights: 9
Landings Attempted: 9
Landings Successful: 9

Landing Information

The Falcon 9 first stage has successfully landed back at the launch site after this flight.

Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at Landing Zone 1.

Crew Dragon Freedom


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 4 Crew Capacity: 4 Payload Capacity: 6000 kg
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: C212

Crew Dragon spacecraft first used for Crew-4.

Crew Dragon 2 Details

Crew


Peggy Whitson

Commander - configurations.Country.None - ( AXS )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Feb. 9, 1960
Age: 64

John Shoffner

Pilot - configurations.Country.None - ( AXS )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: July 27, 1955
Age: 68

Ali AlQarni

Mission Specialist - configurations.Country.None - ( SSC )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Rayyanah Barnawi

Mission Specialist - configurations.Country.None - ( SSC )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

SpaceX

SpaceX

(SpX)

CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 371 Failures: 12 Pending: 128

Agency Type:

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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