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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 3

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Tourism

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 80%
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

hitura-nobad • Jan. 18, 2024, 10:12 p.m.

Launch successful, Crew Dragon on the way to the ISS.


hitura-nobad • Jan. 18, 2024, 9:49 p.m.

Liftoff


Cosmic_Penguin • Jan. 18, 2024, 9:12 p.m.

Tweaked T-0.


Falcon 9

Family: Falcon
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
    Falcon
  • 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: Yes
First Flight: May 21, 2023
Last Flight: April 18, 2024
Flights: 7
Landings Attempted: 7
Landings Successful: 7
Previous B1080 Flights

Landing Information

The Falcon 9 first stage has 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


Michael López-Alegría

Commander - American - ( AXS )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: May 30, 1958
Age: 65

Walter Villadei

Pilot - Italian - ( IAF )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: April 29, 1974
Age: 49

Alper Gezeravci

Mission Specialist - Turkish - ( TAF )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Dec. 2, 1979
Age: 44

Marcus Wandt

Mission Specialist - Swedish - ( ESA )

Status: In-Training

Date of Birth: Sept. 22, 1980
Age: 43

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 341 Failures: 11 Pending: 137

Agency 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 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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