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Crew-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: 95%
B1061 - Of Course I Still Love You

SpaceX Crew-2 is the second crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. It used the same Falcon 9 first stage as the Crew-1 mission and the same Crew Dragon capsule as the Demo-2 mission (Endeavour).

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Updates

Nosu • April 23, 2021, 10:03 a.m.

Successful launch


Nosu • April 21, 2021, 11:36 a.m.

24 hours delay due to offshore weather



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


B1061

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: November 16, 2020
Last Flight: June 19, 2022
Flights: 9
Landings Attempted: 9
Landings Successful: 9
Previous B1061 Flights

Landing Information

B1061 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY after its second flight.

Result: Successful Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship landing at Of Course I Still Love You.

Crew Dragon Endeavour


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 4 Crew Capacity: 4 Payload Capacity: 6000 kg
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: C206

Crew Dragon 6 is the Crew Dragon spacecraft launched on the SpaceX DM-2 demonstration mission to the ISS.

Crew Dragon 2 Details

Crew


Robert S. Kimbrough

Spacecraft Commander - American - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: June 4, 1967
Age: 55

K. Megan McArthur

Pilot - American - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Aug. 30, 1971
Age: 50

Akihiko Hoshide

Mission Specialist - Japanese - ( JAXA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Dec. 28, 1968
Age: 53

Thomas Pesquet

Mission Specialist - French - ( ESA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Feb. 27, 1978
Age: 44

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 170 Failures: 9 Pending: 78

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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Launch Complex 39A


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PSLV
Success
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6 days, 20 hours ago
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Electron
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1 week, 1 day ago
CAPSTONE
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

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Long March 4C
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Gaofen-12-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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XQC
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