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Watch SpaceX Launch Cargo & Supplies to the International Space Station

Tune in live starting at 11:15 a.m. EST as the 21st SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NAS...

Dragon CRS-2 SpX-21

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 70%
B1058 - Of Course I Still Love You

SpaceX will launch the first cargo variant of its Dragon 2 spacecraft on their 21st commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The flight will be conducted under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Dragon will be filled with supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations that occur onboard the orbiting laboratory.

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Updates

Nosu • Dec. 6, 2020, 4:29 p.m.



Nosu • Dec. 5, 2020, 12:25 p.m.


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


B1058

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: May 30, 2020
Last Flight: May 6, 2022
Flights: 12
Landings Attempted: 12
Landings Successful: 12
Previous B1058 Flights

Landing Information

B1058 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY after its fourth flight.

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

Cargo Dragon C208


Active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 6000 kg
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: C208

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

Cargo Dragon 2 Details

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 164 Failures: 9 Pending: 65

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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