Polaris Dawn

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

First mission of the privately funded Polaris program. The goal of this mission, lasting up to five days in orbit, is to fly higher than previous Dragon missions, perform the first-ever commercial EVA with SpaceX-designed spacesuits, orbit through portions of the Van Allen radiation belt, conduct medical research, and test laser-based Starlink communications in space.

Updates

Jay • Sept. 20, 2022, 4:17 p.m.

NET March 2023


Nosu • Aug. 2, 2022, 5:08 p.m.

NET December 2022



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

Crew Dragon Resilience


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 4 Crew Capacity: 4 Payload Capacity: 6000 kg
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: C207

Crew Dragon Resilience was used for the Crew-1 mission.

Crew Dragon 2 Details

Crew


Jared Isaacman

Commander - American - ( SpX )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Feb. 11, 1983
Age: 39

Scott Poteet

Pilot - American - ( SpX )

Status: In-Training

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1970
Age: 52

Sarah Gillis

Mission Specialist - American - ( SpX )

Status: In-Training

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1990
Age: 32

Anna Menon

Mission Specialist - American - ( SpX )

Status: In-Training

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 186 Failures: 9 Pending: 80

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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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A


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Success
1 day, 10 hours ago
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Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Kuaizhou
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Shiyan 14 & Shiyan 15
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

2 Chinese classified satellites.


Delta IV Heavy
Success
1 day, 11 hours ago
NROL-91
Space Launch Complex 6 - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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Soyuz 2.1a
Success
4 days, 20 hours ago
Soyuz MS-22
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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Long March 2D
Success
5 days, 11 hours ago
Yunhai-1-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
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Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 54 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Electron
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
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New Shepard
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1 week, 6 days ago
NS-23
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Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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