Polaris Dawn

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit Unknown Pad Cape Canaveral, 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

Cosmic_Penguin • Feb. 8, 2024, 11:56 p.m.

NET summer 2024.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 9, 2023, 5:32 p.m.

NET April 2024.


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 14, 2023, 1:23 p.m.

NET Q1 2024.


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


Unknown F9


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No

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: 41

Scott Poteet

Pilot - American - ( SpX )

Status: In-Training

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1970
Age: 54

Anna Menon

Mission Specialist - American - ( SpX )

Status: In-Training

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Sarah Gillis

Mission Specialist - American - ( SpX )

Status: In-Training

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1990
Age: 34

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 342 Failures: 11 Pending: 135

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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Polaris Dawn private astronaut mission slips to mid-2024

A private astronaut mission that will feature the first spacewalk from a Crew Dragon spacecraft has suffered another delay, this time to at least the middle of this year.

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Polaris Dawn Mission Delayed Again; Launch Now NET April 2024

The first flight of the Polaris Program, led by Billionaire Entrepreneur and Astronaut Jared Isaacman is now scheduled for no earlier than April 2024, a delay of nearly a year and a half from its original plan of launching Q4 2022.

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Polaris Dawn rescheduled for April

The first flight of the Polaris program of private astronaut missions is now scheduled for no earlier than next April, a delay of nearly a year and a half from its original plan.

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Polaris Dawn mission likely to slip to 2024

The billionaire backing a series of private astronaut missions with SpaceX says the first of those flights will likely be delayed to some time in 2024.

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Polaris Dawn private astronaut mission preparing for summer launch

A billionaire-backed series of private astronaut missions is now planning its first launch this summer that will include the first spacewalk on a commercial spaceflight.

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