SpaceX will launch the Dragon spacecraft on their 16th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.
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.See Falcon Details
The first stage has failed to land on LZ-1 because a grid fin hydraulic pump stalled. It missed the landing zone and touched down smoothly off the coast.Result: B1050 did not land successfully.
The C112 capsule was flown on CRS-10, CRS-16 and CRS-20. On CRS-10 the capsule lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center from pad 39A. This was the first flight from this pad since STS-135 left the pad in mid-2011. The vehicle experienced some software issues meaning its berthing was delayed for a day.Dragon 1 Details
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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.INFO WIKI