SpX CRS-8

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 90%
B1021 - Of Course I Still Love You

SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft on their eighth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. Among the cargo was the Bigelow Aerospace’s BEAM module, which was attached to the station and will stay so for 2 years. BEAM is an expandable habitat module that will undergo tests to determine its worthiness during the stay. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

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Additional Media

SpaceX Mission Launches to Re-supply the ISS

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on April 8, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a resupply mission to the ...

CRS-8 Dragon Technical Webcast

This is the technical webcast for the SpaceX CRS-8 Launch. It will not provide commentary or hosts but will have views of the rocket, launch pad and comms. S...

CRS-8 Dragon Hosted Webcast

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Falcon 9 Full Thrust

Family: Falcon
Configuration: Full Thrust

The Full Thrust variants first stage includes all systems necessary for an operational re-use of stages while the second stage is operated as an expendable rocket stage.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    71.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    546 T
  • Thrust
    6804 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9 Full Thrust
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    Full Thrust
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $50,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8305 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1021

Status: Retired


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: April 8, 2016
Last Flight: March 30, 2017
Flights: 2
Landings Attempted: 2
Landings Successful: 2

Landing Information

The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed on the ASDS, OCISLY stationed off of the East Coast. Marking the first successful barge landing!

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

Dragon C110


Active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 4200 kg
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: C110

This capsule was used on both CRS-8 and CRS-14. On CRS-8 this vehicle delivered the Bigelow BEAM module in its unpressurized cargo trunk. It was also used to carry Scott Kellys biological samples back to Earth.

Dragon 1 Details

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 94 Failures: 6 Pending: 38

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 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.

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad: Space Launch Complex 40


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