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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
B1006 - Atlantic Ocean

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the fifth Dragon spacecraft on the third operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Falcon 9

Family:
Configuration: v1.1

Falcon 9 v1.1 is a significantly redesigned version of the its predecessor, including a higher payload capacity. This version arranges the engines in a structural form SpaceX calls an Octaweb.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    68.4 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    506 T
  • Thrust
    5883 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9
  • Family
  • Variant
    v1.1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 v1.1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $61200000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    13150 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    4850 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1006


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: April 18, 2014
Last Flight: April 18, 2014
Flights: 1

Landing Information

B1006 performed an experimental water landing after launch.

Core will be expended.

Dragon C105


In-active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 6000 kg
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: C105

First launch of the redesigned Dragon: same outer mold line with the avionics and cargo racks redesigned to supply substantially more electric power to powered cargo devices, including additional cargo freezers (GLACIER, MERLIN) for transporting critical science payloads. Launch rescheduled for 18 April due to a helium leak.

Dragon 1 Details

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 362 Failures: 11 Pending: 131

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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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