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SpaceX CRS-7 Launch

After seven successful missions to the International Space Station, including six official resupply missions for NASA, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon sp...

SpX CRS-7

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
B1018 - Of Course I Still Love You

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the ninth Dragon spacecraft on the seventh operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station as part of the NASA cargo resupply contract. It was meant to deliver the IDA-1 segment of the new ISS International Docking System. The second stage ruptured due to an overpressurization event and the launch vehicle disintegrated at T+139 seconds. According to SpaceX investigation, "Preliminary analysis suggests the overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank was initiated by a flawed piece of support hardware (a “strut”) inside the second stage."

Falcon 9

Family: Falcon
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
    Falcon
  • 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


B1018


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: June 28, 2015
Last Flight: June 28, 2015
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1

Landing Information

Result: B1018 did not land successfully.

Dragon C109


In-active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 6000 kg
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: C109

This vehicle was intended to deliver the first of two International Docking Adapters to modify the ISS adapters so that they could be used for future commercial crew missions. However the capsule was destroyed when the Falcon 9 launch vehicle failed in flight.

Dragon 1 Details

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 340 Failures: 11 Pending: 137

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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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40


Falcon 9
Success
17 hours, 29 minutes ago
Starlink Group 6-51
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
3 days, 10 hours ago
SuperView Neo 3-01
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Commercial Earth observation satellite built by CAST for China Siwei Survey and Mapping Technology Co. Ltd, with 0.5 m resolution over 9 image wavele…


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 13 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-49
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
USSF-62
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

First Weather System Follow-on (WSF) satellite. WSF-M (Weather System Follow-on - Microwave) is the next-generation operational environmental sate…


Angara A5/Blok DM-03
Success
1 week ago
Vostochny Angara Test Flight
Cosmodrome Site 1A - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

First test launch of the Angara A5 launch vehicle from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. The rocket will carry a mass simulator payload.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Starlink Group 6-48
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Delta IV Heavy
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
NROL-70
Space Launch Complex 37B - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Classified payload for the NRO. Last flight of the Delta IV Heavy rocket.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Bandwagon 1 (Dedicated Mid-Inclination Rideshare)
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Dedicated rideshare flight to a mid-inclination orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Starlink Group 8-1
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 21 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Starlink Group 6-47
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.