Falcon 9 - B0003


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Status - Expended

Stage Expended

Falcon 9 v1.0 | Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit (DSQU)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 4, 2010, 6:45 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit was a boilerplate version of the Dragon spacecraft. After using it for ground tests to rate Dragon's shape and mass in various tests, SpaceX launched it into low Earth orbit on the maiden flight of the Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX used the launch to evaluate the aerodynamic conditions on the spacecraft and performance of the carrier rocket in a real-world launch scenario, ahead of Dragon flights for NASA under the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program.

Low Earth Orbit B0003 - Maiden Flight Atlantic Ocean
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