SpaceX Demo-1

Launch Time
Sat Mar 02, 2019 07:49 UTC

The maiden orbital flight of Crew Dragon. It flew without crew as it is a test flight. Fastest droneship turnaround to date, at 8 days and 6 hours, nearly halving the previous record of 15 days and 23 hours.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Image Credit: SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $69.75 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,607 kN
Payload to LEO: 22,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,300 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m


Of Course I Still Love You


Flight #1
42nd Falcon recovery attempt
35th successful Falcon recovery
3rd consecutive successful Falcon landing and recovery


Flight #1

Mission Details

SpaceX Demo-1

SpaceX Demo-1 was the first orbital test of Crew Dragon. It was an uncrewed demonstration mission as part of NASA's Commercial Crew program. The spacecraft tested the approach and automated docking procedures with the International Space Station (ISS), remained docked for a few days, then conducted the full re-entry, splashdown and recovery steps to provide data required to subsequently qualify for flights transporting humans to the ISS. Life support systems were closely monitored during the test flight.

SpaceX Demo-1 docked to the IDA-2 port of the Harmony module of the International Space Station on 03/03/2019 at 10:51 UTC. Its stay was 4 days and was undocked on 08/03/2019 at 07:32 UTC. It splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on 08/03/2019 at 13:45 UTC.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,350.0 kg
Low Earth Orbit


LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA



13th orbital launch attempt


76th mission
3rd mission of 2019
70th successful mission
42nd consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

70th mission
3rd mission of 2019
67th successful mission
41st consecutive successful mission