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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM1

Window Opens
Thu Jan 17, 2019 01:00 UTC
Window Closes
Thu Jan 17, 2019 01:00 UTC
The maiden flight of Dragon 2.

Launch Vehicle

Falcon 9 Block 5
Status: Active
Price: $50.0 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



Flight #1
Landing Zone 1



SpX-DM1 will be the first orbital test of Dragon 2. It is an uncrewed demonstration mission as part of NASA's Commercial Crew program. The spacecraft will test the approach and automated docking procedures with the International Space Station (ISS), remain docked for a few weeks, then conduct the full re-entry, splashdown and recovery steps to provide data requisite to subsequently qualify for flights transporting humans to the ISS. Life support systems will be monitored all along the test flight.
Payloads: 1
Low Earth Orbit