SpaceX

Dragon is a free-flying spacecraft designed to deliver both cargo and people to orbiting destinations.

Created: 2018-11-01

Updated: 2021-07-28

Company - SpaceX

Founded
Country
2002
USA
Website
SpaceX
Social
SpaceX

Service - Dragon, Dragon 2, Crew Dragon

Classification
Human Spaceflight & Lander
Category
Human Spaceflight
Transport Service (Earth-LEO)
Space Tourism Activities
Space Suits & Garments
Fields
Space Tourism
Status
1) Active
First launch
2010

Dragon made history in 2012 when it became the first commercial spacecraft in history to deliver cargo to the International Space Station and safely return cargo to Earth, a feat previously achieved only by governments.
Last first generation Dragon launched in March 2020.
The first in SpaceX’s new generation of Dragon cargo spacecraft completed its mission with a splashdown off the Florida coast January 2021.

Service - DragonLab

Classification
Microgravity & ISS Flight Service
Category
Microgravity Flight Service (LEO)
Status
6) Dormant
First launch
?

A free-flying, reusable spacecraft capable of hosting pressurized and unpressurized payloads to and from space.

DragonLab provides a platform for in-space experimentation, including recovery of pressurized and some unpressurized payloads, as well as deployment of small spacecraft. As a complete system, DragonLab provides for all aspects of operation: propulsion, power, thermal control, environmental control, avionics, communications, thermal protection, flight software, guidance, navigation and control, entry, descent and landing and recovery.

Updated: 2021-07-28

Service - Starlink

Classification
Space Utilities
Category
In-Space Communications Relay
Deep Space Communications
Fields
Utility
In-Space Internet
Status
3) Development
First launch
2022

SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy Rocket represent a fully reusable transportation system designed to service all Earth orbit needs as well as the Moon and Mars.

One of the 3 awardees for the NASA Lunar Human Landing System.
Starship is a fully reusable launch and landing system designed for travel to the Moon, Mars, and other destinations. The system leans on the company’s tested Raptor engines and flight heritage of the Falcon and Dragon vehicles. Starship includes a spacious cabin and two airlocks for astronaut moonwalks.  
Several Starships serve distinct purposes in enabling human landing missions, each based on the common Starship design. A propellant storage Starship will park in low-Earth orbit to be supplied by tanker Starships. The human-rated Starship will launch to the storage unit in Earth orbit, fuel up, and continue to lunar orbit.   
SpaceX’s Super Heavy rocket booster, which is also powered by Raptor and fully reusable, will launch Starship from Earth. Starship is capable of transporting crew between Orion or Gateway and the lunar surface. 

Updated: 2021-07-28

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