Falcon 9 Block 5 | Axiom Space Mission 2

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Axiom Space Mission 2

Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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SpaceX

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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Axiom Space Mission 2

This is a Crew Dragon flight for a private company Axiom Space. The mission will carry a professionally trained commander alongside three private astronauts to and from the International Space Station. This crew will stay aboard space station for at least eight days.

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Crew Dragon Freedom


Serial C212

Launch Crew Count 4

Status Active

Landing Time 2023-05-31T03:05:00+0000


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Crew

Peggy Whitson

Commander

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1960-02-09

Status Active

Type Private


John Shoffner

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1955-07-27

Status Occasional Spaceflight

Type Private


Ali AlQarni

Mission Specialist

Nationality Saudi

Date Of Birth

Status Active

Type Government


Rayyanah Barnawi

Mission Specialist

Nationality Saudi

Date Of Birth

Status Active

Type Government


Falcon 9 Block 5


Height 70.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 8300 kg

Liftoff Thrust 7607 kN

Diameter 3.65 Meters

Mass To LEO 22800 kg

Liftoff Mass 549 Tonnes


Launch Success 244

Consecutive Success 244

Maiden Flight 2018-05-11

Launch Failures 0


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Serial B1080

Status active

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 5


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type RTLS

Location LZ-1


Updates

SwGustav

2023-05-21T22:06:01+0000

Successful launch onto the rendezvous trajectory with the ISS

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SwGustav

2023-05-21T21:37:30+0000

Liftoff

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LL2

2023-05-21T18:06:53+0000

Livestream has started

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Nosu

2023-05-19T07:59:47+0000

Weather 60%

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Jay

2023-05-05T21:53:25+0000

Updated launch date confirmed by NASA

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Nosu

2023-04-25T07:06:05+0000

Reportedly targeting May 17 at 23:34 UTC.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-04-23T07:07:42+0000

No longer scheduled on May 8/9.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-04-06T16:16:47+0000

NET May 8 EDT per Axiom Space.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-03-24T00:18:45+0000

NET May 2, 1 am EDT (time is per https://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html)

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Nosu

2023-03-22T10:55:46+0000

Adding very approximate T-0

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Nosu

2023-03-21T18:55:48+0000

NET May 1

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Nosu

2022-11-01T19:41:16+0000

NET May 1, 2023

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Nosu

2022-08-10T09:27:08+0000

NET early 2023

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Programs

Axiom Private Spaceflight

Axiom Space provides human spaceflight missions to the International Space Station. The company sent its first commercial astronauts into orbit in 2022. It also plans human spaceflight for government-funded and commercial astronauts engaging in in-space research, in-space manufacturing, and space exploration.

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SpaceX AX-3 Crew Dragon Docking

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The AX-3 Crew Dragon will dock autonomously to the International Space Station.

SpaceX AX-2 Post Mission Press Conference

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After returning to Earth from a 10-day mission in space, the astronauts of the Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2) will participate in a press conference to share their experience and highlight the work conducted during the second all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Ax-2 crew includes Axiom Space’s Director of Human Spaceflight and Commander Peggy Whitson, a former NASA astronaut, Pilot John Shoffner, and Mission Specialists Ali Alqarni and Rayyanah Barnawi, from the Saudi Space Commission (SSC). Both are members of the inaugural Saudi national astronaut class.

SpaceX AX-2 Crew Dragon Splashdown

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The AX-2 Crew Dragon will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing Axiom Space Mission 2 commander Peggy Whitson and three passengers back to Earth after spending a few days on the International Space Station.

SpaceX AX-2 Crew Dragon Undocking

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The AX-2 Crew Dragon will undock from the International Space Station, carrying Axiom Space Mission 2 commander Peggy Whitson and three passengers. It will then reenter the Earth's atmosphere and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX AX-2 Crew Hatch Close

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Axiom-2 Crew closed hatch on dragon in preparation for undocking

SpaceX AX-2 Crew Dragon Docking

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The AX-2 Crew Dragon will dock autonomously to the International Space Station.

Ax-2 Post-Launch Media Teleconference

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NASA, Axiom, and SpaceX will hold a media teleconference following the launch of the Ax-2 mission towards the International Space Station.

Ax-2 Pre-Launch Media Teleconference

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NASA, Axiom, and SpaceX will hold a pre-launch media teleconference ahead of the Ax-2 mission to the International Space Station.

Ax-2 Crew Press Conference

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Axiom will hold a press conference with the Ax-2 crew.

Ax-2 Flight Readiness Media Teleconference

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NASA will host a media teleconference following the agency’s flight readiness review for the Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2).

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