Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-17

Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-17

Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA













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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.


SpX CRS-17

SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft on their 17th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

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Dragon C113

Serial C113

Launch Crew Count 0

Status Retired

Landing Time 2019-06-04T21:48:00+0000


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 204

Consecutive Success 204

Maiden Flight 2018-05-11

Launch Failures 0



Serial B1056

Status lost

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 4

Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes


Location OCISLY


International Space Station

The International Space Station programme is tied together by a complex set of legal, political and financial agreements between the sixteen nations involved in the project, governing ownership of the various components, rights to crewing and utilization, and responsibilities for crew rotation and resupply of the International Space Station. It was conceived in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, during the Space Station Freedom project as it was originally called.

Commercial Resupply Services

Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) are a series of flights awarded by NASA for the delivery of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station.The first CRS contracts were signed in 2008 and awarded $1.6 billion to SpaceX for twelve cargo Dragon and $1.9 billion to Orbital Sciences for eight Cygnus flights, covering deliveries to 2016. The Falcon 9 and Antares rockets were also developed under the CRS program to deliver cargo spacecraft to the ISS.

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CRS-17 Dragon Berthing


Following its launch atop a Falcon 9, the CRS-17 Dragon will rendezvous and berth with the ISS, bringing crew supplies as well as experiments.

SpaceX Cargo Dragon (CRS-17) Unberthing and Reentry


Filled with more than 4,200 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to return to Earth from the International Space Station Monday, June 3. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the craft’s release scheduled for 12:05 p.m. EDT (16:05 p.m UTC).

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