Falcon 9 Full Thrust | SpX CRS-13

Falcon 9 Full Thrust | SpX CRS-13

Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral, 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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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SpX CRS-13

SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft on their 13th 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 C108


Serial C108

Launch Crew Count 0

Status Retired

Landing Time 2018-01-13T15:37:00+0000


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Falcon 9 Full Thrust


Height 71.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 8305 kg

Liftoff Thrust 6804 kN

Diameter 3.65 Meters

Mass To LEO 22800 kg

Liftoff Mass 546 Tonnes


Launch Success 24

Consecutive Success 16

Maiden Flight 2015-12-22

Launch Failures 1


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Core


Serial B1035

Status retired

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 2


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type RTLS

Location LZ-1


Programs

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.

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.

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