Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM2 (Demonstration Mission 2)

May 27, 2020 20:33:00 UTC

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SpX-DM2 (Demonstration Mission 2)

for Test Flight

A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American. The Demo-2 mission is the second test flight of Crew Dragon, and the first flight with crew onboard. It will carry NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station for an extended stay (the specific mission duration will be determined once on station based on the readiness of the next commercial crew launch). They will perform tests on Crew Dragon in addition to conducting research and other tasks with the space station crew. As the final flight test for SpaceX, this mission will validate the company’s crew transportation system, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities. This also will be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit. The Demo-2 mission will be the final major step before NASA’s Commercial Crew Program certifies Crew Dragon for operational, long-duration missions to the space station.

Date

Mission

Provider

Location

Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM2 (Demonstration Mission 2)

SpaceX

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

GSLV Mk II | GISAT-1

Indian Space Research Organization

Sriharikota, Republic of India

SSLV | Demo 1

Indian Space Research Organization

Sriharikota, Republic of India

PSLV-CA | RISAT-2BR2

Indian Space Research Organization

Sriharikota, Republic of India

PSLV | RISAT-1A

Indian Space Research Organization

Sriharikota, Republic of India

Kuaizhou-11 | Maiden Flight

ExPace

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | OneWeb 4

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Astra Rocket 3.0 | One of Three

Astra Space

Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA

Soyuz 2.1a | Bars-M No. 3

Russian Space Forces

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | OneWeb 5

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 7

SpaceX

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Electron | VCLS ELaNa XXXII & others (Don't Stop Me Now)

Rocket Lab Ltd

Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Vega | SSMS POC

Arianespace

Kourou, French Guiana

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink-8

SpaceX

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV03

SpaceX

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

PSLV | RISAT-2A

Indian Space Research Organization

Sriharikota, Republic of India

SSLV | Demo 2 (4 x BlackSky Global satellites)

Indian Space Research Organization

Sriharikota, Republic of India