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List of Dragon missions[edit]

List includes only completed or currently manifested missions. All NASA CRS missions are currently scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 40. Launch dates are listed in UTC.

Mission name Launch date (UTC) Cargo Remarks Outcome
SpX-C1 8 December 2010[1] First Dragon mission, second Falcon 9 launch Success[2]
SpX-C2+ 22 May 2012[3] First Dragon mission with complete spacecraft, first rendezvous mission, first berthing with ISS Success[4]
SpaceX CRS-1 8 October 2012[5][6][7] Total: 905 kg (1,995 lb) Without packaging: 400 kg (882 lb) External First Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission for NASA, first non-demo mission. Falcon 9 rocket suffered a partial engine failure during launch but was able to deliver Dragon into orbit.[8] However, a secondary payload did not reach its correct orbit.[9] Mission success; launch anomaly[10]
SpaceX CRS-2 1 March 2013[11][12] Total: 677 kg (1,493 lb) Without packaging: 575 kg (1,268 lb) First launch of Dragon using trunk section to carry cargo.[13] Launch was successful, but anomalies occurred with the spacecraft's thrusters shortly after liftoff. Thruster function was later restored and orbit corrections were made,[11] but the spacecraft's rendezvous with the ISS was delayed from its planned date of 2 March until 3 March, when it was successfully berthed with the Harmony module.[14][15] Dragon splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean on 26 March.[16] Mission success; spacecraft anomaly[11]
SpaceX CRS-3 18 April 2014[17][18] First launch of the redesigned Dragon: same outer mold line with the avionics and cargo racks redesigned in order to supply substantially more electrical power to powered cargo devices, including additional cargo freezers for transporting critical science payloads.[19] Launch rescheduled for 18 April due to a helium leak. Mission success[20]
SpaceX CRS-4 21 September 2014[21] First launch of a Dragon with living payload, in the form of 20 mice which are part of a NASA experiment to study the physiological effects of long-duration spaceflight.[22] Success [23]
SpaceX CRS-5 10 January 2015[21] Cargo manifest change due to Cygnus CRS Orb-3 launch failure.[24] Carried the Cloud Aerosol Transport System experiment. Success
DragonV2 abort test NET Feb 2015[25] Pad abort test, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
DragonV2 abort test NET 2015[25] In-flight abort test, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California[26]
SpaceX CRS-6 8 April 2015[27]
SpaceX CRS-7 13 June 2015[27] Will deliver the first of two NASA Docking System adapters to modify ISS docking ports for Commercial Crew spacecraft docking.
SpaceX CRS-8 2 September 2015[27] Template:Asof, will deliver the Bigelow BEAM module in the unpressurized cargo trunk.[28]
SpaceX CRS-9 9 December 2015[27]
SpaceX CRS-10 2015[29]
SpaceX CRS-11 2016[29]
SpaceX CRS-12 2016[29]
DragonLab Mission 1 2016[29]
Dragon manned mission test flight By Dec. 2017 Projected maximum completion date for first crewed Dragon test flight.[30]
DragonLab Mission 2 2018[29]
  1. "SpaceX Launches Success with Falcon 9/Dragon Flight". NASA. 9 December 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
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  3. "SpaceX Launches Private Capsule on Historic Trip to Space Station". 22 May 2012. 
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  5. "Falcon 9 undergoes pad rehearsal for October launch". Spaceflight Now. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  6. "Worldwide Launch Schedule". Spaceflight Now. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  7. "Private Spacecraft to Launch Space Station Cargo On Oct. 7". LiveScience. 25 September 2012. 
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  9. "Falcon 9 Drops Orbcomm Satellite in Wrong Orbit". Aviation Week. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  10. "SpaceX capsule returns with safe landing in Pacific". BBC. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  11. a b c "Dragon Spacecraft Glitch Was 'Frightening,' SpaceX Chief Elon Musk Says". 1 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  12. "Dragon Mission Report". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
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  14. "NASA says SpaceX Dragon is safe to dock with the International Space Station on Sunday". The Verge. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  15. "SpaceX hits snag; Dragon capsule won't dock with space station on schedule". WKMG TV. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  16. "SpaceX Dragon cargo ship splashes into Pacific". Boston Globe. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  17. "Range Realigns – SpaceX CRS-3 mission targets April 14". 4 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  18. "CRS-3 Update". 
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  20. "[SpaceX Launch of SpaceX's Dragon CRS-3 Spacecraft on Falcon 9v1.1 Rocket"]. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  21. a b "Spaceflight Now Tracking Station". Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  22. "SpaceX Dragon Flying Mice in Space & More for NASA". 18 September 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  23. "Space X Dragon capsule returns to Earth - CRS-4 Mission ends with a splash!". 
  24. "LAUNCH OF SPACEX’S CRS-5 MISSION SLIPS TO DEC. 16, IMAGES OF LANDING ‘BARGE’ EMERGE". Spaceflight Insider. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  25. a b "SpaceX Prepares for Crucial Crew Dragon Capsule Pad Abort Test". Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
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  27. a b c d "Spaceflight Now Launch Schedule". Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  28. Lindsey, Clark (16 January 2013). "NASA and Bigelow release details of expandable module for ISS". NewSpace Watch. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
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  30. SpaceX Dragon Overview: Crew SpaceX website. Published 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014