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Dragon Qualifiaction Unit

Dragon Qualifiaction Unit [SpaceX]

The Dragon Qualifiaction Unit was a structural model of the Dragon space capsule to serve as the payload on the maiden flight of the Falcon-9 v1.0.

While structural identical to the Dragon capsule, it lacked instrumentation and equipment. It remained intentionally connected with the final stage and was not designed to return to earth.

It reentered from orbit on 27 June 2010.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Vehicle evaluation
Operator: SpaceX
Contractors: SpaceX
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Batteries
Lifetime: 23 days
Mass:
Orbit: 234 km × 260 km, 34.5
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Dragon Qualification Unit 2010-026A 04.06.2010 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.0

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