Dragon v2 [SpaceX]
Dragon v2 [SpaceX]
Dragon v2 Pad Abort Vehicle [SpaceX]
Dragon v2 is a crewed space capsule designed by SpaceX to ferry crews to the International space station. It is based on the unmanned Dragon supply capsule.
Under the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative's base period, SpaceX will make the final modifications necessary to prepare Dragon to safely transport astronauts into space. These include:
The propulsive landing system was discarded in 2017, but might be resurected in later versions.
SpaceX will demonstrate that Dragon will be able to escape a launch-pad emergency by firing integrated SuperDraco engines to carry the spacecraft safely to the ocean. SpaceX will also conduct an in-flight abort test that allows Dragon to escape at the moment of maximum aerodynamic drag, again by firing the SuperDraco thrusters to carry the spacecraft a safe distance from the rocket. SpaceX expects to undertake its first manned flight by early 2017.
In September 2014, SpaceX's Dragon v2 was selected for the commercial crew program and received a funding of $2.6 billion.
The first two operational missions were ordered in November 2015 and July 2016.
|Type / Application:||Manned spacecraft|
|Propulsion:||8 × SuperDraco thrusters, ? × Draco thrusters|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Dragon v2 1 (DM 1, Dragon C202)||-||2018||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-9 v1.2|
|Dragon v2 2 (DM 2, Dragon C203)||-||2018||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-9 v1.2|
|Dragon v2 3 (Dragon C204)||-||201x||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-9 v1.2|
|Dragon v2 4||-||201x||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-9 v1.2|
|Dragon v2 5||-||201x||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-9 v1.2|
|Dragon v2 6||-||201x||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-9 v1.2|
|Dragon v2 7||-||201x||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-9 v1.2|
|Dragon v2 8||-||201x||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-9 v1.2|
|Lunar Dragon 1||-||cancelled||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-Heavy|
* = suborbital