Dragon v2 [SpaceX]
Red Dragon similar
Red Dragon on Mars [SpaceX]
Red Dragon is a planned unmanned Mars landing mission by SpaceX, which is based on the Dragon v2 crewed space capsule.
The Red Dragon is part of SpaceX's vision to build the stepping stones for a manned Mars mission, which might eventually lead to the colonization of Mars. The Dragon capsule, designed for propulsive landing, will be used as an uncrewed low-cost Mars lander.
Building on an existing no-funds-exchanged collaboration with SpaceX, NASA will provide technical support for the firmís plan to attempt to land an uncrewed Dragon 2 spacecraft on Mars. NASA will support SpaceXís mission with deep space communications and telemetry, deep space navigation and trajectory design, entry, descent and landing system analysis and engineering support, Mars entry aerodynamic and aerothermal database development, general interplanetary mission advice and hardware consultation, and planetary protection consultation and advice.
Red Dragon is planned to be launched in 2018 on a Falcon-Heavy rocket.
|Type / Application:||Mars lander|
|Propulsion:||8 × SuperDraco thrusters, ? × Draco thrusters|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Red Dragon||-||2018||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-Heavy|