SpaceX Crew-1

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SpaceX Crew-1
SpaceX Crew-1 Launch (NHQ202011150029).jpg
Falcon 9 with Resilience launches from LC-39A
NamesUSCV-1, Crew-1
Mission typeCrewed mission to ISS
OperatorSpaceX
COSPAR ID2020-084A
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Mission duration167 days, 18 hours and 1 minute (in progress)
~180 days (planned)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftTemplate:ComV
ManufacturerSpaceX
Crew
Crew size4
Members
Start of mission
Launch date16 November 2020,
00:27:17 UTC[1]
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5
Launch siteKSC, LC-39A
ContractorSpaceX
End of mission
Landing dateMay 2021 (planned)
Landing siteAtlantic Ocean
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Inclination51.66°
Docking with ISS
Docking portHarmony Forward
Docking date17 November 2020, 04:01 UTC[2]
Undocking dateMay 2021 (planned)
Time docked166 days, 14 hours and 28 minutes (in progress)
180 days (planned)
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SpaceX Crew-1 logo
SpaceX Crew-1 Commercial Crew Portrait.jpg
(l-r) Walker, Glover, Hopkins and Noguchi 

SpaceX Crew-1[3][4] (also known as USCV-1 or simply Crew-1)[5] is the first crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft.

The Crew Dragon spacecraft Resilience was expected to launch on 31 October 2020 on a Falcon 9 from the Kennedy Space Center, LC-39A. The launch was postponed due to bad weather and was eventually launched on 15 November.[6]

It carried NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker along with JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, all members of the Expedition 64 crew.[7][8] The mission is the second overall crewed orbital flight of the Crew Dragon,[9] pending the certification of the vehicle.[10]

Crew[change | change source]

Prime crew
Position Astronaut
Spacecraft commander United States Michael S. Hopkins, NASA
Expedition 64
Second spaceflight
Pilot United States Victor J. Glover, NASA
Expedition 64
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 Japan Soichi Noguchi, JAXA
Expedition 64
Third spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 United States Shannon Walker, NASA
Expedition 64
Second spaceflight

Mission[change | change source]

The Resilience space capsule will dock to the ISS after launch, where the astronauts will stay for about 6 months before returning back to earth.

Timeline[change | change source]

Mission Time UTC Time Date (UTC) Information
T+00:00:00 00:27:15 16 November
2020
Rocket launches from the ground
T+00:02:37 00:29:52 The first set of engines are turned off (MECO)
T+00:02:40 00:29:55 The Falcon 9 seperates the bottom stage from the second stage
T+00:02:48 00:30:03 The engines on the second stage start
T+00:08:50 00:36:05 The second stage engines are turned off (SECO-1)
T+00:09:29 00:36:44 The first stage lands on a floating landing site.
T+00:12:03 00:39:18 Crew Dragon seperates from the second stage

References[change | change source]

  1. Corbett, Tobias; Barker, Nathan (15 November 2020). "With Resilience, NASA & SpaceX begin operational Commercial Crew flights". NASASpaceFlight.com.
  2. Burghardt, Thomas (17 November 2020). "Crew Dragon Resilience successfully docks, expands ISS crew to seven". NASASpaceflight.com.
  3. NASA (25 May 2020). "CCP - Press Kit". Commercial Crew Program. Archived from the original on 25 May 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2020. The Crew; Victor Glover SpaceX Crew-1; Mike Hopkins SpaceX Crew-1; Soichi Noguchi SpaceX Crew-1; Shannon Walker SpaceX Crew-1 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. Shireman, Kirk (14 May 2020). "HEO NAC May 2020 International Space Station Status" (PDF). nasa.gov. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2020. Fall 2020 – SpaceX Crew-1 Launch and Dock [...] Demo2 in May/2020, Crew-1 in Fall/2020 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. Glover, Victor [@VicGlover] (12 April 2019). "1st crewed Dragon Mission=DM-2 or Demo-2. 2nd crewed Dragon Mission (and 1st long duration ISS Mission)=Crew-1 or Crew One" (Tweet). Retrieved 26 May 2020 – via Twitter. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  6. November 2020, Amy Thompson 15. "SpaceX will launch 4 astronauts into space for NASA today. Here's how to watch live". Space.com. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  7. Heiney, Anna (14 August 2020). "NASA, SpaceX Targeting October for Next Astronaut Launch". blogs.nasa.gov. Retrieved 27 August 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  8. Sheetz, Michael (3 April 2020). "How NASA and SpaceX plan to launch astronauts in May despite a pandemic". CNBC. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  9. "DM2 CCP Press Kit 2020". NASA. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  10. Harwood, William (24 June 2020). "Astronauts gear up for spacewalks amid planning for August Crew Dragon return". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 25 June 2020.