Space Adventures Crew Dragon mission

Summary

Space Adventures Crew Dragon mission
SpaceX Crew Dragon (tight crop).jpg
Artists' impression of a Crew Dragon in flight
Mission typeHigh Earth orbit space tourism
Operator
Mission duration3 to 5 days
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftCrew Dragon
ManufacturerSpaceX
Start of mission
Launch date2021 or 2022
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5
Launch siteKennedy LC-39A
End of mission
Landing siteAtlantic Ocean
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
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The Space Adventures Crew Dragon mission is a SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceflight contracted by the American space tourism company Space Adventures scheduled for late 2021 to early 2022.[1]

Crew

Space Adventures is offering four seats for space tourists, with each seat estimated to cost $55 million.[2]

Mission

The mission will launch between late-2021 and mid-2022 from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, and will be operated completely autonomously, with no trained astronaut on board.[2] The spacecraft will be inserted into a high elliptic orbit around Earth, over twice the height of the International Space Station and higher than the current altitude record for an orbital crewed spacecraft, set by the Gemini 11 mission in 1966.[2] The crew will spend up to five days in orbit, before returning to Earth via splashdown on the Atlantic Ocean.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Jeff Foust (18 February 2020). "Space Adventures to fly tourists on Crew Dragon mission". SpaceNews.
  2. ^ a b c http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-021820a-space-adventures-spacex-crew-dragon.html
  3. ^ https://spaceadventures.com/private-mission-available-on-the-spacex-dragon/