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Dragon C1



Dragon C1 was launched from Cape Canaveral on 08 December 2010 at 15:43 UT on a Falcon 9 rocket. The spacecraft conducted a series of demonstrations in orbit as part of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program in support of the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule has a pressurized volume of 10 m3. The "trunk" section has a volume of 14 m3 and can be used to transport unpressurized cargo or deploy small satellites. With some modifications the capsule will have the ability to transport a manned crew. On 08 December 2010 at 19:00 UT the Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of the United States. This was the first time a commercial organization has recovered a spacecraft from orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 37244
  • DragonC1
  • SpX C1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-12-08
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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