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SpaceX CRS-21

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2020-093A

Description

The second generation Dragon cargo vehicle is a space capsule designed by SpaceX to provide supplies to the International space station based on the crewed Crew Dragon capsule.

The Dragon spacecraft is made up of a pressurized capsule and unpressurized trunk used for Earth to LEO transport of pressurized cargo, unpressurized cargo, and/or crew members. Initiated internally by SpaceX in 2005, Dragon will be utilized to fulfill the NASA COTS contract for demonstration of cargo re-supply of the ISS.

Alternate Names

  • SpaceXCRS21
  • 47233

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2020-12-06
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) (United States)

Discipline

  • 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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