Falcon 9 Falcon 9
Polaris Dawn
Mission
Polaris Dawn Patch

First mission of the privately funded Polaris program. The goal of this mission, lasting up to five days in orbit, is to fly higher than previous Dragon missions, perform the first-ever commercial EVA with SpaceX-designed spacesuits, orbit through portions of the Van Allen radiation belt, conduct medical research, and test laser-based Starlink communications in space.

Mission Type Human Exploration
Orbit Low Earth Orbit
Falcon 9
Falcon 9 Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

Manufacturer SpaceX
Thrust 7607kN
Length 70m
Diameter 3.65m
LEO Capacity 22800kg
GTO Capacity 8300kg
Launch Cost $52m
SpaceX
SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

Type Commercial
Administrator CEO: Elon Musk
Launch Vehicles Falcon | Starship
Spacecraft Dragon
Launch Complex 39A
Launch Complex 39A
Location Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Total Launches 148
Links Wikipedia | Map
Meet the Crew
Jared Isaacman

Jared Isaacman

Commander

Age 39 (1983-02-11)
Status Active
Jared Isaacman

Scott Poteet

Pilot

Age 52 (1970-01-01)
Status In-Training
Jared Isaacman

Sarah Gillis

Mission Specialist

Age 32 (1990-01-01)
Status In-Training
Jared Isaacman

Anna Menon

Mission Specialist

Age Unknown
Status In-Training