SpaceX is hoping to continue increasing their launch cadence, currently at an average of 1 launch per 13 days for 2018!
Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world, able to throw nearly 64 metric tons to LEO
The Falcon 1 was an expendable launch vehicle developed and build by SpaceX between 2006 and 2009. Falcon 1 first achieved orbit after 3 failures on its fourth flight, and was retired after a successful fifth
Yet to fly
BFR is expected to make two uncrewed flights to mars NET 2022
This could be the year SpaceX passes 1 launch every 2 weeks, so far they're averaging 1 launch per 13 days, if they keep this up they will reach 28 launches in 2018!
SpaceX didn't quite hit their goal of launching every 2 weeks, but with 18 in total it was a damn impressive year!
SpaceX launches were grounded after failure during the AMOS-6 static fire on September 1 resulting in the loss of the vehicle, payload and launch pad.
SpaceX launches were grounded after a failure of an upper stage strut during CRS-7 on June 28 which resulted in the loss of the vehicle. Dragon did survive the initial failure but waste lost upon impact with the ocean, software has since been changed so in a similar situation Dragon will deploy its parachutes and attempt to save its self.
Multiple CRS, LEO & GTO missions
A second successful CRS mission followed by the first commercial primary payload to LEO (Polar) and then the first GTO payload for SpaceX
A second demo of Dragon followed by a successful first ISS resupply further proved SpaceX's ability to reach orbit, deliver cargo to the ISS and survive reentry for a successful splashdown and recovery
The first flight of the Falcon 9 and the maiden flight of Dragon 1 were both successful missions and great milestones for SpaceX
Later in the CRS Crew missions will fly from this pad and in a few years ITS will leave for Mars from this very pad which the Apollo missions launched from
Vandenberg is used for payloads requiring a polar orbit and is expecting to host up to 8 launches in 2017
Kwajalein was where Falcon 1 was launched from and is no longer actively used by SpaceX
A launch facility is being constructed in Boca Chica, Texas
68 days, 4 hours, 2 minutes ago
The last launch (Sep 10 2018) was Telstar 18V (APStar 5C) onboard a F9 B5 from CCAFS, SLC-40
2 days, 1 hour, 15 minutes
Fastest ever turnaround was between BulgariaSat-1 (Jun 23 2017) and Iridium-2 (11-20) (Jun 25 2017)
12 days, 4 hours, 28 minutes
Fastest turnaround at KSC was between BulgariaSat-1 (Jun 23 2017) and Intelsat 35e (Jul 05 2017)
35 days, 23 hours, 57 minutes
Fastest turnaround at Vandenberg was between Paz / Starlink Demo (Feb 22 2018) and Iridium-5 (41-50) (Mar 30 2018)
2 COTS & 13/14 CRS
The only failure of a CRS mission so far was due to an upper stage strut failure on CRS-7, dragon its self has a 100% success rate
499 days, 3 hours, 49 minutes
During the two demo (COTS) flights and 13 CRS missions Dragon vehicles have spent over a year in-flight, in total
~23,908 kg up & ~17,200 kg down
Dragon is currently the only active vehicle capable of bringing back significant amounts of cargo from the International Space Station
For the first time a Dragon-1 was reused for CRS-11, the refurbished dragon had previously flown for CRS-4
No crew have flown with Dragon yet.
Crew Dragon is expected to fly without crew in late 2018 followed by a crewed demo at the end of the year but possibly early 2019
No crew have flown with Dragon yet.
First Mars (unmanned) landing expected in 2023
When BFR lands on the surface of Mars it will be the heaviest object (by far) humans have landed on another planet
First cargo leave for Mars onboard BFR as soon as 2022
SpaceX plans to start a regular "freight line" between Earth and Mars starting optimistically as soon as 2022
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BFR Mars flights may begin as soon as 2022 with human flights as soon as 2024