SpaceX AX-1 Crew Dragon docking: THIS is what you need to know about NASA’s next mission

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SpaceX AX-1 Crew Dragon Overview

The AX-1 Crew Dragon will dock autonomously with the International Space Station with Axiom Space Mission 1 Commander Michael López-Alegría and passengers Larry Connor, Eytan Stibbe and Mark Pathy.

SpaceX AX-1 Crew Dragon
original designation SpaceX AX-1 Crew Dragon docking
event type docking maneuver
mission type spacial tourism
When? 04/09/2022
Where? ISS
rocket name falcon 9

What is the objective of Axiom Space Mission 1?

This is a Crew Dragon flight for the private company Axiom Space. The mission will carry an Axiom-trained commander and three private astronauts to and from the International Space Station. This crew will remain aboard the space station for at least eight days.
Status: Active

Where does Axiom Space Mission 1 take place?

The mission takes place in the low earth orbit. This is located at an altitude of 200 to 2,000 kilometers. LEO rides are the lowest energy and easiest to hit. Spacecraft take about 100 minutes to orbit the Earth and can move at about 7 km/s. Radio contact with a ground station is a maximum of 15 minutes per round trip. Low Earth orbit is used primarily for human spaceflight, but also for spy satellites, astronomical satellites, as well as Earth exploration and weather satellites, amateur radio satellites, global communications systems, and technology research and testing satellites.

What does the International Space Station (ISS) do?

The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial space station or satellite in low Earth orbit. Its first component was launched into orbit in 1998 and the first long-term residents arrived in November 2000. It has been continuously inhabited ever since. The last pressure module was installed in 2011 and an experimental inflatable space habitat was added in 2016. The station is expected to be operational in 2030. The development and assembly of the station continues, and several new elements are scheduled to be commissioned in 2019. The ISS is the largest man-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen from Earth with the naked eye. The ISS consists of pressurized habitation modules, structural supports, solar panels, coolers, docking stations, experimental bays, and robotic arms. The ISS components were launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets and by American space shuttles.

Space programs and organizations involved in SpaceX AX-1 Crew Dragon

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION: The International Space Station program is bound by a complex set of legal, political, and financial agreements among the sixteen nations involved in the project, establishing ownership of the various components, crew and use rights, and responsibilities for regulating crew rotation and provisioning of the International Space Station. The project was created in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan as part of the Space Station Freedom project, as it was originally called.

These space organizations are involved:

  • Canadian Space Agency
  • European Space Agency
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Last update for release: 4/4/2022

+++ Editor’s Note: This text was created automatically based on current data from “The Space Devs.” If you have any comments or questions, please contact [email protected] +++

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