dragon

SENDING HUMANS AND CARGO INTO SPACE

60 reusability (%)
02 Total stages
10 Total engines

The Dragon spacecraft is a reusable custom capsule launch to and from Earth orbit, and beyond. It is the only spacecraft currently flying that is capable of returning significant amounts of cargo to Earth, and is the first private spacecraft to take humans to the space station.

dragon

overview

HEIGHT 8.1 tiles / 16.2 tall
DIAMETER 4 tiles / 8 wide
TRUNK PAYLOAD 5 ton / 65.000 kg

dragon

trunk

Dragon’s trunk not only carries unpressurized cargo but also supports the spacecraft during ascent. One half of the trunk is covered in solar panels that provide power to Dragon during flight and while on-station. The trunk remains attached to Dragon until shortly before reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

TRUNK PAYLOAD 5 ton / 5.000 kg

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capsule

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The Dragon capsule, the reusable part, allows to reuse in the next mission. Dragon is equipped with RCS thrusters that allow Dragon to maneuver while on orbit and 2 Hawk engine that power the spacecraft’s launch escape system.

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capsule

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The launch abort system is a safety system built into the Dragon spacecraft, used to quickly separate Dragon from Falcon 9 in the unlikely event of an emergency. Dragon’s launch abort system using a couple of Hawk engines, Dragon will propel itself away from the launch vehicle.

NUMBER OF ENGINES 2
THRUST 240 ton/ 240.000 kg

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capsule

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The Dragon spacecraft is equipped with 8 RCS thrusters used to orient the spacecraft during the mission, including apogee/perigee maneuvers, orbit adjustment and attitude control. Each Draco thruster is capable of generating 1.5 ton of thrust in the vacuum of space.

NUMBER OF ENGINES 8
THRUST ON VACUUM 1.5 ton/ 1.500 kg

first reusable capsule

SpaceX - SFS working hard to applying the reusable mechanism into the Spaceflight Simulator, including Dragon spacecraft as the original vehicle was, with almost same method as SpaceX did, we able to build the most advanced and reusable capsule with high capabilities and performance.

engines

HAWK

The Hawk Engine is a high thrust, low efficiency engine, normally used in the first stage of a rocket. It's the first stage counterpart to the Valiant Engine, and the smaller version of the Titan Engine.

PROPELLANT LOX / liquid fuel
THRUST 120 ton / 120000 kg