Launch dates
January 7: DM-1

June: DM-2 (with crew)


Draco/SuperDraco validation testing at McGregor
Structural Qualification
Completed docking system tests
Five parachute tests completed this year
Spacesuit qualification

Falcon 9
Completed Vehicle Integration Review agreement for Block 5 configuration for human rating
Merlin 1D and MVAC qualification completed
Flight Software certification for Demo-1 approaching completion
Qualification Test Reports of Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 hardware have been delivered for NASA review/approval
Completed all Demo 1 Joint SpaceX-NASA tests for software, docking, communications, equipment interface, and capsule environments

DM-1 Vehicle Status
EMI, Tvac, and Acoustic tests completed successfully
Capsule delivered to Cape and in final processing
Heatshield mate complete
Trunk solar array integration and proof loading complete
Completed main and drogue parachute installation
Completed interior closeout inspections
Nose cone delivered to KSC and installed

DM-2 Vehicle Status
Started build on seats
Completed all vehicle welds
Pressure to Service section integration complete
Ongoing vehicle integration in cleanroom
Trunk primary structure complete
Avionics Bay, components, and harnesses installed
6/8 SuperDracos fired at McGregor

Crew-1 Vehicle Status
Capsule through mechanical assembly and structural ATP
Crew-1 capsule has completed ATP testing and is undergoing post-test inspections
(What’s that mean?)
Prop Fluid Bench Welding has started and Radial Bulkheads have been delivered to the cleanroom

Pad 39A Status

Successful Crew Arm Seal testing
Launch Site Operational Readiness Review complete

SpaceX Operations Status
Completed final Flight Operational Reviews
Finalized CCP Mission Support architecture and console support requirements for the Un-Crewed Flight Tests
Developed the CCP Mission Support Team Training Plan
Initiated training for Mission Support Team conducting Joint Simulations, Mission Management Team Simulations
Successful dry-run of Day of Launch Closeout Crew Procedures with representative crew members, spacesuits and transportation vehicle
Spacecraft recovery vessel currently in sea trials for Demo-1

NASA and SpaceX have agreed to move the target launch date of the uncrewed Demo-1 flight test to the International Space Station. SpaceX coordinated with the Eastern Range for a launch on Thursday, Jan 17. This adjustment allows the return of the Dragon spacecraft from the company’s 16th commercial resupply services mission. SpaceX’s Demo-1 will provide key data associated with the ground, integrated rocket and spacecraft, and autonomous docking systems, and the landing profile ahead of the company’s flight test with astronauts, known as Demo-2.

“We still have more work to do as the certification process, hardware development and readiness reviews continue,” said Kathy Lueders, manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. “The key readiness reviews along with NASA’s continued analysis of hardware and software testing and certification data must be closed out prior to launch. The upcoming steps before the test missions are critical, and their importance can’t be understated. We are not driven by dates, but by data. Ultimately, we’ll fly SpaceX Demo-1 at the right time, so we get the right data back to support the in-flight abort test and the next test flight when our astronauts are aboard. However, the fact we’re coordinating target dates with the Eastern Range is a great example of the real progress we’re making with commercial crew and how close we are to actually flying American spacecraft and rockets from American soil again.”


【载人龙的新生意】NASA考虑向太空游客出售坐票 搭乘国际空间站飞船


使用一枚完整的一级和一个不带发动机与GNC的二级进行in-flight abort test,在Max-Q附近火箭将接受指令关机,Dragon 2检测到推力终止后自动逃逸,火箭在气动力作用下解体


Test Flight Planning Dates:
Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed): March 2019
Boeing Pad Abort Test: Between OFT and CFT
Boeing Crew Flight Test (crewed): August 2019
SpaceX Demo-1 (uncrewed): January 7, 2019
SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test: Between Demo-1 and Demo-2
SpaceX Demo-2 (crewed): June 2019



1829-EX-ST-2018 Launch from 39A NET Dec. 10, 2018
1831-EX-ST-2018 ASDS Landing
North  31  43  23   West  76  58  47




由于受到NASA的“Paper Work”的影响,CCP载人发射出现推迟,新时间表如下:

目前考虑MS-10事故的影响,即使联盟能在12月底前恢复发射,NASA的麻烦也远没有结束。俄罗斯更有可能把原计划今年12月20日发射的载人联盟飞船改为无人飞船,当作火箭复飞测试的同时替代MS-09(还未确定),但这也意味着现在国际空间站上的三名成员要延长原计划半年的驻留时间到至少9个月,进一步打乱宇航员时间安排且更加滞后早已因人员不足而积压无数科学实验。当然还有一种可能是加速龙2飞船的测试让Demo-1无人任务能在今年12月发射,无人的龙2飞船在紧急情况下可以担当国际空间站的救生舱(Life Boat)。不过鉴于NASA对商业轨道运输计划中载人的严要求,这估计不太可能实现。




特斯拉Model X将运送首批SpaceX载人龙飞船的宇航员前往发射台(示意图)


NASA顾问委员会2018-08-27会议上公佈的SpaceX 最新進展





Additional verification and demonstration activities, which include five crew loading demonstrations of the Falcon 9 Block 5, will be critical to final certification of this plan. These loading demonstrations will verify the flight crew configuration and crew loading timeline prior to Demo-2. After these conditions have been met, NASA will assess any remaining risk before determining that the system is certified to fly with crew.

If all goes according to plan, on launch day, the Falcon 9 composite overwrap pressure vessels, known as COPVs, will be loaded with helium and verified to be in a stable configuration prior to astronaut arrival at the launch pad. The astronauts then will board the spacecraft about two hours before launch, when the launch system is in a quiescent state. After the ground crews depart the launch pad, the launch escape systems will be activated approximately 38 minutes before liftoff, just before fueling begins. SpaceX launch controllers then will begin loading rocket grade kerosene and densified liquid oxygen approximately 35 minutes before launch. The countdown and launch preparations can be stopped automatically up to the last moment before launch. In the unlikely event of an emergency at any point up to and after launch, the launch escape systems will allow the astronauts to evacuate safely.


额外的验证和演示活动,包括Falcon 9 Block 5的五次船员装载演示,对于该计划的最终认证至关重要。这些装载演示将在Demo-2之前验证飞行机组配置和机组装载时间线。在满足这些条件后,NASA将在确定系统被认证与机组人员一起飞行之前评估任何剩余风险。

如果一切按计划进行,在发射当天,Falcon 9复合外包装压力容器(称为COPV)将装载氦气,并在宇航员到达发射台之前验证其处于稳定状态。然后,当发射系统处于静止状态时,宇航员将在发射前约两小时登上宇宙飞船。在地勤人员离开发射台后,发射逃生系统将在升空前大约38分钟启动,就在加油开始之前。然后,SpaceX发射控制器将在发射前约35分钟开始装载火箭级煤油和致密液态氧。倒计时和发射准备工作可以在发射前的最后一刻自动停止。在发射前后任何时候发生紧急情况的情况下,发射逃生系统将允许宇航员安全撤离。











To me this confirms SpaceX are ahead on commercial crew program and will probably launch crew first.






Dragon-2 weighs
approximately 16,976 pounds without cargo, with a height of approximately 2,317 feet (including the
trunk) and a base width of 13 feet. Each pair of SuperDraco engines (eight total engines) are mounted to
a monolithic aluminum bracket. This bracket is connected to the pressure vessel with three mounts in a
minimally constrained fashion.

There are 18 Draco RCS engines and 8 SuperDraco LAS engines
(two in each for the four modules) on the Dragon-1. There are 16 Draco RCS engines and 8 SuperDraco
LAS engines (two in each of the four modules) on Dragon-2.

The Dragon-2
could contain up to 4,885 pounds of propellant which includes 3,004 pounds of NTO and 1,881 pounds
of MMH.
Dragon would typically weigh between 19,840 and 33,070 pounds
based on the mission specific profile. Dragon-2 would also have the capability of returning astronauts to
Earth. The weight differential between a cargo and crew mission would be negligible


Moreover, the avionics bay for the DM-1 Dragon is fully populated and is going through checkouts.  All cabin support equipment and propulsion components are installed. Final installation is also underway on the ECLSS (Environmental Control and Life Support System) as well as the oxygen and nitrox delivery panels.

As far as the crew dragons ability to generate its own power, 120 of the 240 solar arrays have been completed and are in the process of being installed onto the DM-1 vehicle.  Overall, the docking system build for DM-1 is 90% complete and underwent testing at the Johnson Space Center prior to being installed on the vehicle for flight.

At this point, the crew Dragon for DM-1 will be shipped to Plum Brook Station for environmental testing at the end of May.