List of Dragon Capsules

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This is a list of all produced Dragon 1 and Dragon 2 capsules and key information about them. The list will be updated over time.

Note: Dragon 1 versioning system is unofficial and might not be correct.

Changelog:

  • Nov 11, 2021 – Added more photos from C206’s return during Crew-2; updated information about capsule C210 after Crew-3 launch
  • Nov 9, 2021 – Updated information and photos for capsule C206 after Crew-2 completion
  • Oct 28, 2021 – Added photos from the return of C208.2 during CRS-23; updated information and photos for capsule C210 “Endurance”
  • Sep 30, 2021 – Capsule C209.2 to refly on CRS-24
  • Sep 26, 2021 – Added photos of the recovered Dragon C207.2 from Inspiration4
  • Sep 19, 2021 – Updated C207’s profile after the successful Inspiration4 mission
  • Aug 31, 2021 – New C208.2 photos from ISS arrival during CRS-23
  • Aug 29, 2021 – Updated information and photos for capsule C208 that has successfully launched on CRS-23; added splashdown dates to all Dragon missions

Crew Dragon Capsules:

Capsule C210 “Endurance”

  • Missions: Crew-3 (launched on November 11, 2021)
  • Plan: Will probably be used on another mission after returning from space
  • Notes:
    • Newly-built capsule to be used on Crew-3
    • For the first time, the ship will launch with a reused nose cone
    • This Dragon has several improvements over the previous ones. Issue with the toilet has been fixed, stitching on drogue chutes’ riser sleeve has been improved and there are other improvements for docking procedures, computer performance during reentry and more.

Capsule C207 “Resilience”

  • Missions:
    • Crew-1 (launched on November 16, 2020, returned on May 2, 2021)
    • Inspiration4 (launched on September 16, 2021 and returned on September 18, 2021)
  • Plan: Will be reused on Ax-1
  • Notes:
    • The capsule to be used on the first post-certification mission called Crew-1
    • The capsule has some upgrades compared to C206. For example, it has stronger outer panels that will allow it to land in harsher winds, and it’s the first Dragon that will be able to dock at the other ISS port with IDA-3 (Node 2 zenith). SpaceX also made some improvements to the heatshield based on findings from the DM-2 mission.
    • The Crew-1 astronauts decided to name the capsule Resilience prior to its first launch
    • The capsule was reused on a historically first fully commercial tourist mission Inspiration4 and later will be used on another commercial mission called Ax-1
    • For the Inspiration4 mission, the capsule was equipped with a glass cupola to provide better views of Earth while in orbit. The cupola replaced the docking mechanism which isn’t needed for missions that don’t go to ISS.

Capsule C206 “Endeavour”

  • Missions:
    • DM-2 (launched on May 30, 2020, returned on August 2, 2020)
    • Crew-2 (launched on April 24, 2021, returned on November 9, 2021)
  • Plan: Will likely be reflown on future missions
  • Notes:
    • The capsule was intended for the first post-certification mission but was reassigned to DM-2 after the C201 anomaly in April 2019
    • Since this capsule was originally meant to fly on the first post-certification mission, it is technically capable of supporting a long-duration stay on the ISS, if needed
    • SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said that this capsule will be shipped from Hawthorne by the end of December 2019 to be tested in a vacuum chamber
    • The capsule has undergone electromagnetic testic in early 2020 (video)
    • Capsule was transported from Hawthorne to Florida in February 2020 and after being mated to the trunk it was moved to LC-39A’s HIF on May 15, 2020 (video)
    • First Dragon to carry astronauts to orbit
    • DM-2 crew decided to name the capsule Endeavour after they reached orbit
    • First Crew Dragon to be reused (Crew-2)

Capsule C205

  • Missions: Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test (January 19, 2020)
  • Plan: Unknown
  • Notes:
    • According to NASA, the capsule was originally scheduled to be fully integrated in March 2019
    • The capsule was intended for the first crewed demonstration mission (DM-2) but was reassigned to the in-flight abort test after the C201 explosion in April 2019
    • The capsule arrived to Cape Canaveral in early October 2019 and on November 13 underwent a successful static firing
    • The capsule had a stripped-down interior since many of the systems weren’t needed for the abort test
    • The capsule might be reused in the future but Elon Musk said it was unlikely

Capsule C201

  • Missions: DM-1 (launched on March 2, 2019, returned March 8, 2019)
  • Plan: Capsule was destroyed during an engine test
  • Notes:
    • This capsule was tested in an anechoic chamber in May 2018, then underwent vacuum testing in Ohio in July after which it was shipped to Cape Canaveral
    • In March 2019, the capsule successfully flew on the first demonstration mission without crew. It spent 5 days on the ISS and then successfully landed in the Atlantic.
    • This capsule was supposed to be reused on the in-flight abort test, but on April 20, 2019, it suffered an anomaly during a thruster test and was destroyed

Cargo Dragon 2 Capsules:

Capsule C209

  • Missions: CRS-22 (launched on June 3, 2021, returned on July 13, 2021)
  • Plan: Will launch again on CRS-24
  • Notes:
    • The second Cargo Dragon 2 to be produced
    • The serial number has not been officially confirmed yet
    • The capsule flew on CRS-22 with a heatshield from DM-2. It was the first time a Dragon heatshield was reused.

Capsule C208

  • Missions:
    • CRS-21 (launched on December 6, 2020, returned on January 14, 2021)
    • CRS-23 (launched on August 29, 2021)
  • Plan: Will probably launch on another CRS mission after returning
  • Notes:
    • The first Cargo Dragon 2 to be produced
    • The capsule design is very similar to Crew Dragon but there are some difference, the main one is the lack of SuperDraco thrusters.
    • Compared to the original Cargo Dragon, the main difference is that the Crago Dragon 2 automatically docks to the ISS, while the old Dragon had to be manually berthed by the station’s robotic arm. Docking also means that the hatch opening is smaller on Cargo Dragon 2, so it cannot transport larger cargo items, because it wouldn’t fit through the opening.
    • The first Cargo Dragon 2 to be reused (on CRS-23).

Dragon 1 Capsules:

Capsule C113

  • Version: v1.2
  • Missions:
    • CRS-12 (launched on August 14, 2017, returned on September 17, 2017)
    • CRS-17 (launched on May 4, 2019, returned on June 3, 2019)
  • Plan: Won’t fly again
  • Notes:
    • 13th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • Last newly manufactured Dragon 1 capsule
    • 6th reused Dragon 1

Capsule C112

  • Version: v1.2
  • Missions:
    • CRS-10 (launched on February 19, 2017, returned on March 19, 2017)
    • CRS-16 (launched on December 5, 2018, returned on January 15, 2019)
    • CRS-20 (launched on March 7, 2020, returned on April 7, 2020)
  • Plan: Won’t fly again
  • Notes:
    • 12th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • 5th reused Dragon 1
    • 3rd Dragon 1 to be used three times
    • Last Dragon to fly

Capsule C111

  • Version: v1.2
  • Missions:
    • CRS-9 (launched on July 18, 2016, returned on August 26, 2016)
    • CRS-15 (launched on June 29, 2018, returned on August 5, 2018)
  • Plan: Won’t fly again
  • Notes:
    • 11th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • 4th reused Dragon 1
    • During CRS-15, this capsule became the 30th spacecraft that was berthed to the ISS using the Canadarm2
    • During CRS-15 landing, this capsule encountered a parachute anomaly which resulted in higher-than-expected loads

Capsule C110

  • Version: v1.2
  • Missions:
    • CRS-8 (launched on April 8, 2016, returned on May 11, 2016)
    • CRS-14 (launched on April 2, 2018, returned on May 5, 2018)
  • Plan: Won’t fly again
  • Notes:

Capsule C109

  • Version: v1.1
  • Missions: CRS-7 (June 28, 2015)
  • Plan: Capsule was destroyed during the CRS-7 mission
  • Notes:
    • 9th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • The capsule was destroyed as a result of a second stage anomaly during the CRS-7 launch
    • The capsule initially survived the disintegrating rocket but the control software was not designed for this eventuality so the parachutes couldn’t be opened and the capsule was destroyed after impacting the ocean. All future Dragons have their software updated to be able to open parachutes in a similar scenario.

Capsule C108

  • Version: v1.1
  • Missions:
    • CRS-6 (launched on April 14, 2015, returned on May 21, 2015)
    • CRS-13 (launched on December 15, 2017, returned on January 13, 2018)
    • CRS-18 (launched on July 25, 2019, returned on August 27, 2019)
  • Plan: Won’t fly again
  • Notes:
    • 8th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • 2nd reused Dragon 1
    • 1st Dragon that was used three times

Capsule C107

  • Version: v1.1
  • Missions: CRS-5 (launched on January 10, 2015, returned on February 11, 2015)
  • Plan: Won’t fly again
  • Notes:
    • 7th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • For an unknown reason, this capsule hasn’t been reused

 


Capsule C106

  • Version: v1.1
  • Missions:
    • CRS-4 (launched on September 21, 2014, returned on October 25, 2014)
    • CRS-11 (launched on June 3, 2017, returned on July 3, 2017)
    • CRS-19 (launched on December 5, 2019, returned on January 7, 2020)
  • Plan: Won’t fly again
  • Notes:
    • 6th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • 1st reused Dragon 1
    • 2nd Dragon that was reused three times

Capsule C105

  • Version: v1.1
  • Missions: CRS-3 (launched on April 18, 2014, returned on May 18, 2014)
  • Plan: Won’t fly again
  • Notes:
    • 5th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • First capsule to receive a set of major upgrades, unofficially called Dragon v1.1

 


Capsule C104

  • Version: v1.0
  • Missions: CRS-2 (launched on March 1, 2013, returned on March 26, 2013)
  • Plan: Won’t fly again
  • Notes:
    • 4th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • Shortly after separating from the second stage, there was an issue with 3 of the 4 Draco thruster pods (the vehicle detected insufficient pressurization on the oxidizer system). This led to solar arrays not deploying. Eventually, the arrays were deployed remotely and SpaceX managed to regain control of all 4 thruster pods.
    • First time the capsule’s trunk was used to transport cargo to the ISS
    • Last launch on Falcon 9 v1.0

Capsule C103

  • Version: v1.0
  • Missions: CRS-1 (launched on October 8, 2012, returned on October 28, 2012)
  • Plan: Won’t fly again
  • Notes:
    • 3rd Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • First operational mission under the CRS contract for NASA

Capsule C102

  • Version: v1.0
  • Missions: COTS-2 (launched on May 22, 2012, returned on May 31, 2012)
  • Plan: This capsule is displayed in Kennedy Space Center
  • Notes:
    • 2nd Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • First private spacecraft to berth with the ISS
    • First capsule with solar arrays

Capsule C101

  • Version: v1.0
  • Missions: COTS-1 (launched and returned on December 8, 2010)
  • Plan: This capsule is displayed in the SpaceX factory in Hawthorne, CA
  • Notes:
    • 1st Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • First private spacecraft that orbited the Earth and then was successfully recovered
    • The capsule carried a wheel of cheese as a reference to Monty Python’s Cheese Shop Sketch. This was revealed to the public only after Dragon successfully returned from space.
    • The capsule was deployed without its trunk and therefore didn’t utilize solar arrays
    • This capsule orbited the Earth twice before returning

Other

Structural Test Article

  • Missions: None
  • Plan: Unlikely to be used again
  • Notes:
    • Dragon 2 pressure vessel that was used for structural testing
    • Testing took place in McGregor, Texas, in 2016
    • It is assumed this capsule has serial number C202

ECLSS Test Module

  • Missions: None
  • Plan: Unknown
  • Notes:
    • This pressure vessel was used in March 2017 for Crew Dragon’s ECLSS testing (Environmental Control and Life Support System)
    • The vessel had a transparent floor so that the engineers could better see how the various systems were working

DragonFly

  • Missions: Pad Abort Test (May 6, 2015) –