List of Dragon Capsules

Dragon 1 Capsules Dragon 2 Capsules

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:

  • May 12 – Article first published

Dragon 1 Capsules:

Capsule C113

  • Version: v1.2
  • Missions:
  • Plan: Unknown
  • Notes:
    • 13th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • Last newly manufactured Dragon 1 capsule
    • 6th reused Dragon 1

Capsule C112

  • Version: v1.2
  • Missions:
  • Plan: Unknown
  • Notes:
    • 12th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • 5th reused Dragon 1

Capsule C111

  • Version: v1.2
  • Missions:
  • Plan: Unknown
  • 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


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:
  • Plan: Unknown
  • Notes:
    • 8th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • 2nd reused Dragon 1

Capsule C107

  • Version: v1.1
  • Missions: CRS-5 (January 10, 2015)
  • Plan: Unknown
  • Notes:
    • 7th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • For an unknown reason, this capsule hasn’t been reused

 


Capsule C106

  • Version: v1.1
  • Missions:
  • Plan: Unknown
  • Notes:
    • 6th Dragon 1 capsule produced
    • 1st reused Dragon 1

Capsule C105

  • Version: v1.1
  • Missions: CRS-3 (April 18, 2014)
  • Plan: Probably 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 (March 1, 2013)
  • Plan: Probably 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 (October 8, 2012)
  • Plan: Probably 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 (May 22, 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 (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

Dragon 2 Capsules:

Capsule C203

  • Version: Crew Dragon
  • Missions: None yet
  • Plan: Might be used on DM-2 or the in-flight abort test
  • Notes:
    • 3rd Dragon 2 capsule produced
    • According to NASA, the capsule was scheduled to be fully integrated in March 2019
    • The capsule was intended for the first crewed demonstration mission (DM-2) but that plan might have changed after the Crew Drago anomaly in April 2019
    • This capsule might be reused on a cargo mission as part of the second phase of the CRS contract

Capsule C202

  • Version: Structural Test Article
  • Missions: None
  • Plan: Unknown
  • Notes:
    • Dragon 2 pressure vessel that was used for structural testing
    • Testing took place in McGregor, Texas, in 2016
    • Theoretically, this capsule could be modified to be used on the in-flight abort test instead of the C201 capsule that was destroyed

Capsule C201

  • Version: Crew Dragon
  • Missions: DM-1 (March 2, 2019)
  • Plan: Capsule was destroyed during an engine test
  • Notes:
    • 1st Dragon 2 capsule produced
    • 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

Most of the information on this page was sourced from the Capsule History article on the r/spacex wiki. The majority of photos on this list was taken from this NASA Flickr album.

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