Polaris Dawn Mission

Mission patch Polaris Dawn Patch

Launch Status

TBD

Date & Time

Jul 2024

Pad

Launch Complex 39A

Launch Service Provider

Spacecraft Stage

Crew Dragon 2

Crew

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Jared Isaacman

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Scott Poteet

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Anna Menon

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Sarah Gillis

Booster

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Landing

Drone Ship (Unknown)

Mission

Polaris Dawn

Mission Type

Human Exploration

Destination

Low Earth Orbit

First mission of the privately funded Polaris program. The goal of this mission, lasting up to five days in orbit, is to fly higher than previous Dragon missions, perform the first-ever commercial EVA with SpaceX-designed spacesuits, orbit through portions of the Van Allen radiation belt, conduct medical research, and test laser-based Starlink communications in space.

Last Update: Reverting to TBD July pending completion of the investigation into the Starlink Group 9-3 second engine failure

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