Axiom Space orders a further three private Crew Dragon missions to the ISS

by | Jun 3, 2021 | Commercial human spaceflight, commercial launch services, International Space Station, Personal spaceflight, Seradata News, Space tourism, SpaceX

Axiom Space has purchased three further private, human spaceflight missions to the ISS. This order, made on 2 June, follows on from one signed in March 2020 for its first AX-1 mission – planned for January 2022. With this new order Axiom has returned to SpaceX for use of its Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 combo to take paying customers to the ISS.

Corporate logo. Courtesy of Axiom Space

 

Axiom anticipates that its next three missions – AX-2, AX-3 and AX-4 – will launch with at a circa~ six month interval, with the last one taking place in late-2023. AX-1 due to launch early next year will transport four individuals to the ISS, one trained Axiom Commander and three paying customers.

Any future launch schedule for these flights are dependent on NASA approving the launch/docking slots as it manages general ISS traffic.

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