SpaceX CCtCap & CCiCap Milestones

Dragon Version 2. (Credit: SpaceX)
Dragon Version 2. (Credit: SpaceX)

SpaceX CCiCAP Milestone Status
Milestones: 20
Milestones Completed: 18
Milestones Remaining: 2
Total Possible Award: $460 Million
Total Award to Date: $400 Million
Total Award Remaining: $60 Million

11Pad Abort Test. SpaceX will conduct a pad abort test of the Dragon spacecraft. The scenario where an abort is initiated while the CTS is still on the pad is a design driver for the launch abort system as it dictates the total impulse and also requires parachute deployment in close proximity to the ground.December 2013Pending$30 Million
14In-Flight Abort Test. SpaceX will conduct an in-flight abort test of the Dragon spacecraft. The in-flight abort test will supplement the pad abort test and complete the corners-of-the-box stress cases. The in-flight abort scenario represents a Dragon abort while under propulsive flight of the launch vehicle during the worst-case dynamic loads on the CTS.April 2014Pending$30 Million

SpaceX CCtCap Milestone Status
Milestones: 18
Milestones Completed: 1
Milestones Remaining: 17

1Certification Baseline Review (CBR)December 2014Complete
2Initial Propulsion Module Testing CompleteApril 2015
3Avionics Test Bed ActivationMay 2015Pending
4Delta Critical Design Review (dCDR)June 2015Pending
5Docking System Qualification Testing CompleteAugust 2015Pending
6Propulsive Land Landing Test CompleteSeptember 2015Pending
7Launch Site Operational Readiness ReviewNovember 2015Pending
8Flight Test without Crew Certification Review (FTCR)
December 2015Pending
9ECLSS Integrated Test CompleteFebruary 2016Pending
10Flight to ISS Without CrewMarch 2016Pending
11Parachute Qualification CompleteApril 2016Pending
12Space Suit Qualification Testing CompleteMay 2016Pending
13Launch Site Operational Readiness Review for Crew
June 2016Pending
14Design Certification Review (DCR)July 2016Pending
15Flight Test Readiness Review (FTRR)
September 2016Pending
16Flight to ISS with Crew
October 2016Pending
17Operations Readiness Review (ORR)January 2017Pending
18Certification Review (CR)April 2017Pending

  • mfck

    The H stands for humble, 😉

  • mfck

    Lol, guys, really? Discussing NSF thread replies in Parabolic Arc’s comments section?

  • Hug Doug

    it’s totally apropos though lol

  • Hug Doug

    SpaceX has said that the trunk will go up with the abort vehicle, the fins on it for aerodynamic stability. and it must be jettisoned after the Super Dracos are done firing.

    propulsive landing is still on the testing schedule, but it won’t be able to land propulsively in an abort situation – the Super Dracos will use up most of the fuel to abort – so it will have to use parachutes to splash down.

  • John Smith

    No. With this type of contract it’s perfectly allowable for them to be withheld for proprietary reasons.

  • Saturn13

    Propulsive landing test is not one of the milestones. Assisted propulsive landing test is as said in one the other comments. I checked and they will do a drop test to the ground. There is no reference to where they will land in this document. It is all blacked out. SpaceX has said water. It looks like they were going to do land landings, but changed. Or was that bait.

  • Hug Doug

    SpaceX still intends to work towards fully propulsive landings.

    however, they are going to start with water landings. there’s no contradiction here.

  • Saturn13

    I finally came up with how SpaceX would do a full propulsive landing. Parachutes need airflow to inflate. Rocket firing would only be done enough to slow Dragon down enough so at the most economical point it is falling at the same rate as the parachutes would do it.Say 10mph. At that speed if a mortar were used, it would be instant inflation. Never come to a hover. The parachutes can take it, since they save small planes at 50mph or so. It would be safe. I apologize to SpaceX for doubting them and anyone else that was wondering what was I thinking. I hope no one can find something wrong with my reasoning. Years of not thinking of this.

  • BeanCounterFromDownUnder

    Ok, IMH&HO 🙂

  • Hug Doug
  • AstroMan

    Two years late and counting on CCiCap Milestone 14.

  • ReSpaceAge

    How long have they been underfunded to feed SLS and Orion again?

  • AstroMan

    Like CCDev, CCiCap milestone payments were only supposed to be made upon completion of such milestone. Certainly, throughout the current NASA Administration that has not always been the case, as during COTS in 2009-2011.

    Funding for CPP in particular, and NASA in general, are mandated by NASA Authorization law, in this case the 2010 NASA Authorization Act of 2010. A given authorizationlaw remains in force unless superseded by a subsequent authorization law or reauthorization. The President’s Budget is merely a request and does not have standing as a funding mandate.

    CCP was underfunded relative to authorized level just once, in FY 2012. If you add up the funding appropriated for CCP for FY 2012-2014, you find that CCDev and CCiCap were fully funded based on their SAA funding commitments. Therefore, CCDev and CCiCap were fully funded.

    Here’s the funding history of CPP.

    Fiscal Yr WH Request % Authorized Approp’d
    FY 2012 $850.0M (70%) $500M $406M (–19%)
    FY 2013 $829.7M (66%) $500M $525M (5%)
    FY 2014 $824.4M (64%) $500M $696M (40%)
    FY 2015 $848.3M (70%) $500M $805M (61%)
    FY 2016 $1,200M (140%) $500M $1,200M (80%)

  • AstroMan

    As part of their human rating certification, iboth Orion and SLS will be thoroughly tested.