Dragon 2 is a class of partially reusable spacecraft developed and manufactured by American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX, primarily for flights to the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft consists of a reuseable space capsule and an expendable trunk module. The spacecraft launches atop a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket and the capsule returns to Earth via splashdown. Cargo Dragon 2 supplies cargo to the ISS under a Commercial Resupply Services-2 (CRS) contract with NASA. Cargo Dragon 2 spacecraft are different from the crewed variant by launching without seats, cockpit controls, astronaut life support systems, or SuperDraco abort engines. Cargo Dragon 2 improves on many aspects of the original Dragon design, including the recovery and refurbishment process. The first flight of Dragon 2 in a cargo configuration launched in December 2020. Learn all about the different Dragon 2 commercial cargo space missions thanks to this overview!
Dragon 2 launch overview