🚀 Open Source REST API for rocket, core, capsule, pad, and launch data
Clone or download



Open Source REST API for rocket, core, capsule, pad, and launch data


  • See the Docs for full API Documentation

Postman Collection

Run in Postman


Example Response

curl -s https://api.spacexdata.com/v3/launches/latest | jq
  "flight_number": 72,
  "mission_name": "CRS-16",
  "mission_id": [
  "launch_year": "2018",
  "launch_date_unix": 1544033760,
  "launch_date_utc": "2018-12-05T18:16:00.000Z",
  "launch_date_local": "2018-12-05T13:16:00-05:00",
  "is_tentative": false,
  "tentative_max_precision": "hour",
  "tbd": false,
  "rocket": {
    "rocket_id": "falcon9",
    "rocket_name": "Falcon 9",
    "rocket_type": "FT",
    "first_stage": {
      "cores": [
          "core_serial": "B1050",
          "flight": 1,
          "block": 5,
          "gridfins": true,
          "legs": true,
          "reused": false,
          "land_success": false,
          "landing_intent": true,
          "landing_type": "RTLS",
          "landing_vehicle": "LZ-1"
    "second_stage": {
      "block": 5,
      "payloads": [
          "payload_id": "CRS-16",
          "norad_id": [
          "cap_serial": "C112",
          "reused": true,
          "customers": [
            "NASA (CRS)"
          "nationality": "United States",
          "manufacturer": "SpaceX",
          "payload_type": "Dragon 1.1",
          "payload_mass_kg": 2573,
          "payload_mass_lbs": 5672.494,
          "orbit": "ISS",
          "orbit_params": {
            "reference_system": "geocentric",
            "regime": "low-earth",
            "longitude": null,
            "semi_major_axis_km": 6660.431,
            "eccentricity": 0.0116661,
            "periapsis_km": 204.595,
            "apoapsis_km": 359.997,
            "inclination_deg": 51.6366,
            "period_min": 90.159,
            "lifespan_years": null,
            "epoch": "2018-12-06T23:10:05.000Z",
            "mean_motion": 15.97162853,
            "raan": 239.104,
            "arg_of_pericenter": 50.4048,
            "mean_anomaly": 52.6829
          "mass_returned_kg": null,
          "mass_returned_lbs": null,
          "flight_time_sec": null,
          "cargo_manifest": "https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs-16_mision_overview_high_res_rev2.pdf"
    "fairings": null
  "ships": [
  "telemetry": {
    "flight_club": "https://www.flightclub.io/result/2d?code=CR16"
  "launch_site": {
    "site_id": "ccafs_slc_40",
    "site_name": "CCAFS SLC 40",
    "site_name_long": "Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40"
  "launch_success": true,
  "links": {
    "mission_patch": "https://images2.imgbox.com/b6/15/tLQrmwcl_o.png",
    "mission_patch_small": "https://images2.imgbox.com/de/47/liJzNMRP_o.png",
    "reddit_campaign": "https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/9z7i4j/crs16_launch_campaign_thread/",
    "reddit_launch": "https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/a2oubw/rspacex_crs16_official_launch_discussion_updates/",
    "reddit_recovery": "https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/a3n3vm/crs16_emergency_recovery_thread/",
    "reddit_media": "https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/a2uojp/rspacex_crs16_media_thread_videos_images_gifs/",
    "presskit": "https://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/crs16_press_kit_12_4.pdf",
    "article_link": "https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/12/05/spacex-falcon-9-boosts-dragon-cargo-ship-to-orbit-first-stage-misses-landing-target/",
    "wikipedia": "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX_CRS-16",
    "video_link": "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esh1jHT9oTA",
    "flickr_images": [
  "details": "SpaceX's 16th Crew Resupply Mission on behalf of NASA, with a total of 20 contracted flights. This will bring essential supplies to the International Space Station using SpaceX's reusable Dragon spacecraft. The Falcon 9 will launch from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. During the landing of the first stage, a grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, causing the core to enter an uncontrolled roll, and resulting in a (succesful) water landing.",
  "upcoming": false,
  "static_fire_date_utc": "2018-11-30T19:57:00.000Z",
  "static_fire_date_unix": 1543607820

Community made UI Clients / API Clients / API wrappers

See clients

API Status

See the status page for more details


See the contribution guide for detailed steps

Local Development

Local development info can be found here

V2 - Deprecated

  • API V2 will be available indefinitely, but will no longer receive new feature updates.
  • V2 data will still be updated
  • V2 docs will no longer be updated
  • Old V2 docs located here

Technical Details


  • If you have any questions or corrections, please open an issue and we'll get it merged ASAP
  • All data and photos are property of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX)
  • I am not affiliated with SpaceX in any way, shape, form, or fashion. Just a fun side project for me
  • For any other questions or concerns, just shoot me an email


FOSSA Status