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Falcon 1 - Wikipedia

Falcon 1 was a small-lift launch vehicle that was operated from 2006 to 2009[5] by SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer. On 28 September 2008, Falcon 1 became the first privately-developed fully liquid-fueled launch vehicle to go into orbit around the Earth.[6][7]: 203 The two-stage-to-orbit ...

FalconSAT-2

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Technology

Low Earth Orbit Omelek Island Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands
F1 B0001 - Pacific Ocean

FalconSAT-2 was a satellite built by students of the United States Air Force Academy. It was intended to have been placed into low Earth orbit to study the effects of plasma on communications with spacecraft, however it failed to reach orbit due to a malfunction of its carrier rocket.It landed in a storage shed on Omelek Island, just a few feet from its own shipping container

Falcon 1

Family: Falcon
Configuration: 1

The Falcon 1 was the first launch vehicle developed and manufactured by SpaceX in 2006. It is an expendable, two stage rocket where each stage is powered by a single LOX/RP1 engine.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    22.25 m
  • Diameter
    1.7 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.5 m
  • Launch Mass
    33 T
  • Thrust
    454 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 1
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $7000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    470 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    290 kg

Booster Info


F1 B0001


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: March 24, 2006
Last Flight: March 24, 2006
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1

Landing Information

Booster destroyed mid-flight.

Result: F1 B0001 did not land successfully.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 339 Failures: 11 Pending: 137

Agency Type: Commercial

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

INFO WIKI

Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

Omelek Island


Falcon 9
Success
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Falcon 9
Success
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Success
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Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
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Success
1 week, 4 days ago
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Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
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