Falcon 1 | Flight 3


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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 64 Failures: 6 Pending: 41

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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.


Launch Vehicle


Configuration: 1
Family: Falcon

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.

Vehicle Specifications

Falcon 1
GTO: 430
LEO: 180
Length: 21.3 m
Diameter: 1.7 m
Launch Mass: 38555k kg
Thurst: 454 kN

Launch Window

NET: August 3rd 2008 - 03:34 UTC

Open: August 3rd 2008 - 03:34 UTC

Close: August 3rd 2008 - 03:34 UTC

Watch the Launch

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

Omelek Island