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Falcon 1 Flight 3

3rd launch of Falcon 1 (Failed) from Kwajalein Atoll 3 August 2008, 03:34 GMT Payload: Trailblazer (ORS), PRESat (NASA), NanoSail-D (NASA), Explorers (Celest...

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 ...

FALCON 1, FLIGHT 3 MISSION SUMMARY

Timing is Everything

Flight 3

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Low Earth Orbit Omelek Island Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands
F1 B0003 - South Pacific

Trailblazer, PRESat, NanoSail-D and a Celestis payload were part of the rideshare on the 3rd Falcon 1 launch.

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 B0003


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: August 3, 2008
Last Flight: August 3, 2008
Flights: 1

Landing Information

Booster destroyed during recontact with second stage.

Core will be expended.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 318 Failures: 11 Pending: 143

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


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