Falcon 9 v1.1 is a significantly redesigned version of the its predecessor, including a higher payload capacity. This version arranges the engines in a structural form SpaceX calls an Octaweb.
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.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the ninth Dragon spacecraft on the seventh operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station as part of the NASA cargo resupply contract. It was meant to deliver the IDA-1 segment of the new ISS International Docking System. The second stage ruptured due to an overpressurization event and the launch vehicle disintegrated at T+139 seconds. According to SpaceX investigation, "Preliminary analysis suggests the overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank was initiated by a flawed piece of support hardware (a â€œstrutâ€) inside the second stage."Low Earth Orbit B1018 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the eighth Dragon spacecraft on the sixth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.Low Earth Orbit B1015 - Maiden Flight Just Read the Instructions
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory for the U.S Air Force, NOAA and NASA. DSCOVR will be positioned at the L1 libration point to monitor space weather and Earthâ€™s climate.Heliocentric L1 B1013 - Maiden Flight Atlantic
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the seventh Dragon spacecraft on the fifth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.Low Earth Orbit B1012 - Maiden Flight Just Read the Instructions
This was the fourth Dragon mission to the International SpaÑe Station. It delivered supplies and scientific experiments, including live mice and the first 3D printer in space. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASALow Earth Orbit B1010 - Maiden Flight Atlantic
In this flight, the Falcon 9 rocket will deliver the first six of a series of next generation OG2 satellites to an elliptical 750 x 615 km low-Earth orbit. The OG2 satellites are commercial telecommunications satellites, built by Sierra Nevada Corporation and weigh approximately 170 kg each.Low Earth Orbit B1007 - Maiden Flight Atlantic
Thaicom 6 is a planned Thai television satellite of the Thaicom series, to be operated by Thaicom Public Company Limited (formerly Shin Satellite Public Company Limited), a subsidiary of Shin Corporation, headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. Thaicom 6 will be colocated with Thaicom 5 at 78.5 degrees East, ("Hot Bird" position), in Geostationary orbit. The total cost for the satellite is US$160 million. The launch is planned for January 3, 2014 by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. on a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle.Geostationary Transfer Orbit
CASSIOPE (Cascade SmallSat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer) is a small satellite mission for Canadian Space Agency to feature the first in a new generation of multi-purpose satellite platforms. It is tasked with a dual mission on scientific research and telecommunications.Low Earth Orbit