Falcon 9

In-active Falcon

SpaceX (SpX)

Sept. 29, 2013

Description

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    68.4 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    506 T
  • Thrust
    5883 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    200 km
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    v1.1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 v1.1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $61200000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    13150 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    4850 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

SpaceX

Commercial
CEO: Elon Musk
SpX 2002

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.

Falcon 9 v1.1 | Jason-3

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Jan. 17, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Earth Science

Jason 3 is a scientific Earth observation satellite designed to monitor and precisely measure the world’s oceans. The final flight of Falcon 9 v1.1.

Low Earth Orbit B1017 - Maiden Flight Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | SpX CRS-7

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 28, 2015, 2:21 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission: Resupply

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 “strut”) inside the second stage."

Low Earth Orbit B1018 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | TürkmenÄlem 52E/MonacoSAT

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
April 27, 2015, 11:03 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

A geostationary satellite built by Thales Alenia Space stationed at 52 degrees East providing coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | SpX CRS-6

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
April 14, 2015, 8:10 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Resupply

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
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | Eutelsat 115 West B & ABS-3A

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 2, 2015, 3:50 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

These are both geostationary communication satellites, with Eutelsat 155 West B providing coverage in the Americas, and ABS-3A providing coverage in the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 | DSCOVR

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Feb. 11, 2015, 11:03 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Earth Science

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 Earth's climate.

Heliocentric L1 B1013 - Maiden Flight Atlantic
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | SpX CRS-5

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 10, 2015, 9:47 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Resupply

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
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | SpX CRS-4

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 21, 2014, 5:52 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Resupply

This was the fourth Dragon mission to the International Spaсe 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 NASA

Low Earth Orbit B1010 - Maiden Flight Atlantic
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | AsiaSat 6

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 7, 2014, 5 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

AsiaSat 6 will support video broadcasting and broadband networks for customers in Asia, Australia, India and the Pacific islands.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | Asiasat 8

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 5, 2014, 8 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

An SSL built satellite planned to be operated above the equator at a longitude of 105.5 degrees East providing coverage of souther and south-eastern Asia, China and the Middle East.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | Orbcomm OG2 Mission 1

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 14, 2014, 3:15 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

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
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | SpX CRS-3

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
April 18, 2014, 7:25 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Resupply

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the fifth Dragon spacecraft on the third operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | Thaicom-6

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 6, 2014, 10:06 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Earth Science

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
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | SES-8

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 3, 2013, 9:41 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

SES-8 is a geostationary communications satellite, providing broadcasting and network services for South Asia and India.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 v1.1 | CASSIOPE

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Sept. 29, 2013, 4 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Earth Science

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
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