Falcon 9 Full Thrust

In-active Re-Usable Falcon

SpaceX (SpX)

Dec. 22, 2015

Description

The Full Thrust variants first stage includes all systems necessary for an operational re-use of stages while the second stage is operated as an expendable rocket stage.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    71.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    546 T
  • Thrust
    6804 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    200 km
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9 Full Thrust
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    Full Thrust
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $50,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8305 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 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.

Falcon 9 Full Thrust | PAZ & Microsat-2a, Microsat-2b

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Feb. 22, 2018, 2:17 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

PAZ is a military Earth radar observation satellite, designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space for Spain. The satellite is owned and operated by Hisdesat. The PAZ satellite is equipped with an advanced radar instrument designed for high flexibility, and the capability to operate in numerous modes allowing for the choice of several different image configurations. It will be able to generate images with up to 25 cm resolution. Designed for a mission of five and a half years, PAZ will orbit Earth 15 times per day, covering an area of over 300,000 square kilometres. On its slightly inclined quasi-polar orbit, PAZ will cover the entire globe in 24 hours, serving both government and commercial needs. Satellite is sharing the ride with two small SpaceX satellites. These will test the technologies for the planned satellite network called Starlink, which will consist of roughly 4000 satellites providing space-based Internet around the globe.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | GovSat (SES-16)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 31, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

GovSat, also known as SES-16 is a communications satellite for LuxGovSat S.A., which is a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg government and SES. Staying in 21.5° East orbital position, it is intended to operate for 15 years, using X-band and military Ka-band frequencies to support multiple missions.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #GovSat1
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Iridium-4

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Dec. 23, 2017, 1:27 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 satellites to low Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. This is the fourth set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT.

Low Earth Orbit B1036 - Flight Proven ( ) Atlantic
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | SpX CRS-13

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 15, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft on their 13th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Low Earth Orbit B1035 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Echostar 105/SES-11

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 11, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Echostar 105, also known as SES-11, is a partnership between Echostar and SES for a communications satellite at the orbital position of 105 degrees West. Satellite's Ku-band and C-band capacity will allow it to replace the AMC-15 and AMC-18 satellites. Echostar 105 is to provide coverage of the North America, including Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1031 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Formosat 5

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Aug. 24, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

Formosat 5 is an Earth observation satellite developed by the Taiwan's National Space Organization (NSPO). Weighing about 475 kg, it will reside in a sun-synchronous orbit at 720-km altitude.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit B1038 - Maiden Flight Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Intelsat 35e

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
July 5, 2017, 11:38 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Intelsat 35e is a geostationary communications satellite for Intelsat. It is the fourth satellite of the EpicNG service, and will cover the Americas, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa from the 34.5°West orbital position.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Iridium-2

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
June 25, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 satellites to low Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. This is the second set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT.

Low Earth Orbit B1036 - Maiden Flight Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | BulgariaSat-1

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 23, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

BulgariaSat-1 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by Bulgaria Sat and manufactured by SSL. Its payload is composed of 30 Ku band BSS transponders and 2 Ku-band FSS transponders for fixed satellite services and high-definition television broadcasts. It is designed to deliver service for 15 years with a projected fuel life of over 20 years. BulgariaSat-1 is designed to provide direct-to-home television service and data communications services to the Balkans and other European regions.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #BulgariaSat1 B1029 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | SpX CRS-11

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 3, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft on their eleventh operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. This is the first reflight of a reused Dragon spacecraft. This Dragon capsule first flew on CRS-4.

Low Earth Orbit B1035 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Inmarsat-5 F4

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
May 15, 2017, 11:21 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Inmarsat-5 F4 is the next addition to the fifth generation of Inmarsat satellites. Inmarsat-5 satellites each carry 89 Ka-band beams and deliver high-speed mobile broadband communications for deep sea vessels, in-flight connectivity for airline passengers, streaming high-resolution video, voice and date to the enterprise sector, and secure solutions for government customers. The satellite weighs 6100 kg at launch and has an operational lifetime of 15 years.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | NROL-76

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
May 1, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Low Earth Orbit B1032 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | SES-10

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 30, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

SES-10 is a 5300 kg geostationary communications satellite, which will replace AMC 2 and AMC 3 satellites. It will provide coverage over Mexico, Central and South Americas, and the Caribbean. The SES-10 mission will mark a historic milestone on the road to full and rapid reusability as the world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket. Falcon 9’s first stage for the SES-10 mission previously supported the successful CRS-8 mission in April 2016.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1021 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Echostar 23

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Echostar 23 is a geostationary communications satellite, which will provide direct-to-home television broadcast services over Brazil. Being a flexible Ku-band satellite, it is capable of providing service from any of eight different orbital slots.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | SpX CRS-10

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Feb. 19, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft on their tenth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Low Earth Orbit B1031 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Iridium-1

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Jan. 14, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 satellites to low Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. This is the first set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT.

Low Earth Orbit B1029 - Maiden Flight Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Amos 6 (Failure before launch)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 3, 2016, 7 a.m.
Status: Failure
Mission: Communications

**FAILURE: Rocket and payload lost during anomaly originating around the upper stage oxygen tank during propellant load few minutes before static fire on Sept 1, 1307UTC.** Built to replace the existing AMOS-2 satellite, AMOS-6 will be positioned in a geostationary orbit at 4 degrees west. The 5500kg craft will contain 43 Ku/Ka-band transponders and 2 S-band transponders to provide communications coverage for Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The 2 solar arrays on the craft will provide 9kW of power for the satellite’s 16 year expected lifetime.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1028 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | JCSAT-16

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 14, 2016, 5:26 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

JCSAT-16 is planned to be a communication satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT. The 8.5-kW satellite will operate in Ku- and Ka-bands and is equipped with switching for flexibility. JCSAT-16 will enhance SKY Perfect JSAT’s fleet capacity and strengthen the services provided to various regions.JCSAT is schedule for a life time of 15 years.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1026 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | SpX CRS-9

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 18, 2016, 4:45 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft on their ninth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Low Earth Orbit B1025 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS-2A

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 15, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS 2A will be launched atop a Falcon 9 Full Thrust. Both sattelites will be launched into a geostationary orbit to provide communications services. Eutelsat 117 West B with 48 Ku-band transponders in a inclination at 116.8 degrees west will provide communications to Latin American customers in the video telecommunications and government sectors. Also Wide Are Augmentation System (WAAS) payload will enable the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) improve aviation safety for the United States. ABS 2A with 48 Ku-band transponders in a inclination 78 degree orbit east. it will serve Eastern Europe , Russia, Middle East and India. This will be the 26 launch of the Falcon 9 and will attempt a first stage landing on the drone ship Of Course I still Love You.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1024 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Thaicom 8

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 27, 2016, 9:39 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Thaicom 8 will be launched into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) on a Falcon 9 Full Trust for a 30 days testing phase following a in orbit burn of the satellite propulsion system to put the spacecraft into a geosynchronous orbit (GSO)at 78.5 degrees east longitude. Where Thaicom 8 will provide broadcast and data services for up to 15 years. The Falcon 9 first stage will test a experimental ballistic landing off the coast where it is schedule to land on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS). Even if the landing fails the knowledge learned from the attempt will help for future missions.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1023 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | JCSAT-14

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 6, 2016, 5:21 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Built on the LS-1300 bus by SSL, JCSAT-14 will replace JCSAT 2A in geostationary orbit. Positioned at 154 degrees east, the satellite will provide high speed connectivity for maritime, aviation and resource exploration in Asia, Russia, Oceania and the Pacific. The craft contains 26 C and 18 Ku-band transponders, which are powered by 2 solar arrays for its 15 year lifetime.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1022 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | SpX CRS-8

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
April 8, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft on their eighth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. Among the cargo was the Bigelow Aerospace’s BEAM module, which was attached to the station and will stay so for 2 years. BEAM is an expandable habitat module that will undergo tests to determine its worthiness during the stay. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Low Earth Orbit B1021 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | SES-9

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 4, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Containing 81 Ku-Band transponders, SES-9 will be positioned at 108.2 degrees East to provide communication coverage for 22 million homes. The satellite will enhance SES’s existing coverage in Asia, Australia and also improve maritime communications in the Indian Ocean. The 5300kg craft will use a xenon ion propulsion system for orbital manoeuvres to decrease the amount of propellant needed.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #SES9 B1020 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Orbcomm OG2 Mission 2

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 22, 2015, 1:29 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

11 next generation Orbcomm-2 F satellites will be launched into Low Earth Orbit to enhance Orbcomm’s existing M2M network. The satellites will feature larger message and better performance, as well as providing better global coverage. Each of the new second generation satellites will be equivalent to 6 first generation craft.

Low Earth Orbit B1019 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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Long March 3
Success
13 hours, 16 minutes ago
TJS-4 (TJSW-4)
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

TJS-4 is a geosynchronous satellite which is used for multi-band and high-rate satellite communication technology verification.


Electron
Success
1 day, 3 hours ago
As The Crow Flies
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Encapsulated in Electron's fairing will be a single spacecraft for Astro Digital, a California-based satellite manufacturer and operator. The Landm...


Pegasus XL
Success
1 week ago
Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON)
Cape Canaveral - Air launch to orbit

Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is a NASA mission to study Earth's thermosphere and ionosphere and the connection between space weather and ...


Proton-M Briz-M
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Eutelsat 5 West B & MEV-1
200/39 (200L) - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Eutelsat 5 West B will replace the Ku-band capacity of Eutelsat 5 West A (formerly Stellat 5) satellite, a key digital infrastructure addressing pr...


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Gaofen-10R
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...