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Falcon 9 First Landing
Falcon 9's second stage is powered by a single Merlin vacuum engine nearly identical to the first-stage engines, but modified to operate in the vacuum of space.
Falcon 9 is a family of two-stage-to-orbit medium lift launch vehicles, named for its use of nine Merlin first-stage engines, designed and manufactured by SpaceX.Variants include the inital v1.0 (), v1.1 (partially-reusable), and current "Full Thrust" v1.2 (partially-reusable). Falcon 9 is powered by rocket engines utilizing liquid oxygen (LOX) and rocket-grade kerosene propellants.
Since their first mission in June 2010, rockets from the Falcon 9 family have been launched 51 times. Of these, 49 missions were successful, ISS cargo vessel CRS-7 was destroyed in flight, one mission placed Dragon CRS-1 in the correct orbit but failed to deliver a secondary payload. Additionally, one rocket exploded on the launch pad in a pre-flight test, destroying the Amos-6 satellite.
Following last week's successful launch of six ORBCOMM satellites, the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage reentered Earth’s atmosphere and soft landed in the Atlantic Ocean. This test confirms that the Falcon 9 booster is able consistently to reenter from space at hypersonic velocity, restart main engines twice, deploy landing legs and touch down at near zero velocity.
Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket fuelled by RP-1 propellant which is oxidized by subcooled liquid oxygen. The rocket first flew in June 2010 and has completed 47 launches to date with one failure.
Following the picture-perfect launch of GovSat-1 on Wednesday afternoon, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter with an extremely unusual bit of news. After separating from the second stage, events relating to Falcon 9’s first stage recovery operations were heard live in the background of SpaceX’s ...
Space Launch Report: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Data Sheet Home On the Pad Space Logs Library Links: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Updated September 08, 2017. Vehicle Configurations. Vehicle Components. Merlin 1C-powered Falcon 9
UPDATE: SpaceX has scrubbed this until tomorrow’s backup window at least due to unfavourable conditions. SpaceX is launching a rocket today – no, not the Falcon Heavy, that’s still targeting February 6, but a Falcon 9 carrying a satellite bound for Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). The ...
Space Launch Report: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.2 Data Sheet Home On the Pad Space Logs Library Links: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.2 Updated March 07, 2018. Vehicle Configurations. Vehicle Components
The Falcon 9 first stage that is relaunching this week. Photo: SpaceX On Thursday, SpaceX is set to launch yet another satellite into orbit from the Florida coast — but this mission will be far from routine for the company. The Falcon 9 rocket that SpaceX is using for the launch has already flown ...