SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.0

Announcement / Release
December 2010
September 29, 2013
Birth Place
Hawthorne, California, United States of America


Falcon 9 v1.0 was the first version of SpaceX's medium-lift rocket-powered spaceflight launch system, the Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Falcon 9 v1.0 made a total of five flights—all successful—in 2010–2013.It was developed in 2005–2010, and made its maiden launch in June 2010. It was both designed and manufactured by SpaceX, headquartered in Hawthorne, California.Both stages of the two-stage-to-orbit vehicle used liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene propellants. The Falcon 9 v1.0 did lift payloads of 10,450 kilograms to low Earth orbit, or could have lifted 4,540 kilograms to geostationary transfer orbit, which places the Falcon 9 design in the medium-lift range of launch systems. In its lifetime, the Falcon 9 v1.0 only launched missions to low Earth orbit. The Falcon 9 v1.0 and Dragon capsule combination was used, beginning in 2012, to resupply the International Space Station under a contract with NASA. It also made two demonstration flights under contract to NASA. It flew a total of three missions to the ISS.Falcon 9 v1.0 was retiredin 2013 and has been replaced by a new version of the Falcon 9, Falcon 9 v1.1, which took its maiden flight in September 2013.

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