Falcon 9 v1.0 | SpX CRS-2

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 v1.0 Rocket

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SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 v1.0 rocket as part of the SpX CRS-2 mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission was on Fri, Mar 1st, 2013, 10:10 AM EST from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 v1.0 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

SpX CRS-2

This was the fourth flight for SpaceX's uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft, the fifth and final flight for the company's two-stage Falcon 9 v1.0 launch vehicle, and the second SpaceX operational mission contracted to NASA under a Commercial Resupply Services contract. The launch occurred on March 1, 2013. A minor technical issue on the Dragon spacecraft involving the RCS thruster pods occurred upon reaching orbit, but it was recoverable. The vehicle was released, splashed down, and recovered by SpaceX.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX

Rocket

Falcon 9 v1.0

The Falcon 9 v1.0 first stage was used on the first five Falcon 9 launches, and powered by nine SpaceX Merlin 1C rocket engines arranged in a 3x3 pattern.

SpaceX

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.

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