Falcon 9 v1.0 | SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 2

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 v1.0 Rocket

Launch Status
Success

SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 v1.0 rocket as part of the SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 2 mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission was on Tue, May 22nd, 2012, 3:44 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 v1.0 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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.

Expended during Dragon demo flight C2+, no landing attempt.