Falcon 9 v1.0
SpX CRS-1

Falcon 9 v1.0 | SpX CRS-1

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 v1.0 Rocket

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SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 v1.0 rocket as part of the SpX CRS-1 mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission is on Sun, Oct 7th, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch is . 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-1

This was the third flight for the uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecaft and the first SpaceX mission under their Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Dragon delivered various cargo to the staion, and returned after being berthed to the station for 17 days. The spacecraft landed in the Pacific Ocean and was recovered by SpaceX.

Orbcomm OG-2 FM101

Launch of Orbcomm's OG-2 constelation demo unit as a secondary payload to SpaceX's Dragon capsule. The primary payload owner did not allow the second orbit raising burn, and thus OG2-1 was placed in a much lower orbit. Various tests of the new satellite design were completed, but OG2-1 never became fully operational. The sat reentered in only four days.

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.

Suffered engine out at T+1:19 but primary mission successful

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