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Falcon 1


Launch Status



  • Type: Technology
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $7,000,000

FalconSAT-2 was a satellite built by students of the United States Air Force Academy. It was intended to have been placed into low Earth orbit to study the effects of plasma on communications with spacecraft, however it failed to reach orbit due to a malfunction of its carrier rocket.It landed in a storage shed on Omelek Island, just a few feet from its own shipping container



Omelek Island

Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

Omelek Island has witnessed the launch of 5 rockets, including 5 orbital launch attempts, while Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, has been the site for 5 rocket launches.

Omelek Island


SpaceX Falcon 1

The Falcon 1 was the first launch vehicle developed and manufactured by SpaceX in 2006. It is an expendable, two stage rocket where each stage is powered by a single LOX/RP1 engine.

Falcon 1


Core F1 B0001

Booster F1 B0001 last launched 03/24/2006 and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. Engine failure at T+33 seconds resulted in loss of vehicle

Pacific Ocean – PAC

Pacific Ocean

Parachute Landing – PL

Unpowered landing using parachute(s).

F1 B0001



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 operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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