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Falcon 1

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Location

Omelek Island

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

5 launches have been at this location.

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

Rocket

Falcon

Length: 22.25 meters
Diameter: 1.7 meters
First Launched: March 24, 2006

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.

The Falcon rocket has been launched a total of 5 times with 2 successful and 3 failed launches.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
Spacecraft: Dragon
Country: USA

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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