Falcon 9 v1.0
- Type: Resupply
- Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
- Launch Cost: $59,000,000
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.
Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Space Launch Complex 40 has witnessed the launch of 221 rockets, including 221 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 931 rocket launches.
SpaceX 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 3×3 pattern.
Booster B0006 last launched 10/08/2012 and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. Suffered engine out at T+1:19 but primary mission successful
Atlantic Ocean – ATL
Expended – EXP
Vehicle did not perform any landing operations after launch
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.