Falcon 9 v1.0
This was the fourth flight for SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft, the fifth and final flight for the company’s two-stage Falcon 9 v1.0 launch vehicle, and the second SpaceX operational mission contracted to NASA under a Commercial Resupply Services contract. The launch occurred on March 1, 2013. A minor technical issue on the Dragon spacecraft involving the RCS thruster pods occurred upon reaching orbit, but it was recoverable. The vehicle was released, splashed down, and recovered by SpaceX.
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
865 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.
Falcon 9 v1.0 – SpaceX
Length: 47.8 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 318 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 9300 kg
The Falcon 9 v1.0 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2010-06-04. Falcon 9 v1.0 has 4 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 5 launches. 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.
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
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.