Falcon 9 v1.1
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the ninth Dragon spacecraft on the seventh operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station as part of the NASA cargo resupply contract. It was meant to deliver the IDA-1 segment of the new ISS International Docking System.
The second stage ruptured due to an overpressurization event and the launch vehicle disintegrated at T+139 seconds. According to SpaceX investigation, “Preliminary analysis suggests the overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank was initiated by a flawed piece of support hardware (a â€œstrutâ€) inside the second stage.”
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
858 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.
Falcon 9 v1.1 – SpaceX
Length: 68.4 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 506 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 13150 kg
The Falcon 9 v1.1 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2013-09-29. Falcon 9 v1.1 has 14 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 15 launches. Falcon 9 v1.1 is a significantly redesigned version of the its predecessor, including a higher payload capacity. This version arranges the engines in a structural form SpaceX calls an Octaweb.
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.