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SpaceX Falcon 1 Rocket

The Falcon 1 was an expendable launch system privately developed and manufactured by SpaceX during 2006-2009. On 28 September 2008, Falcon 1 became the first privately-developed liquid-fuel launch vehicle to go into orbit around the Earth.

The SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket is currently inactive has 2 stages and costs $6,700,000 to launch. The first SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket launch was on 03/24/2006 and the current success rate is 40%.


The dimensions of the SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket include a height of 73 ft or 22.25 m, a diameter of 5.5 ft or 1.68 m and a mass of 66,460 lbs or 30,146 kg.


The engines of the SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket contains 1 merlin engines in an single layout. The rocket propellant is liquid oxygen and RP-1 kerosene with a thrust at sea level of 420 kN or 94,000 lbf and a thrust in a vacuum of 480 kN or 110,000 lbf.

Payload Weights

The payload weights of the SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket in Low Earth Orbit are 992 lb or 450 kg.

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