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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is currently active has 2 stages and costs $50,000,000 to launch. The first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch was on 06/04/2010 and the current success rate is 97%.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket include a height of 229.6 ft or 70 m, a diameter of 12 ft or 3.7 m and a mass of 1,207,920 lbs or 549,054 kg.

Engines

The engines of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket contains 9 merlin engines in an octaweb layout. The rocket propellant is liquid oxygen and RP-1 kerosene with a thrust at sea level of 845 kN or 190,000 lbf and a thrust in a vacuum of 914 kN or 205,500 lbf.

Payload Weights

The payload weights of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in Low Earth Orbit are 50,265 lb or 22,800 kg, in Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit are 18,300 lb or 8,300 kg, in Mars Orbit are 8,860 lb or 4,020 kg.

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