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Falcon 1 – SpaceX

Falcon 1 – SpaceX

Family: Falcon
Length: 22.25 meters
Diameter: 1.7 meters
Launch Mass: 33
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 470

The Falcon 1 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2006-03-24. Falcon 1 has 2 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 5 launches. The Falcon 1 was the first launch vehicle developed and manufactured by SpaceX in 2006. It is an expendable, two stage rocket where each stage is powered by a single LOX/RP1 engine.

Manufacturer

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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX is a Commercial USA entity that was founded in 2002 and is administered by CEO: Elon Musk.

SpaceX has 120 successful launches and 9 failed launches with a total of 129 launches.

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