Falcon 9 v1.0 – SpaceX Family: Falcon meters Length: 47.8 meters Diameter: 3.65 meters Launch Mass: 318 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 9300 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. 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 111 successful launches and 7 failed launches with a total of 118 launches.