Falcon 9 v1.1 – SpaceX Family: Falcon meters Length: 68.4 meters Diameter: 3.65 meters Launch Mass: 506 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 13150 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. 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 111 successful launches and 7 failed launches with a total of 118 launches.