Version of Falcon 1 with stretched first stage and much more powerful Merlin engine.
LEO Payload: 1,010 kg (2,220 lb) to a 200 km orbit at 9.10 degrees. Payload: 560 kg (1,230 lb) to a 700 km SSO. Launch Price $: 9.100 million in 2008 dollars. Boost Propulsion: Lox-Kerosene. Cruise Thrust: 33.300 kN (7,486 lbf). Cruise Thrust: 3,400 kgf. Cruise engine: Kestrel. Initial Operational Capability: 2010.
Status: In development.
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Gross mass: 46,760 kg (103,080 lb).
Payload: 1,010 kg (2,220 lb).
Height: 27.40 m (89.80 ft).
Diameter: 1.70 m (5.50 ft).
Span: 1.70 m (5.50 ft).
Thrust: 556.00 kN (124,993 lbf).
Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).
Falcon Falcons are a family of two stage, reusable, liquid oxygen and kerosene powered launch vehicles, designed for cost-efficient and reliable transport of satellites and manned spacecraft to low Earth orbit. The Falcon 1 satellite launcher began launches in 2006, with the Falcon 9 - as large as a Saturn I - flying in 2010. The Falcon series was the only successful project among many attempts to privately develop a low cost launch system since the 1960's. More...
LCLV Various independently-funded launch vehicles have been advocated, designed, and even developed over the years. A lot of these are attempts to build low-cost launch vehicles using simpler technology. Often such projects begin based on a low cost liquid fuel technology but end up just trying to sell various combinations of Castor solid fuel stages. These enterprises often discover there's more to coming up with a reliable launch vehicle than slashing together a bunch of 'off the shelf' rocket motors and lighting the fuse.... On the other hand, if there is ever a breakthrough in less expensive access to space, it will come through one of these entrepreneurial schemes... More...
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SpaceX American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. SpaceX, USA. More...
Falcon 1e-1 Lox/Kerosene propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 42,168/2,712 kg. Thrust 615.50 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 304 seconds. More...
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