Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Falcon 9

Falcon 9 Name: Falcon 9
Manufacturer: SpaceX
Height: 70 m / 230 ft
Diameter: 3,7 m / 12 ft
  • 549 t / 1,210,000 lb
  • 330 t / 734,000 lb (version F9 v1.0)
  • LEO: 22,8 t
  • GTO: 8,3 t
Stages: 2
Engines first stage: 9 x Merlin 1D+
Engines second stage: 1 x Merlin 1D
Cost per launch: $50 million (reused)
Launch sites:
  • Cape Canaveral (USA)
  • Kennedy Space Center (USA)
  • Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA)
First launch: 04/06/2010 (version F9 v1.0)

Falcon 9

Falcon 9 launch statistics

Falcon 9 photos

Images: SpaceX

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This article was published by FutureSpaceFlight founder and chief editor Kris Christiaens. Kris Christiaens has been passionate and fascinated by spaceflight and space exploration all his life and has written hundreds of articles on space projects, the commercial space industry and space missions over the past 20 years for magazines, books and websites. In late 2021, he founded the website FutureSpaceFlight with the goal of promoting new space companies and commercial space projects and compiling news of these start-ups and companies on one website.