Falcon 9

With a proven track record, the Falcon 9 rocket, operated by SpaceX, was recently awarded the NASA contract to serve as the launch system for resupply missions to the International Space Station. With its first production mission to the ISS completed on October 7, 2012, the Falcon 9 is well on the way to being the leader in the commercial spaceflight launch systems.

Specifications

Length
178 ft. (54.3 m)

Diameter
12.0 ft. (3.66 m)

Mass
735,000 lbs. (333,400 kg)

Stages
Two

Occupancy
Unmanned, primarily intended for resupply capsule launch

Capacity
29,000 lbs. (13,150 kg) to LEO
(Low Earth Orbit)

10,700 lbs. (4,850 kg) to GTO
(Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)

Recovery
Configured for open water recovery

Mission

Launch Provider

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