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Falcon-9 v1.2 (Falcon-9FT)

Falcon-9 v1.2 (SES 9)
[SpaceX]

Falcon-9 v1.2 (Dragon CRS-9)
[SpaceX]

Falcon-9 v1.2 (Dragon v2)
[SpaceX]

Falcon-9 v1.2 or Falcon-9FT or Falcon-9 Upgrade is a liquid fueled orbital launch vehicle for medium sized missions, which is developed by SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.). It is a improved version of the Falcon-9 v1.1(ex) launch vehicle with reusable first stage. Both stages are Kerosene / LOX fueled.

The Falcon-9 v1.2 is mostly identical to the Falcon-9 v1.1, but features some improvements. The Merlin-1D are uprated to provide thrust increased by 15%. Propellant densification is introduced to increase the fuel load and the upper stage tank volume is increased by 10%. This results in overall 30% increase in performance, alowing stage 1 recovery also on GTO launches.

The first stage, which is reusable after recovery by powered landing, is powered by 9 of the SpaceX built uprated Merlin-1D engines with regenerative cooling. The Falcon-9 is offered with a 5.2 m fairing.

Launch site for low inclination launches is Cape Canaveral launch pad SLC-40. High inclination launches are performed from Vandenberg AFB launch pad SLC-4E. An additional launch site at Boca Chica near Brownsville, Texas, is also under consideration.

The Falcon-9 v1.2 also lifts the Dragon space capsule for ISS cargo flights, which will developed into a manned spacecraft.

The first mission of the Falcon-9 v1.2 performed a successful landing of the first stage on land. Some later flights might also use a floating barge for landing, if performance requires it.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
Falcon-9 v1.2 (Falcon-9 v1.2) Stage 1 (str., reusable) / 9 × Merlin-1D (upr.) Stage 2 (str. +) / Merlin-1D-Vac (upr.)
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Falcon-9 v1.2 22800 8300 - 4020
No.  TypNo Type                    Date          LS          Payload 

20    1    Falcon-9 v1.2           22.12.2015    CC SLC-40   Orbcomm FM105 / FM108 / FM110 / FM112 / FM113 / FM114 / FM115 / FM116 / FM117 / FM118 / FM119
22    2    Falcon-9 v1.2           04.03.2016  r CC SLC-40   SES 9
23    3    Falcon-9 v1.2           08.04.2016    CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-8 / BEAM⇑
24    4    Falcon-9 v1.2           06.05.2016    CC SLC-40   JCSat 14
25    5    Falcon-9 v1.2           27.05.2016    CC SLC-40   Thaicom 8 
26    6    Falcon-9 v1.2           15.06.2016  r CC SLC-40   Eutelsat 117 West B / ABS 2A
27    7    Falcon-9 v1.2           18.07.2016    CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-9 / IDA 2⇑
28    8    Falcon-9 v1.2           14.08.2016    CC SLC-40   JCSat 16
--    -    Falcon-9 v1.2          (01.09.2016) F%CC SLC-40   AMOS 6


planned launches: 

30    9    Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.01.2017    Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
31   10    Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.01.2017    CC LC-39A   EchoStar 23
		   

Note: several of the CC launches might launch from BC
      

           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.201x    CC or BC    ABS 8
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          Bangabandhu 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          BulgariaSat 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          Dragon CRS-10 / SAGE 3⇑ / STP-H5⇑ / ALTAIR 1↑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          Dragon CRS-11 / NICER⇑ / MUSES⇑ / ROSA⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          Dragon CRS-12 / CREAM⇑ / ASTERIA↑ / LAICE↑ / RBLE↑ / AOSAT 1↑ / OPAL↑ / OSIRIS-3U↑ /
                                                             Overview 1A↑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          Dragon CRS-13 / ASIM⇑ / TSIS⇑ / MISSE-FF⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018    CC          Dragon CRS-14 / RRM3⇑ / SDS⇑ / PFCS⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018    CC          Dragon CRS-15 / ECOSTRESS⇑ / MISSE-FF 2⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018    CC          Dragon CRS-16 / IDA 3⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018    CC          Dragon CRS-17 / OCO 3⇑ / STP-H6⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018    CC          Dragon CRS-18 / GEDI⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2019    CC          Dragon CRS-19 / Bartolomeo–CEPHFISS⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2019    CC          Dragon CRS-20 / GEROS⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.20xx    CC          Dragon CRS-xx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.20xx    CC          Dragon CRS-xx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.20xx    CC          Dragon CRS-xx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.20xx    CC          Dragon CRS-xx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.20xx    CC          Dragon CRS-xx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.20xx    CC          Dragon CRS-xx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC LC-39A   Dragon v2 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC LC-39A   Dragon v2 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.201x    CC LC-39A   Dragon v2 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.201x    CC LC-39A   Dragon v2 4
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.201x    CC          DragonLab 1	
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.201x    CC          DragonLab 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          EchoStar 105/SES 11
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          Es'hail 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018    CC or BC    Eutelsat-Quantum
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    Va SLC-4E   FORMOSAT 5 / BlackSky Pathfinder 2 / eXCITe / SeeMe / Arkyd 6 / Corvus-BC 3 / EcAMSat /
                                                             ITASAT 1 / Flock-2c 1, ..., 56 / Lemur-2 x1, ..., x8 / Aalto 1 / CNUSail 1 / DIDO 1 / ICE-Cap /
                                                             ISARA / KAUSAT 5 / SIGMA / CANYVAL-X 1 / CANYVAL-X 2 / OCSD B / OCSD C / ³Cat 1 / Fox 1C /
                                                             Fox 1D / Nayif 1 / PropCube 2 / ROBUSTA 1B / STEP Cube Lab / skCUBE / SUCHAI
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018    CC          GPS-3 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          Hispasat 30W-6 
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC LC-39A   Inmarsat-5 F4
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2020    CC          Inmarsat-6 F1
           Falcon-9 v1.2 .         xx.xx.2017    CC          Intelsat 35e
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 31 / 32 / 33 / 34 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38 / 39 / 40
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 41 / 42 / 43 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 47 / 48 / 49 / 50
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 51 / 52 / 53 / 54 / 55 / 56 / 57 / 58 / 59 / 60
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 61 / 62 / 63 / 64 / 65 / 66 / 67 / 68 / 69 / 70
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          Koreasat 5A
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          NROL 76
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          PSN 6 / ?
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018    Va SLC-4E   Radarsat Constellation 1 / Radarsat Constellation 2 / Radarsat Constellation 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    Va SLC-4E   SAOCOM 1A
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018    Va SLC-4E   SAOCOM 1B / SAOCOM-CS / SARE-1B 1 / SARE-1B 2 / SARE-1B 3 / SARE-1B 4
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018    Va SLC-4E   SARah 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2019    Va SLC-4E   SARah 2 / SARah 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          SES 10
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          SES 14/GOLD
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          SES 16/GovSat
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2021    Va SLC-4E   SWOT
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    CC          TESS (Astro-EX 1)
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.20xx    CC          (Bigelow)
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017    Va SLC-4E   SkySat (unk. number) / Eu:CROPIS / ORS 6 / STPSat 5 / NEXTSat 1 / ICEYE 1 / BlackSky Global 1 /
                                                             BlackSky Global 2 / BlackSky Global 3 / BlackSky Global 4 / HawkEye Pathfinder 1 /
                                                             HawkEye Pathfinder 2 / HawkEye Pathfinder 3 / (Spaceflight multi-satellite)


↑ = deployed via ISS airlock
⇑ = non free-flyer payload to be attached to the ISS

F       failure
P       partial failure
p       partial failure (prime payload in usable orbit)
r       recovery failure (prime mission successful)
n       recovery not attempted


Failures:

Flight 22: Stage 1 landed hard on recovery attempt
Flight 26: Stage 1 landed hard on recovery attempt


Launch sites:

BC  = Boca Chica Beach, Boca Chica, Texas, USA USA
CC  = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
Va  = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA