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

Falcon-9 v1.2 (Iridium-NEXT 1)
[SpaceX]

Falcon-9 v1.2 (Dragon CRS-10)
[NASA]

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 construction.

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-9FT) 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 5300 - 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 /
                                                              Orbcomm-OG2 Mass Simulator 2
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
30    9    Falcon-9 v1.2           14.01.2017     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 102 / 103 / 104 / 105 / 106 / 108 / 109 / 111 / 112 / 114
31   10    Falcon-9 v1.2           19.02.2017     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-10 / SAGE 3⇑ / STP-H5⇑
32    1    Falcon-9 v1.2(ex)       16.03.2017     CCK LC-39A  EchoStar 23
33   11    Falcon-9 v1.2           30.03.2017     CCK LC-39A  SES 10


planned launches: 

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.05.2017     CCK LC-39A  BulgariaSat 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.05.2017     CC          Dragon CRS-11 / NICER⇑ / MUSES⇑ / ROSA⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.08.2017     CC          Dragon CRS-12 / CREAM⇑ / ASTERIA↑ / LAICE↑ / RBLE↑ / OPAL↑ / OSIRIS-3U↑ / HARP↑ / 
                                                              OPEN↑ / 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     CCK LC-39A  Dragon v2 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018     CCK LC-39A  Dragon v2 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Dragon v2 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Dragon v2 4
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Dragon v2 5
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Dragon v2 6
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Dragon v2 7
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Dragon v2 8
           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.06.2017     CC          EchoStar 105/SES 11
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018     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
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018     CC          GiSAT 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018     CC          GPS-3 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2019     CC          GPS-3 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017     CC          Hispasat 30W-6
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2020     CC          Inmarsat-6 F1
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.06.2017     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.08.2017     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.10.2017     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.12.2017     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2018     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / GRACE-FO 1 / GRACE-FO 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.xx.2017     CC          Koreasat 5A
34   12    Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.04.2017     CCK LC-39A  NROL 76
           Falcon-9 v1.2           xx.4Q.2017     Va SLC-4E   Paz / ?
           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 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.03.2018     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 14 / SkySat 15 / 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 / Fox 1C / ?


↑ = 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
CCK = NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
Va  = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA