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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               Serial/Core         Date          LS          Payload 

20    1    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1019.1             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      B1020.1 ?           04.03.2016  r  CC SLC-40   SES 9
23    3    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1021.1             08.04.2016     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-8 / BEAM⇑
24    4    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1022.1             06.05.2016     CC SLC-40   JCSat 14
25    5    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1023.1             27.05.2016     CC SLC-40   Thaicom 8 
26    6    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1024.1 ?           15.06.2016  r  CC SLC-40   Eutelsat 117 West B / ABS 2A
27    7    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1025.1             18.07.2016     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-9 / IDA 2⇑
28    8    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1026.1 ?           14.08.2016     CC SLC-40   JCSat 16
--    -    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1028.1 ?          (01.09.2016) F% CC SLC-40   AMOS 6
29    9    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1029.1             14.01.2017     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 102 / 103 / 104 / 105 / 106 / 108 / 109 / 111 / 112 / 114
30   10    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1031.1             19.02.2017     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-10 / SAGE 3⇑ / STP-H5⇑
32   11    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1021.2             30.03.2017     CCK LC-39A  SES 10
33   12    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1032.1             01.05.2017     CCK LC-39A  NROL 76 (USA 276)
35   13    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1035.1             03.06.2017     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-11 / NICER⇑ / MUSES⇑ / ROSA⇑ / Bird B↑ / Bird G↑ / Bird J↑ /
                                                                             Bird M↑ / Bird N↑
36   14    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1029.2             23.06.2017     CCK LC-39A  BulgariaSat 1
37   15    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1036.1             25.06.2017     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 113 / 115 / 117 / 118 / 120 / 121 / 123 / 124 / 126 / 128
39   16    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1039.1             14.08.2017     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-12 / CREAM⇑ / Kestrel Eye 2M↑ / Dellingr↑ / ASTERIA↑ / OSIRIS-3U↑
40   17    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1038.1             24.08.2017     Va SLC-4E   FORMOSAT 5
41   18    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1040.1             07.09.2017     CCK LC-39A  X-37B OTV-5 (USA 277) / (CubeSats)
42   19    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1041.1             09.10.2017     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 107 / 119 / 122 / 125 / 127 / 129 / 132 / 133 / 136 / 139
43   20    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1031.2             11.10.2017     CCK LC-39A  EchoStar 105/SES 11
44   21    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1042.1             30.10.2017     CCK LC-39A  Koreasat 5A
		   

planned launches: 
Note: several of the CC launches might launch from CCK or BC

           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          AMOS 8
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2019     CC          AMOS 17
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.02.2018     CC SLC-40   Bangabandhu 1
46   23    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1035.2             xx.12.2017     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-13 / TSIS⇑ / MISSE-FF 1⇑ / SDS⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.02.2018     CC          Dragon CRS-14 / RRM3⇑ / PFCS⇑ / Overview 1A↑ / EnduroSat One↑
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.06.2018     CC          Dragon CRS-15 / ECOSTRESS⇑ / MISSE-FF 2⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.08.2018     CC          Dragon CRS-16 / IDA 3⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.10.2018     CC          Dragon CRS-17 / OCO 3⇑ / STP-H6⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.12.2018     CC          Dragon CRS-18 / GEDI⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.05.2019     CC          Dragon CRS-19 / Bartolomeo–CEPHFISS⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.10.2019     CC          Dragon CRS-20 / GEROS-ISS⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2019     CC          Dragon CRS-21
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          Dragon CRS-22
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          Dragon CRS-23
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          Dragon CRS-24
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          Dragon CRS-25
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          Dragon CRS-26
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.03.2018     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.2018     CC          Es'hail 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.20xx     CC          Eutelsat TBD
           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.202x     CC or BC    Inmarsat TBD
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.11.2017     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.01.2018     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.03.2018     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / GRACE-FO 1 / GRACE-FO 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2018     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2018     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx / xxx
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2020     Va SLC-4E   Jason-CS 1 (Sentinel 6A)
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2019     CC / BC     JCSat 18/Kacific 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.01.2018     Va SLC-4E   Paz / MicroSat 2a / MicroSat 2b
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2018     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.2018     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.2018     CC          SES 12
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.01.2018     CC SLC-40   SES 16/GovSat
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2018     Va SLC-4E   SkySat 14 / SkySat 15 / Eu:CROPIS / ORS 6 / STPSat 5 / NEXTSat 1 / KazSTSAT /
                                                                             ICEYE X1 / BlackSky Global 1, ..., 4 / HawkEye Pathfinder 1, 2, 3 / COPPER 2 /
                                                                             MinXSS 2 / Audacy Zero / Fox 1C / KNACKSAT / Elysium-Star 2 / JY1-Sat / ?
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2021     Va SLC-4E   SWOT
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2019     CC          SXM 7
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          SXM 8
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2018     CC          Telkom 4
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2018     CC          Telstar 18V (APStar 5C)
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2018     CC          Telstar 19V
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.03.2018     CC          TESS (MIDEX 7)
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC / BC     Türksat 5A
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC / BC     Türksat 5B
45   22    Falcon-9 v1.2      B1043.1             xx.12.2017     CCK LC-39A  ZUMA
           Falcon-9 v1.2      .                   xx.xx.201x     CC          (Bigelow)


↑ = 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