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Falcon-9 v1.2 (SES 9) |
Falcon-9 v1.2 (Dragon CRS-8) |
Falcon-9 v1.2 (Dragon v2) |

**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 |
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Falcon-9 v1.2 | 28800 | 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 planned launches: Note: several of the CC launches might launch from BC xx x Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.06.2016 CC SLC-40 ABS 2A / Eutelsat 117 West B xx x Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.07.2016 CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-9 / IDA 2⇑ Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC or BC ABS 8 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2016 CC SLC-40 AMOS 6 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2016 CC SLC-40 BulgariaSat 1 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2016 CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-10 / SAGE 3⇑ Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-11 / NICER⇑ / CREAM⇑ Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-12 / IDA 3⇑ Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-13 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-14 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-15 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.201x CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-16 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.201x CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-17 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.201x CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-18 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.201x CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-19 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.201x CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-20 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.20xx CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-xx Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.20xx CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-xx Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.20xx CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-xx Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.20xx CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-xx Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.20xx CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-xx Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.20xx CC SLC-40 Dragon CRS-xx Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2016 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.2016 CC SLC-40 DragonLab 1 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2018 CC SLC-40 DragonLab 2 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2016 CC SLC-40 Echostar 23 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2016 CC SLC-40 Echostar 105/SES 11 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2016 CC SLC-40 Es'hail 2 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2018 CC or BC Eutelsat-Quantum Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2016 Va SLC-4E FORMOSAT 5 / eXCITe / Arkyd 6 / EcAMSat / Aalto 1 / CNUSail 1 / DIDO 1 / ISARA / KAUSAT 5 / SIGMA / CANYVAL-X 1 / CANYVAL-X 2 / OCSD B / OCSD C / ³Cat 1 / Fox 1C / Fox 1D / Nayif 1 / ROBUSTA 1B / STEP Cube Lab / skCUBE / SUCHAI / CubeSats Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2018 CC SLC-40 GPS-3 2 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 Hispasat 30W-6 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.07.2016 Va SLC-4E Iridium-NEXT 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.10.2016 Va SLC-4E Iridium-NEXT 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2016 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.2016 CC SLC-40 JCSat 16 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 Koreasat 5A Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 NROL 76 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 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.2016 CC SLC-40 SES 10 Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 SES 14/GOLD Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 SES 16/GovSat Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 CC SLC-40 TESS (Astro-EX 1) Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.20xx CC SLC-40 (Bigelow) Falcon-9 v1.2 xx.xx.2017 Va SLC-4E SpaceIL Lunar Lander / (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 14: Stage 1 landed hard on recovery attempt Flight 17: Stage 1 landed hard on recovery attempt Launch sites: BC = Boca Chica Beach, Boca Chica, Texas, USA CC = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA Va = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA