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Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) (Falcon-9FT (Block 5))

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

Falcon-9 v1.2 (Dragon CRS-16)
[SpaceX]

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

Falcon-9 v1.2 Block 5 or Falcon-9FT Block 5 or Falcon-9 Upgrade Block 5 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 v1.2) 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, was also under construction, but this site has in 2018 been dedicated for the Starship development.

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

 55   1    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1046.1             11.05.2018     CCK LC-39A  Bangabandhu 1
 59   2    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1047.1             22.07.2018     CC SLC-40   Telstar 19V
 60   3    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1048.1             25.07.2018     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 154 / 155 / 156 / 158 / 159 / 160 / 163 / 164 / 165 / 166
 61   4    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1046.2             07.08.2018     CC SLC-40   Telkom 4
 62   5    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1049.1             10.09.2018     CC SLC-40   Telstar 18V (APStar 5C)
 63   6    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1048.2             07.10.2018     Va SLC-4E   SAOCOM 1A
 64   7    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1047.2             15.11.2018     CCK LC-39A  Es'hail 2/AMSAT P4A
 65   8    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1046.3             03.12.2018     Va SLC-4E   SkySat 14, 15 / Eu:CROPIS / STPSat 5 / FalconSat 6 / NEXTSat 1 / KazSTSAT /
                                                                               eXCITe / SeeMe / ICEYE X2 / BlackSky Global 2 / ESEO / Hawk A, B, C /
                                                                               Capella 1 / BlackHawk / CSIM-FD / Hiber 2 / ITASAT 1 / Landmapper-BC 4 /
                                                                               ORS 7A, 7B / Al-Farabi 2 / Astrocast 0.1 / Audacy 0 / BRIO / Centauri 1 /
                                                                               Eaglet 1 / Enoch / Flock-3s 1, 2, 3 / ICE-Cap / K2SAT / KazSciSat 1 /
                                                                               MinXSS 2 / Orbital Reflector / RAAF M1 / SeaHawk 1 / SNUSAT 2 / THEA / VESTA /
                                                                               AISTECHSAT 2 / PW-Sat 2 / SNUGLITE / VisionCube / RANGE A, B / Elysium-Star 2 /
                                                                               ExseedSat 1 / Fox 1C / Irvine 02 / JY1-Sat / KNACKSAT / MOVE 2 /
                                                                               SpaceBEE 5, 6, 7 / Suomi-100 / WeissSat 1 / Sirion Pathfinder 2 /
                                                                               OrbWeaver 1, 2 / SPAWAR-CAL O, OR, R
 66   9    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1050.1             05.12.2018  r  CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-16 / GEDI⇑ / RRM3⇑ / TechEdSat 8↑ / CAT 1↑ / CAT 2↑ / UNITE↑ /
                                                                               Delphini 1↑ / Quantum Radar 1↑ / Quantum Radar 2↑
 68  10    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1049.2             11.01.2019     Va SLC-4E   Iridium-NEXT 167 / 168 / 169 / 170 / 171 / 172 / 173 / 175 / 176 / 180
 69  11    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1048.3             22.02.2019     CC SLC-40   PSN 6 / Beresheet / S5
 70  12    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1051.1             02.03.2019     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 1
 72  13    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1056.1             04.05.2019     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-17 / OCO 3⇑ / STP-H6⇑ / Red-Eye 1↑
 73  14    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1049.3             24.05.2019     CC SLC-40   Starlink v0.9 1-1, ..., 1-60
 74  15    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1051.2             12.06.2019     Va SLC-4E   RCM 1 / RCM 2 / RCM 3
 76  16    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1056.2             25.07.2019     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-18 / IDA 3⇑ / ORCA↑ / RFTSat 1↑ / Quantum Radar 3↑ / NARSScube 2↑
 78  17    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1048.4             11.11.2019     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 1-1, ..., 1-60
 79  18    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1059.1             05.12.2019     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-19 / HISUI⇑ / CIRiS↑ / MiniCarb↑ / SORTIE↑ / VPM↑ / CryoCube 1↑ /
                                                                               QARMAN↑ / AztechSat 1↑ / EdgeCube↑ / MakerSat 1↑
 80  19    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1056.3             16.12.2019     CC SLC-40   JCSat 18/Kacific 1
 81  20    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1049.4             07.01.2020     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 2-1, ..., 2-60
 83  21    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1051.3             29.01.2020     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 3-1, ..., 3-60
 84  22    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1056.4             17.02.2020  r  CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 4-1, ..., 4-60
 85  23    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1059.2             07.03.2020     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-20 / Bartolomeo⇑ / Lynk 4↑ / G-Satellite↑ / Quetzal 1↑
 86  24    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1048.5             18.03.2020  r  CCK LC-39A  Starlink v1.0 5-1, ..., 5-60 
 87  25    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1051.4             22.04.2020     CCK LC-39A  Starlink v1.0 6-1, ..., 6-60
 88  26    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1058.1             30.05.2020     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 2


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

           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC ?        ALINA
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.2Q.2020     CC          ANASIS 2 (KMilSatCom 1)
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2022     CC or Va    ASBM 1 / ASBM 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.4Q.2020     CC          Aurora 4A / ?
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1061.1             xx.xx.202x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 4
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 5
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 6
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 7
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 8
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     Va SLC-4E   DART / LICIACube
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.10.2020     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-21 / Bishop⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.03.2021     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-22 / Dragon CRS-22 / CaNOP↑ / CAPSat↑ / CLICK A↑ / EagleSat 2↑ /
                                                                               LinkSat↑ / PR_CuNaR 2↑ / Stratus↑ / Alpha↑ / ARKSAT 1↑
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-23
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-24
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-25
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-26
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.20xx     CC          Eutelsat TBD
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1060.1             xx.06.2020     CC SLC-40   GPS-3 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1062.1             xx.08.2020     CC          GPS-3 4
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.4Q.2020     CC          GPS-3 5
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          GPS-3 6
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2022     CC          Intelsat 40e/TEMPO
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          Intruder 13A / Intruder 13B ? (NROL 85)
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.04.2021     CC          IXPE (SMEX 14) / ?
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.11.2020     Va SLC-4E   Jason-CS 1 (Sentinel 6A)
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2022     CC ?        KPLO
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2022     CC          Nilesat 301
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          Nova-C 1 / ?
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC ?        O3b 21, 22, 23
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC ?        O3b 24, 25, 26, 27
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2022     CC          PACE
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.07.2020     CC SLC-40   SAOCOM 1B / Capella 2 / GNOMES 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.11.2020     Va SLC-4E   SARah 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.09.2021     Va SLC-4E   SARah 2 / SARah 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1049.5             xx.06.2020     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 7-1, ..., 7-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.06.2020     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 8-1, ..., 8-60 / SkySat 16, 17, 18
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 9-1, ..., 9-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 10-1, ..., 10-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 11-1, ..., 11-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 12-1, ..., 12-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 13-1, ..., 13-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 14-1, ..., 14-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 15-1, ..., 15-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 16-1, ..., 16-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 17-1, ..., 17-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 18-1, ..., 18-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 19-1, ..., 19-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 20-1, ..., 20-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 21-1, ..., 21-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 22-1, ..., 22-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 23-1, ..., 23-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 24-1, ..., 24-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Starlink v1.0 25-1, ..., 25-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          Starlink v1.0 26-1, ..., 26-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          Starlink v1.0 27-1, ..., 27-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          Starlink v1.0 28-1, ..., 28-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.03.2022     Va SLC-4E   SWOT
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.08.2020     CC          SXM 7
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          SXM 8
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.3Q.2020     CC          Türksat 5A
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          Türksat 5B
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     Va SLC-4E   WorldView-Legion 1 / WorldView-Legion 2 / ?
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          WorldView-Legion 3 / WorldView-Legion 4 / WorldView-Legion 5 /
                                                                               WorldView-Legion 6
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     Va SLC-4E   NROL 87
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          (Bigelow)
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.12.2020     CC          Umbra-SAR 2001 / XR 1 / Vigoride x / PlasmaBrake / RadCube / VZLUsat 2 /
                                                                               SpaceBEE x1, ..., x12 / Delfi-PQ 1 / Sattla / EASAT / HADES / Grizu-263a /
                                                                               LibertyQube 1 / Pycubed / TRSI 2 / (Carnegie Mellon University PocketQube) /
                                                                               PTD 1 / Lemur-2 x1, ..., x8 / Outpost Demonstration 1 / (multiple sats)


↑ = 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       no recovery attempted (only for recoverable missions)


Failures:

Flight 66: Stage 1 water landing due to fin hydraulic issue
Flight 84: Stage 1 water landing
Flight 86: One engine of stage 1 shut down early, but vehicle was able to compensate for a successful primary mission; Stage 1 reentry failure


Launch sites:

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