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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 1)
[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 

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 / (US Gov) / (US Gov) / (US Gov)
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↑ / SEOPS Quantum Radar 1↑ / SEOPS 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⇑


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

           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.07.2019     CC          AMOS 17
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.07.2019     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 4
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 5
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 6
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 7
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.201x     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon 8
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2021     Va SLC-4E   DART
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    B1056.2             xx.07.2019     CC          Dragon CRS-18 / IDA 3⇑ / RFTSat 1↑ / MakerSat 1↑
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    B1056.3             xx.12.2019     CC          Dragon CRS-19 / CIRiS↑ / PTD 1↑ / EdgeCube↑
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.01.2020     CC          Dragon CRS-20 / Bartolomeo-CEPHFISS⇑ / HISUI⇑ / FRAM⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          Dragon CRS-21 / Bishop⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          Dragon CRS-22
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          Dragon CRS-23
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          Dragon CRS-24
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          Dragon CRS-25
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          Dragon CRS-26
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.20xx     CC          Eutelsat TBD
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.12.2019     CC          GPS-3 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2019     CC          GPS-3 4
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2019     CC          GPS-3 5
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2019     CC          GPS-3 6
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          Intruder 13A / Intruder 13B ? (NROL 85)
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2020     Va SLC-4E   Jason-CS 1 (Sentinel 6A)
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.4Q.2019     CC / BC     JCSat 18/Kacific 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          KPLO
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    B1051.2             xx.06.2019     Va SLC-4E   Radarsat Constellation 1 / Radarsat Constellation 2 / Radarsat Constellation 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.1Q.2020     Va SLC-4E   SAOCOM 1B / SARE-1B 1 / SARE-1B 2 / SARE-1B 3 / SARE-1B 4
           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    B1049.3             xx.05.2019     CC SLC-40   Starlink 1, ..., 60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2019     CC SLC-40   Starlink 61, ..., 120
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2019     CC SLC-40   Starlink 121, ..., 180
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2021     Va SLC-4E   SWOT
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2019     CC          SXM 7
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2020     CC          SXM 8
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2020     CC / BC     Türksat 5A
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5    .                   xx.xx.2021     CC / BC     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.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       no recovery attempted (only for recoverable missions)


Failures:

Flight 66: Stage 1 water landing due to fin hydraulic issue


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