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

Falcon-9 v1.2 ( Starlink v1.0 1)
[SpaceX]

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

Falcon-9 v1.2 (Crew Dragon DM-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 2 / ESEO / Hawk A, B, C /
                                                                               Capella 1 / 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 / 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 DM-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 L1-1, ..., L1-60
 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 1↑ / RFTSat 1↑ / Quantum Radar 3↑ / NARSScube 2↑
 78  17    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1048.4             11.11.2019     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L1-1, ..., L1-60
 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↑ / ORCA 2↑ / ORCA 8↑
 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 L2-1, ..., L2-60
 83  21    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1051.3             29.01.2020     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L3-1, ..., L3-60
 84  22    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1056.4             17.02.2020  r  CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L4-1, ..., L4-60
 85  23    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1059.2             07.03.2020     CC SLC-40   Dragon CRS-20 / Bartolomeo⇑ / ULTP↑ / G-Satellite↑ / Quetzal 1↑
 86  24    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1048.5             18.03.2020  r  CCK LC-39A  Starlink v1.0 L5-1, ..., L5-60 
 87  25    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1051.4             22.04.2020     CCK LC-39A  Starlink v1.0 L6-1, ..., L6-60
 88  26    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1058.1             30.05.2020     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon DM-2
 89  27    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1049.5             04.06.2020     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L7-1, ..., L7-60
 90  28    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1059.3             13.06.2020     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L8-1, ..., L8-58 / SkySat 16, 17, 18
 91  29    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1060.1             30.06.2020     CC SLC-40   GPS-3 3 (USA 304)
 92  30    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1058.2             20.07.2020     CC SLC-40   ANASIS 2 (KMilSatCom 1)
 93  31    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1051.5             07.08.2020     CCK LC-39A  Starlink v1.0 L9-1, ..., L9-57 / BlackSky 5, 6
 94  32    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1049.6             18.08.2020     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L10-1, ..., L10-58 / SkySat 19, 20, 21
 95  33    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1059.4             30.08.2020     CC SLC-40   SAOCOM 1B / GNOMES 1 / EG 1
 96  34    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1060.2             03.09.2020     CCK LC-39A  Starlink v1.0 L11-1, ..., L11-60
 97  35    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1058.3             06.10.2020     CCK LC-39A  Starlink v1.0 L12-1, ..., L12-60
 98  36    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1051.6             18.10.2020     CCK LC-39A  Starlink v1.0 L13-1, ..., L13-60
 99  37    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1060.3             24.10.2020     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L14-1, ..., L14-60
100  38    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1062.1             05.11.2020     CC SLC-40   GPS-3 4 (USA 309)
101  39    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1061.1             16.11.2020     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon USCV-1
102  40    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1063.1             21.11.2020     Va SLC-4E   Jason-CS 1 (Sentinel 6A)
103  41    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1049.7             24.11.2020     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L15-1, ..., L15-60
104  42    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1058.4             06.12.2020     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-21 / Bishop⇑
105  43    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1051.7             13.12.2020     CC SLC-40   SXM 7
106  44    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1059.5             19.12.2020     CCK LC-39A  USA 312 / USA 313 (NROL 108)
107  45    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1060.4             08.01.2021     CC SLC-40   Türksat 5A
108  46    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1051.8             20.01.2021     CCK LC-39A  Starlink v1.0 L16-1, ..., L16-60
109  47    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1058.5             24.01.2021     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 R1-1, ..., R1-10 / QPS-SAR 2 / Capella 3, 4 / ICEYE X8, X9 /
                                                                               XR 1 / GHGSat C2 / Hawk 2A, 2B, 2C / Sherpa-FX 1 / ION-SCV 002 / Hiber 4 /
                                                                               AII-Charlie / ASELSAT / IDEASSat / YUSAT 1 / UVSQ-SAT / V-R3x 1, 2, 3 /
                                                                               Flock-4s 1, ..., 48 / Kepler 8, ..., 15 / Astrocast 0101, ..., 0105 /
                                                                               SpaceBEE 40, ..., 75 / Lemur-2 130, ..., 137 / PTD 1 / Prometheus-2 10 /
                                                                               ARCE 1A, 1B, 1C
110  48    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1060.5             04.02.2021     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L18-1, ..., L18-60
111  49    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1059.6             16.02.2021  r  CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L19-1, ..., L19-60
112  50    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1049.8             04.03.2021     CCK LC-39A  Starlink v1.0 L17-1, ..., L17-60
113  51    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1058.6             11.03.2021     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L20-1, ..., L20-60
114  52    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1051.9             14.03.2021     CCK LC-39A  Starlink v1.0 L21-1, ..., L21-60
115  53    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1060.6             24.03.2021     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L22-1, ..., L22-60
116  54    Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1058.7             07.04.2021     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L23-1, ..., L23-60


planned launches: 

Note: several of the CC launches might launch from CCK

           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2022     CC or Va    ASBM 1 / ASBM 2
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          Aurora 4A / ?
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.1Q.2022     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon Ax1
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.09.2021     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon Inspiration4
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1061.2             xx.04.2021     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon USCV-2
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.10.2021     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon USCV-3
           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.2022     CCK LC-39A  Crew Dragon SA1
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1063.x             xx.11.2021     Va SLC-4E   DART / LICIACube
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1067.1             xx.06.2021     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-22 / iROSA 1, 2 ⇑ / BeaverCube↑ / CaNOP↑ / CAPSat↑ / EagleSat 2↑ /
                                                                               PR_CuNaR 2↑ /SPACE-HAUC↑ / Stratus↑ / RamSat↑ / Alpha↑ / ARKSAT 1↑
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.08.2021     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-23
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.12.2021     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-24
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.04.2022     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-25 / iROSA 3, 4 ⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.11.2022     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-26 / iROSA 5, 6 ⇑
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-27
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-28
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CCK LC-39A  Dragon CRS-29
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.20xx     CC          Eutelsat TBD
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2022     CC          Galaxy 31 / Galaxy 32
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2022     CC          Galaxy 33 / Galaxy 34
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.06.2021     CC SLC-40   GPS-3 5
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          GPS-3 6
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2025     CC          IMAP / SWFO-L1 / Lunar Trailblazer / GLIDE / Solar Cruiser
           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.11.2021     CC          IXPE (SMEX 14) / ?
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.08.2022     CC ?        KPLO
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.01.2022     CC          Nilesat 301
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     CC          Nova-C 1 / ?
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.3Q.2021     CC ?        O3b mPower 1, 2, 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.1Q.2022     CC ?        O3b mPower 4, 5, 6
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2022     CC ?        O3b mPower 7, 8, 9
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2024     CC ?        O3b mPower 10, 11
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2023     CC          PACE
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.09.2021     Va SLC-4E   SARah 1 / (multiple satellites)
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.11.2021     Va SLC-4E   SARah 2 / SARah 3
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2023     CC          Satria
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2022     CC          SES 18 / SES 19
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.06.2024     Va SLC-4E   SPHEREx (MIDEX 9)
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      B1060.7             xx.04.2021     CC SLC-40   Starlink v1.0 L24-1, ..., L24-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.05.2021     CC          Starlink v1.0 L25-1, ..., L25-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.05.2021     CC          Starlink v1.0 L26-1, ..., L26-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.05.2021     CC          Starlink v1.0 L27-1, ..., L27-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.05.2021     CC          Starlink v1.0 L28-1, ..., L28-60
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.03.2022     Va SLC-4E   SWOT
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.06.2021     CC          SXM 8
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.09.2022     Va SLC-4E   Transport Layer Tr.-0 A-Cl. 1, ..., 7 / Transport Layer Tr.-0 B-Cl. 1, ..., 3 /
                                                                               Tracking Layer Tr.-0 WFOV 1, 2 / Tracking Layer Tr.-0 WFOV 5, 6
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2023     Va SLC-4E   Transport Layer Tr.-0 A-Cl. 8, ..., 14 / Transport Layer Tr.-0 B-Cl. 4, ..., 6 /
                                                                               Tracking Layer Tr.-0 WFOV 3, 4 / Tracking Layer Tr.-0 WFOV 7, 8
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.4Q.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.2022     CC          XL 1
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2023     ?           NROL 69
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2021     Va SLC-4E   NROL 87
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.2023     ?           USSF 36
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.xx.202x     CC          (Bigelow)
           Falcon-9 v1.2b5      .                   xx.06.2021     CC          YAM 3 / ÑuSat x1, ..., x4 / Vigoride y / EarthTV 1 / IRIS A /
                                                                               TROPICS Pathfinder / Skykraft / PVM 1A, ..., 1D / Outpost Demo 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