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Falcon 9 Block 5  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2015
Total Production: 41
Unitary Cost: USD$62 million
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: SpaceX
Parent System: Falcon
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 28 September 2008
Maiden Flight: 2005
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Falcon 1, Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy
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Description: The Falcon space launch system family has been designed by SpaceX to provide breakthrough advances in reliability, cost, flight environment and time to launch. This privately-developed liquid fuel rocket family includes Falcon 1, Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 Heavy rocket designed to place a wide range of payloads into orbit for both civil and military customers. The Falcon 1 Flight 4 rocket was the first rocket of this family to orbit the Earth on September 28, 2008, after lifting off from the launch site on Omelek Island at the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) in the Central Pacific.

In June 2005, the Falcon 1 launch system was undergoing tests including countdown sequence and engine ignition prior to the first launch of a series of three launches. The tests launches occurred at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on behalf of the Space and Missile Systems Center nearby Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. The first test flight was expected before the end of 2005.

The Falcon 9 Block 5 is the latest variant of the Falcon 9 space launch system fully powered by the latest version of the Merlin 1D engines providing outstanding thrust to place into orbit heavier payloads. The first rocket powered by the Merlin 1D engines was introduced in December 2015 and was able to carry a payload of 22,800 to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) or 8,300 kg to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). Besides, the rocket can transport a payload of 4,020 kg to Mars. The Falcon 9 Block 5 was introduced in May 2018 and features improved landing legs at the base of the rocket allowing to land on floating platforms.

Falcon 9 Block 5 Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Height: 70 meter (2,756 inch)
Rocket Diameter: 3.70 meter
Max Lift-off Thrust: 1,710,000 pound (776 ton)
Max Lift-off Weight: 549,054 kilogram (1,210,437 pound)
Payload to GTO: 8,300 kilogram (18,298 pound)
Payload to LEO: 22,800 kilogram (50,265 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Falcon 9 Block 5 News

There are 2 news between
20 Oct 2018 and 2 Mar 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019NASA Conducts First Flight Test of Crew Dragon to the International Space Station
Saturday, October 20, 2018US Air Force X-37B Space Plane Passes 400 Days Mark

Operators & Related Equipment


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Propulsion Systems
Merlin 1Dx9
Merlin 1D Vacuumx1
Space Systems
Crew Dragonx1
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