Falcon 9 v1.1 is a two-stage medium-lift launch system designed, manufactured and operated by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).
The launcher is based on the Falcon 9 v1.0 version that has successfully flown 5 missions. Falcon 9 is capable of delivering payloads to a variety of orbits including Low Earth Orbit and Geostationary Transfer Orbit.
|4||Launch Mass||>505,846kg (F9R|
|7||Mass to LEO||13,150kg|
|8||Mass to GTO||4,850kg|
|2||Length 41.2m||(without Interstage)|
|4||Inert Mass||23,100kg (F9R: ~25,600kg)|
|6||Fuel||Rocket Propellant 1|
|11||RP-1 Tank||Stringer & Ring|
|14||Guidance||From 2nd Stage|
|15||Tank Pressurization||Heated Helium|
|16||Propulsion||9 x Merlin 1D|
Falcon 9 is operated from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and SLC-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California to allow the vehicle to target a number of orbital inclinations and decrease the number of range conflicts.