Falcon 9 V1.1

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Published You Tube 7/12/14

"Falcon 9 v1.1 is the second version of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket-powered spaceflight launch system. It was developed in 2010–2013, and made its maiden launch in September 2013. It is both designed and manufactured by SpaceX, headquartered inHawthorne, California. It is currently the only active rocket of theFalcon rocket family.

Falcon 9 v1.1 was a new vehicle design, with 60 percent more thrust and weight than the Falcon 9 v1.0 launch vehicle. It flew for the first time on a demonstration mission on the sixth overall launch of any Falcon 9 on September 29, 2013." - Wikipedia

 

""Falcon 9 v1.1" represented an improvement over the long-expected "Falcon 9 Block 2" that, originally, was to be powered by improved Merlin 1C engines.  The SpaceX user's guide continued to show outmoded "Block 2" performance data as of May 14, 2012, but the SpaceX web site was updated with v1.1 performance numbers on June 6 or 7, 2011.  Payload to was shown to be 13.15 tonnes to a 185 km x 28.5 deg low earth orbit, 4.85 tonnes to a 185 x 35,788 km x 28.5 deg geosynchronous transfer orbit, or 2.9 tonnes to escape velocity." - Space Launch Report

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