Falcon 1 (F1)

Last modification: March 24, 2006

Falcon 1
    Launch date
 Launch window:
 March 24, 2006 - 2230 UTC 
 Launch site
 Launch complex:
 Kwajalein Missile Range
 Omelek Island
 Launch vehicle

 Upper stage:
 Payload fairing:
 Launch vehicle prime:
 Launch provider:
 Flight number:

 Falcon 1
 [Standard Kestrel-powered second stage]
 Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)
 Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)
 Targeted orbit:
 Overall lift-off mass:
 Total payload mass:
 27,200 kg

Maiden flight.
Replacement for maiden flight initially scheduled from Vandenberg AFB with TacSat 1 payload.
Delayed from Nov. 25, 2005, due to range conflict.
Delayed from Nov. 26 due to liquid oxygen leak and propulsion control problem.
Delayed from Dec. 19 due to structural concern on first stage.
Delayed from Feb. 9 for additional checks.
Delayed from Feb. 10 for additional checks.
Delayed from late February to replace second stage tank and replenish liquid oxygen reserves at launch site.
Delayed from Mar. 23 for additional checks.

 Payload designation Launch customer
Launch contract
Launch mass
Launch adapter
  FalconSat 2 USAFA
19.5 kg

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