Updated July 25, 2021 12:37:17NASA’s Falcon 1 rocket launches satellites for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on July 26, 2021 at the Kennedy Space Centre.
NASA’s space shuttle program is ending, and NASA’s first-stage booster is retiring in 2019.
The Falcon 9 was built in Florida, but is now part of a fleet of three other launch vehicles.
The Falcon 9’s first stage, dubbed Falcon 9-12, was launched in April 2021 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Falcon 9-13 was launched on July 28 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Falcon 9, which stands for First Stage, first stage booster and payload, is the rocket that launched the NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft in May 2020.
The Lunar Recorder, a $5.9 billion mission to map the lunar surface, was scheduled to launch aboard the Falcon 9 on June 15, 2021.
Falco 9-14 was launched from Vandenberg on August 3, 2021, and was scheduled for launch on June 26, 2022.
It will carry a pair of CubeSats, the first in a series of missions to deliver telecommunications and other telecommunications services for the U.S. government.
Falcom 9-15 was launched by an Atlas V rocket on December 14, 2021 from Kennedy.
The mission is intended to launch a small satellite to a low-Earth orbit.
The launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on March 19, 2022, and its launch of the Falcon Heavy-class rocket on June 20, 2022 marks the first launch of a second Falcon Heavy launch vehicle, the Falcon-10.
SpaceX is also building the Falcon 10 Heavy rocket, with the first test launch slated for late 2019.