Composure of the Falcon 9 rocket

     The Falcon 9, the world’s first ever reusable orbital class rocket built by the SpaceX company. With the Falcon 9’s most expensive and scarce parts being reusable, it drives the cost of space flight down to a major decrease. The goal of this new innovative way of space travel is to try and make it to where anyone can travel to space and a less expensive cost.  It was first composted in 2010 and 2016 was the first 100% successful flight. 

 

The rocket itself stands at 70 meters tall (229.6 feet) and weighs approximately 549,054 kilograms (1,207,920 pounds). The rocket consists of 4 different stages or sections, first stage, second stage, inserstage and payload. The first stage contains 9 merlin engines (created by SpaceX), contains aluminum-lithium alloy tanks and carbon fiber landing legs. The tanks contain liquid oxygen and high grade kerosene. The second stage contains one merlin vacuum engine and burns in 397 seconds. The second stage engine is there for post stage separation and can be restarted at anytime for bringing payloads into different kinds of orbits. The intersage is what connects the first and second together until separation.  The last stage is the payload, made of a carbon material it not only protects the satellites but also carries all of the supplies for trips. 

 

The Falcon 9 is still flying and carrying satellites into orbit and strategically placing them. SpaceX’s other falcon rockets such as The Falcon Heavy have scheduled flights for 2021 and videos will be live at SpaceX.com