Falcon 1 – Flight 5

7/14/2009 3:35:00 UTC – Kwajalein Atoll – ATSB RazakSat

Malaysian satellite RazakSat was the first and only commercial contract launch of Falcon 1.

Falcon 1 – Flight 4

9/28/2008 23:15:00 UTC – Kwajalein Atoll – RatSat – Mass Simulator

SpaceX Falcon 1 Flight 4 was the first successful orbital launch of a privately funded and developed, liquid-propelled carrier rocket. It Carried a RatSat (SpaceX) mass simulator to an altitude of 165 kg.

Falcon 1 – Flight 3

8/2/2008 3:34:00 UTC – Kwajalein Atoll – Trailblazer (ORS), PRESat (NASA), NanoSail-D (NASA), Explorers (Celestis)

On August 2nd, 2008, the SpaceX Falcon 1 Flight 3 executed a picture-perfect first stage flight, ultimately reaching an altitude of 217 km, but encountered a problem just after stage separation that prevented the second stage from reaching orbit.

Falcon 1 – Flight 2

3/21/2007, 1:10:00 UTC – Kwajalein Atoll – DARPA DemoSat

Successful first stage burn and transition to the second stage. A maximum altitude of 289 km. Harmonic oscillation at T+5 minutes. Premature engine shutdown at T+7 min 30 seconds led to a failure to reach orbit. SpaceX claimed a “Partial success” as it gathered enough data for operational flights.