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SpaceX’s New “Spin” on Falcon 9

March 19, 2015

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell talked about the upgraded version of the Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket that is expected to debut this summer, complete with fully optimized Merlin 1D engines.


SpaceX is in the middle of qualifying an upgraded Merlin 1D engine with 30% more thrust than the current on used on Falcon 9 V1.1. The new engine will power the Falcon Heavy and phased into use on Falcon 9.

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