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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle Payload Users Guide

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle Payload Users Guide

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Payload user's guide for the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. This is revision 1 published in 2009.
Payload user's guide for the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. This is revision 1 published in 2009.

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Approved for Public Release.Cleared for Open Publication by Office of Security Review. 09-S-0347© Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle
Payload User’s Guide
Rev 1
 
Falcon
 
9
 
User’s
 
Guide
 
SCM
 
2008
010
 
Rev.
 
1
 
Copyright
‐‐
SpaceX
 
2009
 
2
Table
 
of 
 
Contents
Table
 
of 
 
Contents
2
 
1.
 
Introduction
4
 
1.1.
 
Revision
 
History
 
4
 
1.2.
 
Purpose
 
4
 
1.3.
 
Company
 
Description
 
4
 
1.4.
 
Falcon
 
Program
 
Overview
 
5
 
1.5.
 
Mission
 
Management
 
5
 
1.6.
 
Key
 
Customer
 
Advantages
 
5
 
1.6.1.
 
Reliability
 
5
 
1.6.2.
 
Pricing
 
7
 
2.
 
Vehicle
 
Overview 
8
 
2.1.
 
Falcon
 
9
 
Launch
 
Vehicles
 
8
 
2.1.1.
 
Structure
 
and
 
Propulsion
 
8
 
2.1.2.
 
Avionics,
 
Guidance/Navigation/Control,
 
Flight
 
Termination
 
Systems
 
8
 
2.2.
 
Vehicle
 
Axes/Attitude
 
Definitions
 
11
 
3.
 
Facilities
 
Overview 
12
 
3.1.
 
Headquarters
 
 –
 
Hawthorne,
 
CA
 
12
 
3.2.
 
Space
 
Launch
 
Complex
 
40,
 
Cape
 
Canaveral
 
Air
 
Force
 
Station,
 
Florida
 
12
 
3.3.
 
Space
 
Launch
 
Complex
4
 
East,
 
Vandenberg
 
Air
 
Force
 
Base
 
(VAFB),
 
California
 
15
 
3.4.
 
U.S.
 
Army
 
Kwajalein
 
Atoll,
 
Marshall
 
Islands
 
16
 
3.5.
 
Test
 
Facility
Central
 
Texas
 
17
 
3.6.
 
Government
 
Outreach
 
and
 
Legal
 
Affairs
‐‐
Washington,
 
DC
 
17
 
4.
 
General 
 
Performance
 
Capability 
18
 
4.1.
 
Performance
 
Capability
 
18
 
4.1.1.
 
Low
 
Earth
 
Orbit
 
19
 
4.1.2.
 
Polar
 
20
 
4.1.3.
 
Sun
 
Synchronous
 
21
 
4.1.4.
 
C3
 
 –
 
Escape
 
Velocity
 
22
 
4.1.5.
 
Geosynchronous
 
Transfer
 
Orbit
 
(Cape
 
Canaveral)
 
23
 
4.1.6.
 
Geosynchronous
 
Transfer
 
Orbit
 
(Kwajalein)
 
24
 
4.1.7.
 
Geosynchronous
 
Transfer
 
Orbit
 
(Delta
Velocity
 
To
 
Go)
 
[Cape]
 
25
 
4.1.8.
 
Geosynchronous
 
Transfer
 
Orbit
 
(Delta
Velocity
 
To
 
Go)
 
[Kwajalein]
 
26
 
4.2.
 
Sample
 
Mission
 
Profiles
 
27
 
4.3.
 
Mass
 
Properties
 
29
 
4.4.
 
Separation
 
Accuracy
 
29
 
4.5.
 
Mission
 
Accuracy
 
Data
 
29
 
 
Falcon
 
9
 
User’s
 
Guide
 
SCM
 
2008
010
 
Rev.
 
1
 
Copyright
‐‐
SpaceX
 
2009
 
3
5.
 
General 
 
Payload 
 
Information
30
 
5.1.
 
Payload
 
Fairing
 
30
 
5.1.1.
 
General
 
Description
 
30
 
5.1.2.
 
Falcon
 
9
 
Fairing
 
30
 
5.1.3.
 
Payload
 
Separation
 
31
 
5.1.4.
 
Collision
 
Avoidance
 
31
 
5.2.
 
Payload
 
Environments
 
31
 
5.2.1.
 
Transportation
 
Environments
 
31
 
5.2.2.
 
Humidity,
 
Cleanliness
 
and
 
Thermal
 
Control
 
32
 
5.2.3.
 
Launch
 
and
 
Flight
 
Environments
 
32
 
5.3.
 
Payload
 
Interfaces
 
40
 
5.3.1.
 
Falcon
 
9
 
Payload
 
Attach
 
Fittings
 
41
 
5.3.2.
 
Test
 
Fittings
 
and
 
Fitcheck
 
Policy
 
43
 
5.3.3.
 
Electrical
 
Interfaces
 
43
 
5.4.
 
Payload
 
Integration
 
46
 
5.4.1.
 
Integration
 
Schedule
 
46
 
5.4.2.
 
Documentation
 
Requirements
 
50
 
5.4.3.
 
Standard
 
Services
 
50
 
5.4.4.
 
Non
standard
 
Services
 
51
 
6.
 
Launch
 
Operations
52
 
6.1.
 
Launch
 
Control
 
Organization
 
53
 
6.2.
 
Spacecraft
 
Transport
 
to
 
Launch
 
Site
 
55
 
6.2.1.
 
Processing
 
Services
 
and
 
Equipment
 
55
 
6.3.
 
Plans
 
and
 
Schedules
 
57
 
6.3.1.
 
Mission
 
Integration
 
Plan
 
59
 
6.3.2.
 
Launch
 
Vehicle
 
Schedules
 
60
 
7.
 
Safety
61
 
7.1.
 
Safety
 
Requirements
 
61
 
7.2.
 
Hazardous
 
Systems
 
and
 
Operations
 
61
 
7.3.
 
Waivers
 
61
 
8.
 
Payload
 
Questionnaire
62
 
9.
 
Quick
 
Reference
63
 
9.1.
 
List
 
of 
 
Figures
 
63
 
9.2.
 
List
 
of 
 
Tables
 
64
 
9.3.
 
List
 
of 
 
Acronyms
 
64
 

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