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Falcon 9 is a partially reusable two-stage medium-lift launch vehicle designed and manufactured by the American aerospace company SpaceX. Both the first and second stages are powered by SpaceX Merlin engines and the first stage is capable of re-entering the atmosphere and landing vertically after separating from the second stage. Falcon 9 can lift payloads of up to 22,800 kilograms (50,300 lb) to low Earth orbit (LEO) and 8,300 kg (18,300 lb) to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). Due to the great success of the Falcon 9, it is often used today to launch commercial payloads such as communications satellites. Falcon 9 has been considered as the world's most advanced space launch vehicle and as of January 2021, this launch vehicle has the most launches among all U.S. rockets currently in operation. Learn all about the different commercial unmanned launches of the Falcon 9 rocket from the American space company SpaceX in 2024 thanks to this overview!

2024 Falcon 9 commercial launch overview

Date launch Rocket Launch base Orbit Payload & operator Payload mass Patch Mission succes?
03/01/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
LEO
  • USA 21 x Starlink v1.5 Group 7-09 (SpaceX)
16,800 kg Starlink

Success

03/01/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
GTO
  • USA Ovzon-3 (Ovzon)
1,500 kg Ovzon

Success

07/01/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-35 (SpaceX)
18,400 kg Starlink

Success

14/01/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
LEO
  • USA 22 x Starlink v1.5 Group 7-10 (SpaceX)
17,600 kg Starlink

Success

15/01/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-37 (SpaceX)
18,400 kg Starlink

Success

24/01/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
LEO
  • USA 22 x Starlink v1.5 Group 7-11 (SpaceX)
17,600 kg Starlink

Success

29/01/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Kennedy Space Center
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-38 (SpaceX)
18,400 kg Starlink

Success

29/01/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
LEO
  • USA 22 x Starlink v1.5 Group 7-12 (SpaceX)
17,600 kg Starlink

Success

30/01/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA Cygnus NG-20 (Northrop Grumman)
3,726 kg NG20

Success

08/02/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
SSO
  • USA PACE (NASA)
1,694 kg NG20

Success

10/02/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
LEO
  • USA 22 x Starlink v1.5 Group 7-13 (SpaceX)
17,600 kg Starlink

Success

14/02/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA HBTSS 1 (MDA)
  • USA HBTSS 2 (MDA)
  • USA TOTR 5 (SDA)
  • USA TOTR 6 (SDA)
  • USA TOTR 7 (SDA)
  • USA TOTR 8 (SDA)
Unknown USSF

Success

15/02/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Kennedy Space Center
(Florida)
TLI
  • USA IM-1 Nova-C (Intuitive Machines)
1,931 kg Starlink

Success

15/02/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
LEO
  • USA 22 x Starlink v1.5 Group 7-14 (SpaceX)
17,600 kg Starlink

Success

20/02/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
GTO
  • USA Merah-Putih 2 (Telkom Indonesia)
4,000 kg Merah Putih

Success

23/02/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
LEO
  • USA 22 x Starlink v1.5 Group 7-15 (SpaceX)
17,600 kg Starlink

Success

25/02/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 24 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-39 (SpaceX)
17,500 kg Starlink

Success

29/02/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-40 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

04/03/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
SSO
  • Argentina ÑuSat 44 (Satellogic S.A.)
  • Australia Optimus OTV 2 (Space Machines Company)
  • Belgium Fifi (Aerospacelab)
  • Belgium Loulou (Aerospacelab)
  • Belgium Riri (Aerospacelab)
  • Belgium Rose (Aerospacelab)
  • Germany SONATE 2 (Bayerische Juilius Max. Univ.)
  • Finland 3 x ICEYE (ICEYE)
  • France BRO 12 (UnseenLabs)
  • France BRO 13 (UnseenLabs)
  • Japan Pyxis (AXELSPACE)
  • Luxembourg Tiger 7 (NanoAvionics)
  • Luxembourg Tiger 8 (NanoAvionics)
  • Mongolia ONDOSAT-OWL 1 (ONDOSPACE)
  • Mongolia ONDOSAT-OWL 2 (ONDOSPACE)
  • Portugal AEROS MH-1 (CEIIA)
  • South Korea ContecSat 1 (Contec)
  • Spain HORACIO (Satlantis)
  • Taiwan IRIS F1 (NCKU)
  • UK HAMMER (Catapult)
  • USA Aries 1 (Apex)
  • USA EWS-RROCI (USSF)
  • USA GHOSt 4 (Orbital Sidekick)
  • USA GHOSt 5 (Orbital Sidekick)
  • USA Jackal X-1L-001 (True Technology)
  • USA Jackal X-1L-002 (True Technology)
  • USA LaCE A (US Navy)
  • USA LaCE B (US Navy)
  • USA LizzieSat 1 (Sidus Space)
  • USA Lynk Tower 5 (Lynk Global Inc.)
  • USA Lynk Tower 6 (Lynk Global Inc.)
  • USA (Missouri University)
  • USA MethaneSAT (MethaneSAT LLC)
  • USA MuSat 2 (Muon Space)
  • USA Pony Express 2A (Tyvak Nano/Lockheed Martin)
  • USA Pony Express 2B (Tyvak Nano/Lockheed Martin)
  • USA Quark-Lite/Gluon (Atomos Space)
  • USA Scout 1 (Quantum Space)
  • USA Veery 0E (Care Weather Tech.)
  • USA YAM 6 (Loft Orbital)
  • USA 2 x Lemur-2 (Spire)
  • USA 4 x PY4 (NASA Ames)
Unknown SpaceX

Success

04/03/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-41 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

10/03/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-43 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

11/03/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 7-17 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

16/03/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Kennedy Space Center
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-44 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

19/03/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
LEO
  • USA 20 x Starlink v1.5 Group 7-16 (SpaceX)
  • USA 2 x Starshield (SpaceX)
16,100 kg Starlink

Success

24/03/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Kennedy Space Center
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-42 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

25/03/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-46 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

30/03/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Kennedy Space Center
(Florida)
GTO
  • USA Eutelsat 36D (Eutelsat)
5,000 kg Eutelsat

Success

31/03/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-45 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

02/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
LEO
  • USA 22 x Starlink v1.5 Group 7-18 (SpaceX)
16,700 kg Starlink

Success

05/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-47 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

07/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
LEO
  • USA 21 x Starlink v1.5 Group 8-1 (SpaceX)
16,800 kg Starlink

Success

07/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Kennedy Space Center
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA Bandwagon-1 (various)
Unknown Bandwageon 1

Success

10/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-48 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

11/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Vandenberg Space
Force Base
(California)
SSO
  • USA USSF-62 (USSF)
1,200 kg USSF

Success

13/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-49 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

17/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Kennedy Space Center
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-51 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

18/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-52 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

23/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-53 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

28/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Kennedy Space Center
(Florida)
MEO
  • Europe Galileo FM25 (ESA)
  • Europe Galileo FM27 (ESA)
kg Galileo

Success

28/04/2024 Falcon 9 B5 Cape Canaveral
(Florida)
LEO
  • USA 23 x Starlink v1.5 Group 6-54 (SpaceX)
17,100 kg Starlink

Success

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This article was published by FutureSpaceFlight founder and chief editor Kris Christiaens. Kris Christiaens has been passionate and fascinated by spaceflight and space exploration all his life and has written hundreds of articles on space projects, the commercial space industry and space missions over the past 20 years for magazines, books and websites. In late 2021, he founded the website FutureSpaceFlight with the goal of promoting new space companies and commercial space projects and compiling news of these start-ups and companies on one website.