SpaceX Falcon 1

Job #9632

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Job # 9632 SpaceX Falcon 1

Posted Date
Sep 17, 2008 @ 19:53
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Sep 18, 2008
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Job Description

Corporate video for use on a webcast. The goal is to be around 5 minutes. There are a great deal of technical terms, so we can provide a scratch track to help with pronunciation.

To be read with energy and a hint of drama. we're talking about outer space! :)

Here is an excerpt from the script:

Falcon 1 REV1.1

The falcon 1, from Spacex, is a two stage, liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene powered launch vehicle. Spacex has designed the falcon 1 from the ground up for cost efficient and reliable transport of satellites to low Earth orbit.

With Impressive stats, such as, 1.7 meters in diameter, 21 meters tall, and 27 metric tons at liftoff, the falcon one is capable of transporting an impressive 420 kilograms of payload into low earth orbit. This is achieved by constructing BOTH stages from high strength to weight ratio aluminum alloys and carbon composite materials.

Powering the first stage of the Falcon 1 is the powerful merlin rocket engine. The Merlin is a turbo-pump fed, RP-1, Liquid Oxygen engine that generates over 78,000 pounds of thrust at liftoff. Along with a vacuum ISP, or specific impulse of 304 seconds; The merlin 1 is on par with the highest performing gas-cycle engines EVER built.

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