SpaceX Falcon 9 Boosters Reflights

SpaceX is first space company which is reusing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. Info Shymkent made a list of all Falcon 9 Boosters.

Billionaire, Entrepreneur and Inventor Elon Musk founded Space Exploration Technologies Corp – well known as SpaceX – in 2002 to enable a less expensive access to space. He started to land and reuse the first stage -which they call booster. Info Shymkent made a list to get an overview of the flights of each Falcon 9 booster and its turnaround time between last and next flight. We are not included Falcon Heavy flights in this list.

SpaceX BoosterFlights and Turnaround time
B1047Flight 1 (07-22-2018): Telstar 19V
Flight 2 (11-15-2018): Eshail 2 (after 117 days)
Flight 3 (08-06-2019): AMOS-17 (after 265 days)
B1048Flight 1 (07-25-2018): Iridium NEXT-7
Flight 2 (10-08-2018): SAOCOM 1A (after 76 days)
Flight 3 (02-22-2019): Nusantara Satu & Beresheet (after 137 days)
Flight 4 (11-11-2019): Starlink Launch 1 (after 263 days)
Flight 5 (03-18-2020): Starlink Launch 5 (after 128 days)
B1049Flight 1 (09-10-2018): Telstar 18V & Apstar 5C
Flight 2 (01-11-2019): Iridium NEXT-8 (after 124 days)
Flight 3 (05-24-2019): Starlink v0.9 (after 133 days)
Flight 4 (01-07-2020): Starlink Launch 2 (after 229 days)
Flight 5 (06-04-2020): Starlink Launch 7 (after 149 days)
Flight 6 (08-18-2020): Starlink Launch 10 (after 76 days)
Flight 7 (11-25-2020): Starlink Launch 15 (after 99 days)
Flight 8 (03-04-2021): Starlink Launch 17 (after 100 days)
B1051Flight 1 (03-02-2019): Crew Dragon Demo-1
Flight 2 (06-12-2019): RADARSAT Constellation (after 103 days)
Flight 3 (01-29-2020): Starlink Launch 3 (after 231 days)
Flight 4 (04-22-2020): Starlink Launch 6 (after 85 days)
Flight 5 (08-07-2020): Starlink Launch 9 (after 107 days)
Flight 6 (10-18-2020): Starlink Launch 13 (after 73 days)
Flight 7 (12-13-2020): SXM 7 (after 57 days)
Flight 8 (01-20-2021): Starlink Launch 16 (after 38 days)
B1055Flight 1 (04-11-2019): Arabsat-6A
B1056Flight 1 (05-04-2019): SpaceX CRS-17
Flight 2 (07-25-2019): SpaceX CRS-18 (after 83 days)
Flight 3 (12-17-2019): JCSat-18 & Kacific 1 (after 145 days)
Flight 4 (02-17-2020): Starlink Launch 4 (after 63 days)
B1057Flight 1 (06-25-2019): Space Test Program Flight 2
B1058Flight 1 (05-30-2020): Crew Dragon Demo Flight 2
Flight 2 (07-20-2020): ANASIS-II (1st South Korean Military Satellite) (after 52 days)
Flight 3 (10-06-2020): Starlink Launch 12 (after 78 days)
Flight 4 (12-06-2020): SpaceX CRS-21 (Bishop Airlock Module) (after 62 days)
Flight 5 (01-24-2021): Transporter-1 (after 49 days)
B1059Flight 1 (12-05-2019): SpaceX CRS-19
Flight 2 (03-07-2020): Cargo Dragon (CRS-20) (after 93 days)
Flight 3 (06-13-2020): Starlink Launch 8 (after 99 days)
Flight 4 (08-30-2020): SAOCOM 1B (after 79 days)
Flight 5 (12-19-2020): NROL-108 (after 111 days)
Flight 6 (02-16-2021): Starlink Launch 19 (after 59 days)
B1060Flight 1 (06-30-2020): GPS IIIA-03
Flight 2 (09-03-2020): Starlink Launch 11 (after 65 days)
Flight 3 (10-24-2020): Starlink Launch 14 (after 52 days)
Flight 4 (01-08-2021): Türksat 5A (after 76 days)
Flight 5 (02-04-2021): Starlink Launch 18 (after 28 days)
B1061Flight 1 (11-16-2020): SpaceX Crew-1
Flight 2 (04-22-2021): SpaceX Crew-2 (after 157 days)
B1062Flight 1 (11-05-2020): GPS IIIA-04
B1063Flight 1 (11-21-2020): Sentinel-6 (Michael Freilich)

It is very important for SpaceX to bring down the turnaround time between two flights of on booster because less time on the ground means more flight with one booster. And more flights with one booster brings down also the costs to fly into space. The fastest turnaround time between two flights of the Space Shuttle was with STS-61-B at 27th November 1985. This record was broken by SpaceX with the Falcon 9 booster B1058 at 20th July 2020. The current record for fastest turnaround of a Falcon 9 booster was set by booster B1060 with 28 days at 04th February 2021 during its Flight 5.

Another aspect is the amount of flights of a booster. The current record holder is B1049 with 8 flights. The last launch of this booster was at 04th March 2021. The Space Shuttle Discovery was launched 39 missions. The last launch occured 24th February 2011. So it is still a long wayto go for SpaceX to fly a booster this amount of times.