How many engines does the Falcon 9 have?

RA Rajnishkumar asked on 04 June 2020, 09:49
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As its name implies the Falcon 9 rocket has 9 main engines. Plus another Merlin vacuum engine in the second stage.

However there are additional thrusters, which you could count as engines even though they are operated using pressurized gas. If my informations are correct the Falcon 9 has 4 thruster sets each containing 3 independend thrusters (arranged like a T).

So, if I am correct, that makes for a total of (at least) 22 engines in the Falcon 9. Wow! They really should call it Falcon 22! But that does not sound nearly as cool…

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