SpaceX’s launch today from California’s Vandenberg Air Force base went off today without a hitch, bringing three satellites that make up the RADARSAT constellation to be used for observation by the Canadian Government.
The launch today included use of a Falcon 9 first stage that flew a mission only a few months ago in March, when it carried SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule to orbit during an uncrewed demonstration mission. The first stage was refurbished and reflown, bringing SpaceX yet another step closer to its goal of narrowing the window between flights for its reusable rocketry further still.
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SpaceX also recovered the first stage with a controlled landing back at the company’s LZ-4 landing pad...
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