Video: Falcon 9 Launch with GovSat-1

A flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 21:25:00 UTC on January 31, 2018 with the SES 16 / GovSat-1 communications satellite operated by LuxGovSat. Making its second flight of 2018, Falcon 9 successfully lifted its 4,230-Kilogram payload into a high-energy Supersynchronous Transfer Orbit. Employing a previously used first stage, Falcon 9 was flying with landing legs and grid fins, but expended its first stage via a soft splashdown landing in the Atlantic Ocean

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