Falcon 9 – Accurate at Landing and in Orbit

The SpaceX Falcon 9 was not only accurate when achieving another milestone first stage landing atop the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Friday morning, but also achieved a very good orbit for its passenger, the JCSat-14 communications satellite operated by Japanese telecommunications provider Sky Perfect JSAT.

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Falcon 9 completes high-energy Satellite Delivery, First Stage aces Drone Ship Landing

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lit up the night skies over Florida’s Space Coast in the early morning hours on Friday, lifting the JCSat-14 communications satellite to orbit and attempting a challenging high-energy return of the rocket’s first stage to land on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship deployed to the Atlantic Ocean.

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