Rocket launches are always guaranteed to make people look up to the sky in awe, but the latest SpaceX liftoff might have just raised the bar for a long time. "We're all very excited". One of those viewers was Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.
This will mark the first time SpaceX has attempted a ground landing of the Falcon 9 on the West Coast. A backup instantaneous launch opportunity is available on Thursday, October 11 at 7:21 p.m. PDT, or Friday, October 12 at 2:21 UTC.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket as seen from the North Coast. But tonight's event marked SpaceX's first-ever land touchdown on the West Coast.
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Since landing its first booster back on Earth in 2015, SpaceX has fine-tuned the inspection and refurbishment process.
SpaceX has been working with the USA government and on its own private ventures, which eventually could include private space travel, according to Musk, who also is the founder and CEO of the electric vehicle company Tesla.
"Local residents may see the first stage of the Falcon 9 returning to Vandenberg AFB, including multiple engine burns associated with the landing", The Air Force said in a statement last Tuesday.
Argentina's satellite will reportedly track natural disasters, crop yields and soil-moisture levels from 385 miles (620km) above the earth. CONAE will operate the satellite as part of the Argentine-Italian System of Satellites with the Italian Space Agency, coordinating observations with Italy's four Cosmo-Skymed X-band SAR satellites. Flying both satellite constellations along the same orbit supports a rapid response by providing radar readings in emergency situations.