Nine minutes later the first stage successfully landed on a platform in the Atlantic ocean
The company SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 first stage which is already went into space.
Heavy carrier rocket with a multi-purpose telecommunications satellite SES-10 was launched from Cape Canaveral (Florida) on Thursday, March 30.
The rocket was launched at 18:27, reports Reuters. Nine minutes later the first stage successfully landed on a platform in the Atlantic ocean.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk called the successful launch of Falcon 9 with a used stage “revolution in space flight”. “This means that you can reuse the first stage of the accelerator, the most expensive part of the rocket vehicle,” he said.
Last launch of the Falcon 9 and its successful landing on the offshore platform was held in April 2016. In this re-launch was planned for may or June of 2016.
SpaceX plans in 2017 to produce 27 commercial and civil launches and test launches of heavy rockets, the Falcon Heavy and Dragon V2 spacecraft.
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