The launch vehicle, the Falcon 9 launch site at Cape Canaveral, Florida. April 2, 2018© Photo : Official SpaceX PhotosПервая stage of the rocket Falcon 9 first returned to the launch site in California. About the success of the missile industry in this direction on radio Sputnik said the senior scientific employee of Institute of space research Nathan Eismont.
The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket first returned to California spaceport “Vandenberg”. The broadcast was carried out on the website Spaceflight Now.
The launch with the Argentine radar satellite SAOCOM 1A took place in 22:21 EDT (5.21 GMT) on Monday. The first stage successfully landed at 22.30 EDT (5.30 GMT).
The mission included the first attempt of SpaceX to land the first stage of the rocket back to the “Vandenberg”. During the previous runs, from California’s first stage down on an RC platform in the Pacific ocean. Previously, SpaceX has successfully returned a first stage to the launch site at Cape Canaveral in Florida.