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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The lower level of the Falcon 9 successfully landed on a floating platform


Us company SpaceX carried out a successful descent of the lower stage of the rocket Falcon 9 on a floating platform in the ocean.


photo: twitter.com

The message on it appeared on Twitter, the company. Earlier (08:21 GMT) from Cape Canaveral in Florida was launched Falcon 9 rocket with a Japanese communications satellite JCSAT-14. In the near future should be made the final ascent of the device in geostationary orbit.

Landing confirmed. Second stage continuing to carry JCSAT-14 to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. pic.twitter.com/HfHI5cwoYX

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) may 6, 2016

April 8, SpaceX was also able to successfully land the first stage of the rocket on the floating platform. Two previous attempts (January 17 and March 4) failed.

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