VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The latest on a SpaceX rocket launch from California (all time local):
For the third time, SpaceX has successfully launched and launched the same first stage of a Rocket Falcon 9.
The spacecraft carrying dozens of small satellites arose Monday from Venenberg Air Force Base in California.
Minutes later, the first stage landed on an unmanaged ship in the Pacific.
The same first stage was earlier launched and recaptured on missions in May and August.
Reusability is a major purpose of SpacEx Grinder Elon Musc's Rocket Program.
A Spacex rocket carrying 64 small satellites has gone off from California with a first stage that is used twice before.
The Falcon 9 blasted away from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 10:34 AM Monday, arising over the Pacific West of Los Angeles as it has been heading for.
If all goes well, the rocket first stage will perform a so-called Boost back Manoewur and land on an unmanaged ship in the Pacific.
The first stage was previously launched and recovered during mishaps in May and August. SpaceX founder Elon Musk has made a reusable goal.
The Payroll of the Spaceflight SSO-A SmaltSat Express includes subtleties of 34 organizations in 17 countries. Full deployment in low Earth orbit is expected to take six hours.