Friday, May 27, 2016
SpaceX Sticks Ocean Landing Of First Stage Of Falcon 9, Again
Hawthorne-based SpaceX once again stuck a landing on its drone ship on Friday afternoon, as part of a mission to launch a satellite into space for Thaicom. SpaceX--which had been qualifying before the mission that another landing on its barge would be "very challenging"--landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 at 5:49PM. The Falcon 9's second stage, along with the Thaicom 8 satellite, was still on its way to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) at the time of the landing.