SpaceX inaugurated its West Coast rocket-landing pad in style.
The Falcon 9 first stage booster landed in the center of LZ-4, SpaceX's landing pad at Vandenburg Air Force Base. The rocket's first stage successfully returned and landed at the Vandenberg base eight minutes after taking off, while the second stage accomplished the successful deployment of SAOCOM 1A after around 12 minutes of the launch. Pacific time. The launch was delayed one day for "pre-flight vehicle checkouts", SpaceX tweeted last week. "We're all very excited".
A bright light could be seen over the southern sky in northern Nevada on Sunday night, and it came courtesy of SpaceX.
"Nope, definitely not aliens, "Garcetti wrote on Twitter as he posted an wonderful photo".
The rocket will be carrying an Argentinian Earth-observing satellite, known as SAOCOM-1A, into orbit.
The launch, employing the upgraded Block 5 version of the Falcon 9 rocket, remained scheduled for 7:21 p.m.
The primary objective of the mission was to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit, but SpaceX also wanted to expand its recovery of first stages to its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
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The event marked the company's first West Coast landing on dry land.
Later, SpaceX reported that the SAOCOM 1A radar satellite was placed in its proper pole-to-pole orbit.
Since landing its first booster back on Earth in 2015, SpaceX has fine-tuned the inspection and refurbishment process.
Proving out a successful booster retrieval system at the former site of Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex 4W marks another step in SpaceX's drive to increase rocket reusability and as a result drive down the cost of access to space.
Both the launch and landing took place at Vandenberg Air Force Base.