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SpaceX successfully launches and lands Falcon 9 after long break

/ 05:26 PM January 19, 2017
SpaceX Falcon rocket landing

A shot of the Falcon 9 landing. Image: SpaceX

After several months since SpaceX’s Falcon 9 explosion, the Elon Musk-led company is back to launching rockets and delivering payloads into space.

SpaceX’s investigations in the Falcon 9 explosion concluded that a helium tank was the cause of the issue, reports Gizmodo.

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With the problem fixed, SpaceX successfully delivered 10 Iridium NEXT communication satellites into orbit. These and more will be linked to create a 95-member satellite constellation for Iridium Communications, Inc.

A number of stunning launch photos have been uploaded to SpaceX’s Flickr account while the launch video may be viewed below. Alfred Bayle

TOPICS: communication satellite, Elon Musk, Falcon 9, Iridium NEXT, SpaceX
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