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.


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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