Launch of Falcon 9 Full Thrust on Return to Flight OG-2 Mission


The very first full thrust Falcon 9 rocket launched today by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 00:29 UTC, December 22nd 2015, carrying 11 Orbcomm Generation 2 satellites into orbit. This was the return to flight mission for SpaceX since the first stage failure in June of this year which left an unmanned Dragon capsule in the Atlantic ocean, it was also the very first attempt at landing the first stage on land. The stage successfully reignited and then softly touched down at the newly renovated Launch Complex 13, now called Landing Zone 1 of Cape Canaveral around 10 minutes into flight.

Source: SpaceX



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