New Website Coming - 4th June 2018

It will be 7 years on March 13th since we launched SpaceVids back in 2011 and 5 years since the launch of the website - Since then the website has outgrown the Space sector and is in dire need of an upgrade. To mark the 5th anniversary we will be launching a brand new stunning website on April 2nd June 4th 2018, The new website will have all of the same videos along with historical data in a fully responsive view.

We have pushed launch back into June by a month to allow us to ensure the historical videos are all imported properly.

SpaceX Return to Flight with Falcon 9 Rocket Launch – Iridium Flight 1

SpaceX have successfully launched their Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket today in a rocket launch that occurred at January 14th 2016 at 17:54 UTC from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Just 3 months after a failure in the second stage caused a Falcon 9 to explode on the launch pad in Florida, destroying the payload and badly damaging the launch pad.

Todays rocket launch lifted 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit on the first flight for Iridium of a planned 8 launches. Iridium use Low Earth orbiting satellites in large constellations to provide mobile connectivity to users back on Earth.

The first stage of this mission as per usual missions for SpaceX now, attempted a landing on an Ocean going barge named Just Read the Instructions. The landing was successful and marks the seventh Falcon 9 first stage to be recovered.

Source: SpaceX

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