SpaceX Rocket Launch & Landing from Vandenberg AFB with Formosat-5


SpaceX have successfully launched their 40th Falcon 9 rocket, the 5th from Vandenberg Air Force Base, tonight at 18:51 UTC, August 24th 2017. The rocket carried the Formosat-5 Earth observation satellite for the National Space Organisation of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The first stage successfully landed on the Drone ship Just Read The Instructions stationed just off the coast in the Pacific Ocean shortly after separation from the second stage marking the 15th Falcon 9 to be recovered!

Source: SpaceX



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