Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Why SpaceX Is Changing Its Rocket Landing Location

SpaceX has confirmed that they will attempt another, more difficult, rocket landing on their next launch January 17th. Their Falcon 9 is scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with NASA’s Jason-3 satellite on board. This time the rocket will be returning to a “drone ship” (an autonomous floating platform) in the ocean rather than a launchpad on land like their last successful landing on December 21st.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: techcrunch.com

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