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SpaceX Tests Recovered Falcon 9 Stage and Prepares for Next Launch |

WASHINGTON — SpaceX carried out a test of a recovered Falcon 9 first stage late Jan. 15 as the company prepares for its next launch and landing attempt.

Speaking at a press conference at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, about the scheduled Jan. 17 launch of the Jason-3 ocean science satellite on a Falcon 9, SpaceX vice president of mission assurance Hans Koenigsmann said the company conducted a static fire test of the Falcon 9 first stage the company landed Dec. 21.

“Apparently it went very well,” Koenigsmann said of the test, which he said the company had “just completed” back at Cape Canaveral, Florida. He did not offer more details about the test, saying he has been focused on the upcoming Jason-3 launch.

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