SpaceX Rocket Seen Across California

08 October, 2018, 10:21 | Author: Courtney Reynolds
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Baldwin wasn't the only one to capture wonderful views of SpaceX's launch.

After it separated from the second stage, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket arrested its forward movement, and began falling back toward Earth.

After a trouble-free countdown, the two-stage rocket blasted off right on time at 7:21 p.m. PT from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, leaving a post-sunset contrail glowing in the cloudless skies above.

A spokesperson for the base says the rocket was launched at 7:21 p.m., and residents may see the first stage of the Falcon 9 returning to Vandenberg AFB, including multiple engine burns associated with the landing.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from a launch pad in Florida on March 30, 2017.

SpaceX used the same first stage for the Saocom-1A mission that launched 10 satellites for Iridium about 10-and-a-half weeks ago, also from Vandenberg.

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Known as plume interaction, the phenomena has been known to produce extraordinary visual effects and the launch of SAOCOM 1A was certainly no exception. "This is fantastic news", SpaceX launch commentator Tom Praderio said.

The satellite is the first of two from Argentina. Flying both satellite constellations along the same orbit supports a rapid response by providing radar readings in emergency situations.

Lighting up the early evening sky, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaked away Sunday from California, boosting an Argentine environmental satellite into orbit. You can expect more rocket landings after this, then.

Land landings aren't threatened by storms like ocean landings are, and they also allow SpaceX to refurbish the boosters faster, as they don't need to be recovered from sea.

The fact that the launch and landing took place near Los Angeles meant there were ample opportunities for Southern Californians to catch the show (and for unwitting observers to register UFO reports).

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