Christmas comes early for SpaceX! Falcon 9 returns to flight with Orbcomm OG2 mission

December 23, 2015 1:33 AM

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Christmas comes early for SpaceX! Falcon 9 returns to flight with Orbcomm OG2 mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) got an early Christmas present of sorts at 8:29 EST, Dec 21 (01:29 GMT, Dec. 22), when the firm’s “Full Thrust” Falcon 9 (v1.2) lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 30 in Florida. The holiday surprises did not end there, however.

Tonight’s flight saw 11 Orbcomm OG2 satellites take to the skies on what should be the final Cape flight of the year.

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