SpaceX launches comsat; sticks another booster landing

August 14, 2016 1:58 PM

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SpaceX launches comsat; sticks another booster landing

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket boosted a Japanese communications satellite into orbit early Sunday, lighting up the deep overnight sky as it climbed away from Cape Canaveral on a jet of fiery exhaust.

While the rocket's second stage was boosting the relay station to orbit, the first stage successfully flew itself back to landing on an off-shore drone ship, the California rocket builder's sixth successful booster recovery in 11 tries. It was the latest step in an on-going push by SpaceX founder El...

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