Space X JCSAT-14 Mission
Last week Space X successfully launched a Japanese satellite into a 36,000km high orbit around the earth and once again recovered the first stage booster. This time however landing the booster was especially hard since in order to get the satellite into orbit, the Falcon 9 rocket had to travel twice as fast as last launch to get into orbit. Here are some pictures.
Nine Merlin engines on the Falcon 9 first stage fire simultaneously as Falcon 9 lifts off carrying the JCSAT-14 satellite to orbit.
Long exposure image of the Falcon 9 rocket during its ascent from Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Screen shot of the Falcon 9 first stage landing on SpaceX’s Of Course I Still Love You drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.