SpaceX launches 10 new Iridium satellites, sticks rocket landing


“The private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully launched 10 communications satellites into low-Earth orbit today (Oct. 9) and landed the spent Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. … Today was the first flight of this particular Falcon 9 first-stage booster, a company representative told SpaceX has successfully flown Falcon 9 boosters that were previously used, and plans to use a pre-flown booster to launch another communications satellite into orbit on Wednesday (Oct. 11), from NASA’s Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.” (10/09/17)