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Falcon-9 with Argentinian satellite taken to low-earth orbit

The launch took place at Vandenberg airbase in California
13:44, 8 October 2018

Wall Street Journal

Falcon 9 rocket of SpaceX company was launched from Vandenberg airbase of the U.S. Air Force in California. SpaceX press service reported this on Monday.

'Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage returned to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was SpaceX’s first land landing on the West Coast', reads the message on the company's website.

The tweet by SpaceX says that the device was taken to the low-earth orbit. It was accompanied by Argentina's satellite SAOCOM-1A. 

The first rocket stage already landed in the automatic mode.

In May, SpaceX rescheduled the launch of the first modification of Falcon 9, Block 5, just a minute before the start. It was supposed to send to the orbit a satellite of the government of Bangladesh.

Later, Falcon 9 rocket with five Iridium NEXT telecommunication satellites and two research probes for NASA was launched from Vanderberg air force base in California.

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