In Pictures: SpaceX Falcon 9 Relaunch
Liftoff of the Falcon 9 with the European communications satellite— SES-10 - on board came at 6:27 p.m. EDT, the beginning of its launch window. The Falcon 9 first stage’s nine Merlin engines burned for about 2 min., 38 sec. before shutting down, and the second stage’s single Merlin ignited 8 sec. later. The first stage reignited for its reentry burn 6 min, 19 sec. after liftoff, and the stage touched down on the robotic barge called “Of Course I Still Love You” 2 min., 13 sec. after that.