SpaceX Orbits Jason-3 Spacecraft, Fails to Land on Barge

Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls
LOS ANGELES and PARIS -- Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully launched the U.S.-European Jason-3 ocean altimetry mission to low Earth orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket Jan. 17, though an attempt to land the vehicle’s core stage on a barge in the Pacific Ocean was unsuccessful. While the...

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