Elon Musk’s SpaceX restored some of its luster Jan. 14 with the launch of a Falcon 9 for the first time since an on-pad explosion on Sept. 1. The successful return to flight was paired with landing the rocket on SpaceX’s barge the size of a football field in the Pacific Ocean. The Falcon 9 launched from at Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg AFB in California and delivered Iridium’s first 10 next-generation communications satellites into low Earth orbit. SpaceX had a ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "SpaceX Returns To Flight, Deploys Iridium Satellites, Sticks Landing".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.