The Falcon 9 rocket that launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base last week is now back in California.
The rocket returned to the port of Los Angeles Sunday after successfully delivering 10 Iridium satellites to low-earth orbit, SpaceX tweeted.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 11, 2019
The rocket landed on the Just Read the Instructions drone ship located in the Pacific Ocean.
Friday morning’s launch, the first this year from Vandenberg, delivered the eighth set of satellites in a series of 75 that SpaceX has launched.
Falcon 9 lands on the Just Read the Instructions droneship after delivering 10 @IridiumComm satellites to low Earth orbit and returns to the Port of Los Angeles ahead of its next flight. pic.twitter.com/2X9GKg77Sg
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 13, 2019