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Falcon 9 returns to Port of Los Angeles 2 days after launch from Vandenberg AFB

Posted at 2:22 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 17:22:04-05

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.

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.