SpaceX successfully recovers Falcon 9 rocket first stage

The first stage, after separation from the payload, fell back to Earth and made a controlled-burn landing in Florida.

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SpaceX (Hawthorne, CA, US) on Dec. 21 successfully recovered the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket following a satellite launch and delivery from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, US. The first stage, after separation from the payload, fell back to Earth and made a controlled-burn landing on a pad in Florida. 

The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is successfully landed on a pad in Florida after launch of a satellite.

The ORBCOMM-2 mission delivered 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit for ORBCOMM (Fort Lee, NJ, US) to provide machine-to-machine communication and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.