SpaceX successfully launched intelligence satellite “Falcon 9” (NROL-85 Mission) on April 17 from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, which also successfully landed.
The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched the NROL-87 mission in February 2022. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will return and land on Landing Zone 4 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
What is the FALCON 9 rocket?
FIRST ORBITAL CLASS ROCKET CAPABLE OF REFLIGHT
The Falcon 9 is a reusable, two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX to deliver people and cargo safely and safely into orbit around the Earth. The Falcon 9 is the world’s first multiple-orbital rocket. Reusable use allows SpaceX to use the most expensive rocket parts, which in turn reduces the cost of access to space.