45th Space Wing launches ORBCOMM; historically lands first stage booster

Cape Canaveral AFS F (SPX) Dec 21, 2015

The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing successfully supported the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket during its mission to put ORBCOMM’s OG2 communications satellites in to orbit Dec. 21 at 8:29 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 here.

Then just nine minutes following the launch was the first-ever successful landing of the Falcon 9’s first stage booster at Landing Zone 1 (formerly Complex 13) at 8:3 —> Read More