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SpaceX Starts the Year With 71st Falcon 9 Landing

SpaceX has made the impossible a common occurrence. Yesterday evening they started 2021 with another successful launch and landing of the Falcon 9 booster. This is the fourth recovery of the rocket used during the launch and the 71st successful recovery in the program’s history.

Falcon 9 in Flight

This mission placed the Turksat 5A satellite produced by Airbus into geostationary orbit.

Falcon 9 First Stage Landing

At just over T+8 minutes the first stage booster performed a perfect landing on the autonomous drone ship “Just Read The Instructions”.