First Stage Booster Engine Returns On Drone Ship ‘Of Course I Still I Love You’ After Tuesday’s SpaceX Launch
By Space Coast Daily // August 9, 2018
next launch set for August 11
— Port Canaveral (@PortCanaveral) August 9, 2018
ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX’s drone ship ‘Of Course I Still I Love You’ returned to Port Canaveral on Thursday carrying the Block 5 booster on Thursday afternoon.
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX’s drone ship ‘Of Course I Still I Love You’ returned to Port Canaveral on Thursday carrying the Block 5 booster after Tuesday’s successful launch.
The engine returns after SpaceX successfully launched their the Merah Putih mission for PT Telkom Indonesia on Tuesday.
The satellite was deployed approximately 32 minutes after liftoff into its targeted Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).
Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage, which previously flew on the first Block 5 mission in May 2018, successfully landed on SpaceX’s “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Next launch from Florida’s Space Coast is ULA’s Delta Heavy rocket launch carrying the Parker Solar Probe on August 11. The launch will carry humanity’s first mission to the sun.
Launch window opens 3:48 a.m. ET.
Launch Coverage can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.
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