Range Tracking

The Falcon has landed

After successfully carrying out its mission to deliver eleven ORBCOMM satellites into orbit, the Falcon 9 first stage returns from 124 miles into space at hypersonic speeds to make a soft landing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A feat that SpaceX has long worked toward to achieve. The time exposure shows the long climb toward orbit at left. On its return the Falcon 9 could be seen falling at great speed until it neared the ground when its engines fired to slow it down for the landing, which is the shorter streak at right. A deafening sonic boom rattled the area moments after landing. Click to view more images of the launch and landing as seen from the beach.

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