An experimental image worked up from the launch of the Merah Putih communications satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 1:18 a.m. on 7 August 2018 shows the trajectory of the rocket in its flight but, also, making the stars more visible.
A Little Blue Heron crosses in front of the returning SpaceX droneship Of Course I Still Love You carrying the first stage booster for the Merah Putih satellite launch as they entered Port Canaveral. Click for more photos.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 first stage booster used to launch the Merah Putih communications satellite into orbit returned to Port Canaveral for the second time aboard the Of Course I Still Love You droneship late in the afternoon of 9 August 2018. This was the second flight for this particular booster. It first flew back in May 2018 to launch Bangabandhu Satellite-1 into orbit. Click to view more photos of the Merah Putih booster return.
A Little Blue Heron appeared on the jetty at Jetty Park as a crowd of reporters and space fans waited for the return to Port Canaveral of the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship bearing the SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster that had launched the Merah Putih satellite only a few days ago. More photos of the booster return to follow.
A time exposure shows the Merah Putih launch for Indonesia aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1:18 a.m. on 7 August 2018. Click to view my Merah Putih launch gallery.
SpaceX launched the Merah Putih (Telkom 4) satellite for Indonesia to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on 7 August 2018 at 1:18 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Click to view my Merah Putih launch gallery.