SpaceX has finally launched its Falcon 9 from NASA’s famous Launchpad after a last minute delay, and with this launch, NASA’s legendary launch complex 39A comes back to life. This will be the first time the complex will be used since Atlantis took off in 2011, and automatically, it will be the first time a private spacecraft outfit gets launched from it.
This comes as SpaceX’s tenth supply mission to the International Space Station and the Dragon capsule on the rocket is carrying a special payload as it plans to haul Raven with hopes of testing an autonomous space rendezvous technology. Raven features a three-sensor array that can track spacecraft visiting the station and help guide them to their intended destination safely.
Well, the focal point as at this point is that the launch was a success, and SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket in Cape Canaveral. The weather was quite cloudy in the moments leading to the launch, but that wasn’t even enough to stop the launch of the SpaceX. The rocket was said to have taken off at 9:39ET.