Falcon-9 splashdown

Falcon 9 first stage reentry footage

A while ago SpaceX released some awesome footage shot from a chase plane. This was done during the Orbcomm OG2 Launch to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). LEO launches don’t require a lot of energy so there is enough fuel and oxygen left for a reentry burn.

This is the onboard video from the same Orbcomm mission, while the first satge reenters the atmosphere and makes a soft landing in the ocean. You can even see the legs deployig just before the landing


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