SpaceX Publishes Some Jaw-Dropping Pictures of Falcon 9 Rocket Launch
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SpaceX Publishes Some Jaw-Dropping Pictures of Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

After facing the disastrous launch pad explosion back in September, the Elon Musk-owned SpaceX is back with a bang and last week, it has successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket. On last Saturday, the American space start-up successfully blasted off its ambitious Falcon 9, placed a part of the rocket into the lower orbit of Earth, and returned with a division to Earth. The entire launch process was extremely smooth and undoubtedly, it was a grand success for SpaceX.

After blasting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the two sections of the Falcon 9 rocket isolated, and the upper section successfully delivered its consignment of 10 Iridium communications satellites into course. Similarly, the lower part of the rocket descended back to Earth. After everything went well and as per plan, SpaceX now has released a suite of stunning pictures of the launch event, which are simply jaw-dropping. From the spectacular set of images, some pictures are from the Iridium-1 mission, while one of them demonstrates the moment before rocket’s touchdown, the deployment of its landing leg, the eye-catching view of the sun behind the rocket, and an idiom of flames emerging from the rocket’s base.

The space agency on 19 January, uploaded bunches of pictures from the launch event of Falcon 9 on Flicker and took to Twitter to inform this news to its fans. SpaceX, on its official twitter site, wrote; “Updated launch and landing photos”, together with the direct link to Flicker for viewing the uploaded picture –

The photos, published by SpaceX were clicked by a Canon 6D DSLR cameras with a shutter pace of 1/2500s at ISO 125. While clicking the pictures, the camera was on shutter priority and pattern metering modes. During the rocket launches and landings, SpaceX was fixed the camera to the barge and the views were clicked remotely.

The landing of Flacon 9 was not the first mission of SpaceX. Previously, it has already landed four rockets at sea and Flacon 9 was the fifth mission to set out at sea. However, it is the first landing in the Pacific.