Sunday, January 17, from Baikonur cosmodrome Vandenberg (California, USA) was successfully launched the carrier rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX American company to weather the Jason 3 satellite, intended for studying climate change and forecasting of typhoons and hurricanes.
Falcon 9 needs to bring the satellite into an intermediate orbit.
Unfortunately, SpaceX failed to successfully land a first stage rocket on a floating platform was broken intended to seat back up. However, the main task continues to run successfully.
The launch of SpaceX’s long postponed due to the fact that in June of this year, the Falcon 9 rocket that was supposed to put into orbit space truck Dragon with two tons of cargo to the ISS, exploded in the third minute after the start. However, on December 22 from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida, USA) was first successfully launched booster.