LOS ANGELES – SpaceX completed a picture-perfect nighttime recovery of the first Falcon 9 booster stage on the U.S. West Coast after launching the Saocom 1A radar-imaging satellite for CONEA, Argentina’s national space agency, from Vandenberg AB, California, on Oct. 7. The first stage, which already had been used to deploy 10 Iridium-NEXT satellites from Vandenberg in late July, touched down on SpaceX’s recently commissioned Landing Zone (LZ-4), a former Titan pad just ...

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