SpaceX test fires its Falcon 9 upgraded first stage

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The competition heats up: SpaceX has successfully test-fired its Falcon 9 upgraded first stage.

The link shows the video of the test. Though not confirmed, I am pretty sure this upgrade will be used on the next Falcon 9 launch in November, which will put an communications satellite into geosynchronous orbit while also attempting to vertically land that first stage on a barge.

One comment

  • David M. Cook

    This is what I like about Mr. Musk and SpaceX. They get right at the hard tasks and figure out how to make them happen, just like the old days of aviation. The critics said you can’t put up a satellite to geostationary orbit AND land the 1st stage, so that’s what SpaceX will do. Major kudos to them!

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