stuff that’s hard to do (night launch and landing)

Just-deployed string of Iridium satellites in the background — awesome!

Full vid
Launch
Landing
Multiple-satellite deployment (see: pic above)

(What? Yeah, there’s routine, and then there’s 21st-C routine.)

3 Comments!

  1. mech
    Posted October 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm |

    Very nice and so above it all. . .

  2. MikeAZ
    Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:41 am |

    Science and technology can be awesome when the government (NASA) stays out of the way!

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted October 10, 2017 at 9:26 am |

    Amazing metallurgy, and amazingly fast control input/outputs to keep that thing stable and still hit the landing spot.
    Kinda like balancing a rope vertically on your fingertip.