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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket landing
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SpaceX graphic showing a Falcon 9 Rocket launch and landing

ORBCOMM-2 Mission

On Dec. 21, 2015, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket delivered 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit as part of the ORBCOMM-2 Mission. The launch was from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Eleven satellites were deployed approximately 20 minutes after liftoff, completing a 17-satellite, low Earth orbit constellation for ORBCOMM.  Click on the photo to the left for a detailed graphic of the Falcon 9's launch and landing.