The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed on a floating platform in the Atlantic

© AP Photo / Phil SandlinРакета-Falcon 9 on the launch pad<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/06/ed6154aa45f9edc4e77a9dcf4051209c.jpg" alt="The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed on a floating platform in the Atlantic" />© AP Photo / Phil Sandlin

. The first stage of the launch vehicle (LV), the Falcon 9 landed on a floating platform in the Atlantic after the launch of the Bulgarian satellite BulgariaSat 1, the broadcast is the owner of SpaceX.

The Falcon 9 was launched from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral at 22.10 GMT on the Bulgarian satellite communication BulgariaSat 1.

After 9 minutes after start of the first stage returned and landed vertically on a floating barge in the Atlantic.

The second stage rocket continues the output of the satellite to an intermediate orbit.

SpaceX, which performs cargo flights to the ISS under contract with NASA, and also carries out commercial launches of satellites, work out the technology of reusable launch vehicle, carrying the landing of the first stage of the Falcon 9 to the launch site and on a platform in the Atlantic. The company believes that reuse of the first stage will reduce the cost of space flight. The first re-flight has returned after the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket took place this spring.

When you start BulgariaSat 1 was used in the first stage, which in January this year, was preserved and restored after the launch of a commercial satellite company, Iridium Satellite Communications.

According to statistics, SpaceX to date, the company has managed to save after starting 12 of the first stages of the Falcon 9.

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