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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the SAOCOM 1 communications satellite roars to orbit on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Photo Credit: Ashly Cullumber / SpaceFlight Insider

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the SAOCOM 1 communications satellite roars to orbit on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Photo Credit: Ashly Cullumber / SpaceFlight Insider

LOMPOC, Calif. — SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the SAOCOM-1 satellite on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 7:21 p.m. PDT. The SAOCOM-1 mission marked the first time that the company had completed a successful landing of a Falcon 9’s first stage back near the launch site – at its West Coast launch site. Photos courtesy: Ashly Cullumber

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