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SFI video launch highlights: SpaceX Falcon 9 with Orbcomm OG2

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.2 full thrust rocket launch Orbcomm OG2 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 Landing Zone 1 photo credit Jared Haworth SpaceFlight Insider

The launch got underway at 8:29 p.m. EST (01:29 GMT) at the very start of a five-minute launch window. Photo Credit: Jared Haworth / SpaceFlight Insider

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It’s not every day that a rocket leaving one of the three currently active pads at the Cape comes back to the U.S. Air Force Station. On Dec. 21, 2015, that is exactly what happened. SFI has brought you live coverage of the event, comprehensive articles and social media updates. We now provide you with stunning video of the launch and landing produced by our team of volunteers – who barely slept to bring this historic event to you!

Video courtesy of SpaceFlight Insider


Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

Reader Comments

The “MTV”-like camera action in this video is not to my liking. The panning and rolling and up and down and quick cuts may look good in a music video, but I like to actually be able to see what I’m looking at, in detail, for a few seconds, before the camera moves down into the grass, or up into the empty clouds.

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