SpaceX to Retrieve $6M Nose from Rocket in Latest Launch

March 30, 2018 5:04 pm Last Updated: March 30, 2018 5:04 pm

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted into space Friday morning from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California.

The rocket was carrying 10 satellites for the Iridium communications company.

The mission is called “Iridium 5” and is part of a larger aim to put a network of Iridium satellites into low orbit.

This time, SpaceX plans to retrieve the spacecraft’s $6 million nose before it falls into the ocean.

Designed and manufactured by SpaceX, Falcon 9 is used for transport of satellites into orbit.

Credit: Reuters