According to foreign media reports, watching the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape canavera, Florida, and then watching the first stage booster return and soft landing on an unmanned ship seems to have become a routine. SpaceX will launch the Argentine earth observation satellite saocom 1b from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base on Thursday night, along with two smaller spacecraft, a commercial radar satellite called Sequoia and a meteorological data satellite called gnomes-1. < / P > < p > SpaceX has made only one ground landing in the past 12 months, the one to deliver supplies to the international space station on March 7. Landing on land or unmanned ship is affected by many factors. One of the key factors is the flight path, and the distance from the coast after the rocket is separated from the secondary rocket. It was reported last year that saocom 1b will take off and fly to the South Pole in polar orbit. After launch, Falcon 9 will bypass the Florida coast, making it possible for it to attempt a landing on a ground platform. This will mark the first launch since 1960 from Florida using the Antarctic corridor. The saocom 1A launched by SpaceX in 2018 also made a ground landing, but at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Thursday’s launch, which was initially scheduled for the west coast, was eventually moved to Florida and was delayed due to part of the covid-19 pandemic. < / P > < p > the current launch time is set at 4:19 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, when the first stage rocket will be seen returning to landing zone 1 (lz-1), only seven miles from the launch pad. Privacy Policy