Watch SpaceX nail Falcon 9 landing after launching USA spy satellite

Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket company has launched a spy satellite - its first such mission for the U.S. military - and landed the spacecraft's booster on land.

The payload that has been launched for the National Reconnaissance Office, makes and operates spy satellites for the United States.

Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched a top-secret spy satellite for the US government.

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NROL-76 will launch on Falcon 9, a two-stage rocket designed from the ground up by SpaceX for the reliable and cost-efficient transport of satellites and SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. Department of Defense contract for SpaceX, and given the successful launch, we expect that SpaceX's launch schedule will be littered with additional military missions.

So SpaceX is talking about the successful launch of the NROL-76 spy satellite, it just isn't going into detail about the payload. "Tough call, as high altitude wind shear was at 98.6% of the theoretical load limit". Instead, SpaceX focused its webcast on the landing of its first-stage booster.

The mission patch, according to the National Reconnaissance Office, depicted Lewis and Clark peering through a spyglass and holding a musket, "heading into the great unknown to discover and explore the newly purchased Louisiana Territory".

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A video released by SpaceX on Twitter showed the rocket-booster landing from two angles.

United Launch Alliance, the Lockheed-Boeing partnership, was the sole company launching satellites for the military for the last 10 years. SpaceX received clearance to launch this type of payload back in 2015. SpaceX once sued the USAF in federal court for the right to compete for national security missions, but now says it understands the decision in this particular case.

SpaceX maybe opening a new flow of top-secret government mission.

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Musk believes reusable rockets are the key to drastically cutting launch costs, eventually making it possible to fulfill his vision of colonizing Mars. Last month, SpaceX made huge strides toward that feat by putting a used rocket back into action.

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