SpaceX - Falcon 9 / NROL-108 Mission patch.
Dec. 19, 2020
Falcon 9 launches NROL-108
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the NROL-108 mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 19 December 2020, at 14:00 UTC (09:00 EST). Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed on Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
Falcon 9 launches NROL-108 and Falcon 9 first stage landing
The first stage booster (Block 5 B1059) previously supported launch of SpaceX’s 19th and 20th cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station, a Starlink mission, and the SAOCOM 1B mission. The NROL-108 satellite was launched for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and it was SpaceX’s second mission for the NRO.
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