Falcon 9 flight 26

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Falcon 9 flight 26 was the 26th Falcon 9 space launch by SpaceX, which launched both ABS's ABS-2A and Eutelsat's Eutelsat 117 West B (formerly Satmex 9) to geostationary transfer orbit, that occurred on 15 June 2016 at 14:29 UTC (10:29am local time).[1]

Falcon 9 flight 26
A diamond-shaped emblem with blue borders encasing an artistic depiction of a Falcon 9 rocket launching to space.
Official insignia for the mission
Falcon 9 Full Thrust launch
LaunchJune 15, 2016 (2016-06-15), 14:29 UTC
PadCape Canaveral SLC-40
OutcomePartial success
First stageB1024
Falcon launches

After the launch, the first stage of the Falcon 9 experienced a hard landing and failed to land successfully on the deck of the droneship Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean.[2] The landing failed due to low thrust on one of the three engines during the landing burn; as the rocket stage was about to land on the deck, the engines ran out of oxidizer.[3]

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  1. ^ Mission events timeline for Falcon 9’s launch for ABS and Eutelsat Spaceflight Now Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  2. ^ Live coverage: Pioneering telecom satellites launching today on Falcon 9 Spaceflight Now Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Elon Musk on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-06-15.

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