JUNE 17, 2021
GPS III Space Vehicle 05 Mission
On Thursday, June 17 at 12:09 p.m. EDT, Falcon 9 launched the GPS III Space Vehicle 05 mission from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This was the second launch and landing of this Falcon 9 stage booster, which previously supported launch of GPS III Space Vehicle 04. Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship, located in the Atlantic Ocean.