On June 30, 2021 at 3:31 p.m. EST, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Transporter 2 mission from SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. This was a rideshare flight that included 85 spacecraft and 3 Starlink satellites.
The Falcon 9 flew into a sun-synchronous polar orbit making it only the third time for a polar launch from the Space Coast in 60 years.
Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage touched down at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
Photos taken from Cocoa Beach, about 7 miles from LZ 1.
© Dennis Huff