SpaceX successfully launched another Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US, on July 25, 2018. This time, the launcher carried 10 next-generation Iridium communication satellites that were all deployed around the Earth. It is the seventh satellite launch for Elon Musk’s company, which puts the number of satellites currently in orbit at 75. This time, not only did SpaceX recover its booster, but also attempted catching the multi-million payload fairing in a giant net installed on their high-speed boat, named “Mr. Steven”. However, the boat failed to approach the descending fairing fast enough to catch it. Overall, the mission has been hailed a success.

Watch the launch and recovery.