Remarkable view from westbound Iberia airliner in mid-Atlantic of SpaceX vehicle heading for orbit while first stage has turned around and heading for
sea platform! I've seen LOTS of videos of spectacular backlit launch plumes but never seen TWO.
Published on Mar 11, 2016
"SpaceX SES9 Launch, video by Iberia crew flying from Madrid to Habana. 3/5/2016 3:35Z. You can see the first stage returning to earth as a white
point in the middle of the trail."
It's not a backlit launch, but last year I did capture some night footage of a first stage descent at high magnification (during another one of the
unsuccessful off-shore attempts), enough to resolve the fireball of the thing coming down vertically.
That was just tracking by hand, so I apologize for the shaky cam footage. Future videos I do will all be automatically tracked by
edit on 18-3-2016 by ngchunter because: (no reason given)
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