Transporter-3 (Falcon 9)
13 January 2022
Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Transporter-3 mission from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 10:25 a.m. on 13 January 2022. Falcon 9’s first stage booster previously launched Crew Demo-2, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, and five Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the Falcon 9’s first stage landed successfully a little over 8 minutes after launch at Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Transporter-3 is SpaceX’s third dedicated rideshare mission, and on board this launch are 105 spacecraft (including CubeSats, microsats, PocketQubes, and orbital transfer vehicles).

The first stage entry burn to slow the booster's descent into the atmosphere.
This image and all below; the landing burn moments before touchdown at LZ-1.
The unexpected palm tree!
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