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U.S. private spaceflight company SpaceX launched an Argentine Earth-observing satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket, and the booster made its first successful on-land landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday. This new satellite whose name is SAOCOM 1A will get operated by Argentina's Space Agency CONAE.

The mission, mainly to gather soil moisture information, consists of a constellation of two identical satellites, SAOCOM 1A and 1B, both of which carry an L-Band SAR polarimetric instrument.

The SpaceX launch marked a continuation of Elon Musk's company's efforts to develop reusable rockets with the goal of saving costs and bringing in more business. Apart from this it will predict pestilence and can even give an alert about the natural disasters like floods.

Earlier it was reported that the company SpaceX has made the launch, moving into space, the Argentinean satellite. The Falcon 9 rocket has put the satellite which weighs about 3,000 Kilogram into space. This is said to be the company's Block 5 Falcon 9 rockets. But for the very first time, the company will be trying to bring the first stage rocket in the West Coast.

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It departed at around 19:21 local time, with the first stage of the rocket returning safely to the air base roughly eight minutes later.

SpaceX has successfully completed its first Falcon 9 launch on the West Coast last Sunday night.

Known as "twilight phenomena", it occurs when launches take place on clear days shortly after sunset and are visible brightly from Los Angeles across the trajectory of the rocket.

The rocket at launch seen in a still shot of the SpaceX video.

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