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[–]NuncErgoFacite 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So... if i understand this correctly, the camera shutter was open long enough for the booster rockets to complete a full orbit and land? I didn't realize the program used the same location to land as to launch. Wow.

[–]jardeon[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The first stage booster doesn't perform a full orbit; the second stage and payload separate from it after 2.5 minutes. The first stage boosts back to an altitude of 250km, and lands back at the launch site (well, a few miles down the road on the same property) about 8 minutes after liftoff.