As reported on Twitter, SpaceX, the company for the second time managed to successfully carry out a controlled descent of the lower stage of the Falcon 9 on a sea platform in the Atlantic ocean. "The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed on the platform", — stated in the message of the company.
Previous controlled descent of the spent element on the offshore platform, produced in early April after the launch of the Falcon 9 space cargo ship Dragon , also ended successfully. Prior to this, four attempts to save the stage ended in failure. As noted TASS, SpaceX believe that reuse of the first stage will allow the company to reduce the cost of commercial launches.
JCSAT-14, designed for 15 years of continuous operation, replace one of the legacy devices of the family JCSAT Japanese Corporation, one of the largest satellite operators in the Asian market.
JCSAT-14 with a mass of about 5 tons, American built by SSL, is designed to transmit television and Internet signals over the territory of several Asian countries, and partly also of Australia and Russia.