On 6 May 2016 SpaceX successfully launched JCSAT-14 on Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
• The odds of a successful soft-landing were slim due to the mission requirements for the particular launch.
• JCSAT-14 is designed to last 15 years
• It is needed to be placed into geosynchronous orbit at an altitude of 22000 miles.
• This is much higher than SpaceX’s last launch when they successfully recovered their rocket on a drone ship
• Earlier they sent space station supplies to low earth orbit (LEO) at around 250 miles.
• JCSAT-14 is a satellite from the SKY Perfect JSAT Group
• The satellite will be used to provide television and communication services.
• This launch was the fourth successful flight for SpaceX so far in 2016.
• SpaceX has completed two successful rocket recoveries on a drone ship and one rocket recovery on a landing pad on stable ground.