On Thursday, January 21 at 8:09 a.m. EST, Beta flight test vehicle-2 (FTV.2) successfully ascended from the suborbital launch pad.
Beta launched to an altitude of about 40 kilometers using its nine iEngine-1. At its peak, the rocket shut down its engines and deployed four "grid fin" to make a controlled descent to a landing site near its launch pad.
Thanks to the advanced throttle control program, vehicle safety landed on the Landing Zone 1, Congratulations! Team now is preparing for the first orbital demonstrate mission of our Beta rocket.
You can watch the full replay above.