This morning, at 06:55 local time (04:55 UTC) MAPHEUS-5 rocket was successfully launched. The rocket reached an altitude of 252,2 km. The payload landed 70 km north of Esrange Space Center and has been successfully recovered and brought back to the center at 10:12 local time (08:12 UTC).
MAPHEUS is a DLR research rocket programme conducting annual launches of science payloads initially dedicated to materials studies.
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Launch photo: Sato Naoki
Recovery photo: SSC