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SpaceX Falcon 9 launches on ride-share mission from Cape Canaveral

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After delivering the Crypto-1 satellite to low Earth orbit (LEO) for Cryptosat, a U.S. satellite startup, 

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the first stage of the Falcon 9 used in the mission returned to land intact.

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The satellite, which is about the size of a coffee mug and was launched alongside 58 other spacecraft, is made of readily available parts .

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"CubeSats, microsats, non-deploying hosted payloads, and orbital transfer vehicles" are among the options.

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Bad actors can't get to the satellite because it's in orbit, but it's also more difficult to work with in case something goes wrong than on Earth, 

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where "you just open a terminal and debug it," as Cryptosat co-founder Yan Michalevsky put it.

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