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Rocket launched from the Georgia coast

No witnesses from the general public were allowed, but Vector, a private micro-satellite space launch company, today says it successfully launched a test vehicle – the first use of “Spaceport Camden” on the Georgia coast.

Regulations laid down by the Federal Aviation Administration allowed the low-altitude, single-stage launch, as long as the rocket remained within the confines of the Camden County property.

Below is the video the company just provided us, taken by drones at the site. The rocket was to return to the ground via parachute. Video of the landing was not released, but the chutes did deploy, the company reported:

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