SpaceX launched and recovered its Falcon 9 rocket on 24 August – its 12th successful launch of the rocket this year.
The launch vehicle carried the FORMOSAT-5 satellite, delivering it to orbit where it was deployed.
The Falcon 9 first stage separated from the second stage of the vehicle following the primary burn, and headed back to Earth for recovery.
The booster then landed on a SpaceX barge in the Pacific Ocean – the ninth successful first-stage recovery for SpaceX this year.
SpaceX is set to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket in November.