The launch will be the first to use a previously flown first stage, in this case a stage that launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft last April.
SpaceX plans to convert a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, into a landing pad for the reusable rocket boosters it is developing to power its Falcon family of rockets.
Hoping that the third time is the charm, the Planetary Society announced Jan. 26 that it will launch a solar sail experiment in May as a secondary payload on an Atlas 5 rocket.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. will attempt to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean on its next mission.
SpaceX said it would take one to two weeks to re-examine potential failure modes of its Falcon 9 rocket.