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Spacex Lands Rocket On Drone Ship
SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea, after launching the vehicle into space this afternoon. It's the first time the company has been able to pull off an ocean landing, after four previous attempts ended in failure. Today's success is a crucial milestone for SpaceX ...
SpaceX successfully recovered its first stage Falcon 9 rocket during a launch on Saturday, marking the 7th rocket recovered overall, and the first one for this drone landing barge, ‘Just Read The Instructions.
The rocket had to send a heavy satellite into a high orbit. This was SpaceX's fourth attempt to land the Falcon 9 post-launch on an autonomous drone ship floating in the ocean.
SpaceX had tried to land Falcon 9 first stages twice before, both times on an uncrewed "drone ship" hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.
An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform.Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting ...
SpaceX CRS-1 Mission - SpaceX's First Official Cargo Resupply Mission to the Space Station
Company SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.
SpaceX has successfully launched its massive Falcon Heavy rocket and sent a red Tesla Roaster into space for a one million-year journey.
The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket survived an experimental ocean landing during today's launch of the GovSat-1 communications satellite, company founder and CEO Elon Musk said.
Over the years, SpaceX has been building toward this kind of booster recovery by perfecting landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 booster on drone ships and solid ground.