• SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy launch went perfectly

    23 days ago - By SlashGear

    SpaceX has been talking up its plans to launch its STP-2 mission; this is the first mission to launch using side boosters that had flown previously. The rocket launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday lifting off at 2:30 am ET from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The launch of STP-2 has been hailed at its...
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  • SpaceX records another first for re-usable rocketry by catching Falcon Heavy fairing with a boat

    SpaceX records another first for re-usable rocketry by catching Falcon Heavy fairing with a boat

    23 days ago - By TechCrunch

    SpaceX has managed to do another thing which seemed audacious and highly unlikely after a few early botched attempts - it used a ship at sea to catch the falling nosecone that shielded the cargo aboard its Falcon Heavy rocket during launch.
    The maneuver saw a SpaceX -owned barge called Ms. Tree rigged with a giant net slung across four large protruding beams navigate to a point off the Florida coast in the Atlantic Ocean to await the SpaceX fairing's return once it separated from the rocket. Falcon Heavy launched from Kennedy Space Center last night for its STP-2 mission.
    Ms. Tree had made...
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