May 06, 2016

Spacex lands another rocket stage on the floating platform and Elon tweets Spacex may need to increase size of rocket storage

SpaceX now has two successful rocket stage landings at sea and one on land. Four previous sea landing attempts resulted in the stage tipping over or landing too hard. This rocket launch was to geosynchronous orbit which meant it was travelling faster. A successful landing was “unlikely,” SpaceX wrote on YouTube before the successful sea landing. However, Spaces did succeed.

Reusing first stage rocket stages should lower costs by 40% and reduce launch prices by 30%.

Spacex will try to reuse all stages which could ultimately reduce costs by 10 to 100 times.

Before launch

After landing







The Spacex vision of reusable rockets






SOURCES - Twitter, Youtube, Washington Post

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