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.
May need to increase size of rocket storage hangar
Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful articles that combine business and technical analysis that catches the attention of the general public and is also useful for those in the industries. He is the sole author and writer of nextbigfuture.com, the top online science blog. He is also involved in angel investing and raising funds for breakthrough technology startup companies.
He gave the recent keynote presentation at Monte Jade event with a talk entitled the Future for You. He gave an annual update on molecular nanotechnology at Singularity University on nanotechnology, gave a TEDX talk on energy, and advises USC ASTE 527 (advanced space projects program). He has been interviewed for radio, professional organizations. podcasts and corporate events. He was recently interviewed by the radio program Steel on Steel on satellites and high altitude balloons that will track all movement in many parts of the USA.
He fundraises for various high impact technology companies and has worked in computer technology, insurance, healthcare and with corporate finance.
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