See the new Giant SpaceX net for catching rocket nose cone shells

SpaceX has improved the boat that will catch Falcon rocket nose cone shell. SpaceX made the catching net four times larger.

The nose cone shells are called payload fairings. Once outside the atmosphere the fairing is jettisoned which exposes the payload to space.

The SpaceX fairing separates into two halves. Fairings usually burned up in the atmosphere or were destroyed upon impacting the ocean. On March 30, 2017, SpaceX successfully retrieved a fairing intact for the first time in history. This was after the fairing was parachuted into the water. They want to parachute it and then catch it with the boat and the giant net.

27 thoughts on “See the new Giant SpaceX net for catching rocket nose cone shells”

  1. Once this works, the next step is making the second stage reusable for having 100% reusable rockets with F9 and Falcon Heavy. Probably worth it, given F9 and FH are the current tested products and money makers for SpaceX. And the ones sooner to be certified for manned missions.

  2. Once this works the next step is making the second stage reusable for having 100{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} reusable rockets with F9 and Falcon Heavy.Probably worth it given F9 and FH are the current tested products and money makers for SpaceX. And the ones sooner to be certified for manned missions.

  3. This commenting system’s spam filter is somewhat too eager. Probably the comment wasn’t deleted, but submitted for moderation. Except who knows when Brian will get around to moderating it, if ever. I’ve had the same happen to some of my comments.

  4. LOL, I guess it had something about size enlargement 🙂 I just hope they have an experienced mate who don’t forgot how wide the ship is and don’t run into stuff like the crane in the back

  5. This commenting system’s spam filter is somewhat too eager. Probably the comment wasn’t deleted but submitted for moderation. Except who knows when Brian will get around to moderating it if ever. I’ve had the same happen to some of my comments.

  6. LOL I guess it had something about size enlargement 🙂 I just hope they have an experienced mate who don’t forgot how wide the ship is and don’t run into stuff like the crane in the back

  7. Master Betty: “Hmmm, yes, a tiny net is a death sentence. It’s a net, and it’s tiny.” — Kung Pow: Enter the Fist 2002

  8. Master Betty: Hmmm yes a tiny net is a death sentence. It’s a net” and it’s tiny.””– Kung Pow: Enter the Fist 2002″””

  9. its not hot after the long decent but I guess the autistic tiles and probably the control system don’t like salt water much, also fairing has to be very clean so they don’t dirty optic in satellites. And as you say parachutes are designed for net capture not splashdown so they might take damage

  10. its not hot after the long decent but I guess the autistic tiles and probably the control system don’t like salt water much also fairing has to be very clean so they don’t dirty optic in satellites. And as you say parachutes are designed for net capture not splashdown so they might take damage

  11. its not hot after the long decent but I guess the autistic tiles and probably the control system don’t like salt water much, also fairing has to be very clean so they don’t dirty optic in satellites.
    And as you say parachutes are designed for net capture not splashdown so they might take damage

  12. This commenting system’s spam filter is somewhat too eager. Probably the comment wasn’t deleted, but submitted for moderation. Except who knows when Brian will get around to moderating it, if ever. I’ve had the same happen to some of my comments.

  13. LOL, I guess it had something about size enlargement 🙂
    I just hope they have an experienced mate who don’t forgot how wide the ship is and don’t run into stuff like the crane in the back

  14. Once this works, the next step is making the second stage reusable for having 100% reusable rockets with F9 and Falcon Heavy.

    Probably worth it, given F9 and FH are the current tested products and money makers for SpaceX. And the ones sooner to be certified for manned missions.

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