Tech & Science Falcon 9 misses landing after latest SpaceX mission to the ISS

18:45  06 december  2018
18:45  06 december  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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Official statement from SpaceX : " SpaceX ’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft to low-Earth orbit to deliver critical cargo to the International The CRS-10 mission will be SpaceX ’s first launch from historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Following stage separation, the first stage of

Five and a half hours after its departure from the ISS , Dragon will land under parachutes in the ISS -CREAM is an evolution of a payload flown aboard six long-duration balloon missions over the It will be deployed later this year, to begin a six-month mission . Three CubeSats are being carried for

Falcon 9 misses landing after latest SpaceX mission to the ISS

SpaceX has made sure it's got its money's worth out of the Falcon 9. On Wednesday the rocket was successfully launched for the third time (after delays) for a resupply mission to the International Space Station. This marked the first time a single first stage booster has been used more than twice for missions. Unfortunately, though, the milestone was marred by a missed landing.

According to a tweet by Elon Musk, the Falcon 9's reusable booster missed the landing zone at Cape Canaveral because of a stalled hydraulic pump on the grid fin. Footage captured by Twitch streamer DazValdez reveals the moment the booster took a tumble.

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SpaceX is now targeting Monday, December 3rd for launch of the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission to low Earth orbit from Space Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9 ’s first stage on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship, which will be stationed in

Kennedy Space Center's storied pad 39A will see another milestone on Saturday when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches on the complex's 100th hosted mission . Targeting a 5:07 p.m. launch to the International Space Station with a Dragon spacecraft, this Falcon 9 will be the latest in a legacy of

Obviously, things could have been much worse, but the mishap does demonstrate the challenges involved in reusing rockets. SpaceX had previously had designs on making the rocket's second stage reusable as well, but this was scrapped to focus on the development of the Big Falcon Rocket instead. Still, SpaceX reckons the Falcon 9 design has got another 300-odd missions left in it before it retires, and the current core may even fly a fourth time, assuming of course the missed landing hasn't caused irreparable damage.

SpaceX launches cargo ship, but booster landing fails.
SpaceX launched its second Falcon 9 rocket in two days, this one to the International Space Station . But an attempt to recover the booster's first stage ended in failure when a hydraulic system malfunction caused the booster to rapidly spin and tilt about its long axis during its final descent. As a result, the rocket landed well off target, settling to a gentle, upright "landing" in the Atlantic Ocean just east of the launch site. The rocket then tilted over, splashing down horizontally and remaining intact.

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