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TechnologySpaceX launches cargo ship to space station, but Falcon 9 rocket misses landing site

23:05  05 december  2018
23:05  05 december  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

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SpaceX launches cargo ship to space station, but Falcon 9 rocket misses landing site© Joe Skipper Image: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon cargo spacecraft aboard launches to the International Space Station

The launch of an unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 didn't go quite as planned on Wednesday.

The rocket lifted off successfully at 1:16 p.m. ET from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but after successfully propelling the cargo-laden Dragon capsule on its way to the International Space Station, the spent rocket malfunctioned on its return to Earth and missed its landing site.

"Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted shortly after the anomaly. "Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data. Recovery ship dispatched."

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SpaceX was attempting to land the Falcon 9 rocket's spent first stage at a pad along the Cape Canaveral coast called "Landing Zone 1." Several minutes after liftoff, the rocket's first stage separated as normal, but as that booster part maneuvered into position for landing, it appeared to lose control and started spinning.

Musk confirmed that the rocket splashed down in the ocean, suggesting that there was an issue with one of the booster's so-called grid fins, which look like lattice pedals attached to the side of a rocket that help steer the booster during precision landings.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a cargo capsule toward the International Space Station and attempt to land on a boat in the Atlantic Ocean The spaceflight company SpaceX is one of several firms building private space taxis and cargo ships to launch astronauts and supplies into space .

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"Engines stabilized rocket spin just in time, enabling an intact landing in water! Ships en route to rescue Falcon," Musk said in a subsequent tweet.

While the Falcon 9's first stage didn't nail its landing, the Dragon capsule reached orbit and is en route to the space station. The capsule is loaded with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies and science experiments for the orbiting outpost.

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The International Space Station will release its SpaceX cargo ship this weekend.
Both SpaceX and NASA are eager to get the Dragon cargo spacecraft back to Earth now that it has fulfilled its duties in bringing much-needed supplies to the crew aboard the International Space Station. The ship was originally expected to be released from the ISS earlier this week but plans have since changed, and NASA now expects the space station to bid farewell to the Dragon on Sunday afternoon instead. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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