Falcon 9 rocket lands hard on offshore platform after successful launch towards the ISS




SpaceX has sat tried again to launch its Falcon 9 rocket with a cargo that is intended for the international space station. This time the launch a success and also partially succeeded was to let the rocket again land on an offshore platform.

At 10.47 Dutch time increased the Falcon 9 rocket from the Baikonur in the US state of Florida. At the time of writing, the Dragon capsule with cargo to the International Space Station, currently underway. In addition to launching the SpaceX also went to the landing: the Falcon 9 rocket that after the initial phase after launch was disconnected had to land on a landing platform at sea. For this, SpaceX has called a drone ship developed that themselves at sea with propellers can keep the desired position.

Falcon country platform About twenty minutes after launch came the disconnected part of the Falcon 9 rocket back to earth. He managed to land on the platform, but according to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk- was that hand in hand with a major impact, resulting in damage to the rocket. Therefore, the landing can not be called a complete success, but it does offer prospects for the future, says Musk. What remained of the Falcon 9 is about was the time of writing not yet known.

A few days ago the launch of the rocket was aborted at the last minute. Musk spoke of a problem with an actuator. A launch last Friday also had to be canceled. On Saturday, the weather conditions were favorable enough to send Falcon 9 still on its way to the ISS.


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