Fourth attempt Falcon 9 rocket failed to land on an offshore platform




SpaceX has made a new attempt to make its Falcon 9 rocket landing on a drone ship at sea. In this fourth attempt went wrong again, even though the company had previously indicated not expect to succeed. The rocket launch was postponed several times.

The Falcon 9 rocket rose on Friday from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Then, the first section of the rocket was disconnected, to again fall back to earth. According to Musk’s Falcon 9 subsequently hard landed on the autonomous drone ship that serves as a platform country.

This also this attempt failed rocket to land on an offshore platform, after three previous attempts yielded no success. SpaceX has already pointed out that the landing would probably fail, because the heavy load that had to be fired up, it took a lot of fuel and so little was left for the landing: Incidentally, this result was to be expected. Musk states that there will again be attempted in the future, where a higher chance of success is expected.

With the launch wild SpaceX satellites in orbit to bring the earth as part of the so called SES-9 mission. These satellites will use SES client to be able to offer services to customers in Asia. Initially its launch last month to take place, but SpaceX faced with various problems that the launch had to be canceled several times. Friday night, however, proved to be the conditions to be favorable enough to let go through the launch. For the time being it seems that the satellites have been successfully launched.

Although the previous two attempts SpaceX did to its Falcon 9 rocket to land on the drone ship again failed , a failed attempt a landing on land though. According to CEO Elon Musk, the missile successfully landed upright, be reused for a launch. SpaceX chooses , however, to not do that; the Falcon 9 will probably get a place in a museum.



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