SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket in the early hours of Tuesday morning, delivering 24 satellites in orbit and making many of its customers very happy in the process. The company has pinned the landing of both side boosters, but the central amplifier of the kernel has barely managed to land and spilled into the ocean.
SpaceX finally caught one of the bow cones on his rocket
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In response to a question on Twitter, that the booster was probably damaged at the beginning of his descent back to Earth and that these damage was ultimately caused. failure and prevented the booster from being able to control enough to make a safe landing.
If the booster was really damaged as it began to return to Earth, it's actually quite impressive to have succeeded. Go as close as possible to the unmanned airplane. At one point, it turned out that it could go down perfectly only to divert itself away at the last minute. This is not the end of the world, but securing this component can save the company a lot of money in the long run and they would like to be able to cope consistently with the landing.
It's hardly the worst scenario for SpaceX if you have to spend a couple of boomers while refining your technique, especially since rockets are constantly delivering their payload as planned. If anything, this is something that SpaceX can continue to work next year as it prepares for its next Falcon Heavy launch at the end of 2020.
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