SpaceX managed to do something else that seemed bold and very unlikely after several early unsuccessful attempts. He used a ship at sea to catch the falling nose that defended the cargo aboard his Sokol Heavy rocket launcher during the launch.
The maneuver saw a barge named Spacex named "Tree", equipped with a giant mesh moved to four large bevelled beams, moving to a point on the Florida coast in the Atlantic to wait for the SpaceX separating themselves from the rocket. Falcon Heavy kicks off Kennedy Space Center last night for his STP-2 mission.
After starting her career at the launch of the Vendenberg Air Force Base in California, Ms. Tree (née Mr. Steven) traveled to the east coast via the Panama Canal earlier this year to make some attempts to capture SpaceX missiles released from Florida.
The boat was put into operation during the launch of SpaceX by Vandenberg for the first time in February 201
This is a great job for SpaceX, because it is likely to make re-use of the cover much more feasible. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the company actually dumped $ 6 million each time it lost one of these ramps to the hard landing of the ocean, and so SpaceX worked on a way to rebuild the parts – just as the buerters recovered
The parts of the nose (each shot has two, one rack for each half of the payload capsule) were able to control their descent by means of small pushers and a parachute that SpaceX can point to ground, SES-10 for 2017, but so far they have fallen into the ocean, making rebuilding more challenging and difficult to renew.
During this launch, Mrs. Drech took half of the stretcher as planned, and the other half landed in the water nearby. The big test will now be investigating the backsliders captured to determine if it is suitable for refueling and re-flight, which could greatly help to cut SpaceX's cosmic costs.