SpaceX is getting tough near capturing a part of the rocket that comes out of the sky after each shot. A new video posted by the company on Twitter shows a recent missile missile test, the bullet that protects the car's satellite and then collapses during a flight. In the cassette, the nose is almost landing on SpaceX's resting boat, but it eventually falls into the water.
While the video is painful to watch, it suggests that SpaceX will soon be able to perform a successful nose cone recovery after an upcoming mission. And that could lead to some savings for SpaceX. This hardware, also known as a payload rack, costs about $ 6 million for each flight, according to the company. ElX Musk CEO of SpaceX is ready to save these expensive pieces to reuse them ̵
"Imagine you have $ 6 million in a palette flying in the air, and will break into the ocean, "said Mousse. – Would you try to restore this? Yes. Yes, you would. "
Over the past year, the company has been trying to refine a bad routine to capture these ramps that includes a mix of parachutes and boats. Once SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets reach space, the ramps break down in half and fall on Earth. Each half is equipped with engines and a guidance system that helps control the downhill. They also have specialized parachutes to slow down their fall. Then, as they approach the ocean, a boat with a giant net – kindly called Mr. Stephen – arrives – to catch half of the railing. (It is assumed that another boat will be needed in the future to retrieve both parts.)
SpaceX has tried this technique after three flights and no one has succeeded. The company even increased the size of Mr Stephen's network, but he is still not lucky. In order to refine the process, SpaceX makes a dropdown test with Mr. Stephen, releasing a helicopter ramp and then trying to catch him with the boat. Another video released by SpaceX on Jan. 7 shows that the rack is missing on the net in only a few paces. In the last video, posted yesterday, part of the rack actually touches the net, but it's not enough to stay on the boat. Stephen, who is based on the West Bank, will soon make his trip to the East Coast, where he will try to capture the falling objects of the SpaceX missions in Florida. In the coming months we may see a successful recovery in the Atlantic Ocean.