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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Stage of Falcon 9 successfully landed

Today the launch vehicle, the Falcon 9, previously launched from Cape Canaveral in the state with a Japanese communications satellite JCSAT-14, successfully landed on the floating platform in the ocean. This was preceded by another soft landing of the rocket on a floating platform, one on land, and many less successful attempts.

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Photo: @SpaceX

Booster Falcon 9 was developed in 2008 the SpaceX Corporation, founded and led by American entrepreneur Elon Musk six years earlier. In December 2008, an agreement was reached between the Corporation and American aerospace Agency NASA to use a booster in cargo delivery to the International space station. There were created four versions of the rocket carrier — with 2010 for launches used the Falcon 9 v1.0, with 2013 — Falcon 9 v1.1, 2014 — Falcon 9 v1.1 (R), and from the end of 2015 — Falcon 9 v1.1 FT, sometimes also referred to as Falcon 9 v1.2.

The letter R in the third of the above models means Reusable, which translates as “reusable”. The idea was that the lower level of the carrier rocket was supposed to return to Earth unharmed. However, in practice, to realize this fully was possible far not at once. Several times stage of the rocket was able to land on water platform, but every time the landing was unsuccessful, and on 28 June 2015 were unsuccessful already to start: due to a flight anomaly that occurred at 139 seconds into the flight, after another 8 seconds the rocket disintegrated in the air.

22 Dec 2015 to land the first stage of the rocket failed to land, she made a soft landing at Cape Canaveral. However, on 17 January 2016 attempt to land Falcon 9 on a platform in the water the third time ended with a hard landing: the rocket broke one of the pillars. Himself Elon Musk is with sad irony commented on this result on his Twitter page: “well, in any case, the pieces (which collapsed stage of the rocket — MK) this time were larger than before,” and expressed the hope that soon the project will be successful.

However, following the launch postponed several times. In particular, 29 Feb 2016 this decision was taken after earned engines. The launch took place on March 4, 2016 and ended with unsuccessful landing.

Finally, starting April 8, 2016 ended a long-expected success — the Falcon 9 the world’s first soft landing on a floating platform Of Course I Still Love You. Today, the successful result has to repeat.

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The American company Space X has made the successful landing of the lower stage of the rocket Falcon 9 on a floating platform in the ocean. The launch was made from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Video published on the website youtube.com user WWWVideos

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