SpaceX released the breathtaking video of the Falcon Heavy disguise, which returned to Earth shortly after the launch of the rocket. The fairing, which was part of the spacecraft's nose cone, could be the same component caught by SpaceX with a giant net.
The Falcon Heavy rocket was officially launched on June 25 for its STP-2 mission. In collaboration with the US Air Force, the mission's mission was to station over 20 military satellites in space. Apart from that, the other payloads for the mission included the Deep Space Atomic Clock and the Sun-powered LightSail 2 spacecraft.
Shortly after launching Falcon Heavy, the nose cone of the rocket protects the on-board payloads or satellites. which are separated from the peeling craft and separated into two panels. In order to ensure safe re-entry of the panels, they were equipped with parachutes and small on-board jet propulsion systems.
In the video posted by SpaceX on Twitter is one of the disguises seen as it dissolves from the spaceship. For a few seconds, the Falcon Heavy can even be seen in the background as it bumps into space.
When the disguise returns to Earth and enters the atmosphere, blue flames appear. According to SpaceX, this was caused by the particles in the atmosphere, which had warmed up due to reentry of the panel by friction. Eventually, the entire rocket component burns, resulting in an amazing cosmic light show.
Since the nose cone has been split in two, it's still not clear if the disguise was the same SpaceX recently captured. For years, the company hopes to capture components of its missiles when they return to Earth so they can be reused in future missions.
SpaceX struggled to accomplish this as rocket components normally fall into the ocean. Damage to their on-board systems. After years of planning, however, the company managed to achieve its goal by successfully intercepting one of Falcon Heavy's nose cone fairings when it fell back to earth. SpaceX was able to accomplish this amazing feat by equipping a boat with a huge net.