GO Ms. Tree now has two epic catches in her resume.
The fast, net-equipped SpaceX boat tore a payload from the sky for the second time on Tuesday night (August 6) launch of the communications satellite Amos-17 on a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket.
"Missile disguise falls from space and is captured by Ms. Tree Boot," said SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk about 75 minutes after taking off via Twitter where he posted a 28 second video from Die Disguise halves settling in the net of GO Ms. Tree in the Atlantic, far off the coast of Florida. Pic.twitter.com/nJv0Ry1iKk[19459006lightboxesAugust7201
Nutzloadverkleidungen are the nose cone that surround the satellites at take-off. SpaceX panels are made up of two halves, each equipped with small control rudders and parafoils to aid salvage efforts.
There is a significant financial incentive to rebuild and reuse payload fairings. Everyone costs about $ 6 million, Musk said. (SpaceX uses identical cladding for the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy missiles.)
And here comes GO Ms. Tree – formerly known as Mr. Steven – into play. Saltwater is extremely corrosive, so there's a chance to keep the fairing halves dry, Musk said.
GO Ms. Trees first successful catch took place on June 25 during the third launch of Falcon Heavy. This breakthrough came not by chance; The boat had been stuck in the last few months almost s.einer disguise several times.
SpaceX uses its missiles again, of course. To date, the company has successfully completed the first stages of Falcon 9 44 times, and more than 20 boosters have climbed skyward several times. Such activities are part of the company's vision to reduce space costs and enable ambitious exploration such as the settlement of Mars.
The Falcon 9 launched yesterday had a used first stage. In fact, the booster already had two starts behind it. But there was no third landing for this rocket; Amos-17 is a very heavy satellite destined for a relatively distant orbit. So the booster did not have enough fuel to get home safely.