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Whoa! Incredible video shows a SpaceX missile disguise dipping into the ocean



There is a long way to go, as a rocket and its disguise separate during a launch. An incredible video shows that the journey for the nose cone SpaceX is reused the next time Falcon 9 is launched.

SpaceX continues to drive reusability as the company plans to test this missile for the first time at its next mission, on Monday (November 11) . The California-based company will use a payload fairing that will be used to protect a spacecraft during takeoff as the rocket fires through the atmosphere. "The panel backing this mission previously flew on Falcon Heavys Arabsat 6A mission ," SpaceX said in a tweet that told footage of the panel's previous journey.

The video shows the view of half of the disguise over the earth as the disguise was disconnected in April from the communications satellite Arabsat-6A. As the spaceship flies away, the disguise camera shows the earth's disk shining in the distance. The disguise turns gently, flutters lightly, and once again gives the camera a glimpse of the sun, the darkness of the universe, and the earth.

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The view from a SpaceX rocket disguise falling to the ground.

(Image credits: SpaceX)

During the launch of Arabsat-6A, both panels were safely injected into the sea and halved. They will once again fly on SpaceX's Starlink 1 mission, where 60 Starlink satellites fly into space from the Space Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

SpaceX has made reusability of missiles a priority. has been working for years to consistently land his Missile Booster Falcon 9 on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The company's success rate has increased over the years, making it easier for the company to reuse these boosters.

SpaceX also uses boosters for its Falcon Heavy rocket, like the one on which this fairing last flew. (SpaceX uses identical panels for both missiles.) The Falcon Heavy has a reusable core and two reusable boosters. The core lands on the drone ship while the boosters touch down near the launch pad.

You can watch the launch of Falcon 9's 60 Starlink satellites live on the SpaceX YouTube channel or here at Space. com . The 11-minute start window is currently scheduled to open on 11 November at 9:51 am EST (1451 GMT).

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