Friday, 14 December, 2018

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket landing fail in style

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After 26 straight successful landings of its Falcon 9 booster, SpaceX experienced a landing failure amidst an otherwise successful launch to orbit of the CRS-16 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Musk also tweeted a video from on board the booster, showing the rocket spinning uncontrollably until it regained stability at the last moment, but missed the landing pad.

CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter soon after the breathtaking loss of control and expected landing time, stating that the SpaceX team now pegged the failure on a grid fin's stalled hydraulic fin, which ultimately caused the wild spinning seen in the webcast.

If what Musk says proves true, the rocket is certainly wet but not much worse for the wear after the landing and will be recovered which is pretty damn impressive.

The Falcon 9 successfully completed its main mission that day, sending a robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station for NASA.

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The US military described Wednesday's mission as "a successful launch but a non-nominal landing". "Given this event, we will likely add a backup pump & lines".

Musk also addressed the video dropout in another tweet, calling the webcast cutaway a mistake.

It's unclear exactly how the first stage stopped its roll, Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX vice president of build and flight reliability, said during a postlaunch news conference today. Falcon 9 first stages are outfitted with targeting algorithms that keep them offshore until the very end of their touchdown sequences, when it's clear that everything is working well, he said. "Even if it is on land it avoids buildings".

While the first stage booster did not land as intended, the fact that it survived the descent is no small feat. "It knows where buildings are, so it's pretty smart in that aspect", he said of the landing system on the booster.

The failed landing was a first for a return-to-launch-site landing. Musk noted via Twitter.

"Public safety was well protected here", he told reporters. The first-stage rockets have a 84 percent recovery rate, according to the company. "I think it's too early to say" how it can best be fixed, he said. Although it is nearly without a doubt too early to actually know if the booster is in good enough condition to ever fly again, Musk seemed to directly suggest that it could eventually relaunch in support of an "internal SpaceX mission", basically either Starlink or tech development.