The first stage of the Falcon 9 first returned to the ground platform
The first stage of the Falcon 9 first returned to the ground platform

The first stage of the Falcon 9 first returned to the ground platform

Первая ступень Falcon 9 впервые вернулась на наземную платформу (3 фото + видео) SpaceX private aerospace company for the first time managed to return the first stage of the Falcon 9 Block 5 heavy rocket that was already flying to an earth platform located at the Vandenberg military space center in California. The event happened 8 minutes after take-off. Falcon has landed pic.twitter.com/joqphUs1AO – Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 8, 2018. Up to this point, SpaceX managed to land successfully the completed steps many times, but unmanned ones were always used to land them. water barges or a spaceport at Cape Canaveral in Florida (east coast). However, returning to earth platforms is more cost-effective for the company, since there are no additional costs and risks when transporting steps to launch pads. In the future, SpaceX wants to completely switch to such landings. Первая ступень Falcon 9 впервые вернулась на наземную платформу (3 фото + видео) Первая ступень Falcon 9 впервые вернулась на наземную платформу (3 фото + видео)

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