SpaceX Rocket Misses Touchdown Pad and Falls into the Ocean

SpaceX Rocket Misses Touchdown Pad and Falls into the Ocean

The first-stage rockets have a 84 percent recovery rate, according to the company.

Despite the landing, the mission successfully placed in orbit its Dragon uncrewed cargo spacecraft.

SpaceX has failed to land its Falcon 9 rocket on its landing pad at Cape Canaveral for the first time since it began recovering its Falcon 9 rockets.

There was a problem with the grid fin hydraulic pump, he explained, so the rocket landed in the sea.

Musk also posted the video of the first stage's descent, which showed it spinning as it fell to Earth, how its spin rate was slowly arrested with correctional thrusts, and how it touched down on the ocean and fell sideways into the water. "Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data".

The rocket's Dragon spacecraft made it safely to space, where it's expected to dock at the space station Saturday morning with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies.

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"Dragon, you saw separate, and now the solar arrays coming out".

He wrote, "The engine stabilized the rocket spin on time, due to which the Falcon could safely land safely in the water". "All told, another great day for SpaceX and NASA", he added.

In September 2014, NASA awarded the two companies a huge $6.8 billion contract to ensure that the United States would continue to send US astronauts to the International Space Station without buying the headquarters of the Russian Soyuz probe.

SpaceX has enjoyed notable success landing its Falcon 9 rocket, which enables the company to reuse the vehicle for decreased costs, among other things.

Wednesday's mission (CRS-16) was initially scheduled to blast off on Tuesday, but was postponed for a day after the mission team found that the mouse food in one of the science experiments had gone mouldy.

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