Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SpaceX launches two communications satellites, but crash lands booster on drone ship

SpaceX's autonomous drone ship / Image courtesy of SpaceX The SpaceX Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida this morning at 10:29 am ET carrying two communication satellites to Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). Shortly after launch, the Falcon 9 first stage returned to a drone ship in the Atlantic, but it came in too hard and the booster exploded upon touchdown. SpaceX’s CEO, Elon Musk, said the rocket experienced an RUD, which stands… Read More
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