Sunday, January 17, 2016


SpaceX Launch Successful, But Drone Ship Landing Fails
Popular Science - ‎3 hours ago‎
Preliminary data suggests the Falcon 9 rocket stage came down on target, but one of the landing legs collapsed when it reached the drone ship, so the rocket booster is not standing upright, according to the SpaceX webcast. Engineers are still analyzing ...

SpaceX Rocket Successfully Deploys Satellite But Tips Over After Landing

ABC News - ‎50 minutes ago‎
SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 today from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and while the rocket successfully deployed the satellite it was carrying, it tipped over after landing, the company said. The rocket lifted off at 1:42 p.m. ET today ...

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches rocket but appears to fall short on ...

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The daring attempt by billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to land the first stage of a rocket on a floating platform in the Pacific Ocean appears to have fallen short, the company said Sunday afternoon. The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, on a mission to ...

SpaceX fails a third time to land its Falcon 9 on a drone ship in the sea

The Verge - ‎2 hours ago‎
SpaceX has failed to land its Falcon 9 rocket on an autonomous drone ship in the Pacific Ocean after launching the vehicle into space. The vehicle made it to the ship, but came in too hard and broke one of its landing legs. This marks the third time ...

SpaceX breaks a leg and misses chance at a successful rocket landing

Business Insider - ‎1 hour ago‎
SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets are equipped with four landing legs that deploy seconds before touch down and are what keep the rocket stable and upright after landing. Here's what that looked like during SpaceX's last, successful, rocket landing in December:.

SpaceX Rocket Makes Rough Landing On Drone Ship, First Stage Leg Breaks

Fast Company - ‎1 hour ago‎
Update 3:30 p.m: In two tweets afterwards, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote that it's "Definitely harder to land on a ship. Similar to an aircraft carrier vs land: much smaller target area, that's also translating & rotating. However, that was not what ...

SpaceX Falcon delivers NASA/NOAA satellite but has rough landing

Ars Technica - ‎1 hour ago‎
On Sunday, SpaceX's Falcon booster successfully lifted the Jason-3 satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Following that, the first stage attempted to achieve a landing on the Just Read the Instructions barge, which was ...

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