SpaceX has had good news in recent times. During the earlier ANASIS-II mission, for example, the private space company reached two milestones at the same time — the 90th time it sent the Falcon 9 rocket to the sky, and the rocket’s rectifier was successfully recovered. On Monday, SpaceX carried out a “uncanny” launch mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to put a South Korean military satellite into orbit.
SpaceX also tried to recover the falcon 9 rocket’s shroud, along with the launch of the satellite.
Although it can still be salvaged back after falling into the water to continue to use, but the use of barges and net pocket recovery can still save a lot of time and salvage costs. More important is to reduce the risk of damage and eliminate maintenance hassles.
Elon Musk was thrilled to announce the incident on Twitter, though she didn’t share the actual recovery footage of the rectifier.
It’s worth noting that the Falcon 9 rocket, which carried out the mission, also sent NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in May, means the company has further improved its re-use speed.
SpaceX ANASIS-II Mission (via)
Looking ahead, SpaceX is clearly going to continue to break many records and reach more milestones, such as ambitious lunar and Mars missions.