Falcon 9 lands on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship and returns to port after delivering the Merah Putih satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit. This mission marked the first re-flight of a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket booster.
With the Red Planet in sight, Falcon 9 launched Merah Putih to orbit last night and completed SpaceX’s 15th flight of a previously flown rocket booster.
Mr. Steven—now with more net. SpaceX’s fairing recovery vessel has been fitted with a 4x larger net ahead of its next recovery attempt targeted for later this month.
Filled with more than 5,900 pounds of @NASA cargo and research materials, Dragon was captured by @ISS crew members and attached to the orbiting laboratory earlier this week for its month long stay. This Dragon previously completed its first mission to the International Space Station two years ago this month in support of SpaceX’s 9th resupply mission.
Another view of SpaceX’s 16th Crew Dragon parachute test recently completed at Naval Air Facility El Centro in Southern California.
At Naval Air Facility El Centro in Southern California, SpaceX recently completed its 16th test of Crew Dragon’s parachute system—verifying the system’s ability to slow Crew Dragon and ensure a safe landing in the unlikely event of a low altitude abort.