After mice food delay, SpaceX set for space station resupply launch Wednesday
08 December, 2018, 01:40
Thus, in theory, the company expects to reduce the price by $ 5 million.
The Falcon 9's cargo featured 15 microsats and 49 cubesats from commercial and government entities, ranging from universities, to startups, to even a middle school.
The CRS-16 mission is SpaceX's fourth resupply flight to the space station this year, but the first daytime launch in several months.
The Falcon 9 rocket launch was scheduled for Tuesday, but the night before liftoff NASA announced technicians found mold on food bars for the space station rodent investigation.
Starting in March 2017, when SpaceX staff was finally able to get a practical concept of renewability in the use of their missiles, and many interesting and illustrative test runs was made - however, at first, the rocket company way or another passed through the stage of fix, modification and replacement of more parts after the next landing.
Falcon 9 B1050 fought til the end, coming to a shockingly soft landing despite spinning rapidly.
The feed was then cut from the webcast, but groans and cheers could be heard from the crowd at SpaceX headquarters in California as SpaceX engineer Tom Praderio, who was co-hosting the webcast, conveyed the information about the rocket's water landing.
Hundreds of people lined West Ocean Avenue just outside of Lompoc and Vandenberg Air Force Base on December 3 to witness a historic SpaceX rocket launch.
It seems that once the stalled fin extended fully, the rocket nearly regained control and came in for a landing almost like normal, but off target, in the water. After more than two dozen successful rocket landings, SpaceX's most recent attempt resulted in a splashdown, though the rocket remained intact and was retrieved by the company. Remarkably, it seems SpaceX may still be able to recover the rocket.
Now, SpaceX head honcho Elon Musk has shared some clearer video of what, exactly, happened and what went wrong on the Falcon's journey back to Earth. "Given this event, we will likely add a backup pump & lines". As in this case, the launch itself had been successful; that time, though, a lack of fuel resulted in a botched landing.
Other experiments among the more than 250 on board include a new kind of mustard green lettuce that astronauts will grow in space. (2,500 kilograms) of supplies to the space station's six-person crew.