SpaceX Rocket Recycling
Figure 1: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket B1059 booster is launched with the Cargo Dragon spacecraft for the first time to perform the 19th space station resupply mission
Netease Technology News on December 6, according to foreign media reports, in the early morning of the 6th local time, the American space exploration technology company SpaceX successfully launched the Cargo Dragon and carried out the 19th space station resupply mission as agreed. Marking the Falcon 9 rocket booster set a new recovery record:
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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ignited 9 new Merlin 1D engines, launched from SpaceX’s LC-40 launch pad in Cape Canaveral, and began the journey of a cargo dragon ship into low-Earth orbit (LEO). . The spacecraft is supported by the new Falcon 9 rocket booster B1059, the first time such a booster has performed a mission.
About 7 minutes after launch, after successfully returning to the atmosphere, the Falcon 9 rocket booster B1059 gently landed on the unmanned recovery ship “OCISLY”, marking the successful completion of SpaceX’s 46th booster recovery .
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In April 2016, the Falcon 9 rocket booster was launched for the first time and was recovered at sea. This is the first time that SpaceX has successfully recovered after several failed attempts. About a year later, in March 2017, the Falcon 9 rocket booster B1021 became the world’s first reusable liquid fuel rocket booster. This is a key milestone and lays the foundation for SpaceX’s success in subsequent years The foundation.
Figure 2: In March 2017, the Falcon 9 rocket B1021 became the world’s first orbital booster that was successfully recovered twice.
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Since SpaceX launched the world’s first reusable liquid rocket booster for the first time, the company has been committed to achieving the goals set at the time for about 33 months, becoming the world’s most prolific launch service provider One, and constantly strive to reduce rocket launch costs and enhance capabilities.
After this successful launch, SpaceX has successfully conducted 46 booster recovery, of which the Falcon 9 rocket booster was successfully recovered 39 times, and the booster after the three Falcon heavy rocket launches was recovered 7 times. .
Due to the light weight of the Cargo Dragon spacecraft and its low target orbit, this provides a relatively easy launch and recovery drill for the Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 rocket booster B1059 may be quickly reused in the near future It may support SpaceX’s planned Starlink satellite launch in 2020. (Little)