SpaceX is the first time in the history of the re-launched stage of the rocket Falcon 9
The first step has already been in space in April 2016 during the launch of Dragon spacecraft with cargo for the ISS crew.
NEW YORK, March 31. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. Us company SpaceX has carried out on Thursday the launch from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida) Falcon 9 rocket with the telecommunications satellite SES-10. The first stage of the carrier has already been in space in April last year during the launch of Dragon spacecraft with cargo for the crew of the International space station (ISS).
.@SpaceX launches their re-used Falcon 9 rocket https://t.co/XRDCFykxZ9 pic.twitter.com/MWO72jimzL
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Thus for the first time, SpaceX re-used first stage of the rocket to deliver the spacecraft into orbit of the Earth.
Stage of the carrier rocket Falcon 9 successfully sat on the offshore platform in the Atlantic ocean
This was reported by representatives of the American company SpaceX.
In 2016, the company SES has signed with SpaceX agreement, which provides for the application has already run into space the first stage of the Falcon 9 to orbit communications satellites. Multipurpose telecommunications satellite SES-10 will be launched into geostationary orbit to expand the capabilities of SES in South America.
SpaceX has developed and successfully applied the technology to return to Earth the spent stage carrier, equipped with four fold-out landing legs for a soft landing. The descent is via inhibition of the engines and parachutes.
This method takes into account the probability that the rocket may not be enough fuel for the approach to landing on land. The function of the landing pad performs the special Maritime platform, which is controlled remotely and sent to the specified square area.
The company’s Elon musk has managed eight times to return to Earth exhaust stage of the Falcon 9
The last time this happened in February after the launch of the Dragon spacecraft with cargo for the ISS. But re-runs of these vehicles still have not been done. As stated earlier, the President of SpaceX, Gwynne, Shotwell, the company expects to conduct six launches first stages of the Falcon 9 rocket to visit space.