SpaceX successfully launched the 3rd Falcon Heavy rocket, but still failed to recover the central core - Photo 1.
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SpaceX successfully launched the 3rd Falcon Heavy rocket, but still failed to recover the central core


In a special mission this morning, SpaceX successfully launched its third Falcon Heavy rocket. This is considered SpaceX's hardest rocket launcher ever, because it lasts for 6 hours with a lot of separation stages taking place.

Despite successfully launching the Falcon Heavy missile, SpaceX's mission this time is still not considered successful. The reason was that the rocket's central core had fallen into the ocean, trying to land on an unmanned ship.

This is the central core of reuse of Falcon Heavy missiles. So far, SpaceX has successfully launched this heavy rocket three times, but has not yet recovered the central core. Therefore, SpaceX's reusable missile target also failed.

SpaceX successfully launched the 3rd Falcon Heavy rocket, but still failed to recover the central core - Photo 2.

Falcon Heavy missiles have 3 boosters. After successfully launching, the two side boosters separated in the first phase, then landed on SpaceX's two landing zones in Cape Canaveral. The central core is much larger, so land on an unmanned ship in the middle of the ocean to avoid possible incidents.

SpaceX successfully launched the 3rd Falcon Heavy rocket, but still failed to recover the central core - Photo 3.

Unfortunately, the central core was unable to land exactly as expected, it landed off the target and caught fire before sinking into the ocean. SpaceX said it will continue conducting experiments to launch Falcon Heavy missiles in the near future.

Reference: theverge


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