SpaceX Just Used A Giant Net To Catch A Massive Piece Of Rocket Falling From The Sky

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch overnight was a resounding success for a whole host of reasons – but the company also hit a key milestone in their continuing efforts to reuse their launch

SpaceX Just Used A Giant Net To Catch A Massive Piece Of Rocket Falling From The Sky

Curated via Twitter from Forbes Tech’s twitter account….

Equipped with a giant net, this ship is designed to try and catch the nose cone of the rocket – called the fairing – as it descends to Earth via parachute, ready for use on another launch.

Equipped with a giant net, this ship is designed to try and catch the nose cone of the rocket – called the fairing – as it descends to Earth via parachute, ready for use on another launch.

The giant net on the boat is stretched across four angled beams, like a giant catcher’s mitt, and as the fairing drops to Earth it uses an onboard guidance system to find its way to the ship.

The giant net on the boat is stretched across four angled beams, like a giant catcher’s mitt, and as the fairing drops to Earth it uses an onboard guidance system to find its way to the ship.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch overnight was a resounding success for a whole host of reasons – but the company also hit a key milestone in their continuing efforts to reuse their launch vehicles.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch overnight was a resounding success for a whole host of reasons – but the company also hit a key milestone in their continuing efforts to reuse their launch vehicles.

SpaceX also succeeded in landing the two side boosters of the rocket back at the launch site, although it wasn’t quite able to stick the landing of the center core far out into the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX also succeeded in landing the two side boosters of the rocket back at the launch site, although it wasn’t quite able to stick the landing of the center core far out into the Atlantic Ocean.

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