SpaceX’s endeavor to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a hovering barge in the Atlantic Ocean ended up in failure in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Elon Musk tweeted about his organization’s endeavors to recuperate the rocket, after launch and partition from the Dragon private space podule, which is presently winging its way to the International Space Station.
Approximately 10 minutes into the flight, Dragon separated from Falcon 9, the point SpaceX endeavored to land the rocket on a hovering robotic “spaceport drone ship”.
However, that part of the mission failed, with Falcon 9 suffering a crash landing. The agency said:
While the rocket made it to the drone ship, it landed hard. Tragically we lacked the capacity to get good landing video due to the dark and haze, yet we are at present assessing significant telemetry information which will advise future endeavors.
Dragon, in the mean time, is anticipated to be linked up to the ISS on Monday morning, when it will resupply ‘nauts who are right now living on the space lab.
For now, a post-launch news meeting at US space agency NASA has been called off, after what it depicted as an “impeccable” SpaceX launch.