SpaceX CEO Elon Musk had made it known that his company’s Rocket did make a rough landing on a drone ship where its scheduled to land.
The Falcon 9 rocket which was launched into the space did failed to land to make a land on it’s drone ship at the sea.
The rocket had to send a heavy satellite into a high orbit
This will become the fourth failed attempt by the SpaceX to land it’s Falcon 9 nicely on an autonomous drone ship which floats in ocean. All other sea attempts to land correctly all failed too. SpaceX had a quiet low hope of a successfully landed Rocket since the Rocket had to send heavy satellite into high orbit. All this attempts demands lots of resources like fuel for better launch and for better landing.
Ground landing seems to be much easier for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. Back in December, it made it another record. Its just the company’s attempt to keep testing and making sure the Falcon 9 perfects it’s landing on the ocean.
Ground landings are much easier than ones at sea; the rocket touches down on a large expanse of immobile land, as opposed to a tiny ship floating on the ocean. Still, SpaceX will keep trying to perfect its ocean landings, since ground landings aren’t even possible for some missions. Landing at sea requires less fuel, so the technique is a suitable option for missions that require the rocket to travel at especially high speeds.
The primary goal was to send an heavy satellite into the high orbit which went on well. The landing issue wouldn’t be a real problem any longer to SES which was the client’s company that SpaceX’s Falcon 9 went over earth for.
The SES-9 satellite was dropped off at high altitude and will use its own propulsion to travel to its intended orbit. Eventually, SES-9 will sit at 22,000 miles above the equator, providing communications service to Northeast Asia, South Asia, and Indonesia, according to SES.
The company still have other chances to land the Falcon 9 again. The company will be launching a cargo resupply mission to the ISS in a few weeks for NASA. Now of such mission goes green, attempts to land it might be another point of questioning as it might be asked if landing would be on sea or ground.