SpaceX sets a record by launching the same first stage for the tenth time


Yesterday, May 9, the Falcon 9 rocket from the American corporation SpaceX set another record. In the current mission, which was to launch a batch of 60 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit, the first stage of the carrier was used for the tenth time. At the same time, as in the previous nine launches, she successfully "splashed down" on the offshore platform.


Recall that the Falcon 9 is a partially reusable heavy-class rocket. For the first time, SpaceX was able to successfully land the first stage of the launch vehicle on an offshore platform in 2016. In 2017, this element of the rocket was reused.

It is worth noting that the initial versions of the Falcon 9 allowed only one re-launch of the already used first stage. However, in 2018, Elon Musk's company began operating a new generation of missiles, the first stage of which can be re-launched up to ten times. Then she will have to undergo a thorough diagnosis with the replacement of part of the nodes.

Thus, yesterday's successful launch allowed the B1051 stage to reach a symbolic milestone. She made her first flight back in March 2019, as part of the crewed mission of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. In the remaining nine launches, the aforementioned element in the heavy launch vehicle was used to launch satellites. In seven cases, these were Starlink devices.
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  1. Machine_Learning (Aleksandr Ioannov) 10 May 2021 13: 15
    +2
    This is how it should work.
    And not write poetry on your cantor :))
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 10 May 2021 17: 01
    -2
    SpaceX sets a record by launching the same first stage for the tenth time

    - Interesting ... - and Russia still supplies to America the RD-181 and RD-180 engines for Antares and Atlas-5 missiles ???
    - If yes, then most likely this whole "epic" will end soon ... - Alas ...
    1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
      alex5450 (Alex L) 11 May 2021 18: 13
      -1
      Recently, a batch of 5 RD-180 engines left for the USA. It's good if there are more orders, all the same, replacement carriers are delayed.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 10 May 2021 22: 13
    -2
    This is all already "the last century". And there is no need to envy it, let alone admire it.

    In Russia, a non-rocket non-reactive quantum engine has been developed, which, during tests on March 3, 2018, developed a specific thrust force of 115 newtons per kilowatt - 165 times higher than that of known liquid-propellant rocket engines (LPRE).

    And now a question. Why doesn't Russia need this engine? It is already in the hardware and has already been tested back in 2018 ??? If you believe our experts, then you can fly to Mars in 40 days !!! I believe that the trampoline is somehow more understandable to mediocrity, and the quantum engine is already fantasy for them. Here oil and gas brings money, but only losses from the quantum engine.
    1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
      alex5450 (Alex L) 11 May 2021 18: 11
      -3
      So big, and you believe in fairy tales
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 11 May 2021 21: 14
        -1
        So I say that the trampoline is clearer for mediocrity!
        1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
          alex5450 (Alex L) 11 May 2021 21: 22
          +1
          There are simply people who do not understand the difference between the desire of our science to knock out money for themselves and reality. Sometimes their life dips with some kind of yo-mobile or string transport of the future, or EKIP, not understood by anyone, but all the same, everything is attributed to conspiracy theories and "a secret for which the time has not yet come." )
          But in a specific case, it is even more difficult - there it is easily possible (and most likely it is) the usual charlting in order to earn extra money.
    2. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) 12 May 2021 08: 32
      -2
      I was not too lazy, read about this "revolutionary discovery." m.lenta.ru/articles/2019/04/12/russianbreakthrough/amp/. The picture shows a little bit of pepelats.
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 12 May 2021 20: 40
        -1
        And what is quackery in this link?

        The control test report is posted on the website of the Kvanton group of companies, which develops the "quantum engine".

        And what proof do you need to make you believe that this is not quackery?
        1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) 13 May 2021 06: 08
          -3
          This link reveals the quackery of the "inventor", claiming in fact that he is capable of violating the fundamental laws of physics. I can dig more.
          1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) 13 May 2021 06: 51
            -3
            And you must have read the article inattentively.
            1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
              steelmaker 14 May 2021 17: 18
              -1
              I pointed out the protocol to you. Where in the article do you see quackery? These are your wishes. Your happiness that we have Putin with mediocrity ruling!
              1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) 14 May 2021 18: 03
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                Protocol? Have you seen it, this protocol? Have you read the article carefully? Do you generally understand that this "inventor" claims that he cancels the basic laws of physics? At least you have heard about the law of conservation of momentum? "And his" theory "by primitive charlatanism? This is the same perpetual motion machine.
                1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
                  Alexndr p (Alexander) 18 May 2021 15: 34
                  -2
                  Your happiness that we have Putin with mediocrity ruling!

                  our happiness is that you can endure and shed tears on the forums for as many years as you like. Our happiness is the quality of the material from which our dull opposition was blinded

                  Dung is better.
    3. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 14 May 2021 20: 33
      0
      And now a question. Why doesn't Russia need this engine?

      Needed, and how! Only this engine works in space, not on Earth ...!