SpaceX's X-wing Rocket to Attempt Pinpoint Landing On Floating Sea Platform! A drone ship floating on the ocean is a harder target to hit than a large expanse of ground, since it is smaller and floating on moving water.

After propelling the Dragon capsule into the upper atmosphere, the main-stage booster of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket separated and landed on the floating platform, known as a drone ship.

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Shares. SpaceX’s floating drone ship platform is 300 feet by 170 feet Source: SpaceX via Bloomberg Update: A technical issue forced SpaceX to reschedule the … SpaceX normally tries to recover its boosters to drive down launch costs, landing them upright on a floating platform or back at the launch site. Since 2017, the first stage of Falcon 9 missions has been routinely landed if the rocket performance allowed it, and if SpaceX chose to recover the stage. The Falcon 9 first-stage landing tests were a series of controlled-descent flight tests conducted by SpaceX between 2013 and 2016.

SpaceX said that after a successful launch, the satellite was deployed and entered orbit without any major complications. 1:27. SpaceX to Try Rocket Landing on Floating Ocean Platform, Elon Musk Says . by DAHBOO777. The private spaceflight company SpaceX is hoping to bring a rocket back from space and land it on a giant, floating platform in the middle of the ocean, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Oct. 24.

By Miriam Kramer 27 October 2014. 1:01. This video shows the successful landing of SpaceX's ... so landing it on the 300-foot wide floating platform will require a high degree of accuracy.