Chapter companies SpaceX and Tesla Motors Elon Musk
Chapter companies SpaceX and Tesla Motors Elon Musk speaking at a press conference after the successful launch of the next Falcon 9 rocket with cargo for the ISS stated that the reusable first stage can be used 10 to 20 times, and with little effort one rocket can withstand up to 100 launches, reports Reuters.
In addition, he announced the launch this year of heavy modifications to the Falcon rocket, the first stage of which will be equipped with a liquid rocket 27 Merlin engines instead of 9, which is installed in a running Falcon 9.
April 8, the company SpaceX was the first to make a vertical landing of the first stage of the rocket Falcon 9 on a floating platform in the ocean.
The launch occurred from the Baikonur at Cape Canaveral at 23:43 GMT,
After separation from the cargo ship Dragon, which headed for the International space station, the rocket successfully made a vertical landing on a floating platform. After 8 minutes 40 seconds after launch, the missile successfully dropped a landing platform floating in the Atlantic ocean 300 kilometres North-East of Cape Canaveral.
Previously ended in failure, four attempts to land the rocket on a platform in the ocean. In December 2015 the first stage of the Falcon 9 successfully carried out a land site.