SpaceX is about to reuse a rocket component it’s never reused before


spacex fairing recovery

SpaceX is already well ahead of its competition when it comes to
reusable rocket technology. The company has proven many times that
its hardware can fly, land, and fly again. This lowers cost while
also allowing for rapid turnarounds and more launches for more
clients. It’s working well thus far, but SpaceX wants to further
optimize its business model by reusing other pieces of its Falcon
rockets in addition to the boosters.

As
SpaceflightNow reports
, a launch is currently scheduled for
November 11th that will see a previously-flown SpaceX Falcon 9
rocket fairing sent into space. It’ll be the first time SpaceX has
ever reused a rocket fairing — which is one half of the nosecone
that sites at the top of the vehicle — and if it works, it could
signal huge cost savings for future missions.


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SpaceX is about to reuse a rocket component it’s never reused
before
originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 7 Nov 2019 at 14:11:17 EDT.
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SpaceX is about to reuse a rocket component it’s never reused before