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Mission SpaceX CRS-16 for NASA is successful. A failed attempt to land 1st stage of Falcon 9

Habrahabr / Best publications per day 05.12.2018 at 18:57

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cc @SpaceX @disinformatico @NASASpaceflight @NASA @Space_Station pic.twitter.com/yfdbQ47puU

— Riccardo Rossi (@RikyUnreal) December 5, 2018

Yes, in General, the mission is successful, a cargo ship launched into orbit, and the system work fine. The overall success of the mission is berthed to the ISS, but it will happen in two days. But, for a long time had lost a step during landing. Musk tweeted:

Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea. Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data. Recovery ship dispatched.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 5, 2018

— stuck hydraulic pump steering lattice. But despite these difficulties, the stage was able to successfully splash down and data is received. The ship left to "catch" this stage.

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