SpaceX Still Can't Land A Rocket On Its Floating Landing Pad
SpaceX carried out another successful launch Sunday, but it wasn't able to land its Falcon 9 rocket intact on a floating barge.By Steven Sparkman | January 17, 2016
Looks like SpaceX wasn't able to keep the momentum going in its quest for reusable rockets.
The company launched a satellite into orbit Sunday, which will allow government agencies to track changes in the world's oceans. But its attempt to land a Falcon 9 rocket intact on a floating barge after launch wasn't as successful. (Video via NASA)
"It was a slightly harder landing than we expected, and it looks like one of the landing legs may have broken. ... Unfortunately, we are not standing upright on a drone ship at the moment," a SpaceX spokesperson said.