August 15, 2013
SpaceX Reusable Rocket Jumps Another Hurdle
On August 13th, the Falcon 9 test rig (code name Grasshopper) completed a divert test, flying to a 250m altitude with a 100m lateral maneuver before returning to the center of the pad. The test demonstrated the vehicle’s ability to perform more aggressive steering maneuvers than have been attempted in previous flights.
[ Read the Article: Grasshopper Reusable Rocket Successfully Completes Divert Test ]