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.

Credit: SpaceX

[ Read the Article: Grasshopper Reusable Rocket Successfully Completes Divert Test ]

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