Friday, May 6, 2016

SpaceX Successfully Lands Rocket Booster at Sea

SpaceX successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket booster at sea, the second such successful landing, and a major step on the way to commercializing reusable booster rocket technology. 

That, in turn, will help lower launch costs, an important development for lowering the cost of satellite communications and earth-orbiting manned space stations. 

Lower costs are important for suppliers of satellite high-bandwidth Internet access services, since coming market demand will require cost-per-bit performance orders of magnitude beyond what has been required in the past.

 

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