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Old 23rd December 2015, 11:36 AM
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Oh wow....

https://richarddawkins.net/2015/12/s...usable-rocket/

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Pretty bloody clever! Still can't get my head around how they have done it. Having lots of smart people helps I suspect.
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The glow from the landing looks alot like the take off, I wonder how much fuel is needed to complete the task of landing? Amazing , Going to have a read.
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I mean it is such a simple idea, although I imagine hard to implement.
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SpaceX Will Attempt a Drone Ship Landing On Sunday



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The glow from the landing looks alot like the take off, I wonder how much fuel is needed to complete the task of landing? Amazing , Going to have a read.
It's a given that it's much less than take off, but you can work out the maximum fairly simply by knowing the coefficient of resistance of the rocket body, the height from which it descends and the air density gradient, these in turn will give you the terminal velocity of the falling rocket body in an atmosphere of increasing density. So the maximum you need is enough to slow the rocket from terminal velocity to zero, and if you have a really good aim you don't even need any spare for steering
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"Read The Fucking Manual" would have been perfect!
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http://www.news.com.au/world/breakin...8f36dcbc78ede3

SpaceX has successfully landed the Falcon 9 on the floating platform, the first successful landing on an ocean going landing dock, which essentially means they can now launch from just about anywhere, and I suspect this is the main purpose of the platform. Different orbits, ie: polar, equatorial, require different amounts of fuel from the same launching point, but if they can launch and then land on a floating platform they can launch at the cheapest rate for a given desired orbit.
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