SpaceX Falcon 9 grid fins
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster being returned to port aboard a drone ship following the JCSAT-14 Mission in May, 2016. Credit: SpaceX
Falcon 9 Iridum-1 landing
“Looking forward for reusability, we don’t believe it really, really counts unless you can turn it around rapidly, or almost as rapidly, as you turn around an aircraft,” SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said Wednesday at the 33rd Space Symposium. “Our challenge right now is to refly a rocket within 24 hours. That’s when we’ll really feel like we’ve got reusability right.” Credit: Tom Kimmell
Falcon Heavy
Falcon 9 first stage landing
Stage after landing
SpaceX landed rocket
Falcon on LC-39A
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster being returned to port aboard a drone ship following the JCSAT-14 Mission in May, 2016. Credit: SpaceX
Ariane 5 launch
PLD Space Arion 1
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster being returned to port aboard a drone ship following the JCSAT-14 Mission in May, 2016. Credit: SpaceX