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At a joint press conference with NASA earlier today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the company will try a water landing of its Falcon 9 first stage later year.
The landing will be the start of a series of flight tests that could culminate with an attempted propulsive landing of a first stage back at its launch site in the middle of 2014, Musk said.
During the initial test, the first stage will continue on a ballistic arc and execute a velocity reduction burn to cushion its re-entry into the atmosphere, the SpaceX chief said. Just before splashdown, the rocket will light up its engines again.
// Полный текст: Musk: SpaceX to Attempt Falcon 9 First Stage Water Landing | Parabolic Arc
Chris Bergin пишет:
And now a report notes the 10 seconds, I can note that per the L2 coverage link above, it was an abort after 10 seconds - they were aiming for up to three minutes. This followed a test the day before, which was also an abort, but at TEA-TEB ignition.