SpaceX efficiently fired up its returned Falcon 9

SpaceX successfully fired up its returned Falcon 9

Elon Musk and the parents at SpaceX aren’t solely getting ready to return one other rocket from area again to the Earth this weekend, they’re additionally operating checks on the one which already safely got here again. In fact, firing up a Falcon 9 that made the journey to area as soon as could be tough, and Musk says that engine 9 “confirmed some thrust fluctuations.” The engineers will verify that out to see what could also be inflicting the difficulty, however SpaceX’s subsequent huge launch/land try is at present scheduled for 1:42PM ET on Sunday afternoon, so there’s loads of work to go round.

Perhaps some particles ingestion. Engine knowledge appears okay. Will borescope tonight. This is likely one of the outer engines.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January sixteen, 2016

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