Saturday, May 28, 2016

Space X successfully for the third time put the rocket on a sea platform

The American company Space X announced that for the third time in a row carried out a successful landing of the lower stage of the rocket Falcon 9 on a sea platform.

On the night of 28 may, the rocket put into orbit a Thai communications satellite Thaicom 8. After that, the lower level is successfully dropped onto the platform in the Atlantic ocean.

In early April the first successful landing, in early may the second. Three successful landing of a rocket on a platform in the sea was preceded by four failed attempts.

Space X hopes that the re-use plant of the rocket stages will significantly reduce the cost of commercial launches.

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