Fairing Recovery

SpaceX launches third Falcon 9 rocket in 72 hours, breaks fairing reuse record

In one fell swoop, SpaceX has successfully launched the third Falcon 9 rocket in less than 72 hours, broken payload…

SpaceX Starlink launch marks record Falcon fairing reuse, 85th booster landing

Update: SpaceX aced its 28th operational Starlink launch without issue, simultaneously marking a new record for Falcon fairing reuse, the…

SpaceX orbits 60 more Starlink satellites, recovers booster, and catches fairing halves

SpaceX has successfully orbited another batch of 60 Starlink satellites, landed the Falcon 9 booster that launched it, and caught…

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster and first thrice-flown fairing return to port [photos]

In a period of just 12 hours last Friday, SpaceX successfully returned Falcon 9 booster B1058 and two payload fairing…

(Update: scrubbed) SpaceX’s next Starlink launch to break rocket fairing reuse record

Update: SpaceX says that today's Starlink-12 launch attempt was scrubbed due to a mysterious "recovery issue." Liftoff from Kennedy Space…

SpaceX makes rocket fairing catch look easy with “autopilot” recovery

SpaceX has made Falcon 9 rocket fairing recovery look easy in a video of the latest nosecone catch, published hours…

SpaceX rocket nosecone catch years in the making caught on camera

In a milestone more than three years in the making, SpaceX has successfully caught both halves of a Falcon 9…

SpaceX nails second Falcon nosecone recovery in one month

SpaceX has successfully recovered two pairs of Falcon 9 payload fairings (nosecones) - one twice-flown - in one month after…

SpaceX’s next rocket fairing reuse milestone within reach after latest recovery

SpaceX's next major Falcon 9 fairing reuse milestone is now within reach after the company managed to successfully recover an…

SpaceX shares rare view of Starlink satellites rocketing into space

SpaceX has shared a rare view of its latest batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites rocketing into space atop a…

SpaceX may have missed a rocket booster landing but it snagged both nosecone halves

Although SpaceX sadly lost a record-breaking rocket booster and suffered a significant in-flight anomaly during its sixth Starlink launch, the…

SpaceX's workhorse rocket is almost halfway to reaching ambitious reusability goals

Thanks to a recent cluster of major milestones, SpaceX's family of Falcon 9 and Heavy rockets are rapidly nearing the…

SpaceX rocket booster makes it back to port after hard drone ship landing

SpaceX has completed its third rocket launch of 2020 and the most recent booster to launch safely returned to Port…

SpaceX just caught its first rocket nosecone in 5 months (and the booster landed, too)

One of SpaceX's net-outfitted recovery ships has just completed the company's first successful Falcon 9 nosecone (payload fairing) catch in…

SpaceX wraps up a decade of reusable rocketry with fastest booster recovery yet

SpaceX has completed its 13th and final launch and landing of the year and decade, marked by a Falcon 9…

SpaceX fairing recovery ships return to port with Falcon 9 nosecone and battle scars

Four days after they headed out into the Atlantic Ocean, twin SpaceX fairing recovery ships Ms. Tree and Ms. Chief…

SpaceX updates status of record-breaking Falcon 9 fairing recovery attempt

SpaceX has posted an update on its most ambitious Falcon fairing recovery attempt yet, confirming that the company's twin recovery…

SpaceX nails Falcon 9 landing as fairing halves begin journey back to Earth

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed Falcon 9 once again, sending a massive communications satellite on its way to an…

SpaceX recovery ships head to sea for first 'whole-fairing' catch attempt

After a brisk day-long cruise into the Atlantic Ocean, SpaceX's twin Falcon fairing recovery ships have reached the general landing…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink launch eyes two reusability milestones as new satellite details emerge

SpaceX is set for Falcon 9's first orbital launch in more than three months. Known as Starlink-1, the mission will…