Fairing Recovery

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…

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch set to debut twin fairing recovery ships

SpaceX's next Falcon 9 launch - a dedicated Starlink mission scheduled no earlier than November 11th - appears to be…

SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 launch in months gets a launch date

SpaceX's first Falcon 9 launch in more than three months finally has a launch date and it looks like the…

SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 fairing recovery ship kicks off sea trials ahead of next launch

After a brief installation period, SpaceX's second Falcon 9 fairing-catching ship departed Port Canaveral to begin sea trials with its…

SpaceX to catch two Falcon 9 fairings at once with twin nets

Over the last three or so weeks, SpaceX rocket recovery technicians and engineers have rapidly modified a second Falcon fairing…

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launches get a bit closer as hardware arrives in Florida

On September 18th, local Florida resident Andrew Stoltz happened to be at the exact right place and time to catch…

SpaceX adds new ship to fleet after fairing catcher Ms. Tree nails second recovery in a row

In a telltale sign that SpaceX is growing much more confident in its ability to consistently recover Falcon 9 fairings,…

SpaceX nails second Falcon 9 fairing catch ever with GO Ms. Tree, Elon Musk shares video

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the company has successfully caught its second Falcon 9 fairing ever, an excellent sign…

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy fairing tries to enter hyperspace, lands in net in new videos

SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk have released videos offering an extended look at the unexpectedly dramatic conditions Falcon payload fairings…

SpaceX successfully catches first Falcon Heavy fairing in Mr. Steven’s/Ms. Tree’s net

After more than 18 months of concerted effort, SpaceX has successfully caught a Falcon fairing in Mr. Steven's (now GO…

SpaceX ship Mr. Steven renamed ahead of Falcon Heavy fairing catch attempt

In a pleasant, last-minute surprise, SpaceX fairing recovery vessel Mr. Steven has departed Port Canaveral for its first Falcon fairing…

SpaceX’s Mr. Steven preparing for first Falcon 9 fairing catch attempt in months

SpaceX recovery vessel Mr. Steven has spent the last several weeks undergoing major refits - including a new net and…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starlink launch will reuse Falcon Heavy’s fairing

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the company successfully recovered both Falcon Heavy Flight 2 fairing halves intact and…

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 recovery robot prepares for imminent rocket landing [photos]

SpaceX's shadow-bound Falcon 9 recovery robot was spotted out and about aboard drone ship Of Course I Still Love You…

SpaceX’s Mr. Steven crosses Panama Canal on 5000 mile journey to Florida

Iconic SpaceX vessel Mr. Steven has completed a successful transit of the Panama Canal as of February 7th, leaving the…

SpaceX’s Mr. Steven barely misses Falcon 9 fairing catch in latest video

Shortly after the ship departed for the East Coast, SpaceX shared a video of one of recovery vessel Mr. Steven's…

SpaceX fairing catcher Mr. Steven heads for Panama Canal after one last drop test

Iconic fairing recovery vessel Mr. Steven appears to have quietly departed for SpaceX's Florida launch facilities a few days after…

SpaceX isn’t giving up on catching rocket fairings, boat spotted with new net

SpaceX fairing recovery vessel Mr. Steven was spotted in Port of San Pedro on January 22nd performing tests with two…

SpaceX reveals Falcon fairing recovery progress as Mr. Steven barely misses catch

SpaceX has offered an extraordinary glimpse into a stealthy program of Falcon fairing recovery research and development, which has utilized…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hints at new Falcon fairing reuse plan after Mr. Steven misses catch

Ninety minutes after a flawless Falcon 9 launch, landing, and payload deployment, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to…