Fairing Recovery

SpaceX’s Mr. Steven highlights ambiguity of Falcon fairing catches with port return

SpaceX's fairing recovery vessel Mr. Steven highlighted the maddening and exhilarating uncertainty of unpublicized fairing recovery attempts with a return…

SpaceX attempts second Falcon fairing drop test with a helicopter and Mr. Steven

Following a few days of rest in port, SpaceX fairing recovery vessel Mr. Steven has continued a likely campaign of…

SpaceX’s Mr. Steven returns with Falcon fairing half in net after drop test practice

Captured in a series of photos taken by Teslarati photographers Pauline Acalin and Tom Cross over several days, SpaceX Falcon…

SpaceX techs work towards Falcon 9 fairing recovery with wacky series of experiments

Over the course of the past week, Teslarati photographer Pauline Acalin has captured a multitude of unusual occurrences at SpaceX's Port…

SpaceX will use a parasail guidance system to land Falcon 9’s fairing into a huge net

SpaceX recovery vessel Mr Steven officially departed Port of Los Angeles on the evening of July 23 and is speeding…

SpaceX’s Pacific rocket recovery fleet heads to sea for Western Block 5 debut

SpaceX drone ship Just Read The Instructions was spotted by Teslarati photographer Pauline Acalin departing Port of Los Angeles on…

SpaceX’s Mr Steven spotted in high-speed test at sea with upgraded net

SpaceX's newly-outfitted recovery vessel Mr Steven was recently captured conducting aggressive maneuvers off the coast of Port of Los Angeles,…

SpaceX completes vast Mr Steven arm upgrades for quadruple-sized net

Scarcely 48 hours after they began, SpaceX technicians have already completed installation of all four of Falcon fairing recovery vessel…

Renderings of SpaceX clawboat’s huge net upgrade is a taste of what’s to come

After several close-but-no-cigar attempts at snatching a Falcon 9 payload fairing out of the air, SpaceX's iconic recovery vessel Mr Steven…

SpaceX’s Mr Steven preps for “claw” upgrade for football field-sized net

Photos from Teslarati photographer Pauline Acalin show that SpaceX's Mr. Steven fairing recovery vessel is undergoing extensive upgrades to the…

SpaceX’s BFR factory in LA spied with four Falcon 9 fairing halves

In an unexpected turn of events, Teslarati photographer Pauline Acalin came across a remarkable scene in Port of Los Angeles…

SpaceX recovered fairing appears at future Mars rocket factory in LA

In an unexpected turn of events, the first fairing half recovered by SpaceX - just after the Feb. 22 launch…

SpaceX returns intact fairing half on clawboat in post-launch surprise

Despite a statement from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk that the Iridium-5 mission's fairing recovery attempt had failed due to a…