The Central accelerator, the Falcon Heavy crashed while landing


Photo: SpaceX

The Central block of the rocket, the Falcon Heavy, launched by the company SpaceX launch site at Cape Canaveral, could not land on a sea platform and crashed. This was reported by the Verge and later confirmed SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

According to the billionaire, the launch of the Falcon Heavy was almost perfect, except for this incident. The rocket flew into the water at a speed of about 500 kilometers per hour, missing near the landing platform at 100 meters.

Managed to keep two extra accelerators that made a successful landing on ground platforms.

The launch took place on 6 Feb at 23:45 Moscow time in Florida. In SpaceX’s new Falcon called the world’s most powerful rocket. Its maximum capacity — nearly 64 tons to Mars the rocket will be able to deliver about 17 tons of cargo. As test test Elon Musk sent into heliocentric orbit, the Tesla Roadster. According to him, this was done “for fun, because when you are testing a new missile, the engineers put something really boring on Board, for example, a block of concrete or a piece of steel or something like that”.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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