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SpaceX Set to Reuse Rocket Stage For the First Time

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Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2016 12:05 AM by AlexMuller

Musk tweeted that he hoped to relaunch its four landed rockets this fall for the first time. The relaunch is behind schedule, since Musk said after the barge landing that he hoped that the rockets could fly again by June. Though a seven-month turnaround isn’t bad, the company eventually hopes that it can cut down the time to a matter of weeks.

 
Elon Musk: Fourth rocket arrives in the hangar. Aiming for first reflight in Sept/Oct.
 
Though this fall’s flight would be the first time one of SpaceX’s rockets is reused, Luxembourg-based satellite launcher SES has already expressed strong interest in championing the reusable rockets and bringing them to market.
 
If the relaunch is successful and SpaceX continues to land even more rockets, Musk may need to get serious about needing more space for its rocket storage hangar.

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