On February 6, the first Falcon Heavy rocket from Space X took off, whose Center Core crashed into the sea on its landing, which was scheduled to take place on a marine platform. Now, the company of Elon Musk has released the video of Falcon Heavy’s centre core crashing into the sea.
Falcon Heavy is the largest since Saturn V, used to carry the Apollo missions to the Moon. It is believed that the SpaceX, would be able to take us back to the Moon and Mars. With the ability to lift into orbit almost 64 metric tons (a mass greater than a 737 aircraft loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel), it can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest vehicle operation, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third of the cost.
At 1:11 in the video below, the Center Core can be seen approaching the marine platform from the sky. Then the captured footage from the board camera on the platform reveals how the rocket failed to land at the planned point but outside the limits of the platform, crashing into the sea. Days after that launch, in his Twitter account, Musk explained that the engines were not activated in the final maneuver due to lack of fuel. “There was not enough ignition fluid to ignite the two external engines after several three-engine ignitions,” Musk wrote.
Unlike the Center Core, after take-off, the two Side Boosters separated from the Center Core and returned to the landing site, and may be reused in the future.
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SpaceX announced that Falcon Heavy will be able to carry more than 60 tons of cargo to low Earth orbit, more than 16 tons to Mars and more than 3 tons to Pluto. The company of Musk does not stop generating headlines. plans to carry out transoceanic trips very fast and even have an urban plan by the time we get to Mars.