Watch This Sped-up SpaceX Footage of a Recent Rocket Mission

SpaceX recently featured a brand new video from launch to landing.

The sped-up footage (below) came via a camera attached to a Falcon 9 rocket and even contains the original sounds (faster than usual) that were recorded at the time.

The dramatic video was captured last month during the SAOCOM 1B mission, which placed the Earth-observation satellite into orbit for the CONAE Space Agency of Argentina.

Following the launch of Falcon 9 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the rocket’s first stage returned to Landing Zone 1 at SpaceX’s first on-shore booster landing from March 2020. Since then all landings for missions had taken place on a drone ship waiting in the Atlantic.

Soon after succeeding on-noise landing, SpaceX posted a video taken from the sky showing the booster coming back into the base and landing straight into a feat that never impresses.

Landing boosters is an important part of SpaceX’s ongoing work to build a fully reusable rocket system to significantly cut the cost of space missions. In addition to the first stage boosters, SpaceX also reuses the capsules that sit on top of the rocket, and is on track to complete a method to capture the two giant webs and get them into the giant webs because they are immediately upon launch. The latter return to Earth using a parachute. .

It is also exploring the possibility of fixing a second-stage booster, however, as it is a more complex maneuver because it needs to be brought down after achieving orbital velocity.

The commercial space transport company is currently hard at work and testing its more powerful starship rocket, which could take its first orbital test flight in early 2021.

When fully developed, the starship spacecraft and super heavy rockets (together referred to as starships) will be able to carry 100 people and cargo into Earth’s orbit, the Moon, Mars, and possibly beyond.

Starship will launch the first-stage Super Heavy rocket, powered by 31 Raptor engines. The plan is that once in space, the starship will use a small set of raptor engines to travel between different destinations, due to its design that it will be able to return to Earth or another planet.

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