Tag: landing

66 Difference between BlueOrigin and SpaceX rocket landings? 2015-12-22T02:10:57.320

55 Why does the SpaceX reusable launcher use vertical rather than horizontal landing? 2015-01-27T08:17:02.987

51 What was the fate of the main core of the first Falcon Heavy launch? 2018-02-06T21:35:14.500

48 How does the Falcon 9 first stage avoid burning up on re-entry? 2016-02-05T18:22:20.643

46 How does the SpaceX Falcon 9 first-stage straighten for landing? 2016-05-31T07:59:45.580

42 What technological breakthroughs were required to land booster stages? 2018-02-08T12:28:48.673

37 Why was Venus rather than Mars targeted for the first interplanetary landings? 2016-04-04T15:48:01.237

31 Why did SpaceX attempt to land the booster on a barge instead of somewhere on land? 2015-01-10T21:28:29.597

29 What work needs to be done before reusing Falcon 9? 2016-06-06T22:33:25.563

28 What started the explosion on the crashed Jason-3 stage landing on the barge? 2016-01-18T15:30:48.853

28 What is the "emergency crush core"? 2017-06-24T11:40:00.777

27 Now that they can land a Falcon 9, what will they do with it? 2015-12-22T13:18:54.200

24 How could a 90 m/s delta-v be enough to commit the space shuttle to landing? 2015-09-16T13:29:41.227

24 How are the SpaceX Falcon 9 Mod 3 and Mod 4 grid fins different? 2017-06-25T23:48:30.900

23 Why the soot pattern on the nosecone of Falcon Heavy side booster? 2018-02-15T19:23:33.607

22 Could SpaceX land on the moon today? 2018-02-16T19:00:37.217

21 Could the Space Shuttle have landed on any long runway other than those specially reinforced at Kennedy (TTS), and Edwards (EDW)? 2014-05-19T20:08:08.213

21 How does the Falcon 9 know where the landing barge/pad is? 2015-04-16T18:06:42.997

21 Why isn’t the “JRTI” barge larger? 2015-04-23T05:16:11.787

21 Did the soft-landing rockets malfunction in the Soyuz (expedition 50 crew) landing? 2017-04-10T11:55:13.223

18 Why did the Apollo Lunar Module have four landing legs? 2016-01-13T14:34:37.523

17 What is the largest hurdle of the mission to Mars? 2014-11-18T18:56:58.300

17 Olympus Mons - viable Mars landing site? 2014-11-26T16:27:11.160

17 How will SpaceX achieve landing of the Falcon 9 first stage? 2015-01-06T13:37:31.413

17 What control engineering techniques are used for the landing maneuvers of Falcon 9-R? 2015-01-24T13:38:20.663

17 Why were Space Shuttle astronauts able to walk off the orbiter? 2015-04-28T09:23:40.717

16 Why was Titan the first celestial body beyond Mars to be landed on? 2016-06-15T13:37:03.923

15 Vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL) vehicle falling orientation 2013-07-23T12:49:55.943

15 What are the disadvantages of parachute+airbag for atmospheric landing, versus rocket-based? 2013-07-24T11:10:17.757

15 Why do Soyuz landings seem to be overshot? 2015-06-20T18:23:38.753

15 SpaceX first stage landing: Why not use an elevated net above the landing platform to catch the rocket? 2016-03-05T05:27:21.913

15 What do the Teeth on the SpaceX Falcon Mod4 do? 2017-06-26T03:57:22.640

14 How would a probe land on Europa? 2013-09-17T00:46:44.987

14 Can a single Soyuz return a crew of six back to Earth? 2015-12-10T13:23:52.667

14 What are the challenges to landing a spacecraft on Mercury? 2016-07-20T15:08:48.477

14 On the Falcon Heavy, why are the side boosters using Ti Grid fins, but not the center core? 2017-12-20T17:01:02.650

14 Did the fairings from the Falcon Heavy test flight get recovered? 2018-02-07T18:17:14.753

13 Multiple aerobraking 2016-02-11T10:50:57.050

13 What is the cause of this Falcon 9 first stage "dance" after landing? 2018-02-20T19:00:07.557

12 How will SpaceX tie down a landed stage on the ASDS barge after landing? 2014-12-15T00:57:54.970

12 How effective are Falcon 9 1st stage grid fins in the last few seconds before landing? 2016-06-01T03:48:54.160

12 Why does one leg open slower than others on Falcon 9 landings? 2017-12-17T00:53:54.300

11 What is the value of the cross-track angle between the two designated CRS-4 first stage recovery zones? 2014-09-20T21:35:46.720

11 If the Space Shuttle missed its landing approach, what could have been done? 2014-09-22T11:44:03.917

11 How does the landing accuracy of Dragon (under parachutes) compare to Soyuz? 2016-05-12T09:56:32.070

10 Could SpaceX start testing to return the Falcon 9 first stage to land instead of water? 2015-04-16T12:42:25.653

10 Roughly what percentage (by cost) of a Rocket Launch does stage 1 of the Falcon 9 Rocket represent? 2015-12-22T01:58:54.410

10 SpaceX landing on land vs landing on drone ship 2015-12-22T15:46:43.583

10 Why did the returning F9 first stage generate a triple sonic boom? 2015-12-23T20:32:04.193

10 How close did the landed first stage of the Falcon 9 get to the X on the landing pad? 2015-12-24T15:30:57.217

10 What were the biggest and heaviest spacecrafts to safely return from orbit? 2016-02-09T21:36:55.807

10 How does the Falcon 9 first stage land on the moving surface of the barge? 2016-05-11T07:08:24.827

10 How does a Falcon 9 booster know how far away the ground is? 2016-06-17T15:45:28.090

10 Why does Blue Origin land the crew capsule separate from the booster? 2016-10-31T19:13:30.210

10 What are the "nosewheel stop" and "wheel stop" times in this Wikipedia article? 2017-04-06T15:37:51.920

10 Is it possible for something to fall straight down to earth? What are the requirements? 2018-02-09T07:14:57.503

9 Could a Soyuz land in water? 2013-11-11T14:47:54.010

9 Will we see the barge landing live during the SpaceX CRS-5 webcast? 2014-12-17T09:43:53.080

9 SpaceX Landing Platform video: why is the rocket moving so fast? 2015-01-17T16:13:01.373

9 Why does the Soyuz spacecraft's parachute have so many lines? 2015-05-29T01:05:07.393

9 Why the strange bands of soot of the landed F9 first stage? 2015-12-22T18:08:54.883

9 How rough was the redirecting, re-entry and landing of the first stage of the Falcon 9? 2015-12-22T20:00:02.757

9 Why does SpaceX's Launch Complex 1 have four contingency landing pads? 2016-02-28T03:55:42.337

9 What difficulties will be faced modifying the Falcon 9 FT, so to have better and easier landings of the 1st stage from a GTO mission? 2016-06-21T00:17:31.127

9 Why does the video feed always fail during Falcon 9 landings? 2016-08-18T03:06:12.247

9 If the SpaceX drone ship's camera feed gets disrupted every landing, why cant they throw the antennae off the ship on a buoy for better reception? 2018-02-07T05:13:55.157

9 Why not jettison the nose-cone from Falcon Heavy side boosters for better control authority? 2018-02-07T08:35:46.317

8 Why was Curiosity rover's landing site an ellipse? 2013-08-17T16:14:07.430

8 Rosetta's lander, Philae will "anchor" itself on Comet 67P. What level of control can we have over this? 2014-08-07T15:14:12.777

8 How will the SpaceX landing barge (ASDS) get to the proper location? 2014-12-25T22:13:46.700

8 Why does Soyuz use a single large parachute vs 3 on most American capsules? 2015-03-12T13:42:22.157

8 Could a Falcon 9 land carrying its second stage and payload? 2015-05-05T16:01:51.087

8 Flashing lights on soyuz underside? 2015-09-21T13:38:13.620

8 Why did SpaceX use LC-13 as LZ-1? 2015-12-31T23:03:53.720

8 Why doesn't the Falcon 9 booster use rigid air brakes during landing attempts? 2016-01-17T19:54:30.780

8 SpaceX Falcon 9 landing leg deployment time 2016-01-27T19:04:46.153

8 How precise are our Mars landings? 2016-02-08T14:52:04.270

8 Is it probable the Red Dragon will successfully land on Mars on the first try? 2016-04-27T21:32:59.650

8 Recent Falcon 9 flights - 'topped off' with propellants, or just a margin over what's needed to land? 2016-07-18T05:47:47.127

8 Why cannot supersonic retropropulsion, for use in the Red Dragon lander be tested on Earth? 2016-07-28T06:30:43.683

8 How does Schiaparelli's guidance system work? 2016-10-20T09:37:01.420

8 What is the turnaround time for SpaceX's barges? 2018-01-17T20:42:00.930

8 How will they lower the landed side boosters after landing, if there is a nose cone? 2018-02-07T13:51:28.487

7 Do gas planets have surfaces suitable for landing on it? 2013-07-30T12:20:56.323

7 How will the Mars One landing site be chosen? 2013-11-20T19:59:54.607

7 What is the maximum mass for a reentry capsule that can be recovered in the air? 2014-01-21T20:42:05.567

7 Where is SpaceX planning to land their booster rockets for Mission 14 and 15? 2014-07-22T23:24:08.007

7 Will kicked-up "dust" be a problem for Rosetta and lander Philae? 2014-08-19T12:26:00.317

7 Has any spacecraft landed on Earth with propulsion only? Or else, from what highest altitude? 2014-09-01T16:34:17.340

7 Was there a barge landing attempt on Launch 16 (EUTELSAT 115 / ABS 3A) March 1st 2015-03-07T12:18:18.097

7 Why did the RCS thrusters on Falcon 9 fire in the wrong direction? 2015-04-18T20:15:06.850

7 What's the thrust to weight ratio of Falcon 9 at landing? 2015-09-11T22:26:21.893

7 Is it a problem that Falcon 9R landing legs are getting sizzling hot and catching flames during booster landing? 2015-12-24T04:28:19.147

7 What is the burn time for the F9 boostback / reentry / landing burns? 2016-01-25T17:21:49.887

7 What is the maximum error to land on the barge? 2016-04-08T20:58:21.407

7 What would happen if an Apollo astronaut landed on Pluto? 2016-07-06T13:37:45.710

7 When will they be landing Dragon retropropulsively? 2017-02-28T09:35:11.057

7 Are crewed capsules equiped to land pretty much anywhere in the world? 2017-03-04T18:38:09.533

7 Will the SES-10 booster have a secondary mission goal of landing? 2017-03-28T23:40:00.170