Tag: reuse

55 Why would SpaceX not use parachutes for the final descent of the first stage? 2015-01-09T11:12:08.700

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

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

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

26 Did the Challenger SRBs fail due to design for reuse? 2016-07-19T21:26:06.257

24 How can the reusable Falcon 9 succeed when the reusable Space Shuttle failed? 2015-02-09T12:58:59.500

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

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

21 What are the two bright objects separating from the Falcon 9? 2017-02-02T10:04:16.493

21 Why did the grid fin of the CRS-8/SES 10 booster burn? 2017-03-31T05:51:24.240

20 Were decommissioned Cold War missiles repurposed for peaceful spaceflight? 2014-09-13T19:14:52.363

19 How stable would a Falcon 9 first stage be after it has landed on a drone ship? 2015-04-16T12:06:50.687

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

17 How does SpaceX plan to achieve reusability of the Falcon 9 *second* stage? 2015-07-31T04:25:44.513

17 How did the Falcon 9's 1st stage return back to Cape Canaveral? 2015-12-22T03:36:26.147

17 Falcon 9 fairings cost and reusability 2016-04-10T16:44:58.680

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

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

14 Could an EVA Suit meant for Mars be used for EVA on another celestial, or vice-versa? 2013-10-29T20:27:01.990

14 What are the challenges of turning a rocket stage around and firing its engines into a supersonic wind? 2014-10-26T02:35:21.430

14 What objects have been sent to space twice? 2015-07-31T07:07:31.607

14 Would reusable rockets render the idea of space elevators useless? 2017-11-02T11:46:08.933

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

13 How is SpaceX going to land their Falcon first stage? 2014-05-06T22:31:05.420

13 Why aren't there any space tugs in use? 2014-12-12T19:43:32.173

13 Why can the Falcon 9 be reused while the SLS cannot? 2015-02-08T23:42:37.007

13 Could Falcon 9 splash down IN water? 2015-04-18T18:09:33.040

13 What was the point of the re-entry and landing burn of the first stage of the GovSat-1 launch? 2018-02-01T03:36:25.357

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

12 What went wrong, Falcon 9 1.1 first flight with first stage landing attempt? 2013-09-29T21:23:56.050

12 Were Space Shuttle External Tanks recoverable and reusable? 2014-02-06T18:35:44.350

12 Dragon V2: How many times can the spacecraft be reused? Is the spacecraft's heat shield reusable? 2015-03-02T17:27:57.943

12 Why hasn't Dragon been reused yet? 2016-01-06T19:03:13.723

12 What was the first time a "re-used booster" was used to put a payload into orbit? 2017-03-29T14:11:53.260

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 Mathematics used for F9R flyback and landing 2015-12-24T13:49:56.673

11 Why didn't the space shuttle SRBs have wings and tires? 2017-05-01T18:46:46.373

10 Numbers for Falcon 9 booster MECO scenarios? 2014-08-15T02:42:58.010

10 How far downrange would a reusable Falcon 9 first stage land (without fly-back)? 2014-08-29T17:13:55.587

10 Through what mechanisms would SpaceX test and examine the returned CRS-5 first stage? 2014-11-27T21:33:46.993

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

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

9 Can the reaction wheels also be used to store energy? 2014-06-12T17:00:45.087

9 Software to simulate / optimize ascent trajectory 2014-09-07T12:32:15.127

9 Falcon 9 second stage impact on first stage trajectory 2015-01-19T21:48:48.337

9 Mathematics used for SpaceX first stage re-entry burn guidance? 2015-01-26T19:56:01.047

9 Falcon 9R as SSTO 2015-03-24T03:57:42.373

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

9 Is it possible the Falcon Heavy Demo flight could be done with three previously flown boosters? 2015-12-23T00:26:39.173

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 Are spacecraft single-use? 2018-03-02T13:43:44.593

8 What was SpaceX's original vision for booster reusability? 2014-03-06T23:29:02.957

8 What is the practical limit on reusable chemical rockets? 2014-07-23T03:07:52.953

8 Where will SpaceX take CRS-5 after it lands? 2014-12-09T12:17:44.607

8 Would it not be easier for SpaceX to make their first stage only partly reusable? 2015-01-09T11:37:24.867

8 Why have no reusable launch technologies been developed? 2015-01-18T06:09:40.740

8 Did CRS-6 landing fail because the steering fins are ineffective at low speed? 2015-04-20T17:30:08.193

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

8 Move landed rocket stage back to launch pad 2016-01-05T22:45:46.740

8 Has SpaceX re-used a first stage twice yet? 2017-10-12T02:04:38.223

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 Are the Falcon 9 landing legs aerodynamic surfaces as well? 2014-03-07T20:40:00.200

7 Has SpaceX considered using its abort system for cargo flights too? 2014-11-13T17:55:39.357

7 Could a rocket booster be refueled in space? 2015-02-11T14:25:28.490

7 What is the hardest part of making spacecraft (mostly) reusable? 2015-11-13T09:23:45.910

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 How many 1st stage boosters will SpaceX settle for, for its LEO/GTO fleet? 2016-02-10T19:48:47.087

7 How many engine firings can a SpaceX Falcon handle? 2016-04-12T16:12:46.203

7 Is there any possible way to reduce the cost of a manned mission to the Moon? 2016-04-22T16:50:58.843

7 Would reusability affect the performance of a rocket engine compared to a single launch version of that rocket engine 2016-04-27T21:13:38.477

7 Does SpaceX recover and reuse tank pressurization helium? 2016-09-29T00:48:18.617

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

6 SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusable first stage propellant for return 2014-07-24T03:02:39.783

6 Can the Orion be reused in space? 2014-09-01T15:55:05.223

6 On which flights could SpaceX test Crew Dragon powered landing with complete flight profile? 2015-05-20T15:00:16.673

6 How far from launchpad did Falcon 9's first stage go? 2015-12-22T19:47:23.680

6 How long does the F9 first stage remain hypersonic under control of its grid fins? 2015-12-24T14:57:41.617

6 Deluge system refresh rates 2016-05-05T15:31:00.240

6 Why isn't someone building a fully reusable solid fuel rocket? 2016-11-14T04:48:07.603

6 Are there any viable hot structure orbital spacecraft designs capable of re-entry? 2017-10-03T16:17:11.887

6 Is SpaceX trying to catch two pieces of fairing with one boat? 2018-02-22T18:29:03.730

6 Falcon 9 fairings stability on reentry 2018-02-24T09:27:03.873

6 Why is SpaceX building the BFS before the BFR 2018-03-10T20:28:23.907

5 Could parts be salvaged off the Apollo thrusters found on the ocean floor? 2013-11-06T04:54:54.967

5 Was any first stage recovery system tested on SpaceX Falcon 9 flight seven? 2013-12-04T16:08:49.730

5 Are the SpaceX boosters slated to return to their launch site or somewhere downrange? 2015-01-29T01:45:56.250

5 Why did the Thaicomm-8 SpaceX First stage come into port leaning to the side? 2016-06-02T20:49:15.997

5 Did the Thaicomm-8 SpaceX landed first stage move after landing? 2016-06-02T21:00:50.717

5 Are SpaceX competitors planning to create reusable vehicles 2017-03-30T06:41:02.560

5 Why did the Falcon Heavy core engines fail to reignite? 2018-02-07T18:34:59.707

5 Why is Mr. Steven in California and not Florida 2018-02-25T00:17:39.167

4 What survives the actual launch of a rocket 2014-11-15T18:03:25.753

4 Would it have taken much to steady SpaceX's CRS-6 returning stage so it landed alright? 2015-04-15T22:11:01.537

4 Could a rocket first stage be rapidly reusable after landing in freshwater? 2015-04-27T14:29:13.807

4 What are the actual economics for the ULA reusability plan? 2015-05-18T11:40:35.137

4 Are there any benefits on Venus compared to Earth with respect to reusing launch vehicles? 2015-08-11T09:21:58.707