How does the Falcon rocket return to Earth and lands safely? ?
- 1 month ago
By expending fuel that could have been used to launch payload.
Notice how the other manufacturers such as Ariane, OKB (Soyuz), ULA (Delta, Atlas), do not go down this route.
Does one smell another marketing gimmick?
- daniel gLv 71 month ago
There are videos of that on youtube, search those up.
- 1 month ago
After the 2nd stage leaves the first stage booster, the 1st stage orients itself, then fires it's engine to kill it's forward speed, then fires again to bring it back to a point close to the launching site, or - as we have seen on a couple of occasions - to a barge out on the ocean.
Once it's on course for the landing, computers orient the craft (done by the engines mounted on gimbals), and slow the stage as it comes down. Once the legs hit the ground, a signal is sent to kill the fuel pumps, and the engine quits burning.
- NyxLv 71 month ago
You can always go to their website, and ask.
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- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
Gimballed Rocket Systems controlled by computers
Not a new thing exactly, The Saturn 5 and Shuttle used the sameSource(s): The Gimbal System, check out the Hanger at the Back
- StarryskyLv 71 month ago
Computers, radar tracking, vectored rocket exhaust, extended legs, and enough fuel left to land gently.