How does the Falcon rocket return to Earth and lands safely? ?

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  • 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?

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  • 1 month ago

    There are videos of that on youtube, search those up.

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  • 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. 

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  • Nyx
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You can always go to their website, and ask.

    https://www.spacex.com/news/2015/06/24/why-and-how...

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  • 1 month ago

    Gimballed Rocket Systems controlled by computers

    Not a new thing exactly, The Saturn 5 and Shuttle used the same

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    Source(s): The Gimbal System, check out the Hanger at the Back
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  • 1 month ago

    Computers, radar tracking, vectored rocket exhaust, extended legs, and enough fuel left to land gently.

    • oil field trash
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      One might add that is too a lot of trial and error to get this rather complex system to work.

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