SpaceX adds Bob and Doug multipurpose ships to streamlined recovery fleet
Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 08/31/2021
The arrival of Doug, the newest addition to the SpaceX recovery fleet, indicates further consolidation of the company’s rocket recovery operations. Although the launch cadence has slowed as SpaceX prepares the next generation of Starlink satellites, the fleet has been busy working on its next generation of recovery vessels to support what will hopefully be a busy last quarter of 2021.