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SpaceX evolving fairing recovery plans, taking advantage of Octagrabber in pursuit of rapid reusability

SpaceX evolving fairing recovery plans, taking advantage of Octagrabber in pursuit of rapid reusability

Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 03/09/2021

SpaceX set a company record with 25 orbital launches in 2020. All but five of these missions utilized flight proven boosters, and 14 payload fairing halves were re-flown. As the company aims to almost double that cadence in 2021, they’ll continue to rely on their recovery fleet to bring boosters and fairings back to dry land for reuse.

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