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.