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SpaceX says “heat damage” caused landing failure on recent Falcon 9 mission

SpaceX says “heat damage” caused landing failure on recent Falcon 9 mission

Source: Spaceflight Now
Date Published: 02/25/2021

A senior SpaceX official said this week that “heat damage” led to the failure of a Falcon 9 booster during a landing attempt Feb. 15, but the company will press on with more launches and will likely surpass the 10-flight threshold on one of its reusable rockets soon. The next Falcon 9 launch, using a booster flying on its eighth mission, is scheduled for liftoff from Florida with 60 more Starlink internet satellites Sunday night.

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