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Cocky SpaceX will try another sea landing with next rocket launch

mtakala82

That video is a year old, with outdated graphics, and purely notional.

They aren't going to panel up the former Shuttle Fixed Service Structure as depicted; it would be costly and wouldn't actually do much to protect it.

It has been calculated at the Nasaspaceflight.com forums that Falcon 9 Heavy using Falcon 9 FT booster performance (best estimate) will not be economical if the center core arrives at the landing site. It becomes sensible rocket only if the center core lands on the barge.

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