On March 16th 2021, after many months I preparation a Falcon 9 replica was successfully reused. The process was rough, but I plan to work on making it a much smoother and enjoyable process. Some issues with the code were discovered and being resolved.
Falcon 9 ascended up and had issues when it came to stage separation which had to be manually initiated. After separation, the second stage ignited it's engine, and lost control. Both the second stage and the test payload were lost in the second launch, the first flight of this boosters test payload was successfully put into orbit. This issue that was encountered is the main issue being focused on and being fixed. The first stage after separating successfully performed its boostback and reentry burns, at this point the booster was well on its way to making a second landing. The booster successfully landed, and most likely will not fly again as the code will have to be changed. The Outcome of the Test-1 mission, which included both the first and second launch is seen as an overall success, despite losing control of the second stage in the second launch.

Some images from the flight are listed below, but if you are interested in seeing all of them, you can look at them on the SimpleRockets subreddit here

Launch 1

Landing 1

Recovery 1




Launch 2

Landing 2


have a free starship image as well :D


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    @CardAerospace dockin’ ports my dude

    +3 one year ago
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    @iSpace I still think you should make a drone ship version of the Beta.

    1.1 years ago
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    @ChaoticGraviton HOW DID YOU PUT A FIRST STAGE AND SECOND STAGE TOGETHER????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    1.1 years ago
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    676 galleta

    Ok...

    1.1 years ago
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    you are a madman

    (I love your work)

    1.2 years ago
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    12.2k Vedhaspace

    Very nice!

    1.2 years ago
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    1,123 YaMomzBox420

    @ChaoticGraviton I'd hate to see that booster transporter go away, though I do understand the need to upgrade. The 2nd stage mounting vehicle looks interesting too, but probably not that great at it's job(just guessing). Congrats on the successful test too! I'm sad the second stage failed on the re-flight, but the fact that the booster worked a second time is an impressive feat regardless. I'm taking baby steps while you guys are taking strides! Can't wait for the next iteration

    1.2 years ago
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    @ChaoticGraviton okay can’t wait to see

    1.2 years ago
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    @Graysontaylor Yeah, the ones shown here won't be. After this ordeal I'm going to be redesigning all of the recovery hardware apart from the vehicle itself

    1.2 years ago
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    1,123 YaMomzBox420

    @Graysontaylor let's hope, cuz I don't want to try to figure it out on my own(yet. I do plan to eventually make stuff like that myself)

    1.2 years ago
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    Will the remount vehicles be in the final version?

    1.2 years ago
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    28.6k iSpace

    Congratulations!!!

    +3 1.2 years ago
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    boomstereer

    1.2 years ago
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    Nice looking rocket m8

    1.2 years ago
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    675 Ardee

    Let's gooo!

    +2 1.2 years ago

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