SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

Earlier, RBC-Ukraine reported that SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with 64 microsatellites.

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully at 1:16 pm Eastern Standard Time from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying 2,500 kilos of supplies, including science experiments and food for six astronauts now on board the ISS.

In a video Musk posted from the perspective of the failed booster, one of the grid fins appears to be stuck, which undoubtedly threw the rocket off course.

The CRS-16 mission launched supplies to the ISS on Wednesday, but the booster headed for the landing pad missed and landed in the water instead, ending SpaceX's ideal record of 12 previous successful landings.

'Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea, ' Musk wrote on Twitter.

"We have had a great liftoff", said SpaceX commentator John Insprucker.

According to Musk, the rocket could still be re-used as its engines stabilised the spin just in time to ensure an intact landing in water.

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Videos swirling across the internet shows that the booster got out of the control as it headed towards the designated landing spot.

Later it became known that the ship was successfully launched into orbit.

This mission should be 16 for of Dragon spacecraft under the commercial contract between NASA and SpaceX to supply the ISS.

In spite of this space has created a series of Falcon Rockets.

The bad food was replaced ahead of Wednesday's launch.

The Dragon is carrying more than 56-hundred pounds of supplies and payloads to the International Space Station, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations.

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