SpaceX first caught both fairings on a Falcon 9 rocket

Elon Musk in his Twitter account said that his specialists managed to catch both nose cones of the Falcon 9 rocket, under which the payload is hiding at the start. This catch and reuse of rocket parts is saving the company millions of dollars. Musk previously stated that this rocket part costs about $ 6 million.


For the first time, it was possible to catch both fairings in the Atlantic Ocean using an automatic floating platform. Although the company had previously used parts of the rocket that landed in the ocean. But, presumably, the fairings caught will cost less in preflight than those caught from the water.
There is no video capture of these specific fairings, but the procedure looks something like the video below. This is a successful catch of the part in August 2019.

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