Reusable Rockets: How Do They Work | Let’s Simplify

On March 30th 2017, SpaceX achieved the world’s first commercially viable reflight with the reusable Falcon 9 rocket. In Europe, ArianeWorks is working on the same goal and in India, ISRO is working on ADMIRE, a reusable satellite launch vehicle similar to the reusable Grasshopper booster rockets from the SpaceX Falcon 9. The project involves a reusable rocket complete with landing legs and steering fins. Let’s explore what reusable rockets are and why all the space agencies are racing to develop the technology.

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