The first stage of the Falcon rocket successfully returned to earth, despite the accident – news ZIK.UA

Due to the failure of the control system the first stage reusable Falcon 9 rocket after launch sat almost on the shores of Florida.

About the founder of private space company SpaceX Elon Musk wrote on twitter, reports Ukrainian Pravda.

According to him, the cause of the accident was the failure of the pump of the hydraulic control system of lattice stabilizers.

“Hydraulic pump lattice stabilizers stopped, because Falcon sat straight up in the sea. Seems intact and transmits the data,” he wrote.

5 Dec Falcon 9 rocket lifted into orbit the Dragon spacecraft will deliver to the ISS 2.5 tonnes of cargo.

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