Last week, SpaceX finally achieved something that they have not done so far. He launched the Falcon Heavy for his first commercial mission, and when her trio of boosters returned to Earth, he crowned all three landings. It was an incredible success, and it's still, but unfortunately Mother Nature has other plans for a basic Falcon Heavy amplifier.
In the announcement that the company certainly wants not to be given, SpaceX reveals On the edge that the Falcon Heavy amplifier was swallowed by the ocean after the safe landing of the company's unmanned vessel.
SpaceX described the unfortunate event:
Over the weekend, due to harsh conditions on the sea, the SpaceX recovery team was unable to provide a central booster for return to Port Canaveral. As the conditions deteriorated with eight to ten sharp legs, Booster began to change and ultimately was unable to stay upright. While we hoped to bring back the booster back, the security of our team always has an edge. We do not expect to influence future missions.
The company apparently managed to restore the booster from the ocean, and Elon Mash discovers on Twitter that booster engines have appeared "okay" but will need to be carefully checked:
Seawater can seriously damage highly sensitive rocket components and ensure that any piece of hardware that has strayed the ocean is completely free from any corrosion or elevation is a difficult task.
However, SpaceX has already announced that it plans to re-use the Falcon Heavy pads at another start before the end of the year. Clothes were dispersed in the ocean, and were quickly occupied by SpaceX, and it seems the company is confident that it can deny the effects of seawater on at least some of its expensive missile parts.
SpaceX almost hit the overall homework with the second Falcon Heavy launch, but there seems to be room for improvement. Maybe the next time.