NICE CATCH: SpaceX’s Rocket Nose-Cone Catching Vessel ‘GO Ms. Tree’ Arrives at Port Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // June 28, 2019
GO Ms. Tree carried the first ever fairing half recovered without being submerged in water
WATCH: SpaceX’s rocket nose-cone catching vessel GO Ms. Tree, formerly called “Mr. Steven,” arrived at Port Canaveral on Thursday morning with a fairing from a Falcon Heavy rocket on board. (Port Canaveral video)
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX’s rocket nose-cone catching vessel “GO Ms. Tree,” formerly called “Mr. Steven,” arrived at Port Canaveral on Thursday morning with a fairing from a Falcon Heavy rocket on board.
GO Ms. Tree is a marine vessel being used as a platform for recovery of the SpaceX reusable rocket payload fairings.
The ship is equipped with a giant net that caught the multi-million dollar fairing after this week’s Falcon Heavy launch, which lifted off at 2:30 a.m. Thursday from the historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
The ship is fitted with four large arms which support an elevated horizontal net, similar to a giant trampoline or trapeze net.
After numerous attempts for more than 18 months, the 202-foot-long vessel successfully captured the fairing in its huge net for the first time shortly after early Tuesday’s launch.
GO Ms. Tree, currently is docked at North Cargo Berth 6, carried the first-ever fairing half and recovered without being submerged in water.
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