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    Default Meet Mr. Steven: SpaceX's catcher ship

    A high speed quad pump-jet with Thrustmaster GPS stabilization and advanced tracking hardware, it's intended to catch payload fairings coming down under parafoil so they can be re-used. At $6 million a set...

    Mr. Steven's net area was recently enlarged to about 43,000 sq/ft (4,000 m2), about the size of an ASDS drone ships first stage landing area.

    Down the road it and others of its class may also catch second stages and Dragon cargo capsules.

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    https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/10...311811584?s=19

    SpaceX ✔ @SpaceX
    Mr. Steven now with more net. SpaceXs fairing recovery vessel has been fitted with a 4x larger net ahead of its next recovery attempt targeted for later this month. http://instagram.com/p/BlLYeNnFZNA/
    12:26 PM - Jul 13, 2018


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    yup. i was there

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    Check out the wake for her previous zig-zags. Pretty quick in reverse too.

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