Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is an American space transport company founded by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk. It has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 rockets, both of which are built with a goal of being reusable launch vehicles. SpaceX is also developing the Dragon spacecraft to be carried to orbit by Falcon 9 launch vehicles. SpaceX designs, tests and fabricates the majority of their components in-house, including the Merlin, Kestrel, and Draco rocket engines. - Source: Wikipedia
SpaceX said that what appeared to be a hard-nosed stance was actually the result of a communications error.
But the new core booster missed an ocean platform, not unexpected for this especially difficult mission, SpaceX noted.
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