Reply to post: Re: Alien Space Bat at 54:19

Watch it again: SpaceX's boomerang rocket lands on robo-sea-barge


Re: Alien Space Bat at 54:19

It's quite often done by just turning on the engine but not lighting the blue touchpaper. Rotate the stage through 180 degrees so the engine points along the orbit, open the valves and you get a bit of thrust slowing it but without the risk of toasting the expensive payload that has just been dropped off.

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