As per my last post, the fairings looked quite damaged when coming in to port.
And it appears stage 1 was scuttled at sea.
Other than the grid fins, which I think are over a million a set.I'm not surprised. I'm sure SpaceX has learned there isn't anything worth recovering in salt water logged boosters. This is their third and the last one they towed to port and were able to examine thoroughly.
Thanks for posting that. I’ve been wondering if SpaceX would make a public statement about that missed booster landing.Hans, during the pre-launch NASA conference, was asked what happened. He said the booster had some unforeseen high winds which were out of preset parameters hitting the ASDS that caused the booster to think the landing would be dangerous. So the booster did not perform the transition maneuver onto the ASDS trajectory and instead landed in the water to protect OCISLY.
I've seen reported that the booster is said to have been scuttled. Has that been confirmed?
I saw Musk's tweet explaining why it didn't land as planned but I don't think he's said anything about the fate of the booster.