Question: How does SpaceX decide which half of the Falcon 9 fairing to catch if they are only going to catch one half? Is one half more expensive and/or well instrumented than the other?
Images from this SpaceX tweet:
Falcon 9 fairing halves deployed their parafoils and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean last week after the launch of Iridium-6/GRACE-FO. Closest half was ~50m from SpaceX’s recovery ship, Mr. Steven. http://instagram.com/p/BjdAcCuFegz
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