For SpaceX, such an achievement means reduction in costs because now they’ll be able to recover more of the rockets and reuse them.
While landing on the ground requires more fuel for the rocket because of the parabolic distance from the ground to the space. A rocket has to cover this distance on its way back, because you cannot simply let your rocket land on hostile territory!
Ocean landings are therefore easier. A drone ship can position itself according to the rocket’s natural path back to earth, which also saves a lot of fuel.
Reusable rockets will be the new thing. Currently, all rockets that go into space are either destroyed or lost forever. A single Falcon 9 rocket costs $60 million to make and burns $200,000 worth of fuel. According to reports, the company expects to bring down the launch cost by as much as 30 per cent, which will directly benefit those who wish to avail of SpaceX’s services.