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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasshopper_(rocket)

Test # Date (year-month-day) Highest altitude Duration Remarks
1 2012-09-21[6] 6 ft (1.8 m)[6] 3 seconds[6]
2 2012-11-01[26] 17.7 ft (5.4 m)[26] 8 seconds[26]
3 2012-12-17[27] 131 ft (40 m)[27] 29 seconds[27] First flight to include the cowboy mannequin
4 2013-03-07[28] 262 ft (80 m)[29] 34 seconds[29] Touchdown thrust-to-weight ratio greater than one[30]
5 2013-04-17[31] 820 ft (250 m)[31] 61 seconds[citation needed] Demonstrated ability to maintain stability in wind[32]
6 2013-06-14[33] 325 m (1,066 ft)[33] 68 seconds[34] New navigation sensor suite tested; needed on the F9-R for precision landing[35]
7 2013-08-13[36] 250 m (820 ft)[36] 60 seconds Also performed 100 m (330 ft) lateral maneuver before returning to the pad.[36]
8 2013-10-07[37] 744 m (2,441 ft)[38] 79 seconds[39] Final flight of Grasshopper v1.0. Vehicle retired after the flight.[4]

 

 

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