Droneship Landing Attempts
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SpaceX operates 2 autonomous spaceport droneships (ASDS) to land their Falcon 9 family of boosters at sea. Droneship landings are required for missions where the booster is not able to carry enough fuel to return to the launch site (RTLS) after delivering a payload into orbit.
SpaceX currently has two droneships in operation, one under construction and another that was retired in 2015