GO Ms. Chief

GO Ms. Chief is the second fairing catcher vessel. The ship is near identical to Ms. Tree but has a slightly different engine configuration that makes her a bit more powerful. 

The ship was constructed alongside Ms. Tree in 2014 and then operated alongside her for SeaTran Marine under the name 'Capt Elliot' until 2017, when she was sold to SEACOR Marine.

The ship was charted for use by SpaceX and then renamed to GO Ms. Chief (A play on the word mischief) in August 2019. The vessel arrived at Port Canaveral and joined the SpaceX Fleet on August 10th, enabling SpaceX to be able to catch both fairing halves during future missions.

Vital Statistics

Owner: Guice Offshore (Unconfirmed)

Operator: Guice Offshore

Year Built: 2014

IMO: 9744453

Length: 61m

Width: 10m

Joined SpaceX Fleet: 2019

Missions

Learn more about Fairing Recovery

Since 2016, SpaceX has been developing experimental techniques to recover payload fairings after launch.

GO Ms. Tree (Formely Mr. Steven) is the flagship SpaceX fairing recovery vessel. The ship has a large net and attempts to catch fairing halves as they descend from the edge of space.

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