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Fleet Overview

Active Fleet

Of Course I Still Love You

Autonomous Spaceport Droneship based on the US West Coast for offshore booster landings.

Bob

Bob is one SpaceX's two new multi-purpose recovery ships. Designed for fairing recovery and droneship operations.

Crosby Skipper

Crosby Skipper is a chartered tugboat SpaceX is currently using for operations in the Atlantic Ocean.

Just Read the Instructions

Autonomous Spaceport Droneship based on the US East Coast for offshore booster landings.

Doug

Doug is one SpaceX's two new multi-purpose recovery ships. Designed for fairing recovery and droneship operations.

NRC Quest

NRC Quest is the Pacific Ocean fairing recovery ship. NRC Quest previously recovered Cargo Dragon.

A Shortfall of Gravitas

Autonomous Spaceport Droneship based on the US East Coast for offshore booster landings. New for 2021.

Megan

Megan is a Dragon recovery vessel, equipped with a medical facility and helipad. Usually deployed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Maverick

Maverick is a fast boat used for fairing recovery operations. Deployed from the upper deck of support ship Bob or Doug.

GO Quest

GO Quest is the current West Coast droneship support ship, formerly based on the US East Coast.

Shannon

Shannon is a Dragon recovery vessel and is built identically to GO Searcher. Usually deployed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Goose

Goose is a fast boat used for fairing recovery operations. Deployed from the upper deck of support ship Bob or Doug.

Robots

Octagrabber

The Falcon 9 Securing Robot, known as Octagrabber, operates on SpaceX droneships to secure boosters after a landing.

Spaceports

Phobos

Phobos is one of two Starship floating spaceports that SpaceX is currently constructing.

Deimos

Deimos is one of two Starship floating spaceports that SpaceX is currently constructing.

Former Fleet / Honourable Mentions

GO Ms. Tree

GO Ms. Tree is a fast, maneuverable vessel that was previously modified to catch fairing halves.

GO Ms. Chief

GO Ms. Chief is the near-identical sister ship to Ms. Tree that was previously modified to catch fairing halves.

OCIRTI

Of Course I Read The Instructions. Starship spotting boat belonging to @SpacePadreIsle. Doggo included.

Shelia Bordelon

Shelia Bordelon was a temporary SpaceX fairing recovery vessel. Equipped with a 50-ton crane to lift fairing halves from the water.

Finn Falgout

Finn Falgout is a tugboat used by SpaceX from 2020 - 2022 for towing operations in the Atlantic Ocean.

Hawk

Hawk is a tugboat that is sometimes used to tow droneships to landing zones in the Atlantic Ocean.