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SpaceX wants to recover its Super Heavy rocket thanks to its launch tower


#SpaceX has now accustomed us to recovering its launchers with impressive regularity. #Elon #Musk’s company will soon try a different approach for its next landing, however.

#As reported #TechCrunch, #Elon #Musk announced on #Twitter that he wanted future boosters to be reusable. #This will involve “capturing” its #Super #Heavy #Booster first stage – currently under development – using the launch tower arm which stabilizes the vehicle before take off.
#For now, the #Falcon 9 thrusters are returning to #Earth and landing on their own built-in propulsion legs. #But, ultimately, the goal is for the #Super #Heavy to have no legs at all.

A #Super #Heavy #Booter … but more legs

The #Super #Heavy launch process will still involve using its motors to control the speed of its descent, but it will use the ailerons built into its main body to help control its orientation during flight. The main advantages of this innovative method, which will obviously involve a lot of precision in the maneuvers, are the savings: the #SpaceX rocket will be cheaper and less heavy. #Elon #Musk even specifies that he hopes, by perfectly repositioning the booster, that his rocket will be ready to refuel and take off again within an hour.

2020/2021, a pivotal year

#This improvement in the launch and recovery processors is one more step towards the realization of #Elon #Musk’s new #Starship ship. #With this new generation of reusable rocket, he wants to take humans to #Mars, even colonize it. #Ultimately, he wants this spacecraft to perform regular and frequent flights.

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#This is why many prototype spaceships are currently being built and tested in #Boca #Chica, #Texas. #Elon #Musk announced recently, on #Twitter, that he intended to begin flight tests of this component of the launch system in ” some months “. 2020 was a year full of innovation for #SpaceX, 2021 promises to be even more amazing.

#Source : #TechCrunch





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