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Elon Musk plans to “catch” the Starship booster rocket with the launch tower so that it can “fly again in less than an hour”


#Also, the propeller would not have landing legs, which would save mass and cost, said the businessman.

#SpaceX founder #Elon #Musk shared his ideas on how the super-heavy rocket #Super #Heavy, developed to reinforce the #Starship spacecraft, could return on #Wednesday.

“#We will try to catch the #Super #Heavy with the arm of the launch tower, using the grid fins to take the load”, public the businessman on #Twitter.

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Then, in response to a user, he stated that the thruster would have no landing legs: “The legs would certainly work, but the best part is nowhere, and the best step is no step.” wrote #Musk. #Explained that such a configuration “saves mass and the cost of the legs and allows immediate repositioning of the reinforcement in the launch pad”, allowing the propellant to be “ready to fly again in less than an hour”.

#Musk unveiled his idea three weeks after a prototype #Starship exploded during a landing attempt. #According to the head of #SpaceX himself, the incident was caused by a low pressure of the fuel tank, which caused a landing speed too high.

#SpaceX develops the #Starship to fly to #Mars. The company expects it to be capable of carrying loads of more than 100 tons and 100 passengers at a time. The vehicle will be reusable, which will lower the cost of space flights, and it also plans to be used for missions to the #Moon from 2022, as well as for point-to-point flights around the #Earth.

#In early #December, #Musk assured that his rocket could reach the red planet “within 6 years.”





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