Elon Musk Reveals ‘Catch and Quick Release’ Plan for Space X’s Super Heavy Booster – tech2.org

Elon Musk Reveals ‘Catch and Quick Release’ Plan for Space X’s Super Heavy Booster


Elon Musk is known for divulging ambitious plans and the latest suggests that the startup’s super heavy boosters will not land, but will be caught returning to Earth.

The CEO of SpaceX shared on Twitter that the heavy booster, which is still under development, will be used by the launch tower arm to stabilize the vehicle during its pre-takeoff preparations.

The proposed method would immediately re-send the booster to the launch mount, allowing it to fly again ‘within an hour.’

SpaceX is working on a super heavy rocket at its Boca Chica, Texas test facility, but is set to conduct more test flights of its starship prototypes that are largely without boosters.

The starship is made up of two – Super Heavy Boosters and rocket ships designed by Musk to take 100 people to Mars at one time.

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Elon Musk is known for divulging ambitious plans and the latest suggests that the startup's super heavy boosters will not land, but will be caught returning to Earth.  The CEO of SpaceX shared on Twitter that the heavy booster, still under development, will be recovered by the launch tower arm used to stabilize the vehicle during its pre-takeoff preparations.

Elon Musk is known for revealing ambitious plans and the latest suggests that Startup’s super heavy boosters will not land, but will be caught when they return to Earth. The CEO of SpaceX shared on Twitter that the heavy booster, still under development, will be recovered by the launch tower arm used to stabilize the vehicle during its pre-takeoff preparations.

Now that SpaceX has launched three prototypes of Starship to air, it appears that the firm is embarking on a plan for how the process will work on adding boosters.

Musk’s ambitious plan would be a way to cut costs and mass by removing the need for a foot for a booster’s landing.

However, if the CEO is to reach his goal by sending one million people to Mars by 2025, SpaceX will need to launch multiple starships in a single day.

When the tower grabs the hand booster, it is immediately put back into ‘ready’ mode, allowing it to take off again within an hour.

The proposed method would immediately re-send the booster to the launch mount, allowing it to fly again 'in an hour'

The proposed method would immediately re-send the booster to the launch mount, allowing it to fly again ‘in an hour’

The starship is made up of two - Super Heavy Booster and Rocket Ship which were designed by Musk to take 100 people to Mars at one time

The starship is made up of two – Super Heavy Booster and Rocket Ship which were designed by Musk to take 100 people to Mars at one time

The eventual starship, serial number 8 (SN8), has been considered the most successful launch to take a test flight – but it was also the most disastrous.

The world flew from Boca Chica on 10 December to see a massive rocket with the goal of reaching 41,000 feet in the air – the highest ‘hop’ of any starship.

The ascent of the prototype spacecraft lasted for about six minutes before the engine stopped and the SN8 began its journey back to the launch pad.

The world sat on the edge of their seats in the form of rockets near the ground – wondering if Musk’s prediction of bumpy landings would come true.

When the starship finally touched down, it ignited in flames – and, once the fire and smoke had cleared, all that was left was a pile of debris made from the craft’s nose cones.

Musk shared his excitement of launching on Twitter, writing: ‘Successful climb, switchover to header tank and precise flap for landing point!’

‘Fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burns, leading to high touchdown velocity and RUD, but we got all the data we needed! Congratulations SpaceX Team Hell Yes !! ‘

The starship is made up of two – Super Heavy Booster and Rocket Ship which were designed by Musk to take 100 people to Mars at one time

The CEO later thanked South Texas for their support in a separate tweet, followed by another saying ‘Mars, here we come’ !!

In the past year, SpaceX has completed two low-altitude flight tests with the SN5 and SN6 and a run time of over 16,000 seconds during ground engine start.

Additionally, as production accelerated and loyalty increased, SpaceX produced 10 starship prototypes. The SN9 is almost ready to move to the pad, which now has two active stands for rapid development testing, ‘the firm said.

Landing is one of the most important aspects – as it needs to be fully reused to achieve the goals and cost per flight set by the SpaceX team.

There are many possible uses for the starship – including deploying hundreds of satellites into orbit at a time and landing astronauts on the Moon and Mars.

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