SpaceX never ceases to be talked about with its ambitious projects. We now know that to facilitate the landing of the Super Heavy, the company will rely on a revolutionary launch tower.
Clearly, despite the health crisis, projects around SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy system are advancing. Remember that once operational, it will facilitate the deployment of charges in low earth orbit. It will also be used to transport equipment and people to the Moon and Mars. One of the peculiarities of Super Heavy, the system booster, is that it will be reusable. According to a recent post by Elon Musk on Twitter, SpaceX will use a revolutionary platform to catch the launcher. The platform in question will also act as a launch tower.
Note that the boss of Tesla made this tweet in response to a question from a user who wanted to know how SpaceX intends to manage the landing of the Super Heavy.
A 3D animation video
“ We're going to try to grab the Super Heavy with the launch tower arm using the fins on the grid to pick up the charge,” Musk explained, according to Universetoday.com . The boss of SpaceX added: "this makes it possible to reduce the mass and the cost of the structure and to immediately reposition the booster on the launch pad" . This technique would allow a new launch to be carried out in less than an hour.
Thanks to another internet user, we already have an idea of what the launch and landing pad that Musk mentioned might look like. Indeed, following the statement of the American entrepreneur of South African origin, the YouTuber Mini3D did not wait long to design a 3D video concept showing how the system could work.
Making space travel easier
By developing reusable rockets, SpaceX hopes to reduce the cost of travel in space, which should help increase the frequency of travel. Musk has hinted before that he aims to increase the production of the Starship to the point of being able to build 100 per year for ten years.
An effort that should allow his space exploration company to build a fleet of 1,000 rockets. This amount would be enough to transport 100 megatons of freight or 100,000 people to Mars every 26 months.