Author Topic: BFR landing cradle discussion and updates  (Read 62317 times)

Offline Jet Black

Re: BFR landing cradle discussion and updates
« Reply #320 on: 05/15/2017 08:44 PM »
The launch cradle makes integration faster and cheaper. It takes like a week just to get a landed Falcon 9 moved into a building, let alone back to a launch pad. A bigger rocket would be much harder and would take longer.

If the Roomba works well enough, it could just be a matter of picking the rocket up and moving it a few dozen meters into exactly the right position. It doesn't have to be spun over on an axis, loaded on to a tray and then put into a building.
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