Author Topic: The recovery process of a Falcon 9 Booster  (Read 2351 times)

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Re: The recovery process of a Falcon 9 Booster
« Reply #1 on: 10/29/2020 10:02 am »
How do they get the legs to latch that last bit - it can't be just the pull from the lifting cap.......?
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Re: The recovery process of a Falcon 9 Booster
« Reply #2 on: 10/30/2020 08:16 pm »
How do they get the legs to latch that last bit - it can't be just the pull from the lifting cap.......?

Sure, why not? The leg's pivot axis is closer to the rocket centerline than the fuselage radius, and the cable is attached to the bottom/outside of the leg, so it should have plenty of leverage.
« Last Edit: 10/30/2020 08:16 pm by Twark_Main »
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Re: The recovery process of a Falcon 9 Booster
« Reply #3 on: 10/30/2020 10:13 pm »
Is it known why they sometimes raise the legs on the booster while it is still attached to the Octagrabber on the ASDS versus moving the booster to the stand on the dock and raising the legs there?  For example, they raised the legs on B1060.3 while it was still on the JRTI but the leg raising for B1058.3 was done on the stand on the dock.  Sorry if this question has been answered already but I have seen it asked many times without any definitive answer.  Thx.
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