"40%" actually means 60-100%, as has been repeatedly posited, perhaps?

Quote from: mvpel on 04/17/2015 02:13 am"40%" actually means 60-100%, as has been repeatedly posited, perhaps?This is still unclear. One guy did some fairly convincing math based on the videos and came into conclusion that either some variable given out by SpaceX is bogus, or the throttle setting at the very end, just before it is vertically stopped is, in fact, 40%.http://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/32w3tk/velocityacceleration_analysis_of_crs6_landing/(For the 40% value, "21 tons at touchdown when velocity is 0" would be true. Change variables and you get different throttle value. For 60% or 70% throttle the stage would have to weight a lot more)

This implies a total vertical thrust producing about 1.5 g. For a stage weight of 65,000 lbf, that implies a thrust of 97,500 lbf, which is about 66% of the M1D's nominal 147,000 lbf.