UPDATE: New road closures posted, we’re back on for SN3 pressure tests Wednesday 4-5pm and 8-9pm. #SpaceX #BocaChica #Starship 🚀
Old tweet, post removed - Chris. Clarification post below is still worthy of being on here to avoid mistakes.
So Elon recently posted a bunch of closeups of the SN3 #Starships's underbelly.In the photos you can see parts of the landing leg assembly, so I spent couple of hours trying to visualize how they might work.@elonmusk is this even remotely close?
Yes, v close! Nice work. Those are V0.9 legs, so major upgrades coming. Need wider span, longer stroke & ability to auto-level for uneven ground or leaning into high winds.
Yes!!! Auto leveling!!! That’s going to be key for other planetary bodies!!! Will SN4 probably still just use these for now though? Good enough for these controlled environments 👌
Does this mean super heavy will have redesigned legs?
Definitely need a wider span
Road closure and #Starship pressure test schedule update:- Still expecting approx 8-9pm test this eve- 1-2am tonight- 1-2pm Thursday - 5-6pm Thursday