Space Nerds! Here is a render of @SpaceX Starship landing burn after a belly flop, flaps still folded. Will the Starship aft flaps stay folded after the flip maneuver @elonmusk ? Super curious. 🤨🚀🤘 Retweet if you like it!
Most likely, all flaps will fold after landing to reduce wind tip over force. There may be some cases where flaps deployed help stability (change in wind direction), in which case one or more flaps will extend.
We really need better legs for Starship. They’re coming.