Elon Musk showed “Mechazilla”

(ORDO NEWS) — This is the tower that will catch the first stage of the Starship / Super Heavy rocket.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk posted a video on Twitter showing the completion of the Mejazilla tower. She will launch and catch the Starship / Super Heavy first stage.

The tower is located at the Starbase Cosmodrome in Texas. As planned by Musk, in the future, the process of returning the launch vehicle will occur only with the help of the “mechazilla”.

Everything will work like this: upon landing, the rocket stage will have to reduce its speed so that the aerodynamic rudders catch on a special boom, the “claws” of the tower will hold it.


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