SpaceX Will Use Tesla Car Batteries to Power Movable Wings for Starship Re-Entry

SpaceX installed battery packs equal to the batteries used in four Tesla Model X cars to power the movement of wings on the SpaceX Starship. Moving the wings will enable the Starship to generate lift during re-entry to lower the peak temperature. This along with lightweight reusable tile heatshields will prevent damage during re-entry.

Elon Musk will present the new SpaceX orbital Starship design on September 28.

SOURCES – Elon Musk Twitter, SpaceX
Written By Brian Wang,