SpaceX Will Catch Super Heavy Booster With Launch Tower Arm

Elon Musk tweeted that SpaceX will try to catch the Super Heavy Booster with the launch tower arm. Large grid fins will take the load.

This will save the cost of legs and enable the booster to be ready for re-launch in under one hour.

The landing legs on the Falcon 9 weigh about 2000 kilograms. The Falcon Heavy landing legs are about 3000-4000 kilograms and Super Heavy Booster would need landing legs that weigh about 6000-8000 kilograms.

The Super Heavy Booster will be able to hover. This will make it easier for a precise docking style landing.

Ercxspace has a rendering of what it a tower arm catch of the Super Heavy booster would look like.

SOURCES- Scott Manley, Marcus House, Elon Musk , Ercxspace
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture,com