SpaceX Super Heavy Grid Fins Will Be Welded Steel Instead of Titanium

SpaceX Super Heavy Grid Fins Will Be Welded Steel Instead of Titanium

Brian Wang |
October 9, 2019 |

Elon Musk tweeted that the Super Heavy booster grid fins will be made of welded steel instead of titanium.

Btw, regarding Super Heavy: given that Falcon 9 grid fins are *already* the largest single piece titanium casting ever (humans for scale in pic below) … how on Earth are you going to manufacture the grid fins needed for Super Heavy!? 🤯 pic.twitter.com/iG6jQovyvt

— Viv 🎃💉 (@flcnhvy) October 1, 2019

Welded steel

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 3, 2019

Elon Musk in his Starship presentation had said that the Mark 3 version of Starship would be the version that goes to orbit. Recent video of the construction shows that new single seam rings are being made. Those would appear to be the first rings for a Mark 3 Starship.

SOURCES- SpaceX, Elon Musk, LabPadre Youtube


Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

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