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If it didn't knock your socks off when SpaceX recently landed their twin, orbital boosters simultaneously, then I can only assume that you weren't wearing socks in the first place.
When we started watching it here at the office, I really wasn't sure what to expect, but my armpits were sweating profusely...which could only mean that they felt disaster was imminent. How could you blame them when Elon Musk himself said: "I'll just be happy if it clears the pad and doesn't blow the pad to smithereens." I was glad to see those gorgeous, marvels of engineering touch back down safely at Kennedy Space Center. I was also glad that I keep a few crates of old spice here at the office, under Nathan's desk.
So, what better way to show off the new landing legs in SR2 than to take inspiration from SpaceX and land an orbital booster on the launch pad?
Like many other parts in SR2, the landing legs can be resized in the designer and their deployed angle and deployment speed can be tweaked as well. You can also tie them to an activation group, so you can deploy and retract them as much as your heart desires.
Here are the details:
- Mass: 30kg to 275kg (66lbs to 606lbs)
- Price: $15k to $50k
- Deployed Length: 2m to 10m (6.5ft to 32.8ft)
- Deployed Angle: 30° to 60°