SpaceX ITS Mars Lander EDL SpaceX ITS Mars Lander EDL Direct link

This is the approximate trajectory of the SpaceX ITS Mars lander during its approach, entry, descent, and landing phases. SpaceX has not released the Earth reentry trajectory, but it will probably be similar, albeit with lower speeds and a far denser atmosphere (which translates to a far shorter and more vertical glide.)

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Hawthorne to Launch SpaceX Falcon 9 Hawthorne to Launch Direct link

This infographic outlines the manufacturing and testing procedures for the SpaceX Falcon 9.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Downrange Propulsive Landing (No Boostback) SpaceX Falcon 9 Downrange Propulsive Landing (No Boostback) Direct link

This is the approximate trajectory of the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster during a downrange propulsive landing (i.e. ocean landing) on the ASDS.

Note that this is the trajectory of a booster during a high-performance mission, and does not include a boostback burn. The approximate trajectory of a Falcon 9 landing with a boostback burn can be seen here.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Transport SpaceX Falcon 9 Transport Direct link

The SpaceX Falcon 9 is designed to fit on public roads in the US. Here’s how SpaceX transports the different components.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Scale SpaceX Falcon 9 Scale Direct link

The SpaceX Falcon 9 is big. Really big. Mindboggling big.

(But it’s peanuts compared to the SpaceX ITS.)

SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Hoverslam SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Hoverslam Direct link

This is a high-level, overly simplified explanation of the “hoverslam” maneuver the SpaceX Falcon 9 performs during landing.

SpaceX Dragon 1 Components SpaceX Dragon 1 Components Direct link

This is a high-level overview of the components of the SpaceX Dragon 1.

SpaceX Dragon 2 Components SpaceX Dragon 2 Components Direct link

This is a high-level overview of the components of the SpaceX Dragon 2 in its crew configuration. (SpaceX’s Red Dragon capsule is an unmanned, stripped-down variant of the Dragon 2.)

ULA Vulcan Overview ULA Vulcan Overview Direct link

This is a high-level overview of the United Launch Alliance Vulcan launch vehicle.

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SpaceX Dragon 2 Engine Layout SpaceX Dragon 2 Engine Layout Direct link

This is a high-level view of the engines and thrusters in the SpaceX Dragon 2.

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