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.)Read more (1 min)
This infographic outlines the manufacturing and testing procedures for the SpaceX Falcon 9.
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.Read more (2 min)
The SpaceX Falcon 9 is designed to fit on public roads in the US. Here’s how SpaceX transports the different components.Read more (1 min)
The SpaceX Falcon 9 is big. Really big. Mindboggling big.
(But it’s peanuts compared to the SpaceX ITS.)
This is a high-level, overly simplified explanation of the “hoverslam” maneuver the SpaceX Falcon 9 performs during landing.
This is a high-level overview of the components of the SpaceX Dragon 1.
This is a high-level overview of the United Launch Alliance Vulcan launch vehicle.Read more (1 min)
This is a high-level view of the engines and thrusters in the SpaceX Dragon 2.Read more (1 min)