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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SpaceX Falcon 9 Components SpaceX Falcon 9 Components Direct link

This is a brief overview of the components of the SpaceX Falcon 9 in its fairing configuration (as opposed to the Dragon 1 or Dragon 2 configurations.)

SpaceX Falcon 9 Return to Launch Site SpaceX Falcon 9 Return to Launch Site Direct link

This is the approximate trajectory of the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster during a “return to launch site” landing (i.e. landing on land).

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ULA SMART Reuse Trajectory and Components ULA SMART Reuse Trajectory and Components Direct link

This is the predicted trajectory of the engine block on a launch vehicle implementing ULA’s SMART Reuse technology, such as the ULA Vulcan.