US company SpaceX, which creates private comic spacecraft of the Falcon series, announced that it will apply the technology demonstrated in Star Wars in its new accelerators. The corresponding announcement was made on his Twitter page by the head of the company, Elon Musk.
"The mesh stabilizers will be removed during the ascent and then deployed during the descent for X-Wing style maneuvering," he wrote. Note that Musk is referring to rebel fighters equipped with retractable planes that slide in hyperplane flight mode and deploy when effective maneuvering is required.
Recall that the first successful launch of the Falcon launch vehicle took place in 2008, and in 2009 the first commercial launch took place. It was the first rocket flight in the history of space exploration, designed and built by a private company. In 2012, under a contract with the American Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), SpaceX launched the Dragon space truck into orbit, which successfully docked with the ISS. In April 2014, the first stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle was softly landed in the Atlantic Ocean. In the coming years, the company intends to introduce super-heavy launch vehicles capable of delivering up to 100 tons of cargo to near-earth orbit.
Private rocketry will significantly reduce the cost of satellite launches, in some cases up to 70 percent, which will increase the commercial attractiveness of the industry and contribute to more efficient exploration of near-Earth space.
Below is a video showing the testing of an accelerator equipped with "X-Wing style" stabilizers.
The Topic of Article: SpaceX uses Star Wars technology in spacecraft.