Friday, August 23, 2019

Speculations on SpaceX's Starship new fin configuration

Seeing most recent hardware delivered at SpaceX's Boca Chica launch facility in South Texas, where the Starship Mk 1 prototype is being built, Reddit user u/ModeHopper has done some pretty impressive pixel-counting & calculations, speculating that the new hardware is Starship's rear fin or its part. And William Falconer-Beach has already made some renders with several possible configurations of the new fins. More of his Starship renders here.

Speculation on SpaceX Starship new fin configuration

Speculation on SpaceX Starship new fin configuration
Pixel-counting & calculations by u/ModeHopper:
Calculations on SpaceX Starship new fin


  1. This seemed as good a thread to ask this question as any since it is looking at a new Starship configuration. Does anyone have approximate dimensions with location of such things as "steering paddles" and landing legs for the Starship and Super Heavy? I am interested in creating a card model (1/100, 1/144 or 1/200) of these.

    1. Guess you will get your answer at Elon's presentation on September 28, if he will show some schematics or detailed renders of the newest Starship design.

    2. We will have to see what Elon reveals.