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Falcon 9 deployable landing fins

Falcon 9 deployable landing fins

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Falcon 9 deployable landing fins
The Falcon 9 is equipped with gridded, movable fins stowed that deploy outward into an "X-wing" formation. The fins move independently, controlling the rocket's roll, pitch and yaw.

Original image data dated on or about December 16, 2014

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