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In past missions, the second stage camera has caught what look like thrusters firing as the fairing separates. People have speculated that this was early attempts at recovery.

The two halves are not connected after separation so would need their own systems regardless.

The current assumption seems to be that they have cold gas thrusters to orient the fairing for better survivabilty until the parachute can be deployed.

They are light (in terms of size) and fluffy, and have a lot of surface area, so the aero forces on reentry should slow it down quite a bit before parachutes become an option.

Pictures from the recovery ship are starting to appear. An annotated version, of a fairing under a tarp, on the Go Searcher recovery vehicle is interesting to look at.

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In past missions, the second stage camera has caught what look like thrusters firing as the fairing separates. People have speculated that this was early attempts at recovery.

The two halves are not connected after separation so would need their own systems regardless.

The current assumption seems to be that they have cold gas thrusters to orient the fairing for better survivabilty until the parachute can be deployed.

They are light (in terms of size) and fluffy, and have a lot of surface area, so the aero forces on reentry should slow it down quite a bit before parachutes become an option.

In past missions, the second stage camera has caught what look like thrusters firing as the fairing separates. People have speculated that this was early attempts at recovery.

The two halves are not connected after separation so would need their own systems regardless.

The current assumption seems to be that they have cold gas thrusters to orient the fairing for better survivabilty until the parachute can be deployed.

They are light (in terms of size) and fluffy, and have a lot of surface area, so the aero forces on reentry should slow it down quite a bit before parachutes become an option.

Pictures from the recovery ship are starting to appear. An annotated version, of a fairing under a tarp, on the Go Searcher recovery vehicle is interesting to look at.

enter image description here

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In past missions, the second stage camera has caught what look like thrusters firing as the fairing separates. People have speculated that this was early attempts at recovery.

The two halves are not connected after separation so would need their own systems regardless.

The current assumption seems to be that they have cold gas thrusters to orient the fairing for better survivabilty until the parachute can be deployed.

They are light (in terms of size) and fluffy, and have a lot of surface area, so the aero forces on reentry should slow it down quite a bit before parachutes become an option.