# Landing legs problem with Falcon 9 Block 5 / Starlink 3 mission

Is this a late landing burn problem? it seems that the engine touch the OCISLY ground as the landing legs flex.

Landing occurs at about T+0:08:20

• Might be nice to add a little more context, so that the question will still make sense in the future when they day is no longer today. Jan 29 '20 at 14:36
• @StarfishPrime: We might need to wait some for that. The event is still being streamed, so one can't even link to a specific timestamp of the video. The landing did, indeed, seem harder than usual, but it seems more like the burn started slightly too early, and the engine had to cut off barely as the legs touched down, the whole mass of the rocket dumped suddenly onto the fully extended legs. (landing occurs at T+0:08:20, stream.)
– SF.
Jan 29 '20 at 14:57
• I don't see contact between the engine nozzle & the deck. Looking at the flex of the landing legs, my impression is that there was a smooth, elastic recovery of their position, implying no hard contact elsewhere. I may be optimistic :-) Jan 29 '20 at 15:35
• Yeah just saw that as well. Not sure if the engine bell touched the floor though. Could it be a smoother suspension system? I remember they had a crushable honeycomb structure to absorb the shock. Wondering if they changed that. Jan 29 '20 at 16:52
• Maybe because this time there is no interference in the video link? Maybe the legs always flex that way? Jan 29 '20 at 19:33