Elon Musk’s SpaceX has pioneered the commercial space rocketing business and is considered one of the most innovative companies in the world. Through the use of its state-of-the-art reusable rockets it has grown to a market share of around half of all commercial rocket launched worldwide. For the testing and validation of their reusable rocket boosters, they turned to Green Pin® distributor SWOS for their rigging needs. Testing would be done by igniting the rocket for a full 2.5 minute rocket launch whilst it remained secured to the ground. To achieve this, SWOS and SpaceX designed a ‘Hold Down Tether System’ in which they used eight Green Pin® Sling Shackles with a Working Load Limit of 250 tons. We are proud to say that in a head-to-head matchup with one of the most powerful rockets in the world, the Green Pin® Shackle – in combination with the rigging expertise of SWOS – came out on top!
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