Garmaine Staff asked 2 years ago

I'm new to rocket science and I learned how the rockets do not reach full thrust immediately and isn't really stable for the initial couple of seconds – hence the need for "launch clamps" and a vertical pad. Considering this and the fact that Falcon Heavy is expected to deliver payloads for the upcoming Artemis missions, can we – hypothetically – launch a "fully-reusable" version of Falcon Heavy into LLO from the lunar surface without a launch pad and a flame trench, taking advantage of low gravity? Is the initial part of lift-off still going to be a problem in terms of rocket stability?