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Starship 24 Fully Stacked | SpaceX Boca Chica



Ship 24 was fully stacked in the High Bay today as SpaceX ramps up production ahead of the orbital test flight. Meanwhile, crews continue to work on Booster 7 at the Orbital Launch Site.

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0:00 – SpaceX Boca Chica
0:41 – Work Continues Inside Booster 7
1:41 – Booster QD Connected to Booster 7
2:21 – Quick Disconnect Arm
2:59 – Booster 7 on the Orbital Launch Mount
4:03 – Booster 8’s LOX Section
4:39 – Nosecones and Barrel Sections in Tent 3
5:00 – Ship 24’s Tank Section in High Bay 1
5:57 – Ship 24 Stacking Completed

38 Comments

  1. 0:00 – SpaceX Boca Chica
    0:41 – Work Continues Inside Booster 7
    1:41 – Booster QD Connected to Booster 7
    2:21 – Quick Disconnect Arm
    2:59 – Booster 7 on the Orbital Launch Mount
    4:03 – Booster 8's LOX Section
    4:39 – Nosecones and Barrel Sections in Tent 3
    5:00 – Ship 24's Tank Section in High Bay 1
    5:57 – Ship 24 Stacking Completed

  2. Possibly a dumb question but how do they fill the COPVs underneath the covers?

  3. I stand no where in present's world's powerful people and also I have no right to say but still I want to make one point. Elon musk sole operation is not to land human on Mars. That's why whenever he say about launch time of blah blah starship is going to take then is scheduled because he indulge in other activities like acquiring tweeter politics ukraine and many other activities in which starship is just a one part of whole things he do. He is not solely involved with starship development now days that's why delayed occurs and FAA problems. Sometimes he say 2024 for crew mission to Mars then 26 now he say 29 I know he will keep shifting dates.

  4. Hopefully today(?) tests with B7 will go okay. I'm still find it very interesting they managed repair/replace the downcomer while still inside the rocket.

  5. I know it is a prototype but if they can't repair it how can it be "totally reusable"?

  6. It’s good to see that B7 had been hocked up to the QD Arm. How nice dose Ship 24 look. Amazing work StarBase and all the team from NASA SpaceFlight.

  7. Thank you Mary, Nic and NSF team for sharing this footage with us . The two red evil eyes on the ship looks the business!!

  8. Well after reading the comments I have to agree with the GPS tiles look very very neat and orderly just hope they stay on when the rocket engines go off. It can look as pretty as you want it to be on the ground but if it gets fired up and the tiles fall off then it's going to be a loss of a ship upon reentry. I think they need to do a static fire of like 30 seconds or a minute to judge if the tiles are going to stay put or not.

  9. Might be my imagination, but I think they’ve change the tile arrangement at the point where they mate the ship sections. The edges of the untiled gaps are now far neater and a bigger space left between the tile sections to weld the joint too.

  10. Again a awesome clip, thank you TEAM, pinched 00:00 to 00:39.5 looping, for our boardroom office to make visiting engineers JEALOUS, wishing they were in BOCA…..

  11. Even this early in the stacking ship 24 is looking so much slicker. I’d let them tile my bathroom now!
    Good job 👏

  12. Come on guys from SpaceX…we await the launch with great anticipation…surely after the first…several more will follow in time….Greetings….from Rosario…Argentina

  13. Looking at all the temporary pipe scaffolding they're using to gain access to the booster, I think at some point SpaceX will want to invest in a mobile service structure to "wrap" the booster for many kinds of simple repairs. Mercury (Redstone and Atlas), Gemini (Titan), Apollo / Skylab (Saturn V and Saturn 1b) and the Space Shuttle all had these on-pad service facilities that could surround all or part of the booster and spacecraft to reduce the need (and risks) of having to drag the booster back and forth from some hanger or the VAB for minor repairs or late change orders. SLS also seems to have skimped on this feature of previous programs and now they're having to pay the price by dragging the SLS back to the VAB for a number of minor booster and pad repairs that turned up during the first countdown demonstration attempts. Particularly with SpaceX wanting very rapid turnaround, it would seem they would want to invest in something like this even for things like quick tile repairs after a ship returns.

  14. Wow Ship 24 looks so good. Compared to Ship 20 the heat shield is so impressive.

  15. Seems appropriate somehow that the first orbital starship/booster would be numbered 24/7 in light of Musk’s non stop approach to space flight.

  16. "Gold squadron tighten formation. slow approach, let's draw them in. don't worry R2, Grievous is falling right into our trap" – General Skywalker

  17. Looks like getting the booster moved before the weekend took priority over removing the scaffolding from the inside.

  18. Is the FCC approved enough for the first orbital flight or do they need approval from FAA also?