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Booster 7 Cryo Proof Tested (Again) | Starship Boca Chica



SpaceX performs another cryo proof test with Booster 7 after repairing damage to its methane transfer tube. Meanwhile, Ship 24’s sections are welded together and SN16 is prepared for moving.

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0:00 – Raptor Installation Platform Moved to the Orbital Launch Pad
0:36 – Construction Work Near the Rocket Garden
1:15 – Booster 8 Aft Tank
2:07 – Crews Work on Ship 24 in High Bay 1
4:44 – Starfactory
5:00 – The High Bays
5:17 – Work on High Bay 2
6:03 – Ship Leg Skirt Section With Can Crusher Cap on Top
6:20 – SPMTs Moved Under Ship 16
8:23 – Booster 5
8:54 – Raptor Installation Platform by the Orbital Launch Pad
9:24 – The Launch Site
9:49 – Booster 7 on the Orbital Launch Pad
10:40 – The Booster Quick Disconnect
11:25 – Booster 7 Undergoes a Cryogenic Test

44 Comments

  1. 0:00 – Raptor Installation Platform Moved to the Orbital Launch Pad
    0:36 – Construction Work Near the Rocket Garden
    1:15 – Booster 8 Aft Tank
    2:07 – Crews Work on Ship 24 in High Bay 1
    4:44 – Starfactory
    5:00 – The High Bays
    5:17 – Work on High Bay 2
    6:03 – Ship Leg Skirt Section With Can Crusher Cap on Top
    6:20 – SPMTs Moved Under Ship 16
    8:23 – Booster 5
    8:54 – Raptor Installation Platform by the Orbital Launch Pad
    9:24 – The Launch Site
    9:49 – Booster 7 on the Orbital Launch Pad
    10:40 – The Booster Quick Disconnect
    11:25 – Booster 7 Undergoes a Cryogenic Test

  2. 13:28 Aw man, when this thing launches (or even static fires), we’re going to have an AMAZING raptor exhaust view. 😦

  3. I particularly admire the speed of these workers with the dozer driver doing an all wheel drift.

  4. Was this the first full cryo test? Admittedly not following day by day but this was the first full icecicle I’ve seen on a booster.

  5. In the big big picture, building a Star System, on a beach, moving pieces about without huge crawlers, and welding them together. Love this time to be seeing these feeds. Thank You all.

  6. I have to admit it, I was wrong. Didn't think that they would be able to repair the downcomer on B7, but they're the Rocket Scientists & Rocketship Fabricators, not me!
    Well done, SpaceX!!
    Now, let's load it's butt end with Raptors and fire it up!

  7. Five up to 25 seconds and the background something's moving through the fog removing a stand or something but it's almost creepy creeping along

  8. What is the function of the structures on the outside of both high bays? My layperson’s guess is they break up wind shear against the surfaces of the buildings.

  9. Am I the only one who wonders why they don't have navigation lights on the boosters seeing as how they come in for a landing now???

  10. I really liked the audio comments that were in a few of the shorts before. Hopefully I will hear more of them in the future

  11. Everything is a test article, I can't wait to see a booster after 5 years of service, with all its patches and upgrades. Probably going to look like a steampunk hot water tank. With a rainbow patina like a chrome tail pipe.

  12. It's almost as if it was a point of honor for the SpaceX team to repair Booster 7 and get it back into the testing cycle as quickly as possible. There were a lot of people in the community thinking SpaceX would just trash it and move on to Booster 8. And, with that, Booster 7 once again becomes the world's largest popsicle.

  13. Hi guys Mary and NIC thanks for showing me this video of BOCACHICA love ❤️ watching those transporters cryo was a success the new high bay is coming on nicely David 👌🚀🇬🇧🙏❤️👍

  14. How much does a Starlink satellite cost? (rhetorical)
    Reason I ask is that Ship 24 looks like it has a payload door and may have a dispenser so if 24 makes the first flight into orbit Spacex could pull off a real showstopper by deploying Starlinks on the maiden flight.

  15. man they neeed to hustle they need to get those raptor 2 tested ona ship or booster and more than 3

  16. Guess that answers the question on whether B7 was going to be repaired! Well done SpaceX.

  17. Has anyone an Idea, how they repair that downcomer that fast? On the Leak Pic one can say it is totally deformed. I can't imagine that they can pull it outside and replace it. So only answer is… They have brought it back into form. How can they do it??

  18. THank you Mary, Nic and NSF team for sharing the footage with us fans. Incredible so see how quickly the repaired the largest booster in the world and put it back through its paces.

  19. nice – that will have cleaned out a lot metal fragments from those pipes as both booster and ship have filters. Neither of these units will fly though

  20. I'm still amazed how close stuff if the the orbital launch stand – compared to a launch pad for a comparable sized rocket, like LC39A/B. Is a lot of the 'stuff' just there temporarily, for the construction phase, and will be need to be removed before a booster fires up all its Raptor 2s? That set of offices/rest rooms near the either GS tanks will be match wood …

  21. No stopping SpaceX, just pushing on with the program this is the way forward, we have great faith in StarBase and all you make it happen…thanks guys xx