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SpaceX Removes Ship 20 From the Launch Site | Starship Boca Chica



Starship 20 was moved from the Launch Site to the Production Site, Booster 7 was cryo proof tested, and Ship 26’s aft dome was lifted on to the sleeving stand.

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0:00 – Sunrise
0:30 – Ship 20 Rolls Back to Production Site
5:33 – Ship 21’s Aft Section Scrapped
6:13 – Work Continues on SpaceX’s Starfactory Building
6:30 – Ship 24 in High Bay 1
7:09 – Booster 8 LOX Tank at the Production Site
7:29 – Construction of Megabay
8:48 – Ship 16 Attached to a Crane in the Megabay
9:07 – Ship 16 Stand Rolls Into Rocket Garden
10:06 – Delivery to the Production Site
10:26 – Ship 26 Aft Dome at Production Site
10:43 – Quad For Ship 26’s Payload Bay Section
11:42 – Ship 26 Aft Dome Sleeve Outside the Tents
12:41 – Ship 26 Aft Dome Sleeve Being Flipped
13:20 – Barrels And Nosecones in Tent 3
13:39 – Ship 26 Aft Dome Lifted On Sleeving Stand
14:00 – Empty Spot At Rocket Garden
14:20 – Ground Work At Propellant Production Site
14:38 – Booster QD Connected to Booster 7
14:59 – Booster 7 Cryo Tested
18:42 – Booster QD Retraction Tested
19:00 – Robo Cam Sneaks Up on Unsuspecting Photographer

22 Comments

  1. 0:00 – Sunrise
    0:30 – Ship 20 Rolls Back to Production Site
    5:33 – Ship 21’s Aft Section Scrapped
    6:13 – Work Continues on SpaceX’s Starfactory Building
    6:30 – Ship 24 in High Bay 1
    7:09 – Booster 8 LOX Tank at the Production Site
    7:29 – Construction of Megabay
    8:48 – Ship 16 Attached to a Crane in the Megabay
    9:07 – Ship 16 Stand Rolls Into Rocket Garden
    10:06 – Delivery to the Production Site
    10:26 – Ship 26 Aft Dome at Production Site
    10:43 – Quad For Ship 26’s Payload Bay Section
    11:42 – Ship 26 Aft Dome Sleeve Outside the Tents
    12:41 – Ship 26 Aft Dome Sleeve Being Flipped
    13:20 – Barrels And Nosecones in Tent 3
    13:39 – Ship 26 Aft Dome Lifted On Sleeving Stand
    14:00 – Empty Spot At Rocket Garden
    14:20 – Ground Work At Propellant Production Site
    14:38 – Booster QD Connected to Booster 7
    14:59 – Booster 7 Cryo Tested
    18:42 – Booster QD Retraction Tested
    19:00 – Robo Cam Sneaks Up on Unsuspecting Photographer

  2. A new Bay name used now? Megabay.. is that High Bay 2?, or is it Wide Bay?, or is something else? How about MAGA Bay?

  3. Guess there counting on S24 to be the 'one'…. they have the black boxes already strapped on to her. Prob the same ones they took off S20…

  4. Be a great idea if and when they scrap Starships it would be epic if they make Starship dog tags sell them on the SpaceX site id buy one be great to own a piece of history

  5. I wonder if the next orbital launch be from Cape Canaveral rather than Boca Chica? Boca Chica might concentrate on lower altitude testing, new build technology and more R&D.

  6. Beautiful welds on ship 24///////what they gone do with ship 20///thought it was going to the airport???

  7. TOUCH CONFUSED HERE! New terminology, High Bay 1 (original "high" bay ) High Bay 2 , the high bay still in construction. Megabay …. I thought this referred to the bay that is/ will be built at the Cape.
    Can you clarify "Megabay" please! ?

  8. Ship 20 a thing of beauty, please Elon, don’t scrap this ship. Use it as a display piece if you don’t intend to ever fly it. After all it was a stepping stone in the process.

  9. Would have tanked it full and launch it without a booster to hypersonic speed and see what it does. You scrap it anyway what have you got to loose

  10. The FAA just need a little extra motivation, they did not conduct any extensive evaluation for the Apollos when the CCCP beat us sending a man to the space.

  11. Watching SpaceX build new rockets and tear old ones apart, I'm reminded of one of Spock's and McCoy's exchanges from "The Wrath of Khan," when Spock asserts:

    "As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create."

    Then, McCoy's retort:

    "Not anymore! Now we can do both at the same time!"

    Are we watching Elon Musk's Project Genesis unfold before our eyes?!

  12. "Okay, people get out of the way -nothing to see here -just a big rocket on rollerskates -nothing strange."