in

SpaceX Removes Ship 16's Nosecone | Starbase Boca Chica



As Booster 7 is removed from the Orbital Launch Mount ahead of rollback, the unflown Ship 16 had its nosecone removed at the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick Colquhoun (@Patrick_Colqu).

All content copyright to NSF. Not to be used elsewhere without explicit permission from NSF.

Click “Join” for access to early fast turnaround clips, exclusive discord access with the NSF team, etc – to support the channel.

Rolling Updates and Discussion: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=72.0

Articles: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=Starship

NSF Store: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/shop/

L2 Boca Chica (more clips and photos) from BC’s very early days to today.
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47107.0
(Join L2 and support NSF here: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/l2/)

0:00 – Ship 16 Nosecone After Being Removed in the Mega Bay
0:44 – Sunset Behind the Rocket Garden
1:02 – The Orbital Launch Site
1:18 – Booster Quick Disconnect
1:31 – Booster 7 Removed From the Orbital Launch Pad
4:33 – Booster 7 Removed From Another Angle
4:57 – Ship Quick Disconnect Fitted to Suborbital Pad A
5:17 – The Launch Site
5:34 – Ship 16 Nosecone
5:51 – Scrapped Dome
6:08 – Ship 16 Tank Section in the Mega Bay
6:23 – Raptor Transport Case
6:38 – Barrel Sections Outside
6:54 – Starfactory
7:10 – Booster Transport Stand
7:30 – Test Stand Cap

22 Comments

  1. 0:00 – Ship 16 Nosecone After Being Removed in the Mega Bay
    0:44 – Sunset Behind the Rocket Garden
    1:02 – The Orbital Launch Site
    1:18 – Booster Quick Disconnect
    1:31 – Booster 7 Removed From the Orbital Launch Pad
    4:33 – Booster 7 Removed From Another Angle
    4:57 – Ship Quick Disconnect Fitted to Suborbital Pad A
    5:17 – The Launch Site
    5:34 – Ship 16 Nosecone
    5:51 – Scrapped Dome
    6:08 – Ship 16 Tank Section in the Mega Bay
    6:23 – Raptor Transport Case
    6:38 – Barrel Sections Outside
    6:54 – Starfactory
    7:10 – Booster Transport Stand
    7:30 – Test Stand Cap

  2. Will Boca Chica ever be used to launch a starship again? Seems like it is more a prototype build/discard site for the past year to me. Elon time seems to have ground to a halt thanks to the government suits.

  3. Hi Mary and NIC great 👍 video of star BOCACHICA star base that nose 👃 con looks cool 😎 that booster was awesome 😎 the under neth looks awesome a well can’t wait till they eventually launch this thing David 😎🚀🇬🇧🙏👍

  4. Hopefully they are just cutting SN16 up to make it easier to transport to the airport.

  5. I thought it was going to the airport for display, they just sent a wing, what a rip…

  6. Why are the chopsticks not used to load an unload the booster from the transport stand?

  7. Someday I hope we get the backstory on all these prototypes. What was changed on each one and why. Someone better be taking notes!