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Crews Prepare Chopsticks to Lift Booster 7 | SpaceX Boca Chica



Crews work on the Chopsticks as SpaceX prepares to rollout Booster 7 for static fire testing. Booster 7 currently has all 33 Raptor 2 engines installed.

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0:00 – Sunrise
0:34 – The Orbital Launch Pad
0:49 – The Orbital Launch Mount
1:56 – The Ship Quick Disconnect
2:13 – Crews Work on the Chopsticks
2:45 – The Orbital Launch Tower
3:07 – The Orbital Tank Farm
3:26 – Suborbital Pad B
3:44 – Suborbital Pad A
4:00 – Booster 4
4:20 – EDOME Test Tank
4:44 – Ship 24 in the High Bay
5:04 – Booster 7 in the Mega Bay
5:39 – Delivery to the Production Site
5:59 – Ship 25 in the Mid Bay
6:25 – Starfactory
7:06 – Nosecone Part and Old Starship Door Prototype
7:36 – The Propellant Production Site
7:52 – The Mega and High Bay
8:17 – The Rocket Garden

44 Comments

  1. 0:00 – Sunrise
    0:34 – The Orbital Launch Pad
    0:49 – The Orbital Launch Mount
    1:56 – The Ship Quick Disconnect
    2:13 – Crews Work on the Chopsticks
    2:45 – The Orbital Launch Tower
    3:07 – The Orbital Tank Farm
    3:26 – Suborbital Pad B
    3:44 – Suborbital Pad A
    4:00 – Booster 4
    4:20 – EDOME Test Tank
    4:44 – Ship 24 in the High Bay
    5:04 – Booster 7 in the Mega Bay
    5:39 – Delivery to the Production Site
    5:59 – Ship 25 in the Mid Bay
    6:25 – Starfactory
    7:06 – Nosecone Part and Old Starship Door Prototype
    7:36 – The Propellant Production Site
    7:52 – The Mega and High Bay
    8:17 – The Rocket Garden

  2. Nic: Please stop with the artificial camera drift effect. Especially that last shot of the rocket garden with the wide-angle lens – that was nauseating.

  3. Good luck, I left my ponzi chopsticks in Escalante on purpose. Also, if this performance mattress pad using 'NASA nanobionoc tech' doesn't recharge me as advertised, I'm taking away your scuba gear along with your fucking heads.

  4. Hey NSF, will you have the same video coverage in Florida at Roberts Rd as you guys have so wonderfully done in Boca Chica? That’d be fantastic if you did!

  5. Will they provide an enclosure for the launch tower prior to any blast-off? Seems that would take quite a while.

  6. Us space fans should make a petition where we make spacex name their roberts road facility the kerbal space center.

  7. Hi Mary and NIC thanks for your update for BOCACHICA sunrise 🌄 in BOCACHICA nice 👍 view of the chopsticks 🥢 at least thy]have the approval of the faa now David 👽❤️🚀🇬🇧🙏👍

  8. I really want to see the booster being lifted by the sticks!
    Maybe then I can imagine better how the booster LANDS on them.
    Exciting times ahead once again

  9. I see a potential problem with those cables Whipping around during landing. There is gonna be a lot of thrust blasting down on that tower and those cables seem to be moving quite a bit under just normal conditions. I’m sure uncle Elon has thought of this. Don’t forget my cyber truck and pi Phone uncle Elon.

  10. Thank you Mary, Nic and NSF team for sharing the footage . exciting to see the work on the chopsticks . waiting to see the QD claw to be installed . Next month will be amazing !!

  11. The sheer possibility that B7 will be the first Chopstick-lifted booster excites me to no end, so ready! possible lift this weekend🤞🏾

  12. @NASASpacefkight. How much propellant is the fuel production producing compared to what’s needed for a launch?

  13. 0:38 Didn’t know there was an Orbital Launch ‘Pad’?
    The chopstick have had ongoing preparations for booster (x) launch for a while..

  14. The ground perspective doesn't give a true idea how far along that part of the factory is. Structural steel is up for nearly the full depth already, and hundreds if not a thousand roof panel supports are in place.

  15. Hey, remember all the episodes where we watched the Tower segments roll down the road? Well the first one headed from SpaceX's Roberts Road facility to pad 39A at KSC tonight! More Starship fun coming!😁

  16. Похоже, в этом году запуска нам не видать, – они, наверное, решили делать ракеты для коллекции а не для запуска…

  17. I keep seeing references to the "mystery structure." Come on guys. Don't you recognize a monorail terminal when you see one? There's going to be a much quicker way of transporting these things to the launch complex, no more road closures. 😉

  18. You know, with all the large roof areas, they should catch the rain run-off to help with manufacturing process, that requires water. It will also be available on site for fire suspension. And it's free. Each major structure could have identical hardware to distribute the water.