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Buckner LR 11000 Crane Lowered | SpaceX Boca Chica



Buckner’s LR 11000 crane was lowered as major Mega Bay construction wraps up, the B7.1 test tank awaited testing, and a mystery object was moved.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Cait (@Cait_vs).

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0:00 – Sunrise
0:40 – Orbital Launch Site
0:58 – Orbital Tank Farm Venting
1:33 – Ship Quick Disconnect Arm
1:51 – Chopsticks
2:12 – Booster Quick Disconnect
2:44 – Can Crusher Cap Installed on B7.1
3:55 – Orbital Launch Mount Leg Painted
4:13 – Liquid Oxygen Delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm
4:30 – Methane Delivery to the Suborbital Tank Farm
5:06 – Suborbital Pad B
5:25 – Masonry Work on the Orbital Tank Farm Wall
5:59 – The Production Site
6:36 – Work Continues on the Mega Bay
6:55 – Booster 7 in the Mega Bay
8:06 – Ship 24 in the High Bay
8:23 – Buckner LR 11000 Lowered
9:34 – Ship Nosecone Barrel Section with Tile Attachment Points
9:53 – Mystery Object on the Move
10:28 – The Rocket Garden
10:46 – Covered Flatbed at the Production Site
11:03 – Starfactory Work Continues
11:21 – Construction Continues on New Building

18 Comments

  1. 0:00 – Sunrise
    0:40 – Orbital Launch Site
    0:58 – Orbital Tank Farm Venting
    1:33 – Ship Quick Disconnect Arm
    1:51 – Chopsticks
    2:12 – Booster Quick Disconnect
    2:44 – Can Crusher Cap Installed on B7.1
    3:55 – Orbital Launch Mount Leg Painted
    4:13 – Liquid Oxygen Delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm
    4:30 – Methane Delivery to the Suborbital Tank Farm
    5:06 – Suborbital Pad B
    5:25 – Masonry Work on the Orbital Tank Farm Wall
    5:59 – The Production Site
    6:36 – Work Continues on the Mega Bay
    6:55 – Booster 7 in the Mega Bay
    8:06 – Ship 24 in the High Bay
    8:23 – Buckner LR 11000 Lowered
    9:34 – Ship Nosecone Barrel Section with Tile Attachment Points
    9:53 – Mystery Object on the Move
    10:28 – The Rocket Garden
    10:46 – Covered Flatbed at the Production Site
    11:03 – Starfactory Work Continues
    11:21 – Construction Continues on New Building

  2. Thank you Mary, Nic and NSF team for sharing the footage with us . Good bye Bucky. great work , huge contribution .

  3. Buckner Crane's and Berry Cranes are a big deal in South Texas, along with other Cranes used in the refinery's and bridges in South Texas. The longest and tallest Suspension Bridge in the U.S. is being built right now in Corpus Christi, Texas. Our new Harbor Bridge.

  4. I can't understand why the FAA are being blamed for holding up Starship launches, it is obvious Spacex is still struggling to finish the infrastructure even now inspite of superhuman efforts by their crews

  5. Wow. I was sad when they took Tankzilla, then even sadder when they took Frankencrane. Now it’s Bucky’s turn. Bucky has been there for quite a while. Helped build so much over the course of a year and a bit. Loved watching it work. Thank gawd for Space-X’s LR 11000. Yes everyone I’ve come to love these cranes as much as the rockets! Sad to see them go.
    PS: Was there ever a nickname give to Space X’s crane???

  6. I have watched these posts now for a couple of years. Every day. Wow. Think about it.

  7. Thank you for your hard work BT 11000. StarBase would not be up with out all your big work and all the time that the team of people that make you work each day. Thank you and hope to see you lifting soon.

  8. Time for my morning coffee and wake up to NASAspaceflight i must not be alone but only 10 minutes in and over 100 watches

  9. The mystery object looks like a jig for lining up engine mounts for old starships w/o rvac. The fact that it has 3 fittings at angle & amount of rust.