SpaceX Starship Update - Repair Preparation and the Countdown to the Next Launch
SpaceX's current focus is on Ships 25 through 29, each in different stages of readiness. Ship 25 is undergoing cryo proofing at the now-transformed Masseys gun range, while Ship 29 is rapidly stacking up in the High Bay. Each vessel offers a unique glimpse into the future of SpaceX's mission to revolutionize space travel.
The scene at the Orbital Launch Site is equally electrifying. Scaffoldings now encase the towering 70-feet-tall Orbital Launch Mount (OLM), providing a secure environment for SpaceX's dedicated workforce. Workers scale the intricate structure, making necessary adjustments to the plumbing raceways, electronics, and more.
Simultaneously, foundation work continues on the OLM, with damaged rebar, concrete, and dirt systematically excavated and replaced with fresh soil. This groundwork lays the foundation for the upcoming installation of steel plates and a water deluge system, creating a robust and secure launch pad.