Starbase Updates | April 2024

What's Happening at Starbase Texas in April 2024?

This page is a summary of the major highlights at Starbase Texas over the month of April in 2024. All updates are sourced from publicly available posts from the user /u/threelonmusketeers who updates the Starship Dev Threads on Lemmy and Reddit.


April 30th, 2024

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April 26th, 2024


April 25th, 2024


April 24th, 2024

April 23rd, 2024

  • Launch site: OLM clamp linkage replacements continue. A convoy of vacuum trucks continue to remove perlite insulation from GSE-2. GSE-7 inner tank is removed, and scrapping commences. Large cyro pipe is lifted.
  • Build site: Elevator/work platform lowered and raised beneath S30.
  • Starbase progress: Glass installation continues around the corner.
  • Booster transport to Massey's road delay posted for Apr 25th and 26th from 00:00 to 03:00.

April 22nd, 2024

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April 18th, 2024

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April 16th, 2024


  • Rough math regarding momentum/torque imparted by Starlink sats deployed via pez dispenser.

April 15th, 2024

April 14th, 2024

  • Relatively quiet day.
  • Launch site: New HVAC box installation. More launch clamp arm linkages replaced.
  • Build site: Peek at S29 in high bay. Still pending further tile work.
  • Starfactory progress: Cladding continues, painting begins.


April 13th, 2024

April 12th, 2024

April 11th, 2024


April 10th, 2024

  • Starfactory progress. Cladding has reached the angled section on the corner.
  • OLM work continues. Launch clamp arm linkages 15 through 18 removed.


April 9th, 2024

  • Metalwork on the chopsticks overnight.
  • RC #269 and RVac #398 installed on S30.
  • Starfactory progress continues.
  • OLM work continues. Launch clamp arm linkages 2 through 14 removed.

April 8th, 2024

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April 5th, 2024

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April 3rd, 2024

KSC activities:

  • Final remaining OLM leg at LC-39A is felled.


April 2nd, 2024


April 1st, 2024