Starbase Updates | January 2024

What's Happening at Starbase Texas in January 2024?

This page is a summary of the major highlights at Starbase Texas over the month of January 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.


January 31st, 2024


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    January 21st, 2024

    • 9th, 10th, and 11th stringers installed on the OTF shells. The use of a "dent puller" was required in a couple cases. Unclear at this point whether all shells will receive reinforcements, or just these two.
    • Starfactory expansion is pretty quiet, though a new fence has been erected.

    January 20th, 2024

    • 8th stringer installed on the OTF shells.
    • Cross-bracing installation begins on the OTF shells.
    • Zack Golden's thoughts on the concrete issue: "If you pour too quickly, pressure will continue to rise at the bottom as additional material is added. Eventually this head pressure can reach a point where it becomes too great for the form work to handle, resulting in a collapse."

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    January 16th, 2024

    January 15th, 2024

    • Either not too much action today, or action shrouded in fog.
    • No vehicle transports or tank deliveries.
    • Hotstage ring spotted exiting Megabay 1.


    January 14th, 2024

    January 13th, 2024


    • SpaceX to build a restaurant, grocery store, and other shops near Starbase.

    January 12th, 2024

    Starship update video released. Some highlights:

    • S25 failure: Intentional LOx venting caused an unintentional fire and explosion.
    • IFT-3 flight plan includes a deorbit burn from header tanks.
    • 2nd launch tower at Starbase confirmed.
    • Full stack could eventually stretch to 150 m, with an aspirational goal of 200 tonnes to orbit, fully reusable.

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