Starbase Updates | March 2024

What's Happening at Starbase Texas in March 2024?

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


March 31st, 2024

  • Another quiet day with no vehicle testing or transports. It seems many Starbase photographers took the day off as well.
  • Work on OLM and chopsticks continues. Lifts went up and down.
  • Hoppy Easter from Nic Ansuini.

March 30th, 2024

  • Relatively quiet day with no vehicle testing or transports.
  • Work on OLM and chopsticks continues.
  • BQD rear cover is moved back to the OLM and reinstalled.
  • Cool picture of steelwork. Not sure the exact location. Maybe some part of Starfactory or the new office building?


March 29th, 2024

March 28th, 2024

KSC activities:

March 27th, 2024

Elon on IFT-4 goals:

Goal of this mission is for Starship to get through max reentry heating with all systems functioning.

March 26th, 2024

March 25th, 2024

March 24th, 2024

  • Quiet day.
  • OLM and chopsticks work continues.

March 23rd, 2024

KSC activities:

  • "Timber!" One of the launch mount legs is felled, followed shortly by another.

March 22nd, 2024

March 21st, 2024

March 20th, 2024


March 19th, 2024

Future launches:

  • Gwynne Shotwell comments: IFT-4 NET 6 weeks (early May). Flight plan and more or less identical to IFT-3 (no Starlink sats). Satellite deployment and recovery of both stages are still goals for this year.
  • FAA working with SpaceX to approve launches in batches (Part 450).

March 18th, 2024



March 17th, 2024

March 16th, 2024


  • Rhin0 posts a list of all known raptor engines on booster and ship.
  • Pockn_CG posts a render of Starship orientation and camera angles on reentry.

March 15th, 2024

KSC activities:



March 14th, 2024


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March 10th, 2024

March 9th, 2024



March 8th, 2024


  • No launch license yet.

March 7th, 2024


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March 1st, 2024