is developing a fully reusable, rapid
turnaround, two-stage, heavy lift rocket
system. The upper stage is called Starship
and the first stage is the Super Heavy
Booster. At Boca Chica Beach near Brownsville,
Texas the company has built an extensive
factory and launch facility called Starbase
. After test flying a series of prototype
Starships to low altitudes in 2020-2021,
the company is now focused on moving to
the next step: orbital test flights.
Several groups now provide round the clock
coverage of the activities at Starbase.
They provide webcams with 24/7 viewing and
during special events such as engine tests,
there are live broadcasts with expert commentary.
Check out, for example, NASASpaceflight.com's
Channel, which offers event coverage,
webcams, and reports on recent developments.
Here, for example, is a compilation of activities
in preparation of the Booster 7 vehicle
Youtube provides several continuous
webcam views of Boca Chica activites. Here
is their Starbase Live Multi Plex that shows
4 webcams simultaneously:
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