Florida Tower for Launching SpaceX Starship Rockets Takes Shape
Earlier today, a giant crane added the second segment to SpaceX’s upcoming Starship launch tower at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The new launch pad tower will eventually reach 400 feet in height and potentially host two dozen Starship launches each year.
The second metal tower segment, measuring as tall as a five-story building, was delivered to Launch Complex 39A overnight, as reported in Spaceflight Now.
This morning, a tower crane then hoisted the structure atop the first tower segment, which itself was set into place on June 15.
Both tower segments were transported from a staging and construction site at the nearby Roberts Road SpaceX facility, according to Telsarati.
Telsarati says the Starship tower, once complete, will become the second tallest rocket-related structure along the eastern coast, with only NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building being taller.
A similar structure currently exists at SpaceX’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas, where the 469-foot-tall launch and catch tower is currently being put through tests.
The launch mount is designed to support the fully stacked Starship consisting of a Super Heavy booster and an upper stage.