Starship Offshore Platform "Phobos" Arrives in Mississippi

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SpaceX's recently purchased oilrig is arriving in Pascagoula, Mississippi for conversion in support of Starship operations. The rig was originally named ENSCO 8501 but was renamed Phobos after being acquired by SpaceX. Phobos departed Galveston, Texas for Mississippi on Sunday.

 

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Starship is going to be a loud destructive thing to launch. Elon has said for quite a while that launching at sea is the best solution, so...

He's buying old offshore drilling platforms. They will be modified for SpaceX use, and deployed off the Texas coast in the gulf to start.

So, yeah...I'm a fanboy.
 


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