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Cybertruck Seen Hauling SpaceX Rocket Booster - Tesla and SpaceX Working Together In Preparation for Potential November 17 Starship Launch

There's been a sighting of a Tesla Cybertruck in Texas hauling a SpaceX Rocket Booster. This is in preparation for a potential November 17th launch of the Starship rocket.


Cybertruck Hauling SpaceX Rocket Booster

One thing that doesn't get enough attention or credit is the synergy between Tesla and SpaceX. Elon Musk has talked about this before, and these two companies are most likely constantly sharing information and utilizing resources that each one has.

In this instance, there's a Cybertruck hauling a SpaceX rocket booster, and this shows the synergy between the two companies. Tesla, with its Cybertruck, is helping move SpaceX components as SpaceX gets ready for its potential November 17th Starship launch.

There's more potential synergy than even this. Elon Musk mentioned on a Joe Rogan podcast in the past that the Tesla Roadster (whenever it releases) will have the option to remove the back row seat and replace that area with a SpaceX rocket booster, stating the car would hover a few feet off the ground with this.

The Cybertruck stainless steel exoskeleton certainly had input from SpaceX engineers when it was developed.

The Cybertruck will have about 11,000 pounds of towing ability, according to the most recently leaked information. I would guess that the SpaceX rocket being towed here is less than that.

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How Else Is The Cybertruck Being Used

The Cybertruck is going to be used by Tesla to haul equipment to and from the SpaceX launch site for Starship, but are there other uses for the Cybertruck?

There most certainly is. If you haven't heard, the Cybertruck is equivalent to the storage capacity of about 10 Tesla PowerWalls. This means you can use the Cybertruck as a mobile power source for your home, just like you would use a Tesla PowerWall.

The Cybertruck will have bidirectional charging, which will allow it to even charger other EVs. There may be a scenario down the road where someone has an EV that is low on power and needs a few extra percent from a Cybertruck. You could even create an on-demand mobile charging service with the Cybertruck.

Lastly, the Cybertruck could be the mobile entertainment center of the future. Because it can power other things, those who run concerts or other venues that require lights and other power can use the Cybertruck as an attraction.

It's great to see Tesla and SpaceX working together, and I'm looking forward to the Starship launch on (hopefully) November 17th.

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What do you think about this Cybertruck hauling a SpaceX rocket booster? Will Tesla and SpaceX continue to have synergy?

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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News. Image Credit, Tesla, Screenshot


Rory (not verified)    November 13, 2023 - 5:00PM

You need to use correct terminology. You used “rocket booster” to describe the SpaceX package for the Roadster and also for the “Raptor Engine” that CyberTruck was hauling.

The term “Rocket Booster” refers to the entire first stage rocket that gets the payload to orbit, so no, they didn’t remove the backseat to install one of those… The backseat has to come out to put in a pressurised air tank, that will get replenished as the car drives. He will use the “cold gas thrusters” from the rocket boosters that help guide the rocket back to earth for landing positioned around the car to allow it to hover and also accelerate to 0-60 in about 1.1 seconds.
You really need to get your facts straight before publishing articles