NASA Spaceflight's Chang Zheng-4B launches with two Tianhui 2 satellites links to the following @Cosmic_Penguin tweet
It turns out to be...something else, an LM-4B successfully launching the 2nd pair of Tianhui-2 cartography satellites at 22:32 UTC
which includes the image below of two technicians doing something to the side of a rocket while standing on a "cherry picker" or Aerial work platform
The NASA Spaceflight video Ship 20 Stacked on top of Super Heavy Booster 4 for the First Time | SpaceX Boca Chica linked below (starting at
02:45) shows a bunch of really tall ones going up and down as well.
Question: Are cherry-pickers a new thing in spaceflight? Until these two recent incidences I've never noticed their use, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Are their use on rockets associated with their launching before,
during or after a rescheduled attempt somewhat common, or rare?