This is a pretty empty chapter by Dr. Stone standards, but I can definitely see why all the panels and events are included. We skip over the other three launches and how the four parts in space are doing. Or maybe there is only one and the grounds crew will send the other three during the fight. Either way, I'm curious as to how they get connected.
Unless Xeno and Kaseki are sick...not sure why they have masks on. Similarly, they are shown without them later. There shouldn't be a need to hide their identity.
Everyone had a great "parting" moment. But I'm really surprised Joel waited THIS long to introduce himself to Kaseki.
The double page spread of a photo with Bochi incorporating the launch site is beautiful and I definitely like the minimal drawing/addition. Perfect contrast of the isolation of the rocket launch at zero. Senku's comments are perfect too.
At least the main action of the series is coming up soon.