The view of KSC from Titusville is ever changing and things got a bit taller at 39A today. The fourth Starship tower segment has been raised after rolling to the pad from HangarX last night.
The tower roll appears to be canceled for tonight, but, I got a special consolation prize! The turn basin is full of activity with two tanks arriving today, possibly for 39A Starship operations. @SpaceOffshore was keeping an eye on the track this weekend.📷: @NASASpaceflight
These two tanks can be traced back to Charleston, where they departed from last week. The tug that was pushing the barge was swapped in Jacksonville and they later waited in the Canaveral barge canal over the weekend before sailing to KSC today.
Looks like they gave up on making their own methane tanks.
Quote from: alugobi on 07/25/2022 10:40 pmLooks like they gave up on making their own methane tanks.I had assumed that they switched to commercial tanks to meet state regulatory requirements for LNG tanks or to meet requirements to get liability insurance.
More SpaceX Mechazilla and Tank structure being repurposed for the Starship launch structure.
Section 5 of the SBK (Starbase Kennedy) launch tower just passed by the VAB on its way out to Pad 39A tonight. This is the section where cryogenic propellants are loaded into Starship. It should be lifted into place soon making it 1 step closer to reality. #SpaceX #NASA
SpaceX Starship Launch Tower Segment #5 has arrived at KSC Pad 39A and is already hooked up to the crane for stacking!📸@SchlangStefanie for WAI Media LLC ❤️🚀
The fifth section of SpaceX's Starship launch pad tower is being lifted into place this morning at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Watch live: youtube.com/watch?v=ykjHh-…
ISS: SpaceX has mounted the 5th segment of the Super Heavy-Starship service gantry at pad 39A; 3 more full-size segments to go, plus a shorter top section; lightning mast aside, it's now visibly taller than the fixed service structure used for Crew Dragon launches