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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #420 on: 03/29/2019 09:09 pm »
Testing starts again tomorrow from noon till 8 p.m. Then possibly Sunday and/or Monday
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #421 on: 03/29/2019 09:11 pm »
The NOTAMS for the TFRs match up with the road closures:
March 30, 2019 at 1700 UTC - March 31, 2019 at 0100 UTC  (Noon to 8:00 PM CDT)
March 31, 2019 at 1700 UTC - April 01, 2019 at 0100 UTC    (Noon to 8:00 PM CDT)
April 01, 2019 at 1700    UTC - April 02, 2019 at 0100 UTC    (Noon to 8:00 PM CDT)

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #422 on: 03/30/2019 11:32 am »
Local news article from The Brownsville Herald, March 29, 2019 9:45 pm:
Road leading to SpaceX to be closed this weekend

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Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. has ordered the temporary closure of Boca Chica Beach as well as Highway 4 from Oklahoma Road to the beach entrance today, Sunday and Monday.

Trevino said he ordered the temporary closures due to possible test launch activities for SpaceX.

Although the county judge had ordered the temporary closure for Friday as well SpaceX conducted no testing that day.

In a teleconference with SpaceX officials Trevino said “after much consideration” he ordered the beach and the highway leading to it to be temporarily closed from noon to 8 p.m. today and in the alternative on Sunday or Monday, from noon to 8 p.m.

“Should SpaceX not complete its test launch activities on March 30, 2019, then SpaceX can use the alternate dates to complete its test launch activities,” Trevino said in a press release.

Trevino said SpaceX and law enforcement authorities will be patrolling the area to ensure that no individuals or vehicles are allowed access to these areas during the time of the day.

Individuals who provide proof of residence between the two checkpoints will be allowed to proceed through the soft checkpoint to get to their homes during testing. Access beyond the hard checkpoint will not be allowed during the temporary closures, the county judge said

SpaceX has previously said that it is testing newly installed ground systems and would perform a short static fire test.
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The two webstreams. Very hazy at the moment.



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Just adding another video sent from BocaChicaGal - massive ones in L2. Youtubable ones into the new NSF Youtube Channel I'm building up.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #425 on: 03/30/2019 04:07 pm »
Hwy is closed at the hard checkpoint.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #426 on: 03/30/2019 06:57 pm »
Testing is in progress. I can hear the usual sounds and can see venting from StarHopper. Still very hazy
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Flare Stack burning and large venting top and aft - via BocaChicaGal
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #428 on: 03/30/2019 07:43 pm »
Lab padre stream is still hard to make out, but flare is indeed burning, and hopper venting, we could be close!
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #429 on: 03/30/2019 09:52 pm »
After a period of silence on the pad, hopper is once again venting and the stack is lit!
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #430 on: 03/30/2019 10:06 pm »
Seems like at 5:51:26 CT hopper conducted another pre burner test
« Last Edit: 03/30/2019 10:08 pm by RocketLover0119 »
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Screenshot of the pre-burner test via @LabPadre's stream.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #433 on: 03/30/2019 11:46 pm »
Hopper venting again, pretty sure this is detanking, could be wrong though, window closes in 15 minutes.

EDIT: Window for the day has closed
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #434 on: 03/30/2019 11:53 pm »
That flame was huge!
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #435 on: 03/31/2019 03:08 am »
Another one from today's testing.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #436 on: 03/31/2019 03:21 am »
And one more.
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I think today will be a day off for all concerned. Not nice weather at all!

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #438 on: 03/31/2019 04:20 pm »
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I  spoke with a Sheriff deputy who confirmed that there will be no testing today. We are experiencing a cold front here. Cool, gusty winds and rain.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #439 on: 04/01/2019 01:40 pm »
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Light rain, windy and cold today. Hopper test window opens at noon again today until 8pm, but poor weather likely means another hold.  Much better weather returns the rest of the week. One of these days.... 🚀

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