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Re: Cidco Rd. Manufacturing Site in Cocoa, Florida
« Reply #240 on: 05/15/2021 07:35 pm »
twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1393537522056192001

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It appears a new stack has been added to the Starship heat shield processing area at Cidco Rd. Activity continues today on Octagrabber 3 which is expected to be onboard A Shortfall of Gravitas, currently located in Fourchon being readied for operations.

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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1393540562377220096

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Inbound! More of Octagrabbers structure happened to arrive as I was leaving.

I am pretty sure those are a a pair of self tipping hoppers.

Those do not appear to be the same thing.
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Re: Cidco Rd. Manufacturing Site in Cocoa, Florida
« Reply #241 on: 05/17/2021 06:40 am »
https://twitter.com/john_winkopp/status/1394057595485315077

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Something new at #SpaceX #CidcoRoad. Without speculation, just want to point out that the size of the new piece of equipment is about the same as the old cargo section of #MK2 next to it. This new item has been on site for a long time, just now being erected.

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Re: Cidco Rd. Manufacturing Site in Cocoa, Florida
« Reply #242 on: 05/17/2021 04:15 pm »
Is that prototype now being used as an evaporation tower? Hilarious.

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Re: Cidco Rd. Manufacturing Site in Cocoa, Florida
« Reply #243 on: 05/17/2021 06:58 pm »
https://twitter.com/john_winkopp/status/1394057595485315077

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Something new at #SpaceX #CidcoRoad. Without speculation, just want to point out that the size of the new piece of equipment is about the same as the old cargo section of #MK2 next to it. This new item has been on site for a long time, just now being erected.

Just to clarify, which item is the new one? The grey column in the center of the pic?

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Re: Cidco Rd. Manufacturing Site in Cocoa, Florida
« Reply #244 on: 05/17/2021 09:41 pm »
https://twitter.com/john_winkopp/status/1394057595485315077

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Something new at #SpaceX #CidcoRoad. Without speculation, just want to point out that the size of the new piece of equipment is about the same as the old cargo section of #MK2 next to it. This new item has been on site for a long time, just now being erected.

Just to clarify, which item is the new one? The grey column in the center of the pic?

Based on a followup tweet I think so.

https://twitter.com/John_Winkopp/status/1394242907054526467

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Re: Cidco Rd. Manufacturing Site in Cocoa, Florida
« Reply #245 on: 05/17/2021 09:43 pm »
Is that prototype now being used as an evaporation tower? Hilarious.

It appears unconnected to the hardware on either side.  IMO in the finest redneck fashion (this is Florida afterall 🙄), it's just junk sitting around next to the latest projects.

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Re: Cidco Rd. Manufacturing Site in Cocoa, Florida
« Reply #246 on: 06/24/2021 06:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/john_winkopp/status/1408052744171229185

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They don't seem to be working at the typical #SpaceX speed, but they continue to make progress in the strange chemical production plant. New grey tanks appear to be heading for the white pads to the left.

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Re: Cidco Rd. Manufacturing Site in Cocoa, Florida
« Reply #247 on: 07/12/2021 08:30 pm »
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1414612435068203008

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TPS base materials processing has been pretty steady at the Cidco Rd. facility in Florida. Judging by how much TPS I see in Mary's photo, the bakery has been busy. MK2 still looms over operations and another manufacturing tower was recently completed.

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Re: Cidco Rd. Manufacturing Site in Cocoa, Florida
« Reply #248 on: 07/14/2021 02:44 pm »
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2 years difference at @SpaceX #CidcoRoad facility. 14 July 2019/2021 From #Starship development to ??

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Re: Cidco Rd. Manufacturing Site in Cocoa, Florida
« Reply #249 on: 10/10/2021 11:06 pm »
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I had not visited Cidco Road in a while and was rather accustomed to MK2 being frozen in time as the base material for Starship tiles is quietly produced nearby. Alas, time has moved on and the last visible piece of MK2 is coming down. July 2021 on right.

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Re: Cidco Rd. Manufacturing Site in Cocoa, Florida
« Reply #250 on: 12/03/2022 10:14 pm »
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So what's new at the #SpaceX #CidcoRoad site? Not much. At least #MK2 nosecone still exists (possibly the first welds in the #Starship program). 📸me for WAI media.

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