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Re: SpaceX Liebherr LR 11000 series crane
« Reply #40 on: 11/21/2021 06:52 pm »
Edit: After thinking about this for a bit, does it make sense to have a massive piece of steel hanging out at end of QD arm? Leaning towards this being a hood for the launch table QD.

This is precisely what is written in the tweet! (Boooster QD arm hood  ;)
Isn't the tweet incorrect!
The QD aaaarrrmmm (my exaggeration) supplies propellant to the Starship, not the booster!
The booster is supplied by the QD mounted on the launch table.
Therefore Astro Dave is accurate in saying such a heavy item should be for the booster QD, ie, on the launch platform, not the arm.
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Exactly what I had though when I saw the picture.  I think calling it the Booster QD arm hood, was basically accurate, except for the word "arm".  A massive, closeable hood for the booster QD seems like an essential item, and will be a permanent fixture on the launch table.  I don't believe the QD arm (for Starship) will need a hood at all, as it will simply swing out of the way before it gets flame broiled (think the F9 strongback being pulled away after liftoff).

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Re: SpaceX Liebherr LR 11000 series crane
« Reply #41 on: 11/21/2021 07:10 pm »
Edit: After thinking about this for a bit, does it make sense to have a massive piece of steel hanging out at end of QD arm? Leaning towards this being a hood for the launch table QD.

This is precisely what is written in the tweet! (Boooster QD arm hood  ;)
Isn't the tweet incorrect!
The QD aaaarrrmmm (my exaggeration) supplies propellant to the Starship, not the booster!
The booster is supplied by the QD mounted on the launch table.
Therefore Astro Dave is accurate in saying such a heavy item should be for the booster QD, ie, on the launch platform, not the arm.
The launch mount has the Tail Service Mast (so called QD blast hood) which contains within the horizontally moving TSM Umbilical Arm which contains the permanently mounted ground umbilicals and Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GSE side Booster QD) which latches onto and umbilicals mate to the boosters permanent flight umbilical carrier plate (FSE side Booster QD) (on SLS the intermediary GUCP carrier plate which is mounted in processing is pyrotechnically separated at T-0 from the core stage). The TSMU is classified as an arm as it rigidly extends and retracts as a single integrated unit from the vehicle and is not a stationary quick disconnect or a set of retracting tethered umbilicals that are pulled away via a gravity loaded or motor driven cable winch to a cargo net on the side of a LUT.

The Starship Integrated Ground Umbilical and Vertical Stabilization System Arm (spelled out to make it clear its purpose) disconnects, retracts its VSS sub-arms and swings out of the way thus doesn't need a protective hood.

Glossary:
GSE = Ground Support Equipment
FSE = Flight Support Equipment
LUT = Launcher Umbilical Tower (other names exist)

EDIT: Any future discussion should move to the following thread or an existing dedicated thread:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=54355.0
« Last Edit: 11/22/2021 06:01 pm by russianhalo117 »

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Re: SpaceX Liebherr LR 11000 series crane
« Reply #42 on: 01/03/2022 04:43 pm »
Wowzers. They are at the top of the tower.
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1478057361285779459

Have enough parts for the luffing jib been spotted (including those being "borrowed" at the Wide Bay construction) to let this crane reach the top of the integration tower?  At some point the panels for the roof will need to be lifted and the side covers for the tower still need to be installed.

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Re: SpaceX Liebherr LR 11000 series crane
« Reply #43 on: 01/03/2022 06:30 pm »
Not to mention the lightning mast
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Re: SpaceX Liebherr LR 11000 series crane
« Reply #44 on: 01/06/2022 07:12 pm »
Not to mention the lightning mast
That would be pretty sweet. Shouldn’t be as bad as Florida, but you’d still need protection.
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Re: SpaceX Liebherr LR 11000 series crane
« Reply #45 on: 06/25/2022 04:46 pm »
twitter.com/jessica_kirsh/status/1540735692912726016

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So long, Buckey, the Liebherr 11000 crane. Thank you for your #Starship service.

https://twitter.com/jessica_kirsh/status/1540736098200158209

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Re: SpaceX Liebherr LR 11000 series crane
« Reply #46 on: 07/15/2022 02:40 am »
https://twitter.com/Michael10711597/status/1547693627777789954

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Another Liebherr LR11000 on way to SpaceX ! Truck carrying liveried track group spotted near Port of Rostock, Germany. Roberts Road/KSC ops.

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Re: SpaceX Liebherr LR 11000 series crane
« Reply #47 on: 07/15/2022 03:02 am »
Hmm...KSC?
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Re: SpaceX Liebherr LR 11000 series crane
« Reply #48 on: 07/15/2022 05:06 am »
Gonna need another nickname...

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