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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #120 on: 03/25/2024 06:52 am »
https://twitter.com/labpadre/status/1771924260262469823

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The second section of the prefabricated piping assembly for the Massey's Outpost Starship static fire stand's flame trench has arrived. 🔥🔥🔥

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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #121 on: 03/25/2024 07:33 am »
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The second section of the prefabricated piping assembly for the Massey's Outpost Starship static fire stand's flame trench has arrived. 🔥🔥🔥

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When looking at these amazing pictures of the Water Pipe Flame Chute, I have a question about how the water flow works.

Does the water recirculate, or do the individual pipes only allow water to flow out one way to a pipe endpoint and the water sprays out from holes in the pipe?

If it recirculates, then there would need to be a large empty tank to catch all the hot water generated from the static fire test. However, if the pipes are dead-ended and the water comes out through holes in the pipes, it seems that if not all the water is turned into steam, the excess will just fill up the flame trench, which would then become a retention pond and need to be pumped out for the next test.

So it's one-way or recirculating? and is it a waste water tank or water retained into the flame trench and pumped out?

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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #122 on: 03/25/2024 09:44 pm »
Watching the S29 static fire today it occurred to me to ask.

Will the testing at Massey’s be faster with a new propellant yard than the suborbital systems that were cludged together over a couple years?

Seemed the loading and chill down steps could be a fraction of the time they have now at the suborbital area. 

Point of clarification I loath the suborbital yard.  It’s messy, disorganized and redundant.  They could tap into the orbital equipment and tankage and save themselves the mess.


Edit: They should have been using water deluge for testing from the beginning.   It will be a huge plus at Massey’s. 

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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #123 on: 03/26/2024 05:53 pm »
Watching the S29 static fire today it occurred to me to ask.

Will the testing at Massey’s be faster with a new propellant yard than the suborbital systems that were cludged together over a couple years?

Seemed the loading and chill down steps could be a fraction of the time they have now at the suborbital area. 

Point of clarification I loath the suborbital yard.  It’s messy, disorganized and redundant.  They could tap into the orbital equipment and tankage and save themselves the mess.


Edit: They should have been using water deluge for testing from the beginning.   It will be a huge plus at Massey’s.

I could see relative tanking/etc speed going either way.  On one hand yes, they've got several years of lessons learned that can be incorporated into the Masseys setup.  On the other hand, the demands for static fires/etc are less stringent than for launches so they might have built some things smaller or slower as a cost saving feature.

Regardless, the main advantage of the new site is that it's far enough away from the highway that it won't require road closures and cutting off beach access.

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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #124 on: 03/26/2024 06:33 pm »
I could see relative tanking/etc speed going either way.  On one hand yes, they've got several years of lessons learned that can be incorporated into the Masseys setup.  On the other hand, the demands for static fires/etc are less stringent than for launches so they might have built some things smaller or slower as a cost saving feature.

Regardless, the main advantage of the new site is that it's far enough away from the highway that it won't require road closures and cutting off beach access.

Will Boosters be able to static fire at Massey's? Maybe just 3 or 13 engines?

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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #125 on: 04/02/2024 11:53 am »
https://twitter.com/AshleyKillip/status/1775075414261829670

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Computer died so updates are slow sorry. Space X Masseys static fire stand its moving along at rapid pace like most Starbase projects. 2 large beams look like SPMT load spreaders with strange cuts were spottd in
@RGVaerialphotos last flyover also a Gantry for the QD perhaps.

The attached photo from RGV shows the items location at Massey waiting for installation

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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #126 on: 04/03/2024 08:43 pm »
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1775599724994936904

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The third and final section of the water-cooled flame diverter has arrived at Massey's Starship test site this afternoon.

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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #127 on: 04/12/2024 05:46 am »

https://twitter.com/VickiCocks15/status/1778500150291316772

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So engrossed watching the wildlife at the water's edge, it took a nudge from #AgentJ to make me notice what was going on in the back ground!

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The next piece of the flame bucket has joined the first, next to the trench.
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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #128 on: 04/13/2024 12:33 pm »
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1779117580587786265

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A new actuator was installed on the chopsticks, Ship 29's TPS tiles were worked on, and work on the flame trench at Massey's continued.

🎥: Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Sean (@SeanKD_Photos), and Starbase Live for @NASASpaceflight
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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #129 on: 04/13/2024 04:01 pm »
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Aerial view of the ship flame trench at Massey's Test Site.

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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #130 on: 04/13/2024 07:52 pm »
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A little earlier, @LabPadre #RaptorRoost caught what appears to be the new SQD for the new test stand at Massey's testing facility.

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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #131 on: 04/16/2024 11:47 pm »
https://twitter.com/VickiCocks15/status/1780292088694702389

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More flame trench stuff happening over at the Massey's test site.


https://twitter.com/VickiCocks15/status/1780333531459121646

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Next piece gone in! Not hanging around huh?

https://twitter.com/VickiCocks15/status/1780367149581709668

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And the next....holy crap they're pushing to get this done.
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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #132 on: 04/17/2024 03:57 pm »
Starbase Prepares for Fire | SpaceX Boca Chica - April 13-16, 2024



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April 17, 2024

Additional parts of the Masseys test site flame diverter were spotted, while ongoing preparations on Ship 29's TPS tiles, and more work on the Chopsticks, were conducted ahead for Starship Flight 4 and beyond.

🎥 Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Sean (@SeanKD_Photos), and Starbase Live.
✂️ Edited by Thomas (@_thomashayden).


Timestamps:
0:00 Office Building Construction
1:01 Ship 29 in the High Bay
1:16 Work Continues on Starfactory
2:11 Single Ring Outside
2:30 Earthwork for the Second Pad
3:12 Orbital Tank Farm Upgrades
4:09 Booster Quick Disconnect
4:20 Massey’s Test Site
4:35 Nosecone Jail
4:52 Ship SF Stand and Trench Parts
5:02 Ship Quick Disconnect
5:18 BQD Hood Closed
5:32 Ship 29 Tile Work
6:28 Tile Attachment Tested
7:23 Tiles Removed
7:45 New Tiles Installed
8:15 Tiles Marked
8:24 Linkage Lowered Into OLM
8:45 Sunrise Behind the Launch Site
9:13 The Rocket Garden
9:38 Booster 4’s Aft Section
10:04 Work on a Hot Staging Ring
10:30 Starfactory Construction
10:44 Office Building Construction
11:00 Massey’s From the Rio Grande
12:30 Flame Deflector Under Construction
13:34 The Launch Site
13:49 The Chopsticks
14:41 Booster QD Cover
15:01 The Orbital Launch Mount
15:16 Ship Quick Disconnect Arm
15:44 Vaporizers at the Tank Farm
15:59 Part Removed From a Tank
16:45 Earthwork for the Second Pad
16:59 Concrete Form Installation
17:28 Concrete Pour
17:44 Edome Section in Starfactory
17:57 Booster Landing Tank
18:11 Transfer Tube Installed
19:06 Starfactory Construction
19:52 Ship 29 in the High Bay
20:08 SPMT Moving a Variety of Parts
20:22 Work on the Chopsticks
21:21 Crews Cleaning up Debris
21:50 Office Building Construction
22:07 Starfactory Construction
23:18 Ship 29 in the High Bay
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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #133 on: 04/18/2024 02:43 am »
https://twitter.com/VickiCocks15/status/1780745094389231707

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Over at the Massey's test site, the static fire QD stand has been lifted over the flame trench.
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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #134 on: 04/24/2024 04:30 pm »
This looks suspiciously like one of the side sections of the flame bucket being installed.

https://twitter.com/VickiCocks15/status/1783169854905692354

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Re: SpaceX Texas Massey site Discussion and Updates
« Reply #135 on: 05/07/2024 10:49 am »
The ship static fire stand has been shipped to the build site. It’s looking likely that Ship 26 will be heading back to Masseys on it. Astonishing progress if the new stand is ready for commissioning.

https://twitter.com/VickiCocks15/status/1787777626456625503

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