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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3760 on: 10/11/2021 01:32 pm »
Strange (and long!) closure issued for today. No clue if it is a beach closure or rollout closure, as there is no document for the closure.
https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/order-temporarily-and-intermittently-closes-a-portion-of-state-hwy-4-monday-october-11-2021/

The document was just now posted, and even more confusingly, it says 12:00AM to 12:59AM...

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3761 on: 10/11/2021 03:26 pm »
(Reminder that this is the updates thread)

Second chopstick lift is now underway.

Per NSF 24/7
« Last Edit: 10/11/2021 03:30 pm by StevenOBrien »

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« Last Edit: 10/11/2021 03:35 pm by Chris Bergin »
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3763 on: 10/11/2021 05:18 pm »
NASA has published a document about observing Starship during reentry.

[zubenelgenubi: Identical content posted in the Starship heatshield thread. Discussion, if any, should continue there.]
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=50748.msg2299082#msg2299082

https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20210020835 
 
Of note:
 
- NASA is making a special imaging system to view the reentry with an infrared camera mounted on a WB-57.
- Starship's heat tiles are called "Starbricks". 
- NASA is targeting a Starship reentry observation in March of 2022.
« Last Edit: 10/12/2021 05:17 am by zubenelgenubi »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3764 on: 10/11/2021 06:48 pm »
SpaceX Starbase, Tx Flyover (October 06, 2021)


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3765 on: 10/11/2021 06:57 pm »
Arm on the move!

Credit: NSF and LabPadre
« Last Edit: 10/11/2021 07:14 pm by RocketLover0119 »
"The Starship has landed"

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Starship Round-Up:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/10/ship-20-static-fire-new-raptor-2-factory/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1447650683176501249


And we've got to 10 million views on this thread 4, so a new thread (5) will be coming soon! Will cross-link and everything. Probably late tonight, early tomorrow given the chopsticks are still being covered.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3767 on: 10/11/2021 07:59 pm »
The first rail cart is in the air.
« Last Edit: 10/11/2021 08:34 pm by Sciencefan »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3768 on: 10/11/2021 10:49 pm »
What looks to have been one of the carriage rail carts has fallen from the tower, obviously no way to know how much damage there is (other than some broken scaffolding). Aftermath and above photo to show where the clip landed.

Credit: LabPadre, RGV Aerial
« Last Edit: 10/11/2021 10:55 pm by RocketLover0119 »
"The Starship has landed"

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3770 on: 10/12/2021 01:36 am »
Per Elon, a new skate is already on its way to replace the one that fell off the tower earlier

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1447733819780386819

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3771 on: 10/12/2021 01:58 am »
More Raptors have been removed from B4.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3772 on: 10/12/2021 02:04 am »
Chopstick lift.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3773 on: 10/12/2021 02:06 am »
This was lowered onto the Tower.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3774 on: 10/12/2021 05:36 am »
This was lowered onto the Tower.

This fell off the tower.


https://twitter.com/Ryno__/status/1447740363804905476

Meanwhile, the bolt is inserted to connect the catch arms to the carriage:
(credits: LabPadre Cam @ Youtube)
« Last Edit: 10/12/2021 05:41 am by Snail »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3775 on: 10/12/2021 08:11 am »
The second Chopstick Arm was lifted into position for assembly with the carriage ahead of the entire structures installation on the Launch Tower. Meanwhile, work on the Wide Bay's foundation and Ship 21's nosecone continued, and a Raptor Vacuum engine was installed on Ship 20.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nate Shields.


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New thread time! In work.....standby for link and we'll be locking this one.

10 million views for this thread!

Thread 5:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=54984.0
« Last Edit: 10/12/2021 01:53 pm by Chris Bergin »
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