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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1620 on: 05/24/2021 01:09 am »
Overnight, crews stack a new ring section onto Super Heavy BN3. Meanwhile, Frankencrane prepares to stack the the new Launch Tower section.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1621 on: 05/24/2021 06:50 am »
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1396693293216509956

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Not sure what SN this is for, but probably SN20 for the first orbital attempt. It's a new arrangement of heat shield tiles.

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1396631745466970114

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These were the 2 sections with visible labels in the production yard near the high bay:
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1622 on: 05/24/2021 07:08 am »
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1396626650029346822

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The technical details of the Heat Exchanger Methane Sub-Coolers:


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1624 on: 05/24/2021 01:11 pm »
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An entire rainbow over SpaceX’s Starbase launch site. 🌈🚀🤩
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1625 on: 05/24/2021 02:33 pm »
« Last Edit: 05/24/2021 02:34 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1626 on: 05/24/2021 02:50 pm »
Mary reports that the base of the new tower section is being unbolted from the transporter.

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1396847511625768961
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1627 on: 05/24/2021 04:05 pm »
Tower portion is airborne - lift underway
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1628 on: 05/24/2021 04:12 pm »
twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1396860113739264003

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CATO (Crane Assisted Take Off) for the Launch Tower segment.

Meanwhile, the SPMT has arrived at the suborbital launch site with a Starship stand, which likely means Starship SN15 will not fly again.

➡️youtube.com/watch?v=zZjBO9…

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Getting closer.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1629 on: 05/24/2021 04:23 pm »
Different angle

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1396863747524861961

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The first tower segment lift is underway. #Starship

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Tower segments almost aligned
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1630 on: 05/24/2021 08:28 pm »
Preparing for the Launch Tower segment to be stacked.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1631 on: 05/24/2021 08:33 pm »
Lift.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1632 on: 05/24/2021 08:37 pm »
And stacked.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1633 on: 05/25/2021 12:13 am »
Nosecone test stand has another section added to it.
Starship common dome section out at the rear of tent 1.
Sections still outside the mid bay.
Orbital launch table.
Launch site.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1634 on: 05/25/2021 04:11 am »
Frankencrane lifts a new Launch Tower section onto the base. Once complete, it will stand 469 feet (143 meters) tall. Also spotted was a Transport Stand moving toward SN15.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1635 on: 05/25/2021 10:50 am »
The BN3 stack was either moved inside the high bay or stacked on the next section.

Via LabPadre's Sentinel Cam


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1637 on: 05/25/2021 07:39 pm »
Aft tank #5 Booster section.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1638 on: 05/25/2021 07:42 pm »
Work continues on this structure.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1639 on: 05/25/2021 07:50 pm »
High bay progress.
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