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Title: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/12/2021 01:52 pm
This is the new Master Update Thread. Please note, updates only in this thread. Non updates go in the other threads, such as discussion, etc. A lot of people have the update threads on notifications, so we'll remove non-updates.

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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/12/2021 01:54 pm
Latest article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/10/ship-20-static-fire-new-raptor-2-factory/

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

Latest video:
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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 10/12/2021 03:41 pm
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1447950214216753157
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/12/2021 08:00 pm
Sunrise.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/12/2021 08:01 pm
B5 in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/12/2021 08:03 pm
Attaching heat tiles.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/12/2021 08:04 pm
Two Raptors loaded onto the Raptor Van.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/12/2021 08:07 pm
Raptor Van made one final stop.
The two Raptors on the Raptor Van are RB11  and RB27.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/12/2021 08:10 pm
Section in tent 3.
Nosecone and dome section in the scrapyard.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/13/2021 12:05 am
Booster 5 and Ship 21 will get their own standalone thread, like L2 already has, but we're not there with the public forum version yet as we wait for rollout.

So here for now:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1448075257638793216
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 10/13/2021 12:20 am
Two Raptor Boost engines, removed from Booster 4, were loaded onto the RaptorVan for delivery to McGregor. Meanwhile, Ship 20 waits for its first Static Fire attempt.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini) and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/hq70FqWTAYg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/13/2021 02:20 am
A Grid Fin has been installed onto B5 in the high bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 10/13/2021 12:45 pm
https://youtu.be/dbRFQwdaoP8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RamsesBic on 10/13/2021 07:26 pm
Two more trucks loaded with sacks of perlite to insulate the tanks (to the far left).
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: pyromatter on 10/13/2021 09:01 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1448388290147725316

https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1448393460390694917
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 10/14/2021 03:06 am
As SpaceX prepares to Static Fire Ship 20, Grid Fins were installed onto Booster 5's Forward Section.  Meanwhile, insulating material was delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/jsX2VQmfsWk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: pyromatter on 10/14/2021 12:06 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1448478781778313219
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1448500651944775691
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/14/2021 10:35 pm
S22 common dome section outside tent 1.
B5, Ship 15, test tank and the nose of S16.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/14/2021 10:37 pm
Beams for the high bay were delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/14/2021 10:41 pm
Barrel section being moved.
Barrel section and part of a dome outside tent 2.
Ship thrust puck delivered.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/14/2021 10:43 pm
Staircases and a transport stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/14/2021 10:45 pm
Crane being transported back to the production site.
Human for scale.
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/14/2021 11:34 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1448793578847801350
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 10/15/2021 04:08 am
A new Thrust Puck was delivered for a future Starship as Ship 20 prepares for its first Static Fire. Meanwhile, three Raptors were moved back to the Production Site.

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

📺 https://youtu.be/ErR3-VFBQ5Q
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/15/2021 02:03 pm
New transport closure added for Monday, Oct 18, 9:30am to 11:30am

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/15/2021 08:56 pm
The catch-arm mechanism was just lifted off of its stand slightly. The arm on the left was swung out a bit.

Update: Was then set down again and detached from the Buckner crane. Still attached to Frankencrane.

Per LabPadre Rover cam (new view from the beach)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/15/2021 10:46 pm
Sunrise.
Dome caps delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/15/2021 10:51 pm
Three Raptors were loaded onto the RaptorVan.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/15/2021 10:56 pm
Transfer tubes.





































Test tank and various sections out in the yard.
Delivery.









Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/15/2021 11:00 pm
Wide Bay progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/15/2021 11:03 pm
Thrust simulator was being worked on this afternoon.
Section was moved into tent 1.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 10/16/2021 03:31 am
Two Methane Transfer Tubes (aka downcomers) were delivered, along with a set of Forward Dome caps. Raptor Engines were loaded onto a truck at the production site, presumably to be shipped back to SpaceX's McGregor, TX test facility. Work on Booster 4, Ship 20, and the Orbital Launch Site continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/jYFyN8rhL_0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 10/17/2021 03:33 am
A driving tour of Starbase Boca Chica gives an overview of the current state of the Production Site, Launch Site, Tracking Station, and Propellant Production Plant.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Derek 'DK' Knabenbauer (@DKlarations).

https://youtu.be/t6ZRWHYxOPA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/17/2021 02:51 pm
It looks like they're back to installing the linear bearings (skates) for the catch-arms onto the tower. Three have gone up (that I've seen) as of 9:52AM local.

Frankencrane was also detached from the catch-arm mechanism.

Per LabPadre Nerdle
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: pyromatter on 10/17/2021 03:02 pm
It looks like they're back to installing the linear bearings (skates) for the catch-arms onto the tower. Three have gone up (that I've seen) as of 9:52AM local.

Frankencrane was also detached from the catch-arm mechanism.

Per LabPadre Nerdle

They have changed the hoist setup from last time

From Starbase Rover Cam via LabPadre
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/17/2021 05:46 pm
Large tank currently rolling to launch site.

Per LabPadre Sentinel
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 12:22 am
S21 nosecone barrel.
S16 and B2.1 test tank.
B5 in the high bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 12:23 am
Propellant production site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 12:25 am
Work continues on B4.
Big Bucky moved to the orbital tank farm.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 12:29 am
Skates were installed onto the orbital launch tower.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 12:32 am
The first huge propellant tank was moved to the orbital tank farm from the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 12:33 am
LOX delivered to the orbital tank farm.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 10/18/2021 03:48 am
One of the two recently delivered large Methane tanks was moved to the Launch Site, Skates for the Chopstick Carriage were installed on the Launch Tower, and Liquid Oxygen was delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm for the first time.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack Beyer (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/ghx8FKMD1YE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 10/18/2021 10:35 am
Frankencrane has raised a giant loadpsreader over the past little while. Looks like today or tomorrow may be the day the chopsticks lift!

Credit: NSF
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/18/2021 02:16 pm
One cryoshell is being moved around at the Sanchez site prior to today's first closure. Now heading towards the gate.

Update: And now on the move.

Per LabPadre Raptor Roost, NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2021 02:50 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1450111555069267971
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2021 02:53 pm
Max speed.....
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/18/2021 06:07 pm
Cryoshell being hooked up to crane. The catch-arms are also being hooked up for their lift.

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 10/18/2021 07:03 pm
Ship 20 is prepped for Static Fire testing as soon as today, work on Boosters 4 and 5 continues, and Ship 21 begins to take shape.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Narrated by Ian Atkinson (@IanPineapple). Edited by Aaron (@Huslage).

https://youtu.be/2EapFYtqaMM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/18/2021 08:37 pm
Cryoshell has been lifted off its SPMTs.

Update: Lift off

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 11:40 pm
Ship thrust dome has been sleeved.
Power washing the other huge propellant tank.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 11:45 pm
Cryo shell 8 was transported to the Orbital tank farm.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 11:48 pm
There's a new crane at the Wide Bay site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 11:51 pm
Work continues on the Booster thrust simulator.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 11:54 pm
Parts.
New crane has been raised.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/18/2021 11:59 pm
Cryo shell 8 lift.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/19/2021 12:23 am
New intermittent transport closure for tomorrow, Tuesday Oct 19, 9:30am - 11:30am

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 10/19/2021 06:01 am
A new Starship Aft Dome was sleeved outside the Production Tents. Meanwhile, the second to last Cryo Shell for the current Orbital Tank Farm rolled out and was lifted into place.

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

http://youtu.be/T49cp7dV4nc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 10/19/2021 01:20 pm
Final cryo shell is rolling!

Edit: shell moved to Remedios exit, closure for roll starts in 25 minutes

Credit: LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 10/19/2021 02:46 pm
The final Cryo shell and another large storage tank (same one as one rolled the other day) are rolling out to the launch site!

Credit: LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/19/2021 04:05 pm
Shell and tank have been stopped for nearly 30 minutes. Not sure what the issue is.

Edit: And it starts rolling again right after I posted. ::)

Per LabPadre Nerdle
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/19/2021 04:45 pm
Chopstick lift may be imminent. The whole assembly was lifted, lurched forward and knocked shims off of the stand. Now seems to be suspended in the air.

Clip from LabPadre Rover cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/19/2021 04:52 pm
Chopsticks are definitely in the air and being maneuvered now.

NSF going live with a commentary stream shortly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhyfrVTy2bQ

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/19/2021 07:59 pm
Lift resuming now after long pause to adjust rigging. Moving a lot now.

Also, last cryoshell has been hooked up to crane

Per LabPadre Rover Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/19/2021 09:37 pm
It looks like the catch-arms are being set down again after several hours of levelling and being suspended, so possibly postponed for today. Workers are putting the wooden shims back on the red structure, sun sets soon, winds picking up.

NSF commentators are bored and have started pointing the camera at random vehicles and birds.

Per LabPadre Rover, NSF 24/7
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/19/2021 09:44 pm
And now the final cryoshell is now being lifted

Per NSF 24/7
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/20/2021 02:32 am
Pics from S20 pre-burner test.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/20/2021 02:40 am
Preparing chopsticks for the lift onto the Tower.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 10/20/2021 02:45 am
Huge propellant tank and the last Cryo shell were transported to the launch site.
Cryo shell lift.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 10/20/2021 08:29 am
Ship 20 began its engine testing campaign with a preburner test, the Chopsticks and Carriage were lifted and moved slightly ahead of a being lifted onto the Launch Tower, and the final Cryo Tank Shell for Orbital Tank Farm A, as well as the second large LCH4 tank rolled out to the Launch Site.

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

https://youtu.be/WguEgIX3lbY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/20/2021 02:02 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1450821755879182337

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56jCHIjpr6E
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/20/2021 02:15 pm
Making good progress.

Per LabPadre Rover, Nerdle cam, NSF 24/7
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/20/2021 10:26 pm
A skate was replaced prior to the chopsticks lift.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/20/2021 10:30 pm
Pics of chopsticks lift.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/20/2021 10:37 pm
More chopsticks lift pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/20/2021 10:45 pm
Staircase sections were transported to the production site.
Work continues on the test tank.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/20/2021 10:52 pm
Wide bay progress.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 10/21/2021 04:17 am
Mechazilla's Chopsticks and Carriage were lifted into place on the Launch Tower, new framing was spotted on Booster 4's Raptor engines, and two of the recently constructed staircase sections were moved next to the High Bay.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).


https://youtu.be/NjFpNLVZJsM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: hachii on 10/21/2021 05:02 am
SpaceX doesn't stop for a silly thing like night, they are still working. The chopsticks assembly was lifter by a foot or so which surprises me as I wouldn't expect an operator in the crane at midnight local time.

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: AstroDave on 10/21/2021 02:55 pm
  A busy night for work crews on chopsticks and carriage. Screenshot from LabPadre this morning shows that all skates have been connected to carriage, and skates have been unhooked from chain hoists on tower (red arrows in pic).
  Also, chopstick assembly has been lowered to rest on support platform at base of tower (yellow arrow). Possibility of lifting slings coming off soon.

Edit: It also looks like they are wasting no time in removing the temporary support structure next to the launch pad.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 10/22/2021 04:49 am
Crews began moving beams into place to assemble the new Wide Bay's structure. Meanwhile, work on Booster 4 continues as more Perlite was delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm.

Video & Pictures from @BocaChicaGal and @nicansuini. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu

📺 https://youtu.be/5uaDhQUDGy4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/22/2021 05:43 pm
It looks like the chopsticks have been disconnected from Frankencrane, and are now fully supported by the tower.

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/22/2021 08:11 pm
Starship Round-Up.

Ship 20 RVac Static Fire Milestone.
Elon cites potential November target.
Mechazilla Chopsticks Installation.
Booster 5 and Ship 21 preps, and more.

Vids and Pics via Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Words by me.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/10/ship-20-static-fire/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1451642258432929800
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: ProToolsWizard on 10/22/2021 11:48 pm
The NASA Worm logo was painted over for some reason.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/22/2021 11:54 pm
Staircases.
Booster aft tank #3 on the right and aft tank #5 on the left.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/22/2021 11:56 pm
Three Raptors were loaded onto the Raptor Van.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/23/2021 12:03 am
Raptor near Booster 4.
Forklift holding a section of insulated pipe at the huge tanks.
Chopsticks and the Orbital launch mount.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/23/2021 12:07 am
Two staircase sections were moved onto a SPMT.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/23/2021 12:12 am
The Wide Bay has started to go up.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/23/2021 12:15 am
The NASA logo is gone from the HLS nosecone.
It appears that the nosecone will be moved.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 10/23/2021 04:55 am
Mechazilla's Chopstick arms were disconnected from the LR 11350 Crane, the new Wide Bay's structure begins to grow vertically, plumbing was connected to the two recently delivered large liquid methane tanks, and three Raptor engines were loaded onto a truck, presumably headed back to SpaceX's McGregor, TX test facility.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/ktfqJEKj5wk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/23/2021 01:21 pm
HLS mockup is being scrapped

Per NSF 24/7
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Post by: First Mate Rummey on 10/23/2021 02:43 pm
https://mobile.twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1451889827742244868
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Post by: aaminotti on 10/24/2021 12:01 am
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1452062147479883776?t=HXYxDYfnHen3u03EJXTsoQ&s=19

Enviado desde mi SM-N950F mediante Tapatalk

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Post by: Jack Beyer on 10/24/2021 04:30 am
The NASA Human Landing System Mockup Nosecone was scrapped, the Quick Disconnect arm moved on its own, Raptor Boost RB32 was delivered, and two Raptors were loaded onto a truck before leaving.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/cQ8IqN19_dg
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Post by: vaporcobra on 10/24/2021 08:17 am
The NASA Human Landing System Mockup Nosecone was scrapped, the Quick Disconnect arm moved on its own, Raptor Boost RB32 was delivered, and two Raptors were loaded onto a truck before leaving.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtube.com/watch?v=cQ8IqN19_dg

Several intriguing highlights:

-The beginning of Booster 4 raceway closeout and the apparent application of some kind of foam sealant or insulation around COPV, hydraulics, and umbilical racks. Bonus Super Heavy Raptor shield work.

-S21 nosecone and nose ring TPS is nearly complete.

-Preparation for carriage block installation, which was partially completed later that evening.
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Post by: Sam/SN18 on 10/24/2021 01:01 pm
A booster thrust dome was just lifted onto the sleeving stand. The next vehicle that needs one is B6.
NSF Starbase Live
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 10/24/2021 06:27 pm
Ship 21's nosecone and nosecone barrel are out of the tent, possibly in preparation for stacking.

Also, a pulley has been installed on the chopstick carriage

Per NSF 24/7
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/24/2021 07:09 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1452350556572368910
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/24/2021 09:43 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1452389149969952770
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/25/2021 12:59 am
Booster aft dome on the sleeving stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/25/2021 01:03 am
B5
B2.1
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/25/2021 01:17 am
The huge propellant tanks at the orbital tank farm.
Pulley installed on Mechazilla.
View of the suborbital launch site.
Work continues under B4.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/25/2021 01:23 am
Forward dome.
Staircase sections for the high bay.
Inside the nosecone tent.
Booster thrust simulator.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/25/2021 01:26 am
Ship 21 nosecone is outside the tent.
Thrust puck delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/25/2021 01:28 am
Downcomer tubes delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/25/2021 01:29 am
View of the launch site.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 10/25/2021 03:47 am
Ship 21's nosecone rolled out ahead of it being stacked atop its barrel section. Booster 9's thrust puck was delivered, along with a booster methane transfer tube (aka downcomer). Meanwhile, work on Booster 5, the B2.1 test tank, and Mechazilla's chopstick arms continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/E0Uaa7bWuhE
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/25/2021 09:54 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1452755173403672578
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/25/2021 11:20 pm
The sky was stunning this morning.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/25/2021 11:26 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/25/2021 11:29 pm
B6 aft dome section is out of the tent.
Downcomer being transported into the production site.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 10/26/2021 02:56 am
The aft dome for Booster 6 was readied for sleeving as crews continue to work on Ship 21. Meanwhile, Perlite expansion furnaces were spotted at the launch site.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal and Nic @NicAnsuini. Edited by @DKlarations.

📺 https://youtu.be/eYuyoBpWwyU
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/26/2021 03:00 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1453013480248840201
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/26/2021 09:30 pm
Pretty sky again this morning.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/26/2021 09:34 pm
Booster forward section outside the tent this morning.
B2.1
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/26/2021 09:38 pm
Removing parts from the Ship thrust simulator.
Booster thrust simulator.
Ship 21 in the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/26/2021 09:41 pm
Wide bay progress.
Delivery for the wide bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/26/2021 09:43 pm
Work continues on Ship 21 nosecone.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 10/27/2021 05:28 am
A Hydraulic actuator, used to move the Chopstick arms, was lifted for fit checks. Meanwhile, thermal insulating foam was spotted on Booster 4 around its QD plate and COPVs.

https://youtu.be/gkISOyq6eTk
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/27/2021 03:23 pm
Chopsticks.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/27/2021 03:28 pm
RB33 delivered at the launch site.
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/27/2021 03:47 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1453386549052076037

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1453391809757941761
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1453398846260666370
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Post by: AU1.52 on 10/27/2021 05:42 pm

https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1453153747874553856
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 10/27/2021 08:58 pm
Frankencrane is being lowered, potentially for the final time in Starbase. RIP  :'(
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Post by: Sciencefan on 10/28/2021 12:26 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsUw98r7-Rw
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 10/28/2021 02:11 am
As SpaceX prepares to bring the Chopsticks to life, the Liebherr LR 11350 crane lowers its boom, potentially for the last time at Starbase. Meanwhile, Raptor gimbal adapters are lifted into the booster test stand

Video from @BocaChicaGal & @nicansuini

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xk0q8MT1MQ
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 10/28/2021 12:02 pm
Earlier, under their own power, the chopsticks successfully pivoted for the first time!

Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/28/2021 04:11 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1453756186411536388
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 10/28/2021 06:11 pm
B2.1 is now at the remedios site, likely set to be stacked on the booster structural test stand!
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/28/2021 06:45 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1453794993483784195
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/29/2021 02:18 am
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/29/2021 02:22 am
The nosecone in the scrapyard has finally been scrapped.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/29/2021 02:28 am
Wide bay pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/29/2021 02:33 am
B2.1 pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/29/2021 02:41 am
The lift.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/29/2021 02:46 am
The lift.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/29/2021 02:49 am
The lift.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/29/2021 02:53 am
A few more wide bay pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/29/2021 02:56 am
Single ring and a 4 ring section heading to the scrapyard.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 10/29/2021 05:41 am
The Chopsticks motioned themselves for the first time! Meanwhile, the B2.1 tank was lifted onto the booster test stand and two RVacs were moved to the launch site for installation onto Ship 20.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/Lqh0mryhOuo
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 10/29/2021 02:43 pm
The top of a new Liebherr crane was just delivered to the launch site! This may be the top of SpaceX’s own LR11000 crane!
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 10/29/2021 04:37 pm
The treads to SpaceX’s LR11000 have arrived as well!

Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/29/2021 04:41 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1454125687028191240
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/29/2021 10:34 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1454214881956311047
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/30/2021 02:01 am
SpaceX owned LR11000 crane parts arrived this morning.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/30/2021 02:07 am
LR11000 labels.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 10/30/2021 02:38 am
A Liebherr LR 11000, painted in a black and white SpaceX livery, was delivered to the launch site and assembled.  Meanwhile, crews continue to work on the Chopsticks.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/k0dEFJkvPWE
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/30/2021 03:08 am
Orbital launch mount and chopsticks.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/30/2021 03:10 am
Wide bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/30/2021 03:11 am
Wide bay progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/30/2021 03:16 am
B2.1.
Dome section.
Barrel sections at golden hour.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/30/2021 03:18 am
Delivery at the launch site.
RV7 under S20.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/30/2021 05:40 pm
Common dome outside tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/30/2021 05:45 pm
Ship 21 nosecone.
Ship 22 mid lox section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/30/2021 05:49 pm
B2.1.
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/30/2021 06:15 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1454511648950083594
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 10/31/2021 01:36 am
A new Starship aft dome, likely for Ship 22, was flipped. Meanwhile, crews at the launch site continue to assemble SpaceX's new custom Liebherr LR 11000.

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

📺 https://youtu.be/TnqORmtOCk8
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Post by: pyromatter on 10/31/2021 09:45 am
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1454626265110040584
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/31/2021 09:57 pm
Sunrise.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/31/2021 09:59 pm
Another section has been removed from Frankencrane.
S20, B3 and Starhopper.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/31/2021 10:04 pm
Orbital launch mount, chopsticks and the quick disconnect arm.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/31/2021 10:06 pm
LOX deliveries.
Labels on a GSE tank.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/31/2021 10:09 pm
Delivery that was taken to the propellant production site off Remedios.
SpaceX crane.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 10/31/2021 10:11 pm
Ship 21 in the mid bay.
Sections outside tents 1 and 2.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/01/2021 01:03 am
As more parts of Frankencrane were disassembled and transported away from Starbase, the Wide Bay's structure continued to rise. Meanwhile, LOX was delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu
 

Television https://youtu.be/WGmhBWNa30A
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Post by: SPKirsch on 11/01/2021 06:35 pm
https://twitter.com/BCCarCounters/status/1455246953407815685
https://twitter.com/OGNovuh/status/1455247026283765769
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Post by: pyromatter on 11/01/2021 09:30 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1455300195835592711
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/01/2021 10:24 pm
Early morning pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/01/2021 10:27 pm
B2.1.
Staircase sections for the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/01/2021 10:32 pm
Wide bay pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/01/2021 10:35 pm
Wide bay pics.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/02/2021 05:59 am
The B2.1 test tank was prepared for testing, construction on the Wide Bay continued, and Ship 22's common dome section was spotted outside.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).


https://youtu.be/Rn7oZ_p0Tos
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/02/2021 08:45 pm
SpaceX crane sections delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/02/2021 08:48 pm
SpaceX crane sections delivered.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/03/2021 04:55 am
Boom and jib sections for SpaceX's custom LR 11000 were delivered to Starbase as it gets closer to being fully assembled. Meanwhile, stairs were moved to the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vh7-M20BWI
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Post by: SPKirsch on 11/03/2021 03:07 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1455898738015281154
Quote
Raptor 74 has been delivered to the production site!
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Post by: pyromatter on 11/03/2021 06:39 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1455982553639231490
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Post by: SPKirsch on 11/03/2021 08:23 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1455979026967900163
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/03/2021 09:19 pm
The first piece of the boom for the SpX LR11000 is being installed!
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/03/2021 10:14 pm
Early morning pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/03/2021 10:16 pm
Ship 21 nosecone.
Booster forward #2.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/03/2021 10:20 pm
New SpaceX crane parts.
New sign for Gate A2.
New sign for Gate A3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/03/2021 10:21 pm
B2.1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/03/2021 10:25 pm
Wide bay pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/03/2021 10:30 pm
Wide bay pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/03/2021 10:31 pm
Wide bay pics.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/04/2021 04:25 am
Construction of the new Wide Bay continues to progress rapidly, Raptor Center 70 was delivered to the Launch Site, and assembly of the SpaceX owned LR 11000 crane continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/ozyS4Ryvzmk
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/05/2021 02:56 am
Assembly of the SpaceX owned LR 11000 crane continued, and Ship 22's nosecone barrel was spotted with a label indicating it's made with thinner 3.6mm steel.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Derek 'DK' Knabenbauer (@DKlarations).

https://youtu.be/tEBZ8j5-NwQ
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Post by: Sciencefan on 11/05/2021 09:22 pm
Starbase, Tx Flyover November 03, 2021 by RGV Aerial Photography.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSSQ7D7YVcY
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/05/2021 11:39 pm
Two Raptors were delivered at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/05/2021 11:44 pm
S21 aft section was moved to the front of the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/05/2021 11:47 pm
S21 aft section was lifted into the mid bay.
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/06/2021 12:06 am
The SpaceX LR11000 (Some people are liking the name CraneX  ;D ) is being raised for the first time ever!

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1456781695869493249
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Post by: MdBee on 11/06/2021 04:51 am
I've not seen it mentioned before, there's a new large cable wheel mounted just below the QD arm hinge, on the side of the tower above the drawworks. The entry path for the chopsticks cable to go into the tower?

Photo from RGV's latest excellent flyover video (although taken from the ground).
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/06/2021 06:14 am
Raptor engines were delivered to the Launch Site, the SpaceX LR 11000 crane lifted its boom and jib for the first time, and Ship 21's aft section was lifted into the Mid Bay.


https://youtu.be/cqRyd55C1_8
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/06/2021 10:51 pm
Sunrise.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/06/2021 10:54 pm
Raptors 78 and 79 were delivered.
SPMT at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/06/2021 10:57 pm
Wide bay.
A peek inside tent 3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/06/2021 10:59 pm
S21 nosecone is hooked up and ready for a lift.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/07/2021 04:02 am
Two new Raptor engines, themed after Spongebob Squarepants, were delivered to the launch site for Booster 4. Meanwhile, the yellow LR 11000 crane was disassembled.

Video from @BocaChicaGal & @nicansuini. Edited by @DKlarations

📺 https://youtu.be/TKYo-83x7cs
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Post by: SPKirsch on 11/07/2021 07:46 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1457420455644700673
Quote
Latest stage of Mechazilla's preparations for stacking and catching rockets. A process called reeving where they thread wires through the block/pulley system. Pull rope installed. Main cable to follow.

Mary (@BocaChicaGal) with a live close up:
http://nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/07/2021 07:51 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1457350524785897473
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Bucky the (LR11000) is moving to the Production site at Starbase to assist with Wide Bay construction. 🏗🤩🚀
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1457355025064288256
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Ship 21 tank sections have been stacked in the Mid Bay! 🤩🚀
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/07/2021 07:54 pm
twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1457361809556578305
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Ship 21 nosecone is in the air!

Mary (@BocaChicaGal) view:
http://nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1457363830212898816
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Coming in for docking.
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1457377047907602432
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With the aid of crowbars, Ship 21's nosecone has been mated to the barrel section.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: pyromatter on 11/07/2021 09:55 pm
S21 FWD flap has tiles on the bottom.

S20 FWD flap still doesn't have them.

https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1457477701959397381
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/08/2021 04:59 am
Ship 21's nosecone was stacked on top of its barrel section, the yellow LR 11000 crane was moved to the production site, and crews began to reeve the first of Mechazilla's cable.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/Y5-aQGaC0ic
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/08/2021 03:13 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1457716087810936833
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And we're back to some reeving action this morning for Mechazilla.

Mary (@BocaChicaGal) is out there with the closeup. Bucky may also be on the move soon.

http://nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1457730251883270148
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And Bucky is taking a stroll. Likely preparing to head to the Production Site, perhaps to aid Wide Bay assembly.

Mary (@BocaChicaGal) live view:
http://nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/08/2021 03:20 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1457734638198091777
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booster innards

- @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 11/08/2021 03:26 pm
Skate covers?


Please take the comments to the discussion thread:


https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=54775.msg2307986#msg2307986 (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=54775.msg2307986#msg2307986)


Image credit: LabPadre's livestream
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 11/08/2021 03:28 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1457745981382950917
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/08/2021 03:36 pm
Bucky on the road...

EDIT:
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1457761681354919943
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/08/2021 05:38 pm
Ship 20 has all six Raptors installed and is being prepared for further static fire testing. Meanwhile Mechazilla's chopsticks are coming to life, the Wide Bay rises from the ground, and we bid farewell to Frankencrane.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Aaron (@Huslage).

https://youtu.be/TD5N-SqVaE0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/09/2021 04:37 am
The yellow Buckner LR 11000 crane was moved to the Production Site to help support construction of the new Wide Bay, Reeving of Mechazilla's cable continued, and Crew Dragon Endeavour was spotted reentering the Earth's atmosphere.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/JMISu9j4xoE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: vaporcobra on 11/09/2021 09:05 am
It's been a long time coming but looks like SpaceX is finally gearing up to finish Booster 5's LOx tank! Aft section has been lifted into place and the high bay crane is being reattached to the LOx stack. On the plus side, B5's aft section is way further along than B4's was during stacking.

Via the NSF 24/7 feed. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/09/2021 03:29 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1458091837621784581
Quote
Starbase Launch Tower Mechazilla chopstick block reeving latest!

http://nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1458091997479280658
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The carriage pulleys are alive this morning!

Watch it happen in real time on Starbase LIVE: http://nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive

- @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/09/2021 06:54 pm
The B5 LOX tank has been stacked atop the aft dome at last!

Credit: LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/10/2021 12:19 am
Downcomer/transfer tubes.
Booster fwd section and 2 forward domes
Common dome and a barrel section.
B5.



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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/10/2021 12:26 am
Bucky progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/10/2021 12:31 am
Bucky is now ready to get back to work.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/10/2021 12:33 am
Wide bay progress.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/10/2021 07:17 am
Apollo, one of SpaceX's Boston Dynamic robotic dogs was spotted with a new arm and paint job, the Buckner LR 11000 was assembled at the Production Site, and reeving of Mechazilla’s cable continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/qx60MMO-vw8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/10/2021 10:19 pm
Sunrise.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/10/2021 10:22 pm
Orbital launch mount and chopsticks.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/10/2021 10:23 pm
Ship 20.
COPV cover.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/11/2021 04:44 am
Ship 20, with all six Raptor engines onboard, is prepped for its next static fire attempt. Meanwhile, COPV covers are added to Booster 4 and the Wide Bay continues to rise.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/PynRORZYWtI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/11/2021 06:17 pm
Ship 21 nosecone.
Ship 23 aft dome sleeve.
Sections outside tents 1 and 2.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/11/2021 06:20 pm
Bucky.
Ship 21 is being prepared for future aft fin attachment.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/11/2021 06:23 pm
Preparing for concrete to be poured.
B2.1.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/11/2021 06:30 pm
Booster forward dome has been sleeved.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/12/2021 01:41 am
Wide Bay pics.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/12/2021 01:43 am
Wide Bay pics. I love that Bucky is right in the middle of the new Wide Bay construction.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/12/2021 01:46 am
Four ring high section with 4.00mm stainless steel.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/12/2021 02:36 am
A forward dome for Booster 6 was sleeved outside the tents at the Production Site. Meanwhile, Ship 21 was prepared for fins and concrete forms were placed near the B2.1 test tank.

Video @BocaChicaGal and @nicansuini. Edited by @DKlarations

📺https://youtu.be/HxzSlCProno
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 11/12/2021 03:08 pm
B2.1 and another test tank (GSE4?) on the road.

Per LabPadre Sentinel
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/13/2021 03:15 am
Ship 20 conducted the first ever firing of a full complement of six Raptor engines, the B2.1 and GSE 4 test tanks were moved to the Launch Site, and work on Ship 21's nosecone continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/9Tzr-d0wGVU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 11/13/2021 12:53 pm
https://youtu.be/8cWNSrzBBLA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/13/2021 07:36 pm
Sunrise.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/13/2021 07:39 pm
Ship 21 nosecone.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/13/2021 07:45 pm
B6 aft section has been moved to the propellant production site where the cryo shells used to be.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/13/2021 07:49 pm
Booster aft tank #5.
Sections outside in the yard.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/13/2021 07:51 pm
-Y forward aero cover delivered.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/13/2021 08:34 pm
Section inside tent 3.
Wide bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/14/2021 04:12 am
As the Wide Bay continues to rise, aerocovers for a new Starship were delivered to the Production Site. Meanwhile, stair sections are stacked in the High Bay.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal and @nicansuini. Edited by @DKlarations.

📺 https://youtu.be/dVS0hTIalyo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/14/2021 07:10 pm
Nosecones in tent 3.
Ship 21 in the mid bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/14/2021 07:11 pm
Orbital launch mount and chopsticks.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/14/2021 07:18 pm
Sections of plumbing were lifted up to the quick disconnect arm.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/14/2021 07:20 pm
B7 forward dome stiffened barrel- Super Heavy.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2021 09:24 pm
Round-up time!

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/11/ship-20-success-prepares-future-starships/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1460010089067257870
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/15/2021 04:46 am
Booster 7's forward dome sleeve was spotted, some GSE plumbing was lifted up to the Quick Disconnect Arm for installation, and a Booster Aerocover was moved.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LknKMjYF1Jo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Fizrock on 11/15/2021 05:42 pm
https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1460313341520453632
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/15/2021 11:16 pm
Sunrise.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/15/2021 11:18 pm
Production site.
Ship 21 nosecone.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/15/2021 11:19 pm
B5 in the high bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/15/2021 11:21 pm
Loading COPVs onto flatbed.
Delivery.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/15/2021 11:23 pm
Delivery.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/15/2021 11:24 pm
SPMT heading into the high bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/16/2021 05:22 am
Booster 5 was readied for final stacking in the High Bay, work on Mechazilla's chopsticks continued, and Ship 20's port aft flap was tested.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations).

https://youtu.be/cHE1vcIJdSM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/17/2021 05:36 am
A Booster methane manifold, used for feeding CH4 to its the Raptor engines, was spotted in Starbase. Meanwhile, crews keep working on Ship 21's nosecone thermal tiles.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and @nicansuini. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/EIUT9uGcJrg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/17/2021 02:36 pm
Fair amount of work going on around the OLS:
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1460994228692164612
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/17/2021 09:54 pm
Ship 21 nosecone.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/17/2021 09:56 pm
RaptorVan delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/17/2021 09:58 pm
Ship 22 common dome section outside tent 3.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/17/2021 09:59 pm
Ship 21 in the mid bay.
B5 in the high bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/17/2021 10:01 pm
Beam for the Wide bay being unloaded.
Wide bay pics.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/18/2021 07:58 am
Ship 22's Common Dome Section was spotted, some interesting items were delivered to the Production Site, and the Wide Bay's structure continued to grow.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAansuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/koIUbwV_P5A
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Sam/SN18 on 11/18/2021 12:55 pm
Ship 22 began stacking in the mid bay last night - the common dome assembly was lifted onto the mid LOX beside Ship 21's tank stack.
LabPadre Sentinel Cam.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 11/18/2021 02:07 pm
Overnight SpaceX started installing piping around the base of the launch platform.


Image credit: LabePadre's livestream
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/19/2021 02:52 am
Booster 5's methane tank was moved inside the High Bay as stacking operations continue. Meanwhile, thermal tile work on Ship 21's nosecone is nearly complete.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/cSqUgWd3rPM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/19/2021 03:02 pm
B5 LOX tank was lifted, and is now taller on height. This indicates it has been lifted onto the booster transport stand at last.

Final step in stack ops will be to stack the CH4 tank on the LOX tank!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 11/19/2021 07:30 pm
The high bay crane was detached from the LOX tank, and the load spreader with six attach points was removed. It now looks like the load spreader for the top of the booster (with two points) was attached to the crane and is being lowered onto the CH4 tank.

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/19/2021 08:02 pm
Will start a standalone Booster 5/Ship 21 update thread this weekend (one has been running in L2 for a while, but public side we wait until the full booster stack milestone).

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1461800885760184326
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/19/2021 09:46 pm
Going up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1461829709717807105
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/20/2021 02:25 am
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1461834945056415755
Quote
Booster 5 has been stacked in the High Bay at Starbase! 🤩🚀🔥✨
⁦@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/20/2021 03:06 am
Ship 20 forward flap test.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/20/2021 03:07 am
Ship 20 aft flap test.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/20/2021 03:09 am
Preparing Ship 21 for aft flap installation.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/20/2021 03:11 am
Stacking B5 in the high bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/20/2021 07:30 am
SpaceX mated Booster 5's methane section to its LOX section as Ship 21 was prepared for aft flap installation. Meanwhile, the Wide Bay continues to rise.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots.

📺 https://youtu.be/X1BXF7pdo8s
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/21/2021 01:40 am
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1462132801915002880
Quote
Ship 21 getting some heat tile love today!

- @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/21/2021 01:56 am
Crews continue to work on Booster 4 as SpaceX gets closer and closer to the orbital test flight, currently scheduled for no earlier than January.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini). Edited by DK (@DKlarations).

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTFT1QQAlkw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: pyromatter on 11/21/2021 02:42 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1462441724198981635

https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1462442652448833541
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 11/21/2021 09:37 pm
The orbital launch table is venting (purges?)

Per LabPadre Rover
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/22/2021 02:32 am
Work on Ship 21's nosecone continued, the Booster quick disconnect hood was spotted, and the Orbital Launch Mount was seen venting gas.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/LRwYbx09MFY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/23/2021 03:23 am
Crews test Super Heavy's quick disconnect system as its hood is prepared for installation at the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robotic Team. Edited by @DKlarations

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFYO9SKI8lg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: pyromatter on 11/23/2021 02:06 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1463161459203092487
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Doom2pro on 11/23/2021 02:08 pm
I tried to post this but empty message body error... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jXSLBsl4cw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/23/2021 02:35 pm
Should auto-embed. Just the link is needed.

Like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: pyromatter on 11/23/2021 02:49 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1463172393321615364
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/23/2021 02:50 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1463169944644894724
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/23/2021 02:59 pm
With Ship 20 completing the typical pre-launch test campaign, all eyes are on SpaceX to see what its next moves are for the orbital Starship.

Narrated by @IanPineapple

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @huslage

📺 https://youtu.be/mIkWjchHYJU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/23/2021 03:00 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1463175295582752777
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/24/2021 05:05 am
SpaceX installed the quick disconnect mechanism that will attach to Starship to load propellant prior to the orbital test flight. Meanwhile, the Wide Bay continues to rise.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini)

📺 https://youtu.be/KInDNCzDL-0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/24/2021 08:18 pm
Ship 24!

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1463588695227858944
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/25/2021 01:17 am
Ship 22 has begun stacking in the Mid Bay as Ship 21 prepares for final assembly. Meanwhile, crews insulate GSE plumbing at the launch site and Booster 4 preparations continue.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini)

📺 https://youtu.be/m6L0TM1lghc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: AstroDave on 11/26/2021 05:31 pm
Impressive venting at launch pad this morning.  Screenshot from LabPadre Starship Rover Cam.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/26/2021 07:02 pm
Starship Round Up article time!

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/11/starbase-setting-stage-ambitious-2022-campaign/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1464322464352251911
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/27/2021 12:30 am
The Orbital Launch Mount was spotted venting gas again, a barrel section was moved at the Production Site, and construction of the Orbital Tank Farm continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/6lU8pGNVV7Y
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/28/2021 01:06 am
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1464700619650916357
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That has to be the fastest dome flip I’ve seen. Under a minute from on the ground to 180 degree flip. Video of this will be in today’s daily! :)

- @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/28/2021 01:47 am
A Booster common dome section was flipped, work on Booster 4 and Ship 20 continued, and an aft flap alignment jig was spotted attached to Ship 21 ahead of flap installation.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/DISlNRA4iSY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/29/2021 12:35 am
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1465038530577674241
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In front of the high bay now:

1:22 pm 11/28/21
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1465043266034823169
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The production yard now. Painting the booster QD hood.

1:33 pm 11/28/21
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1465044573550366725
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Booster 6 common dome section getting attached to the crane now:

1:45 pm 11/28/21
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1465049974123679751
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Launch complex from the flats:

2:07 pm 11/28/21
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1465054150186737678
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A few shots from the beach dunes:

2:24 pm 11/28/21
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/29/2021 02:58 am
As Booster 6's common dome was flipped again, crews worked on Ship 20's aft flaps at the suborbital launch site. Meanwhile, work continues on the Booster quick disconnect hood at the production site.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/2aKUP_jbrXA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 11/29/2021 12:01 pm
https://youtu.be/QmRgl_bOJRo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 11/30/2021 05:28 am
As trucks deliver more liquid nitrogen to the suborbital launch site, crews work near Booster 4's COPVs as they prepare it for testing on the orbital site.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and @nicansuini. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu

📺 https://youtu.be/XDHPuRzMGms
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/30/2021 03:17 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1465655142154387467
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A next generation Starship nose section is visible in the production yard this morning. These are produced with new manufacturing techniques:

6:48 am 11/30/21

twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1465691238770745360
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The new design Starship nosecone is out in the open, but it's a non-flight item. It's surrounded by numerous Starship and booster sections and ongoing work to assemble the new High Bay.

Live with Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the bots:

http://nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1465701870630961164
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And a scrap dome, which could easily be mistaken as a 1950's Hollywood UFO prop.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 11/30/2021 09:12 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1465789759461240837
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Close up view of new bay construction progress:
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1465803682478440452
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A closer view of the next generation Starship nose section and the label on it:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 12/01/2021 01:06 am
Crews prepare Ship 20 its next static fire attempt on December 1st. Meanwhile, a dome is scrapped and beams rise quickly for the new Wide Bay.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini).

📺 https://youtu.be/84HK8cWAHOc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 12/01/2021 08:21 pm
B2.1 is currently frosting up!!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/01/2021 08:31 pm
twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1466156803016830984
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Test Tank B2.1 has decided it's time to get frosty.

http://nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1466157758823161858
Quote
As far as we know, this is the first time the Orbital Launch Site Tank Farm has been put into use!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/01/2021 09:59 pm
B2.1's vents were closed about 15 minutes ago, so seems to be holding pressure.

(And Ship 20's activity has completely spooled down at this point)

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 12/02/2021 03:31 am
Ship 20 aborted its latest static fire attempt close to engine ignition. It is unclear if or when SpaceX will attempt another.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini) and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/EIKlWRerkaM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/02/2021 03:20 pm
Cop is at roadblock for today's closure. Posting this in the master thread, because there's currently no overpressure notice or NOTMAR that I'm aware of, which would suggest there won't be a static fire today, but we'll see. It doesn't look like there's any rush to clear out the pad yet. (Per LabPadre Sentinel)

Also, more closures were added last night, and they now go on until December 9th.

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/02/2021 04:10 pm
1 hour to pad closure (so 6:05PM local), per Starhopper PA, per LabPadre Rover.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/02/2021 06:43 pm
Lots of venting from orbital tank farm. Pad seems to be mostly cleared out (though I still see at least one vehicle).

Update: And now the venting has gone over there.

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/02/2021 07:21 pm
B2.1 getting frosty. Going for its second test.

Per LabPadre Rover
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/02/2021 10:25 pm
B2.1 test still ongoing three hours later, and vents just closed. Today's closure was extended until 10pm too.

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 12/02/2021 11:14 pm
Crews assemble a new structure, potentially a new jig, outside the production tents. Meanwhile, the Wide Bay continues to rise as new parts are delivered.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/UaVHqIf3LFo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/02/2021 11:26 pm
B2.1 vents open. No obvious sign of pop/failure. Road is now open

Per LabPadre Sentinel
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 12/03/2021 11:55 am
Road closed and pad clearing this morning in advance of more tank testing.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/03/2021 12:45 pm
Thick fog rolled in over the last hour, so it will be impossible to tell what testing is happening.

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/03/2021 01:58 pm
Fog cleared just enough a few minutes ago to show that B2.1 is frosty and full, but it's now obscured again.

Per LabPadre Rover
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/03/2021 03:09 pm
Fog has cleared. B2.1 testing is still ongoing. There was some brief venting from the orbital launch mount.  The nosecone testing rig is also being moved. Two hours left in the window.

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: pyromatter on 12/03/2021 05:10 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1466831658921848832

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1466833890471862272
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/03/2021 05:12 pm
Frost gone from B2.1. Road is open, vehicles returning.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/04/2021 05:11 am
Booster 5 was moved out of the High Bay briefly before being moved back inside, B2.1 Proof testing continued, and Ship 20's flaps were tested.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/gZHjuFf0mbw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: vaporcobra on 12/04/2021 09:11 am
The booster load spreader and high bay crane have been reattached to B5.

Via the NSF 24/7 feed. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 12/05/2021 05:20 am
A load spreader was transported to the launch site, potentially to move Booster 4 or the B2.1 test tank. Meanwhile, Ship 20's flaps stay fully extended.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/3M6_6OejKKQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 12/05/2021 12:00 pm
Booster alignment. How it works!
I hope you like it.
https://youtu.be/dJizM_AiQ8c
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/06/2021 04:56 am
A SPMT was prepared to move the B2.1 test tank, work continued on the Orbital Launch Mount, and the outriggers were removed from SpaceX's LR 11000 crane.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/gRBCqaX3HC4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2021 02:13 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1467874563451195392
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/06/2021 02:53 pm
Today's closure still scheduled, but tomorrow's closure is now cancelled.

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/06/2021 03:31 pm
And B2.1 is on the road back to the production site now.

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2021 04:18 pm
Mary will catch it live on SBL when it arrives into the production site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2021 04:48 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1467913700023709699
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2021 07:37 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1467956005745135626

Will move to Booster 4 if that's confirmed. Very likely, but Booster 3 is hanging around the scene like a bad cold ;)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/06/2021 07:45 pm
It looks like the Quick Disconnect hood is being hooked up to a crane for lifting

Per LabPadre Rover
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2021 07:45 pm
Hooking up the loadspreader.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/06/2021 08:56 pm
Booster 4 has been hooked up to the loadspreader, but it's currently nowhere near the orbital launch mount, so it's not clear what their plan is.

Ship 22's forward section is about to be lifted into the mid bay.

Also, new closures scheduled out until Dec 14.

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/07/2021 09:42 am
The B2.1 test tank was moved back to the Production Site, Ship 22's forward dome section was lifted into the Mid Bay for stacking, and crews prepped Booster 4 for testing.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdoHQc2mWk0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 12/07/2021 01:14 pm
Booster QD hood has been hooked up to a crane! Should be lifting soon!

Credit: LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/07/2021 02:08 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1468235927629803530
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/07/2021 02:24 pm
Side by side attached.

Also per the 200-300mb of hi res photos that were uploaded into here, we did warn people that we could not continue to allow mass hotlinking on Reddit, etc. Also the amount of harvesting by Twitter folk (usually removing the watermark and @elon clout chasing, heh) minutes after the uploads were getting worse by the week. So we're now uploading the full sets of both Mary and Nic into a dedicated L2 thread, and then the selection (as previous) that fit the video go into the daily vid.

If an engineering thread requires a specific hi-res photo of the mount or something then it can be requested and we'll upload it.

(Sorry, remember this is still an update only thread. Any questions, fire me a PM on the forum!)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/07/2021 06:15 pm
Testing closures continue to get pushed back. Wednesday and Thursday are now cancelled, but there's an intermittent transport closure now scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday.

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/07/2021 06:29 pm
Hello Booster 6!

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1468301173685952514
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/07/2021 07:30 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1468316435390758914
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/07/2021 09:05 pm
Booster 6 is a test tank.....perhaps!

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1468339399356125187
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/07/2021 09:06 pm
SBL:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/08/2021 06:32 am
The Super Heavy Booster quick disconnect hood was lifted onto the Orbital Launch Mount, a new test tank made from Booster 6 parts was stacked, and Booster 4 was hooked up to SpaceX's LR 11000 crane.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/5yMTfV0cPjE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/08/2021 02:28 pm
Booster 5 is out of the high bay and heading towards the gate ahead of today's transport closure

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/08/2021 02:51 pm
Booster 5 is heading towards the old gas well site. Possibly to the parking area beside SN15 and SN16?

(Also, Friday closure cancelled. Next testing closure is now Monday, Dec 13)

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/08/2021 03:38 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1468620337470443522
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/08/2021 11:51 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1468736205869092864
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/09/2021 05:44 am
Now fully stacked, Booster 5 rolls out of the High Bay to be placed near SN15 and Ship 16 at the Propellant Production Site. Meanwhile, Ship 20's flaps remain open as more liquid nitrogen is delivered to the Suborbital Launch Site.

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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjIw6dGdi64
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/09/2021 02:48 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1468969594534567943
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 12/09/2021 03:46 pm
https://youtu.be/IQEqsSfA5ao
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: pyromatter on 12/09/2021 04:51 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1469000782506831879
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/09/2021 05:30 pm
Marking the December 9 one year anniversary of the history test flight of Starship SN8.

https://twitter.com/jdeshetler/status/1337868552162832384
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/10/2021 07:27 am
A new multi-stage pump was installed at the Orbital Tank Farm, work on the Chopsticks and Orbital Launch Mount progressed, and construction of the new Wide Bay continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/EnuGdeo4G7U
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/10/2021 04:05 pm
Obvious reminder that accredited screenshots are one thing, but pulling a 5mb gif from another site, created by a member of that other site, and then attaching (hosting) it here is just plain wrong on copyright alone, so one post trimmed. We wouldn't want that done to us, so we don't do it to others.

Meanwhile!
https://twitter.com/Harry__Stranger/status/1469351202685079563
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 12/11/2021 03:52 am
The Booster 6 test tank was moved into the High Bay following the departure of Booster 5. It is unclear what this new test tank will be used for.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu

📺 https://youtu.be/RVFohB3w6dU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/11/2021 02:00 pm
Current state of the closures: Tues, Dec 14 to Fri, Dec 17.

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/

And Booster 4 was disconnected from crane, then the loadspreader was lowered and detached. Two SPMTs with a lot of counterweights also arrived at the launch site yesterday. (Per NSF 24/7)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/11/2021 03:24 pm
They moved a white tank around near the new High Bay. Very quiet period for Starbase, at least outside of the tents.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/11/2021 07:23 pm
Storm front passing over.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1469765586330738690
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 12/12/2021 03:15 am
Crews work on the Booster quick disconnect as Booster 4 is unhooked from SpaceX's LR 11000. Meanwhile, a new nosecone is being built in the tents.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots.

📺 https://youtu.be/dwnn5HBtoeQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/12/2021 08:51 pm
Posted in Booster 4 as that started moving at the same time, but LOX Subcooler action we believe (discuss in discussion).
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/13/2021 05:37 am
Booster 4 was moved next to the Orbital Launch Mount and hooked up to SpaceX"s LR 11000 crane, a Ship forward dome was lifted onto the sleeving stand, and testing was conducted at the Orbital Launch Site.


Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1sKQNW4wvE

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Florian F on 12/13/2021 02:25 pm
At 23:23-23:25 CST on 12/13/2021 on Rover Cam you can see the QD "socket" retract and the hood close.

It is all but quick.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 12/13/2021 02:45 pm
Load spreader for the preassembled wide bay sections is rising, set to be mated to the first corner piece ahead of lift!

Credit: LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/13/2021 04:24 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1470444257001541632
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/13/2021 05:05 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1470454169723191301
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/13/2021 10:19 pm
Ship 21 nosecone looking nice in the sunset:

https://twitter.com/BCCarCounters/status/1470531957280935938
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/13/2021 10:20 pm
Round up article (a lot on Booster 4, obviously, but covers others) :

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/12/booster-4-returns-mount-test-campaign/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1470533104716681222
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/14/2021 08:29 am
Super Heavy Booster 4 was lifted onto the Orbital Launch Mount, work on the Wide Bay continued, and Ship 21's nosecone was moved next to the High Bay.

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

https://youtu.be/QTg2K2-LO7w
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2021 02:04 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1470771590593982472
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 12/14/2021 02:16 pm
The load cap has been lifted onto the top of B2.1! This cap will be pulled down during testing to simulate different types of forces!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2021 02:27 pm
Nice spot. Full screened it for a bit:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2021 02:40 pm
And Mary with the the close up photo:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1470780759782924293
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/15/2021 07:08 am
Ship 21's nosecone was prepared for stacking operations, the structural test stand's cap was installed on the B2.1 test tank, and work on the Booster QD and hood continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/mfIeAtNTIzQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 12/15/2021 12:01 pm
Hello,
My new update video is up
SpaceX Christmas lights & spiral staircase on OLP Booster4 ready to static fire Boca Chica Dec. 15. 2021
I hope you like it.
https://youtu.be/9UDqoHwkmF4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/15/2021 04:47 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1471164633046306817
Quote
More rings getting scrapped today!

- @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/15/2021 09:09 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1471180246468771841
Quote
B6 test tank goes on a drive to join B2.1, B5, SN15 & SN16!

- @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 12/16/2021 05:36 am
Crews removed Starhopper's marine radar and replaced it with a new antenna. Meanwhile, Booster 6 was moved to the Propellant Production Site and new hardware was installed on Ship 20.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini)

📺 https://youtu.be/ND90px5MNnA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/16/2021 01:27 pm
Nosecone jail is taking a stroll around the block, per NSF 24/7.

Also, current state of the closures. (Today's testing closure starts in 3 hours 30 minutes. Apparently no OP notice as of yet, but I believe the NOTMAR previously issued warning of a Ship 20 static fire would still be valid, so who knows)

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: pyromatter on 12/16/2021 03:01 pm
https://twitter.com/jessica_kirsh/status/1471508467944804373
https://twitter.com/CosmicalChief/status/1471507695807041547
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/16/2021 03:03 pm
Strange it's at the launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/16/2021 03:04 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1471511277876879366
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 12/17/2021 04:40 am
A new section of the Wide Bay was lifted into place as the nosecone test rig was moved inside the gates of the Propellant Production Site. Meanwhile, a booster thrust puck was delivered.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots.

📺 https://youtu.be/PGi13nzZAJ4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/17/2021 10:27 am
Every weekday remaining in 2021, except Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, is now a testing closure day. Today's closure is still scheduled to start in 2 hours, 30 minutes.

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/17/2021 08:33 pm
The tank section of Ship 21 has been rolled out of the midbay.

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: pyromatter on 12/18/2021 09:36 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHTQATW6C94

Ship 21's tank section was rolled out of the Mid Bay in preparation for stacking in the High Bay. Meanwhile, Booster 4 was tested for the first time on the Orbital Launch Mount.

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


SN15 flap skin removed for upcoming presentation.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/18/2021 01:30 pm
Thanks for catching the new vid and posting here, pyromatter. :)

Meanwhile, Ship 21 (and other views). Will be sorting out the threads over Christmas. We have a lot of very long threads that needs a (2) thread and we can set up some new update and discussion threads that may have gotten a bit too long etc.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1472211906836455431
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/19/2021 03:53 am
A drill rig was used at the Orbital Tank Farm, crews prepped the B2.1 test tank for further testing, and work on Mechazilla's chopsticks continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Nate Shields.

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Tangilinear Interjar on 12/19/2021 04:53 pm
Hopefully this helps.

https://youtu.be/-VvcUAJWf-c
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/20/2021 03:34 pm
Rounding up the recent events at Starbase as SpaceX presses towards the orbital test flight test.

Narrated by Ian (@IanPineapple).

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_DQwN_QR2s
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/20/2021 09:37 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1473059823189168138
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 12/21/2021 05:09 am
As Ship 21 was moved back to the Mid Bay after a short stint in the High Bay, SpaceX started assembly of the new aft section for the 33 Raptor version of Super Heavy.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu

📺 https://youtu.be/Ezld_XDdrU4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 12/22/2021 05:08 am
Booster 4 underwent a lengthy cryo proof test on the Orbital Launch Mount. Meanwhile, a new booster forward dome is sleeved and more stairs are constructed behind the High Bay.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/KdlA3UcZP-s
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 12/22/2021 06:21 pm
Ship 21 tank section is out of the midbay again.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/22/2021 08:46 pm
Booster section being lifted in the high bay

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 12/22/2021 10:17 pm
The Ship 21 tank section is being attached to the "Grover" crane, ahead of what will very likely be scrapping.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 12/23/2021 03:13 am
Earlier, the "Grover" crane lifted S21 off its transport stand, and either onto a smaller transport stand, or onto the ground, and the crane was then disconnected. Reasons unknown at present.

Credit: LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/23/2021 05:27 am
Booster 4 underwent its third round of cryogenic proof testing, Ship 21 was moved outside the Mid Bay once again, and a section of the next Super Heavy Booster was stacked in the High Bay.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/gFQ30tnIFks
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/23/2021 11:35 pm
Ship 20's crane attach points have been covered by TPS tiles, Booster 7 construction continued in the High Bay, and Ship 22's nosecone barrel appears to have been repurposed for a cargo door pathfinder.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/trWwbwFpSMM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 12/27/2021 11:35 am
Spacex The world's largest can crusher test. RUD included!? Starship Booster Prototype Tests Starbase Boca Chica Dec. 27. 2021
I hope you like it.
https://youtu.be/r18QVrjNn3Y
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/27/2021 12:58 pm
twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1475462071378665477
Quote
Meanwhile, at Starbase, operations have picked up again - with Booster 7 being raised in the High Bay.

➡️http://nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
https://mobile.twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1475465079424536576
Quote
Now with Mary (@BocaChicaGal) view.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/27/2021 01:46 pm
Mate time!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1475477858315345927
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/28/2021 03:06 am
Booster 7's LOX section #4 was stacked in the High Bay, SpaceX's LR 11000 Crane was moved near Booster 4, and Liquid Nitrogen was delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and NSF Bots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgz77JLUe0A
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/29/2021 05:16 am
More igniter tests were conducted with Booster 4 on the Orbital Launch Mount, Ship 20 was readied for more Raptor engine testing, and Booster 7 Forward Tank 3 was spotted outside at the production site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/DhVqNgTWwRU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: su27k on 12/30/2021 03:44 am
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1476224284796153856

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A very informative diagram drawn on a pathfinder barrel in front of the high bay today shows the old Starship sections on the left and the new scheme on the right:

9:59 am 12/29/21

https://patreon.com/StarshipGazer

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Post by: BradyKenniston on 12/30/2021 07:04 am
Ship 20 static fired its Raptor engines again as SpaceX progresses toward the first orbital test flight. After one successful firing, Ship 20 aborted a second attempt.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu

📺 https://youtu.be/_12ePNH0wTc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/31/2021 06:03 am
SpaceX removed Booster 4 from the Orbital Launch Mount after recently undergoing cryo proof tests. B4 was later moved to the landing pad. Meanwhile, the new High Bay continued to rise and Ship 24;s common dome was spotted outside the production tents.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nathan Shields.

https://youtu.be/c8T7AgdNLzQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/31/2021 01:58 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1476941121947324422

Added a vid clip.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/02/2022 11:53 pm
A windy day in Boca Chica with views of the Launch Site, Production Site, and the Propellant Plant/Storage area.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/mFhuXJVHNQQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/03/2022 04:11 am
Chopsticks first motion vertically!

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1477869030094479365
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/03/2022 01:36 pm
One eye on the chopsticks.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1478011669175541760
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/03/2022 04:37 pm
Wowzers. They are at the top of the tower.
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1478057361285779459
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/03/2022 05:40 pm
Ship 24:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1478073836348264449
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/03/2022 07:50 pm
Chopsticks unstrapped!

SBL:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/03/2022 07:52 pm
2021 Overview vid. 26 mins, multiday edit - very cool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVqjh3JH4cU

https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1478065794353283072
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/03/2022 07:53 pm
Article version (and 2022 preview ish).

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/01/starship-prepares-for-leap/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1478103597057560578
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/03/2022 09:02 pm
Ship 24 common dome being sleeved.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/03/2022 09:25 pm
Elon confirming a Michael question:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1478125437553360899
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/04/2022 04:48 am
Crews removed thermal tiles from Ship 20's lift points so that it can be lifted off Suborbital Pad B soon. Meanwhile, Ship 24's common dome was sleeved and the SpaceX LR 11000 was attached to Booster 4.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/iTUThJ8HshI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/04/2022 03:38 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1478392556849438726
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/04/2022 03:55 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1478407769082454023
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/04/2022 10:19 pm
Chopsticks moving.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1478506340469379076
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/04/2022 10:46 pm
More views:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1478512987908550662
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/04/2022 10:59 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1478514667559403525
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/04/2022 11:56 pm
Chopsticks are opening up on Starbase live

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/05/2022 12:37 am
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1478540954080587778
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/05/2022 08:56 am
Work on the Orbital Launch Mount continued, movement of Mechazilla's Chopstick arms was finally tested, and crews worked on Booster 4.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/D4MsI56HBRk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/05/2022 12:46 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1478724366443626497
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/05/2022 12:47 pm
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/05/2022 01:47 pm
More views as Mary is out there:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1478739876619169792
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 01/05/2022 01:56 pm
The booster GSE QD retract and cowling cover was full speed tested last night. That thing can move!

Starting at 5:12:58 CST

LP and SBL.

(Mod Edit: Screenshots only work because livestreams only have a 12 hour shelf life).
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/06/2022 06:51 am
Construction of Level 3 of the new High Bay (aka the Wide Bay) began, the ancient SN2 test tank turned water tank was moved to the Propellant Plant, and testing of as well as work on the Chopsticks continued.

https://youtu.be/MUKgGxXwTtw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Florian F on 01/06/2022 11:28 am
I captured the QD closing and made an animated GIF from the LP view.

http://florian.net/pic/misc/QD.gif

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/06/2022 03:52 pm
Foggy morning.

Mary and Nic both piping in live views. Launch site and Wide Bay respectively.

SBL
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/06/2022 04:35 pm
Fog is clearing.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/06/2022 05:45 pm
New testing closures posted for next week, Jan 12-14.

Jan 12 is from 10AM to 8PM. Jan 13-14 is from 6AM to 4PM.

Today's closure is still listed as scheduled, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/06/2022 06:08 pm
Wide bay level 3 section 2 is in the air!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/06/2022 06:53 pm
Ship forward dome, it appears. Not sure which one.

Did a timelapse :)

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1479181567683612676
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/07/2022 05:10 am
Crews added shielding to the outer edge of the Orbital Launch Mount in preparations for further testing. Meanwhile, another section of the New High Bay's 3rd level was lifted into place.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots.

📺 https://youtu.be/1yfhnj88TyU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/07/2022 10:02 pm
Captured on LabPadre Rover 2.0 last night. Launch countdown rehearsal heard over the PA, with a full speed booster QD retraction:

https://twitter.com/CSI_Starbase/status/1479551762344329222
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/08/2022 12:30 am
Chopsticks moved up about 6ft in the past few minutes. I believe this is the first movement since Tuesday evening. Might be gearing up for more testing tonight.

Per LabPadre Rover
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/08/2022 01:07 am
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1479630786642919424

And enhance with Mary on the chopsticks.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/08/2022 01:25 am
The crane has stopped at the remains of Booster 3, and there seems to be a lift up on top of B3 now.

And you can vaguely see in the LabPadre Rover Cam shot that there's a 6-point loadspreader going up.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/08/2022 01:25 am
Chopsticks. B3 with crane (likely RIP) and B7 on the move in the High Bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/08/2022 01:28 am
Load spreader has raised up to B3!

Credit: Labpadre
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/08/2022 01:32 am
B7 on the move.
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/08/2022 02:13 am
Right chopstick arm in motion!

Edit: both arms swinging in sync!
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/08/2022 02:40 am
Both arms opening up now.

Per LabPadre Rover and NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/08/2022 03:57 am
Mechazilla has now been lowered to its resting position The other boom lifts surrounding the tower have all lowered to the ground either for the night or for now. Someone else can attach screenshots as I do not have time.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/08/2022 05:18 am
A new aft LOX section for Booster 7 was moved into the High Bay. Meanwhile, work continues to prepare the Orbital Launch Site for the first orbital test flight.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/aX2zaxywArQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/08/2022 02:10 pm
Foggy morning.

(And Booster 3's demise, which is covered here:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=54284.msg2329187#msg2329187 )

Nic's out there so we have this view:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/09/2022 04:27 am
SpaceX tested the movement of the Chopsticks and Quick Disconnect Arm as the site gets closer to operational status. Meanwhile, the remains of Booster 3 were cut apart.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/SBwxIfblmpY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/09/2022 03:24 pm
Something being lowered into the chopsticks.

Also, per LabPadre Rover cam, a significant amount of the scaffolding on the tower legs has now been removed.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: vaporcobra on 01/09/2022 03:58 pm
Something being lowered into the chopsticks.

You can actually see what look like the same little nubbins present on Super Heavies on both sides. The only plausible explanation I can think of: mass sim meant for testing the booster conveyor system :)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/09/2022 04:15 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1480226582123929604
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/09/2022 05:12 pm
They do seem to be using it to test the conveyor system. It's moved ever so slightly down the length of the arms.

Per LabPadre Rover
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 01/09/2022 06:00 pm
Indeed, you can see the forward sled section of the right hand arm move towards the tower (and test jig) between 12:03 and 12:05 CST


Image credit: LabPadre's livestream
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/09/2022 06:18 pm
New Angle from Mary:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/09/2022 07:21 pm
Testing the chopsticks again. Raised.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/09/2022 07:26 pm
New record height we think. Still going up!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/09/2022 07:39 pm
Still going!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/09/2022 08:00 pm
Totally a Ship Stacking test for the sticks!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/09/2022 08:08 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1480285304380661766
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/09/2022 08:34 pm
Apogee(?). Been holding at this height since 3:26PM local.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/09/2022 09:28 pm
Chopsticks starting to move up again. Also some OLM purge vents happening.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/09/2022 09:43 pm
Rising again!
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/09/2022 10:06 pm
Chopsticks stopped moving vertically and are now rotating towards the OLM.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/09/2022 10:13 pm
Very cool! Got to be a full stacking demo.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/09/2022 10:18 pm
And now the Ship QD's swung into position.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/09/2022 10:38 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1480322972250513409
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/10/2022 08:19 am
The chopsticks were lifted to the top of the Launch Tower for the first time, Ship 24's common dome section was spotted, and Orbital Launch Mount was seen venting.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/uxFnY9DiaHw
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/10/2022 11:50 am
Elon tweet from yesterday with drone video for anyone who missed it: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1480326831031173124?t=nix9YFmUkk83uWSUj1MkZQ&s=19
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/10/2022 03:10 pm
Ship transport stand with retractable QD arrived at the launch site this morning:

Image credit: Nic and LabPadre

https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1480559334094520321?s=21
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2022 06:40 pm
Chopsticks are moving again, but only a bit. Watching.

It is a very windy day.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2022 07:37 pm
Up and down and up again. Not by much, but certainly a test.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2022 08:17 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1480650038984466438
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/11/2022 06:27 am
Super Heavy Booster 3's LOX tank was finally scrapped, a Ship transport stand with QD plate was moved to the Launch Site, and testing of the Chopsticks continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/kZ8E_lDQm-g
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/11/2022 03:39 pm
"Bags of mostly water" (Star Trek NG reference).

Mass simulators for Booster on Chopsticks.

Nic view:
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Post by: Sciencefan on 01/11/2022 04:45 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1480948095974350853
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/11/2022 10:08 pm
Chopsticks have risen off their pedestal in the past 15 minutes.
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/11/2022 11:14 pm
Chopsticks quickly rising!

Edit: now at the top. Made it in under 7 minutes
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/11/2022 11:24 pm
Took about 7 minutes to ascend to the top.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/12/2022 12:03 am
Closure for tomorrow cancelled. Next closure starts at 6AM local on Thursday.

Crane has been detached from B3. (Disassembly complete?)

Chopstick ballast bags are still holding position. Drone with a headlight has been going around inspecting various parts of the mechanism. Concentrated on the skates for a while. (Per LabPadre Rover)
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/12/2022 12:07 am
And chopsticks heading down now.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/12/2022 12:09 am
Up they went!

(Timelapse)
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1481058642875006976

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1481056325979471873


Back down they come (not a timelapse!)

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1481070394786426883
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/12/2022 12:11 am
B3 aft dome being hooked up to the Spacex LR11000.

Credit: Jessica Kirsch
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/12/2022 12:14 am
Top to bottom in seven mins!
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Post by: 50_Caliber on 01/12/2022 12:56 am
Jessica Kirsh is providing some great closeup views of them working on the chopsticks.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/12/2022 08:31 am
Ballast bags were attached to the Chopsticks, the yellow Buckner LR 11000 crane lowered its boom, and scrapping of Booster 3 continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/8mpZbmgxAhA
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/12/2022 12:51 pm
The water ballast bags are being filled this morning!

Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/12/2022 01:39 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1481274309020692483
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/12/2022 02:19 pm
The load cap has been removed from B2.1

Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/12/2022 02:58 pm
Filling up the second set of bags.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/12/2022 03:53 pm
Left set seems a bit more deflated now (but the right set has grown more). Testing uneven loading on the chopsticks?
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/12/2022 04:51 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1481322855459663872
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/12/2022 08:21 pm
Chopsticks rising yet again!

Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/12/2022 08:22 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1481375996586700802
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/12/2022 11:03 pm
Chopsticks rotated towards the OLM and back.

Booster 7 downcomer is vertical. It looks like they attempted to lower it into the LOX tank through the common dome, but have taken it out again.

And Chopsticks are now coming down.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/13/2022 05:06 am
Mechazilla's chopsticks underwent further lifting tests with full ballast bags attached, the test stand cap was removed from the B2.1 test tank, and the yellow Liebherr LR 11000 Crane was Raised and Lowered.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/8sWomHYJbYQ
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/13/2022 03:42 pm
Widebay new section being lifted.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/13/2022 04:17 pm
New (test) nosecone on the move.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/13/2022 06:11 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1481705146153418758
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/13/2022 06:28 pm
Current state of the closures:

Today and tomorrow's closure cancelled.

Next closures are Tuesday, Jan 18 to Thursday Jan 20. Very long closures, all from 10am to 10pm.

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/13/2022 08:59 pm
Load bar and bags being removed from chopsticks.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/14/2022 12:16 am
On Test Stand A, it looks like the adaptations made to fit Booster 3 have now been removed.

Per LabPadre Rover
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/14/2022 03:08 am
Crews removed the final section of Booster 3 from Suborbital Pad A for scrapping. Meanwhile, the crane test water bags were removed from the Chopsticks.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3nLYVh04t0
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2022 01:51 pm
Lots of foggy shots not worth posting today, apart from some cool ones when it rolled in:

https://twitter.com/BCCarCounters/status/1481959627122167808

https://twitter.com/KSpaceAcademy/status/1482001541985095682
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/15/2022 04:34 am
Booster 4 had more work done on it's engine section, work on the Quick Disconnect Arm continued, and Booster 7's forward dome section was spotted outside the High Bay ahead of stacking.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/g5f15c3ReTo
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Post by: Owe on 01/15/2022 03:35 pm
https://youtu.be/YqhcRmoenjk
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/15/2022 04:02 pm
Round up article. Contents may include bags on chopsticks ;)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/01/chopsticks-tested-first-mechazilla-stacking/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1482397282322599940
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/16/2022 03:55 am
Methane tank sections were moved into the High Bay as SpaceX prepares to fully stack Booster 7. Meanwhile, crews were spotted using the Klemm drill rig at the Launch Site once again.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and @nicansuini. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/UDS__MaSeYk
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/17/2022 01:02 am
Booster 7's methane tank has begun stacking operations in the High Bay. Meanwhile, crews worked on the Orbital Tank Farm and the Starbase cat was spotted roaming around near the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal).

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQydvpLM-OY
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/17/2022 01:13 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1483079877972561920
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/17/2022 01:26 pm
Looks like it's going for 20. If so, will move updates there.

Nic on site with extra views.

Yep, this is about Ship 20. Moving next posts there.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/17/2022 03:28 pm
The tank section of Ship 21 (I think) is heading out of the mid bay.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/17/2022 03:34 pm
21 has departed the Mid Bay.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/17/2022 06:49 pm
Round up video time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl_aLsXOu0o
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/18/2022 03:23 am
SpaceX positioned their LR 11000 crane near Suborbital Pad B and attached it to Ship 20, potentially preparing it for removal from the launch mount.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/4MzVTYi5Fbs
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/18/2022 03:00 pm
Road closed for testing today. PA announced pad clear right now for (unintelligible) 4 cryo testing. (Likely GSE4).
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/18/2022 05:01 pm
GSE-4 test today it would appear. Not as fun as the old "pop/splosh" days. ;)

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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/18/2022 05:18 pm
GSE4 is now breathing!

Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/18/2022 05:21 pm
GSE4 getting some condensation/frost now too.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/18/2022 06:51 pm
Seems to be some venting coming from the bottom of the tower. Related to the Ship Quick Disconnect lines?

GSE4 also seems to be fully frosted now.

Per LabPadre Rover
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/18/2022 07:16 pm
Test tank doing test tank things!
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/18/2022 07:32 pm
Heard a pop on Rover 2.0 at around 15:29PM and some ice fell off. Pressure building?

Per LabPadre Rover 2.0
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/18/2022 07:35 pm
BOOM!

GSE4 appears to be no more.

Per LabPadre Rover 2.0
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/18/2022 07:39 pm
Can just about see the remains of GSE4 now on the NSF feed.

And Michael Baylor has the NSF Live clip on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1483539431982198790
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/18/2022 07:45 pm
May have to clear some portapotties off the road before reopening.

Per LabPadre Rover 2.0
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/18/2022 07:53 pm
Another frame of the pop from lab:
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/18/2022 08:11 pm



Now that the fog has cleared, the LabPadre Nerdle cam also shows where the rest of GSE4 ended up. (It's not resting against the horizontal methane tank, the perspective is misleading)
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/18/2022 08:36 pm
Vehicles returning to pad now. (Road still closed)

Cleanup operation underway. (Per LabPadre Rover 2.0)
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/18/2022 09:16 pm
And closure update, tomorrow's closure cancelled. New closure for Friday Jan 21 (6AM to 4PM), and for Monday and Tuesday, Jan 24-25, (10AM to 10PM).

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/18/2022 09:50 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1483572416852987905
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/18/2022 10:23 pm
New viewpoint via Mary:
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/19/2022 02:39 am
 A few phone shots of the days entertainment.

 Yesterday was good too. I got to beat an ISO container into submission with a sledge hammer.
 (I pretended I was assembling MK1)
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/19/2022 04:07 am
The GSE-4 test tank was filled with liquid nitrogen and pressurized until failure. Meanwhile, a cargo door prototype was spotted once again and the new High Bay continues to rise.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/xx_Ae1MDTH4
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/19/2022 06:28 pm
All closures this week have been cancelled. Next closures are Mon, Jan 24 10AM-10PM, Tues, Jan 25 10AM-10PM.

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/

Also, LabPadre's close-up Rover 2.0 view of yesterday's GSE-4 test-to-failure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Z21JnKHwY
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/20/2022 03:03 am
Elon just tweeted an internal simulation of what the chopsticks catching a booster will look like:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1484012192915677184

Direct high quality video link because Twitter's video compression is awful: https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1484012120266219522/pu/vid/1258x720/UGC35afFdziEwl1p.mp4?tag=12
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/20/2022 03:40 am
A smooth nosecone was spotted outside the tents sitting next to a cargo door prototype. These two sections may be being prepared for stacking.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and @nicansuini. Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/Q1xGBn3Ng_4
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/21/2022 12:34 am
Oilfield workers were spotted arriving at Starbase, removal of the orbital tank farm berm continued, and Ship 20 remained attached to SpaceX's LR 11000 crane.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/nh313erPDSI
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/23/2022 05:41 am
Ship 20 was removed from Suborbital Pad B and placed onto a transport stand, B7 aft tank section #4 was moved next to the High Bay ahead of stacking, and work continued on the Launch Tower.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@nicansuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/WZY1Uied9dQ
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/23/2022 04:52 pm
Starship round up and Raptor 2 via L2:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/01/raptor-2-starbase-update/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1485308505326247941
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/23/2022 06:49 pm
Closures for Monday and Tuesday cancelled. Next ones are Jan 26-28, Wed-Fri. 10AM to 10PM, and 6AM to 4PM for Friday.

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/24/2022 01:46 am
Ship 20 was moved near the Orbital Launch Site potentially in preparation for lifting. Meanwhile, a robotic welder was spotted in the High Bay.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/QYUfISlIA3U
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Post by: Owe on 01/24/2022 01:47 pm
https://youtu.be/Tl62WtLox4Q
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/24/2022 09:42 pm
The arrays watching CRS-24 Dragon.

https://twitter.com/Patrick_Colqu/status/1485725145402650628

And Test Tank 2.1

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1485744534281924610
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/25/2022 01:39 pm
B2.1 removed from can crusher base this morning.

https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1485980082388750337
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 01/25/2022 03:00 pm
At least some of the recently erected scaffolding around the legs of the OLT is being taken down. This is an obvious - yet critical - step prior to any stacking tests.


Edit: Huh - well, after fully dismantling the scaffolding section around one leg just above the stabilizing / SS fueling arm it sort of appears they are rebuilding it... 


Image credit: LabPadre livestream
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/26/2022 12:47 am
An unusual tank structure was spotted attached to a crane inside one of the tents. Meanwhile, the B2.1 test tank was removed from the structural test stand.

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

📺 https://youtu.be/rWLyEmfkEvk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/26/2022 12:51 pm
Not really an update, but hey, it's cool and shows current status and is pretty :)

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1486335133753958406
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 01/26/2022 03:21 pm
They're finally getting around to wiring up the cameras on the ends of the stabilizer arms.


Image credit: LabPadre's livestream
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/27/2022 03:08 am
A new Booster forward dome was sleeved outside the tents. Meanwhile, the Quick Disconnect Arm tested its claw and a smooth nosecone sits outside attached to a crane.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini).

📺 https://youtu.be/suI9Eb9G7_s
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/27/2022 03:45 pm
Smooth Nosecone make in the limelight.

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1486722910068740099
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/27/2022 08:00 pm
Ok launch tower time!

(And an excuse to mention Shuttle ;) )

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1486805738311798792
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/28/2022 04:32 am
Crews continued work on the Ship QD Arm and the Launch Tower, a prefabricated stair section was lifted into the New High Bay, and a Booster thrust puck was spotted outside.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/KY-AGho_Y1k
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/29/2022 03:17 am
The Orbital Launch Mount was spotted venting, presumably during some kind of testing. Meanwhile, work around the Production Site continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/BbBmVLMMOfo
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Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 01/29/2022 03:13 pm
New road closures posted for February 1st and 2nd from 10 AM-10 PM.

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/30/2022 02:14 am
Two new sections of the Wide Bay were lifted into place, the crane ballast bags were moved at the Launch Site, and a Ship Aft Barrel was spotted outside.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/jfws7oYO3xQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 01/30/2022 01:51 pm
Looks like the large mobile SpaceX crane is loading up with counterweights for a lift "down by the by the OLP / SN20".


Image credit: LabPadre's livestream
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/30/2022 02:05 pm
Timelapse and live - showing a far amount of Launch Site work going on this morning.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1487801986800132096
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/30/2022 06:28 pm
Chopsticks on the move!

Edit; holding position now

Credit: LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/30/2022 06:32 pm
Up and down only a tiny bit. We do have cameras on this.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/30/2022 07:58 pm
Filling the bags.

https://twitter.com/BCCarCounters/status/1487892704340103172
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/30/2022 09:08 pm
Chopsticks going up!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/30/2022 09:09 pm
A bit of vid to go with that:
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1487910860253237254
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/30/2022 09:42 pm
Second Mary enhance view:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/31/2022 04:25 am
SpaceX reattached the crane test water bags to the Chopsticks to continue lift tests. Meanwhile, Booster 7's LOX and methane sections sit in the High Bay.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu)

📺 https://youtu.be/kZV0WJUwNME
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 01/31/2022 07:06 pm
New road closures posted for:
February 3rd from 10 AM - 10 PM
February 4th from 6 AM - 4 PM
And February 7th from 10 AM-10 PM

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/01/2022 03:25 am
Flap attachment jigs were spotted on Ship 22's tank section and a nosecone believed to be for Ship 24. Meanwhile, the crane test water bags were removed from the Chopsticks.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini).

📺 https://youtu.be/Y9EjO6Q4jcY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/02/2022 02:52 am
Crews unstrapped Booster 4's grid fins as SpaceX prepares for more testing. Meanwhile, Ship 22 has its raceway installed and another section was lifted for the new High Bay

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini).

📺 https://youtu.be/9SH8QhLVU88
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/03/2022 06:46 am
The final remaining parts of the GSE 4 test tank were scrapped, SpaceX's LR 11000 crane was attached to Booster 4, and Booster 7's methane section was moved in the High Bay.

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

https://youtu.be/kd7Z7NY-zHA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/04/2022 04:56 am
Booster 8's liquid methane sump was delivered, Booster 7 was prepared for further stacking operations, and the remains of Booster 3's methane manifold were spotted.

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

https://youtu.be/nr33L0dGAhc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 02/04/2022 11:59 am
https://youtu.be/Dofd3FKllq0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 02/04/2022 09:14 pm
New road closures posted for:
February 8th to 10th from 10 AM - 10 PM

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/05/2022 01:36 am
Parts for the New High Bay (AKA the Wide Bay) were delivered, crews were seen working on a new structure at the Production Site, and SPMT ballast was moved to the Launch Site ahead of B4's move back over to the Orbital Launch Mount.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/cEs4d3TFjUo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/05/2022 09:26 pm
Will be a full vid later, but Jared is having some fun at Starbase.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1490088756489211905

https://twitter.com/KSpaceAcademy/status/1490091567490740229
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/06/2022 08:45 am
Inspiration4's Jared Isaacman and three others conducted a flyover of Starbase in two Alpha Jets, Booster 4 was moved next to the Orbital Launch Mount ahead of being lifted onto it, and Booster 7's forward tank section was hooked to the High Bay crane in preparation for stacking with its aft tank section.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/SlbJp7PaLds
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/07/2022 03:15 am
Booster 4 returned to the launch mount as SpaceX prepares for @elonmusk's next Starship Update.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick Colquhoun (@Patrick_Colqu).

📺 https://youtu.be/sxfROP7OFs8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/07/2022 02:03 pm
Interesting...

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1490702679814938627

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1490707594192863241
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/07/2022 08:51 pm
With the next Starship presentation from Elon just days away, this video provides an update on the current state of play in Starbase Boca Chica, as well as covering some of the things we expect we might find out at the event.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Narrated by Ian (@IanPineapple). Edited by Aaron Huslage (@Huslage).

https://youtu.be/KHZomrlkrm4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/08/2022 12:32 am
Round up article time:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/02/booster-4-ship-20-pair-starship-update/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1490860449646391297
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/08/2022 05:35 am
A Ship transfer tube with anti-vortex device was delivered, crews prepared the Chopsticks for lifting Ship 20, and the Booster transport stand was moved.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/dxl4EHrjJD0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 02/08/2022 09:36 pm
New intermittent road closure posted for:
February 9th from 1 AM - 9:30 AM

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 02/08/2022 11:28 pm
And some more new road closures posted for:
February 11th from 8 AM - 4 PM
February 14th & 15th from 10 AM - 10 PM

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/09/2022 05:27 am
Starbase preps are in full swing ahead of Elon Musk's update presentation. The QD arm was moved into position as the Chopsticks were readied to lift Ship 20.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, Nic @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtJwzbCvReQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/10/2022 03:58 am
The chopsticks and Ship were moved together in preparation for lifting, old Raptor engines were spotted in one of the production tents, and a nosecone was scrapped.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Nate Sheilds.

https://youtu.be/5on3LtqAuyY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/11/2022 09:02 pm
Per last night's event:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/02/starships-self-sustaining-city-mars/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1492256657279229960
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Sciencefan on 02/12/2022 10:49 pm
New road closures added:
Primary Date   Thursday, February 17, 2022   10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.   Closure Scheduled
Secondary Date   Friday, February 18, 2022   6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Closure Scheduled

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/13/2022 04:50 am
The full Starship stack stands over Starbase as crews continue to work on the quick disconnects. Also spotted was @rookisaacman with two Alpha Jets flying over the site.

Video and Pictures from @NicAnsuini and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/38Qas6UCpzQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/13/2022 07:30 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1492959210841292801
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/14/2022 03:54 am
The first trucks of methane were spotted being delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm. Meanwhile, a new common dome section was flipped.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu

📺 https://youtu.be/29CTaKIqmWQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/14/2022 12:45 pm
S22 nosecone in HB and 22 tank out of MB rolling over this morning.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 02/14/2022 02:45 pm
Almost missed it. Nosecone lifted into air as S22 tank section moves into highbay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 02/14/2022 04:08 pm
Final stacking of Ship 22 happening now.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/15/2022 03:36 pm
Bucky laying down for extension ahead of level 5 Widebay lifting.

https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1493624773011820548
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/17/2022 05:53 pm
Section 1 of level 5 (the final level) for the Widebay has been lifted into place!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/18/2022 05:54 am
A new Ship and Booster section were mated and de-mated multiple times as crews perform fit checks. Meanwhile, Ship 20 underwent another cryo proof test.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/J9VxcPhTqHU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 02/19/2022 02:33 pm
New intermittent road closure posted for:
February 20th from 8 AM - 9 AM

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/19/2022 04:28 pm
Booster 8 aft tank sections were lifted in the High Bay ahead of stacking, the Chopsticks were raised up the Launch Tower, and Booster 4 underwent a cryogenic proof test.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5XUHNEETq8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 02/19/2022 04:53 pm
Ship 22 has exited the high bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/19/2022 04:59 pm
Crane setting up. Looks like aft flap time.

Also, the B6 test tank is hooked up to a crane. Unclear why yet.

Lab/NSF
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/19/2022 05:06 pm
And a timelapse:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1495097162887217162
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/20/2022 01:10 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1495187369771040768

Quote
Starbase Production Diagram - 20th February 2022
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/20/2022 07:00 am
Ship 22 had its Aft Flaps installed after being rolled out of the High Bay. After installation, Ship 22 was rolled back in.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @NicAnsuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/QlQjGgpgRF0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/20/2022 11:38 am
Widebay level 5 section 2 being lifted before sunrise this morning.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 02/20/2022 02:20 pm
Ship 22 is rolling out the gate.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2022 02:22 pm
Little vid. Heading out!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1495418358698758148
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 02/20/2022 02:24 pm
Ship 22 heading to the launch site.

Nevermind, it was just reversinng. Now it's heading towards the parking area. ::)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2022 02:43 pm
Rocket Garden grows.

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1495421701219311629
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2022 03:02 pm
Tickets on sale from Monday! ;)

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1495428318522486791
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/20/2022 05:16 pm
Widebay section 3 of level 5 now taking its place! Starbase never sleeps  :)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2022 05:36 pm
Timelapse time!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1495467005662666758
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/21/2022 03:21 am
Ship 22 was moved out of the High Bay and placed next to Booster 5, SN15, and Ship 16. Meanwhile, two new sections of the new High Bay's fifth level were lifted into place.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/DyybkNutzjg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 02/21/2022 01:00 pm
https://youtu.be/tx6s0n_RG_M
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/22/2022 03:40 am
A new Booster methane transfer tube design was spotted being unloaded at the Production Site. Meanwhile, crews continued working on Ship 24's nosecone in Tent 3.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini)

📺 https://youtu.be/HMQkg_hmOO4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/22/2022 07:05 pm
Half on Florida, half on Starbase :)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/02/focus-florida-east-coast-starship/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1496214211848032260
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/23/2022 05:41 am
Ship 20 underwent another cryo proof test at the Orbital Launch Site. Meanwhile, the Booster transport stand was moved back to the Production Site

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lbi6tK66Zk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 02/23/2022 12:11 pm
New road closure posted for:
February 25th from 6 AM - 4 PM
February 28th & March 1st from 10 AM - 10 PM

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/23/2022 09:05 pm
Tanks incoming.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1496607109940666373
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/23/2022 10:04 pm
Second one:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/24/2022 05:58 am
Two large methane tanks were delivered to the Orbital Launch Site. Meanwhile, there were LOX, Methane and Nitrogen deliveries to the Orbital Tank Farm, and work on the Wide Bay continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/b01RIerMEk0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/24/2022 02:13 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1496865606632722434
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/24/2022 02:33 pm
Another one.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/24/2022 03:43 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1496888008955826183
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/25/2022 06:33 am
Three additional large methane tanks were moved to the Orbital Launch Site and lifted into position. Meanwhile, LR 11000 crane parts arrived and crews worked on a Ship aft section at the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/5XS1R4NtqEM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/26/2022 02:12 am
SpaceX began stacking Ship 24 in the High Bay as they ramp Starship production back up. Meanwhile, a new dome build rig was delivered to Starbase.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nate Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/qvvS6z7VBIk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/27/2022 04:00 am
The Buckner owned LR 11000 crane was lowered for modifications, crews worked on the Orbital Tank Farm, and staircase sections were spotted outside the High Bay.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@nicansuini). Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/yMCUaYfgw3w
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/28/2022 06:52 am
Crane mats were loaded onto a truck at the Launch Site, a new Booster transport stand was spotted, and modifications to the  Buckner LR 11000 crane continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/4qFuRTYjbrI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/28/2022 12:40 pm
Ship 24 Common dome stacked on the mid LOX section has rolled into the MB.

LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/01/2022 05:35 am
Deimos, one of two oil rigs SpaceX plans to convert to a floating Starbase, was towed from the Port of Brownsville. It will be moved to Pascagoula, Mississippi for conversion.

Video  from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/JzJCKrfo_gw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/02/2022 04:50 am
A new Booster aft dome was spotted outside at the Production Site, Wide Bay construction continued, and further cryogenic proof testing was conducted on Booster 4.

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

https://youtu.be/sL6QJLhj-RU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/02/2022 12:05 pm
Per Starship Gazer this morning, B8 aft dome is ready to sleeve, and the S25 aft dome is in the yard.

https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1498984248602157059?t=raDPojfvkg9VxQbPeCOZwg&s=19
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/03/2022 06:37 am
Booster 4 underwent an early morning cryogenic proof test that appeared to load the booster with more liquid nitrogen than previous tests.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/gHyLH8QNf0U
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 03/03/2022 01:43 pm
New road closures posted for:
March 7th, 8th, and 9th from 10 AM - 10 PM

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/04/2022 10:46 am
More cryogenic proof testing was conducted with Ship 20, a new Ship aft dome was spotted outside the production tents, and the Buckner LR 11000 crane lifted its boom and jib.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/_6xeeIfFY-0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/04/2022 11:43 pm
Booster 7's grid fins were spotted outside, Wide Bay construction continued, and workers made modifications to the dome sleeving stand.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/8DU3eFsMCEk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/05/2022 02:41 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1500134010902794246

And check out the header tank inside!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/05/2022 03:01 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1500138897594064896
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/06/2022 03:43 am
Booster 7's aft section with a new design was rolled to the High Bay for stacking, a new Ship common dome section was spotted inside a production tent, and crews worked on the Orbital Launch Mount.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/7GPZHPWcyag
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/06/2022 06:01 pm
Round up time:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/03/texas-florida-starship-evolution/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1500545897494630404
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/07/2022 03:48 am
Booster 8's forward tank #2 section was spotted, crane parts arrived at the production site, and a Booster stand was moved in front of the High Bay.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/aPyhCOkXMCw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/08/2022 07:25 am
What appeared to be a payload dispenser was lifted into Ship 24's nosecone barrel, a prefabricated stair section was lifted into the Wide Bay, and Booster 7 was rotated in the High Bay.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/lMZlYw-lp5U
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/09/2022 07:41 am
A new booster transport stand was tested, a Liebherr crane was delivered, and a crew worked on a booster forward dome.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/AUD_J3zVvY0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/10/2022 07:51 am
Ship 25's aft dome sleeve was flipped outside the tents as crews modified the sleeving stand. Meanwhile, Booster 4 vented as the sun set on Starbase.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@nicansuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlgmycxnKlg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/10/2022 10:57 am
Booster 7 CH4 tank was stacked onto the LOX tank during the night. (Began at around 2AM local)

Per NSF 24/7
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/10/2022 12:21 pm
And a timelapse:

https://twitter.com/BCCarCounters/status/1501871015835709442
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/10/2022 01:11 pm
More Ship 25 work:
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1501923302247383044
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/10/2022 02:27 pm
Sleeve time.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/10/2022 02:40 pm
Payload bay quint (likely for S24) is receiving thermal blankets!

https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1501944981807792137?s=20&t=kO8_8flIg9R8F2OuKT9CnQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/10/2022 04:32 pm
S25 aft has been removed from the sleeve stand already. Fast weld!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/10/2022 05:05 pm
It's all going on today!

Edited clips:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1501982058297577480
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/10/2022 08:00 pm
Blimey! Booster 9!

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1502025980499664898

Also, Nic spotted a removal from the Ship QD:

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1502012845046837253
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/11/2022 06:14 am
Booster 7's tank sections were fully stacked inside the High Bay. Meanwhile, crews removed one of the Quick Disconnect Arm's claws.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/WCYcdkhIhhs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 03/11/2022 12:47 pm
Full Video here: https://youtu.be/-c7NoX89pUs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/12/2022 07:26 am
Booster 8's forward section was moved into the High Bay for stacking, another part of the Quick Disconnect Arm was removed, and the Booster transport stand was moved back the launch site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Lorelei (@LoreleiRubik).

https://youtu.be/WOA4DHE-NYc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/13/2022 06:37 am
Another part of the Quick Disconnect arm was removed, a new structure is under construction along the launch site wall, and a new nosecone with nearly complete TPS tiling was spotted in Tent 3.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/rn0V4mJJA5Q
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/13/2022 02:07 pm
Epic photo of Booster 8:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1503023811033276422
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/14/2022 04:34 am
A new Booster aft section capable of supporting 33 Raptor 2 engines was flipped, crews worked on the Orbital Launch Mount, and Ship 20 was moved.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/IRb8R7Jhq6k
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/15/2022 05:24 am
Ship 20 was prepared for stacking with Booster 4, new Self Propelled Modular Transporters were delivered, and the Wide Bay gained a level.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/J2y3Dfa8jOA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/16/2022 05:16 am
Ship 20 was stacked on top Booster 4 again at the Orbital Launch Site. This is the 2nd time the chopsticks were used to fully stack the vehicle.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and @nicansuini. Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/y-7kdZ45iZw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/17/2022 12:17 am
New overview article:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/03/starship-full-stack-cryo/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1504264576623386629
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/17/2022 04:25 am
A Ship aft section with a new design was flipped, Ship 20 was prepared for cryogenic proof testing, and a new dome design was spotted.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/_tA_r8UbzbU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/18/2022 06:40 am
Overnight, SpaceX tested the full Starship stack with liquid nitrogen. Meanwhile, an SN8 forward flap was spotted on display at the Brownsville Airport.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nate Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/zZq-8v-j_vU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/19/2022 07:20 am
Propellant load testing was conducted with the full Starship stack, Wide Bay construction continued, and a Booster header tank was spotted outside at the production site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Modiseus on 03/19/2022 12:38 pm
Propellant load testing was conducted with the full Starship stack, Wide Bay construction continued, and a Booster header tank was spotted outside at the production site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

And here is the missing YouTube link  ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuLXBrkMOb4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/20/2022 07:52 am
Ship 20 was removed from atop Booster 4, crews worked on GSE piping at the Orbital Tank Farm, and a Booster header tank was lifted at the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/JzNu8bPta0o
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/20/2022 03:53 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1505588204510105603
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/21/2022 01:10 am
B9 forward sleeve flipped ahead of dome sleeving.

https://twitter.com/CosmicalChief/status/1505725284724658181
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/21/2022 03:15 am
Chines, formerly known as nominal segments, were installed onto Booster 7 as aerocovers for its COPVs. Meanwhile, a new Booster common dome section was flipped.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/ouMUxktj5PY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/21/2022 04:51 pm
The full stack was tested but then destacked - the fate of B4 and S20 is unclear as Booster 7 appears nearly ready to roll to the launch site for its own test campaign.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini) for @NASASpaceflight.

Also: Deimos left Brownsville for Pascagoula, a forward flap from SN8 was put on display at Brownsville Airport, and various design changes to both Ship and Booster are spotted at the Production Site.

Written and narrated by Ian (@IanPineapple). Edited by Aaron (@huslage).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-_YSNtdPrg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/22/2022 06:18 am
Booster 4 was tested with methane at the Launch Site, one of Booster 7's chines was spotted being moved, and a Booster aft section with header tank was spotted inside a production tent.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Cait (@cait_vs).

https://youtu.be/GYHK5_9sx0A
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/22/2022 03:09 pm
In case this is for Booster 7, this can go here for now.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1506301787787214850
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/23/2022 01:05 am
A new ring section, which belongs to a new test tank dubbed B7.1, was spotted in the ring yard!

https://mobile.twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1506446778530414594?cxt=HHwWhICytaLX_OcpAAAA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/23/2022 04:41 am
The structural test stand arrived at the launch site as SpaceX builds a new Booster test tank. Meanwhile, the LR 11000 prepared to remove B4 from the launch mount.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7fEGV1FM9s
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/24/2022 04:05 am
The SpaceX LR 11000 crane has been attached to Booster 4 as crews prepare to remove it from the orbital launch mount. Meanwhile, thermal tiles were attached to Ship 24’s nosecone sections.

Video from Nic (@nicansuini) and Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/z3SpSEH2fs4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/24/2022 08:27 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1507106781809545218
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: vaporcobra on 03/25/2022 03:03 am
Booster 7's waist scaffolding was removed this evening - typically a sign that rollout is close at hand with past prototypes.

https://twitter.com/13ericralph31/status/1507205883834511363
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/25/2022 05:46 am
Booster 4 was removed from the orbital launch mount as SpaceX prepares to rollout Booster 7 to replace it. Meanwhile, Ship 24's nosecone barrel section was moved.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/DJuQkqrOi0w
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 03/25/2022 12:26 pm
New road closures posted for:
March 28th, 29th & 30th from 10 AM - 10 PM

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/25/2022 12:51 pm
Booster 7 dedicated thread:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=56074.0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/26/2022 06:09 am
Booster 7 was moved out, then back into the High Bay twice, Booster 4 was moved away from the Orbital Launch Pad, and a new Booster QD Plate was spotted at the Launch Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/jhegcStZyeI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/27/2022 05:15 am
A section of the fence at the Launch Site was removed, Booster 7 remains in the High Bay, and crane parts were spotted leaving the Launch Site.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/-Jnn2eNzw_8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/29/2022 04:23 am
Zeus, one of SpaceX's robot dogs, was spotted roaming around the launch site. Meanwhile, Booster 7 still sits in the High Bay waiting for rollout.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal and @nicansuini. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/Wqfe7tyKp2w
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/30/2022 03:30 am
As SpaceX prepares to roll out Booster 7, crews are hard at work preparing Ship 24's sections for final stacking.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu

📺 https://youtu.be/hBusqqCmEQs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/30/2022 03:37 pm
Raptor 2's arriving.

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1509176469532123141

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1509178174176903177

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1509181432014512137

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1509186591646007297
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/31/2022 08:15 am
Three new Raptor V2 engines were delivered, a Haas VM-6 vertical milling center was trucked in, and a new nosecone barrel was spotted outside the production tents.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Lorelei (@LoreleiRubik).

https://youtu.be/wFD97c40Hu4

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/31/2022 11:36 pm
A great amount of work went into this one. Super work from all involved.

https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1509675733383221272

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4ebfRG16nM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/02/2022 12:38 am
Booster 7 is now freestanding at the launch site after crews unhooked the LR 11000 crane. Meanwhile, aft sections for Booster 8 were moved into the High Bay for stacking.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots.

📺 https://youtu.be/x_7diSRUq7s
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/03/2022 05:11 am
Booster 7 was lifted onto the Orbital Launch Mount for testing, Raptor engines were spotted in storage, and crews worked on the Wide Bay bridge crane.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Adrian (@BCCarCounters).

 https://youtu.be/6yza_HdPQj4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/04/2022 05:10 am
As SpaceX prepares to fully stack Ship 24, its nosecone was moved outside the tents. Meanwhile, a heat exchanger was moved at the launch site.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by @cait_vs.

📺 https://youtu.be/Gjh5TTnfVLI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/05/2022 09:12 am
Booster 7 conducted its first ever cryogenic proof test, Ship 24's aft section was stacked on top of Booster 8's forward section, and a Ship transfer tube was delivered.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/r4inAKYjyAo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/05/2022 06:35 pm
Ship QD has been removed.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1511410834764926977
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/05/2022 08:22 pm
Very likely to be Booster 9:


https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1511431833929588741
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/06/2022 05:03 am
A new Booster aft dome was lifted on to the sleeving stand, a wrapped Raptor engine was spotted, and Ship 24’s LOX tank section was moved to the High Bay.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/gfM8GXH0znM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/06/2022 01:16 pm
Big overview on the current status:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/04/spacex-retires-vehicles-new-test/ - by Alejandro Alcantarilla

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1511693468120358913
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/07/2022 10:33 am
The Ship QD was moved back to the Launch Site, hydraulic gantry parts were delivered to the launch site, and a new nosecone was prepared for flap installation.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/zd9BHwxN2oc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/07/2022 07:08 pm
Don't think this is for a specific vehicle lift, so this can go in here for now:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1512144470288084994
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/08/2022 06:43 am
Ship 20 was moved next to Suborbital Pad B, potentially for more testing, the Chopsticks were raised to maximum height, and crane tracks were delivered.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/-ZLkxFLbPFk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/10/2022 03:14 am
Ship 24's payload bay was moved into the High Bay and stacked onto its nosecone section. Meanwhile, Booster 7 was lifted onto the structural test stand.

Video & Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Adrian (@BCCarCounters).

📺 https://youtu.be/121DD4MUjeo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/11/2022 02:48 am
Booster 7 was prepared for structural testing as SpaceX progresses toward the orbital test flight. Meanwhile, Ship 24's nosecone and payload bay are in the High Bay and a methane transfer tube was delivered.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/oLmet2kuqlo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/12/2022 04:23 am
Ship 24's Nosecone was prepared for stacking, a new flat dome was spotted outside, and crews continued working on Booster 7.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/TshBzuIKu7k
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/12/2022 08:51 pm
Multiple Starship launch tower sections are under construction, groundwork at Pad 39A for that tower continues, and SLS sits on Pad 39B waiting for its next WDR attempt.

Video and Pictures from Julia (@julia_bergeron) and Stephen (@spacecoast_stve), as well as Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and graphics from Jay (@jdeshetler). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/BHPl2DbNJQE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/13/2022 04:53 am
Booster 7 underwent ambient temperature pressure testing as a bird watched on in excitement. Meanwhile, sections of Ship 25 were moved into the Windbreak.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/D38ZYedWb04
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 04/13/2022 12:56 pm
https://youtu.be/K2NJMjWJScs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/14/2022 02:40 am
Unknown new items were delivered to the Production Site, the original cargo door pathfinder was spotted outside the High Bay, and crews worked on the Chopsticks.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/2Nx4Jgj0I7s
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Owe on 04/14/2022 07:23 pm
Olit construction progress (pre-assembly) Pad 39A Florida.

Sections 1 and 5 can be confirmed.
the other two could be 2 and 3.
All data are approximate.
Please correct if wrong.

Here you can also watch my latest video from 13.04.22. https://youtu.be/K2NJMjWJScs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/15/2022 04:07 am
Booster 7 conducted ambient and cryo proof testing on the structural test stand, B8's common dome and aft tank #2 sections were spotted outside, and work continued on the Wide Bay.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nate Shields.

https://youtu.be/032CNtYhIQ4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/15/2022 09:40 pm
Farewell 21!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1515081000774160386
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/16/2022 04:40 am
As SpaceX prepares to lift Booster 7, crews cut apart Ship 21 to make room for new Starships. Meanwhile, Booster 8's LOX tank is stacked in the High Bay.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

📺 https://youtu.be/FjFNTrNyGAI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/17/2022 02:28 am
The Wide Bay is on its final level as SpaceX ramps up production of the next Starships and Boosters. Meanwhile, a new nosecone is being prepared for flap install.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, Nic @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @BCCarCounters.

📺 https://youtu.be/uha24xSxJNc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/18/2022 02:43 am
I'm going to start a Booster 8 thread in the morning as this is certainly hitting the pace now.


https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1515882529454272513

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfRvqSzpUBk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/19/2022 06:18 am
After its cryo proof test, SpaceX rolled back Booster 7 to the Production Site. It is unclear if this move is for Raptor installation or repairs.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/wEjbvxTC_R8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/19/2022 03:15 pm
R2 42!

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1516434994444525571
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/20/2022 04:02 am
Raptor V2 Engine 42 was delivered, work continued on Boosters 7 and 8, and and vertical beams were installed at the new Starship factory building.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Nate Shields.

https://youtu.be/GCqQLthjDxU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/20/2022 08:51 pm
Head to https://squarespace.com/nasaspaceflight to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NASASPACEFLIGHT

SpaceX's Florida Starship factory construction has made rapid progress, Falcon 9 B1060-12 was spotted on the move, and the Starship launch mount at Pad 39A begins to rise out of the ground.

Video and Pictures from Julia (@julia_bergeron) and Stephen (@spacecoast_stve), as well as graphics from Jay (@jdeshetler). 

https://youtu.be/K2DDAPdoQyE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/21/2022 01:21 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1517130927427792897
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/21/2022 09:50 pm
New writer, new article!

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/04/spacex-boosters-florida-factory/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1517244182301184000
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/22/2022 05:18 am
Three new Lego-themed Raptor V2 engines were delivered, work on the new Production Building continued, and RVac thrust simulators were moved to the Launch Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Nate Shields.

https://youtu.be/3sQmm05DH3I
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/22/2022 03:13 pm
Test Tank 7.1

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1517520925788409857
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/23/2022 02:56 am
A new aft dome, potentially for a test tank, was flipped outside the of the tents. Meanwhile, the Starship Factory continues to rise and Booster 7 remains in the High Bay.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots.
Edited by @BCCarCounters

📺 https://youtu.be/Hijnr_6umNU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 04/24/2022 01:30 pm
A new Booster transfer tube was delivered to Starbase, potentially destined for use in repairing Booster 7. Meanwhile, crews worked on Suborbital Pad A and the Ship QD arm was retracted.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@nicansuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/vlHHZ8ryhxs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/25/2022 03:21 am
Parts for Booster 7's transfer tube repair appear to be brought inside its LOX tank as crews attempt to salvage the damaged booster. Meanwhile, the Chopsticks were tested overnight.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by @cait_vs.

📺 https://youtu.be/UpzWvU3EvI8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/26/2022 05:45 am
Crews worked on Suborbital Pad A, Booster 7 was disconnected from the crane in High Bay 1 and moved, and construction of the new Starfactory continued apace.

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

https://youtu.be/tCRkkpQ5SOA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/27/2022 03:02 am
SPACESHIP! SPACESHIP! SPACESHIP! SPACESHIP!

A Raptor engine was delivered while two others, one missing its head, were spotted on the RaptorVan to be trucked away.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal and @NicAnsuini

📺 https://youtu.be/FEgcfQoh0K8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/28/2022 03:43 am
Ship 21's remains were moved to the scrapyard, work on the mystery box continued, and crews continued overhauling the Starship Quick Disconnect arm.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Nate Shields.

https://youtu.be/t69GU84tiZU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/28/2022 03:11 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1519695513419153409
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/29/2022 05:24 am
A new Ship QD and its plumbing were installed on the Launch Tower's QD Arm, a Booster Aft Cap Assembly was spotted outside, and Raptor 2 with SN45 on the nozzle was delivered.

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

https://youtu.be/sK44dhBTYqA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/30/2022 02:38 am
As SpaceX stacks Ship 24, crews assemble Raptor Vacuum thrust simulators for future testing. Meanwhile, the LR 11000 crane is disconnected from the Ship QD and new equipment is delivered.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/QE_vlCWWXGo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 04/30/2022 10:27 am
Water deluge test on the OLM happened at around 9PM CST last night

https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1520221929445208065?s=21&t=Mj9OSugGfZWWS0TlzZ_-MQ

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/30/2022 11:09 pm
https://youtu.be/G2LKb0ZnidA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/01/2022 02:29 am
The first water deluge test at the Orbital Launch pad was conducted and Starfactory construction continued.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/p_3MMIFozzc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/02/2022 04:11 am
Latest vid!

The Appleton Marine crane, a crane that's been in Starbase since 2019, has been moved to the Propellant Production Site. It is unclear why it has been moved but it may be under preparations to depart Starbase. Meanwhile, Ship 24 stacking continues and crews work on the Chopsticks.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady (@TheFavoritist).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKMxkde0FGs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/03/2022 03:49 am
Modifications continue to the Structural Test Stand to enable it to support Ship testing, more Appleton Marine Crane parts were moved at the Production Site, and new GSE hoses were delivered.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/SVcNcthyo6Q
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/03/2022 04:36 pm
SpaceX should conduct a hypersonic Starship test flight, but probably wont. Here's why.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack Beyer (@theJackbeyer), Nic (@NicAnsuini), Stephen (@Spacecoast_Stve), and the NSF Robots. Written, edited, and narrated by Jack.

https://youtu.be/x2q7I5I7Jx0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/04/2022 01:09 am
As SpaceX prepares to test new Starships again, crews install Raptor Vacuum thrust simulators into Suborbital Pad A.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini). Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/man2Bk-Q0FY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/05/2022 02:27 am
With siding nearly complete, High Bay 2 appears to be closing in on operational status. Meanwhile, a new load spreader was used on the Orbital Launch Mount but its purpose is unknown.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and @nicansuini. Edited by Nate Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/d0B6syUV2UA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/05/2022 05:43 pm
New closures: A "temporarily and intermittently" transport closure for Friday morning (May 6), and three "possible" long testing closures for 10AM-10PM on Monday to Wednesday (May 9-11).

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/05/2022 06:29 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1522281933308317697
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/05/2022 09:23 pm
Round up and SN15's anniversary:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/05/one-year-since-sn15-starbase-lays-groundwork-for-orbital-attempt/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1522325448809750529

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/06/2022 02:31 am
SPMTs with counterweights were moved to the Production Site in preparation for rolling Booster 7 to the Launch Site, a Booster aft cap assembly was lifted into a production tent, and SpaceX's LR 11000 crane was readied for a Booster lift.

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

https://youtu.be/_RApqAWjOwo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/06/2022 11:23 am
Booster 7 out of the highbay ahead of expected rollout.

Edit: Well it's shy, I guess

Edit 2: There was a PA announcement at Starbase that lightning was detected within 5 miles, which is probably the reason for the delay in the rollout.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/06/2022 12:58 pm
Got the all clear on lightning over the PA about 30 minutes ago, and now Booster 7 is rolling out of the highbay again.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/06/2022 09:00 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLm06Bozyf0

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1522681965723500546

Standalone discussion thread in the SLS forum section.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/08/2022 03:07 am
Includes additional updates not just 24:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQz2Gevi-pU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/08/2022 04:52 pm
https://youtu.be/LGqc4CyjHcE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/09/2022 03:40 am
Ship 24 was fully stacked in the High Bay today as SpaceX ramps up production ahead of the orbital test flight. Meanwhile, crews continue to work on Booster 7.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Cait (@cait_vs).

📺 https://youtu.be/ZH1KXEfRycE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/09/2022 07:14 pm
SPMTs have rolled under SN16, according to WAI photographer. Reasons unknown.

https://twitter.com/CosmicalChief/status/1523737377805848576
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/10/2022 04:06 am
SpaceX performs another cryo proof test with Booster 7 after repairing damage to its methane transfer tube. Meanwhile, Ship 24's sections were welded together

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/Jcs0lMva0Bg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/10/2022 03:00 pm
SN16 is on the move.

Heading into the production site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/10/2022 03:40 pm
SN16 is entering the megabay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/11/2022 02:35 am
Ship 16 was moved to the Megabay, potentially for some sort of testing. Meanwhile, GSE Plumbing was lifted onto the Launch Tower and work on preparing Suborbital Pad A for Ship testing continued.

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

https://youtu.be/awvEGgpaDBU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/11/2022 09:21 pm
In this Cape Update, SpaceX's Florida Starship factory and Megabay continued to take shape, Blue Origin has put a roof on 2CAT, and Falcon Heavy side booster B1064 was spotted outside Hangar X.

Video and Pictures from Julia (@julia_bergeron) and Stephen (@spacecoast_stve), as well as Mary (@BocaChicaGal), and graphics from Jay (@jdeshetler). 

https://youtu.be/c503o3V9tQo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/12/2022 10:04 am
Starship 20 was moved from the Launch Site to the Production Site, Booster 7 was cryo proof tested, and Ship 26's aft dome was lifted on to the sleeving stand.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Cait (@cait_vs).

https://youtu.be/HTC3d7vsHiQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/13/2022 04:02 am
Booster 7 was hooked to SpaceX's LR 11000 crane, potentially to be removed from the Orbital Launch Mount and rolled back to the Production Site. Meanwhile, Starfactory begins to get walls and work on Ship 24 continued.

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

https://youtu.be/zpufcXaKWHo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/13/2022 06:03 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1524927241079103513

Quote
SN16 has been decapitated in the wide bay today!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/14/2022 04:47 am
As Booster 7 is removed from the Orbital Launch Mount ahead of rollback, the unflown Ship 16 had its nosecone removed at the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick Colquhoun (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/sPcuEOY6QuI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/14/2022 05:52 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1525331506264420352

Quote
Spotted S24 & S25 aft flaps today
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/15/2022 03:18 am
Booster 7 rolled back to the Production Site for engine installation, two Raptor 2 engines were delivered, and Megabay construction continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Adrian (@BCCarCounters).

https://youtu.be/QlRXFA9uPuE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/15/2022 01:43 pm
Booster 8's LOX tank section is entering the highbay.

Update: Looks like it was stacked onto another section.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/15/2022 05:39 pm
https://youtu.be/SrA9hbQ4uGc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/16/2022 01:07 am
Booster 8 was moved to the High Bay where stacking of it resumed, crews worked on the Chopsticks, and construction of Ship 24 continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/q7LC3ohgWO4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/16/2022 07:29 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1525585525910175745

Quote
Starbase Production Diagram - 14th May 2022
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/17/2022 03:00 am
Ship 24 has an aft flap installed as SpaceX prepares for the outcome of the FAA's Environmental Assessment. Meanwhile, Raptor Vacuum Boxes leave the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, Nic @nicansuini and the NSF Robots.

📺 https://youtu.be/JBteRhaDLqk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/17/2022 01:52 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1526560900592844800

Quote
Ship 16 is out of the Mega Bay! 🤩🚀

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/18/2022 06:09 am
https://youtu.be/zFh1m3IgR7Q
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/18/2022 10:55 pm
Why Does SpaceX Blow Up So Many Raptor Engines?

https://youtu.be/Wfc-WYifpIk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/19/2022 01:30 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1527280114001530883

Quote
Booster 8 is receiving its Transfer Tube.

nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 05/19/2022 03:48 pm
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1527303313011646466
Quote
Methane was delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm ahead of upcoming Booster testing, Raptor engines were moved around the Production Site, and work on Starfactory continued.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & Nic (@NicAnsuini) for @NASASpaceflight.

➡️ youtu.be/qF0PAMLYWjU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF0PAMLYWjU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 05/20/2022 05:30 pm
Booster 8's methane transfer tube was lifted into its LOX tank section inside the High Bay. Meanwhile, more Raptor 2 engines are delivered to the Production Site.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mu42qQgM-k
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/21/2022 12:49 am
Liquid nitrogen was delivered to the Suborbital Tank Farm in preparation for Ship 24 testing. Meanwhile, the Orbital Launch Mount vented as SpaceX prepares for the first static fire on the OLM.

Video from @BocaChicaGal. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP_F6zuM7Dc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/22/2022 02:36 am
After years of seclusion in the Ground Fabrication Building a mobile office, dressed up to look like LC-39A's crew access arm, was moved away from the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal and @nicansuini. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/ZrfnWEvxd4Y
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/22/2022 06:58 am
https://youtu.be/Iq_KD4YHnG8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/23/2022 02:13 am
With test preparations ramping up, SpaceX appears ready to install the Booster QD cover. Meanwhile, the roof of the Mega Bay is in the final stages of completion.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Adrian (@BCCarCounters).

📺 https://youtu.be/lMZpPvwtXAw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 05/24/2022 12:19 am
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1528810382139314176
Quote
The new section of the Booster QD (Quick Disconnect) Hood has been lifted into place.

Here's some early footage of it via Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

youtube.com/watch?v=lMZpPvwtXAw

Installing continues on Starbase Live:
https://nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1528862956800180224
Quote
Booster QD (Quick Disconnect) looks rather smart with its additional hood attached.

https://nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/24/2022 04:46 am
With the back cover installed, the Orbital Launch Mount is now closer to being ready to support static fire testing.

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

📺 https://youtu.be/xIRCFhQ-nBo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 05/24/2022 10:00 pm
New possible road closures posted for:
May 26th from 10 AM to 10 PM (Primary)
May 27th from 6 AM to 12 PM (Alternate)
May 31st from 10 AM to 10 PM (Alternative)

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/25/2022 03:02 am
Raptor engine 74 was delivered and hauled into the tents as SpaceX prepares for static fire testing. Meanwhile, large amounts of methane continue to be delivered.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@nicansuini)

📺 https://youtu.be/APU1v5WfYvY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/25/2022 10:26 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1529588002619547654

Quote
Starship 25 forward dome just got sleeved:

5:07 pm 5/25/22

patreon.com/StarshipGazer
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/26/2022 10:02 am
https://youtu.be/kA7mLJeEkdM

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A barrel section labeled "EDOME" was spotted, likely for use as part of a new test tank. Meanwhile, machining equipment was assembled and work around the Launch Site continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

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0:00 - The Rocket Garden
0:20 - Parts for the Mega Bay Stairs Delivered
1:03 - Stiffener Ring Moved
1:19 - Edome Barrel (left) and Ship Forward Dome Sleeve (right)
2:27 - Ship Forward Dome Being Cleaned
2:41 - Jackhammer Breaking Up Concrete at the Production Site
2:56 - Ship 24 and Booster 8 in the High Bay
3:26 - Crews Work on the Mystery Box
3:46 - The High Bay and Mega Bay
4:01 - Starfactory Construction
4:15 - Mega Bay Construction
5:15 - In-Place Machining Equipment Set Up
5:38 - Crane Attached to A Barrel Section
5:55 - Crane Parts Prepped to Leave Starbase
7:23 - The Production Site
7:59 - Ship 25 Forward Dome Sleeved
9:29 - STARGATE and Ship 16
9:44 - Scrap Coils of Stainless Steel Leaving the Production Site
10:11 - Crane Parts Leaving the Production Site
11:04 - SPMT Module Loaded Onto Truck
11:18 - Tank Venting at the Orbital Tank Farm
11:34 - The Quick Disconnect Arm
11:50 - Methane Truck Leaving the Launch Site
12:08 - The Orbital Launch Mount and Booster QD Hood
13:37 - Suborbital Pad A
13:52 - Suborbital Pad B
14:15 - Ship Cryo Station
14:32 - The Orbital Tank Farm and Launch Site
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/26/2022 05:58 pm
Latest round up:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/05/s24-rollout-b7-raptors/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1529884223905177600
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/27/2022 06:26 am
Ship 24 rolled out to the Launch Site and was attached to the Ship Cryo Station. Meanwhile, Raptor engine SN70 was moved into the Mega Bay for installation on B7.

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

https://youtu.be/VxKpAJM-BJw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/27/2022 07:44 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1530273211795050498

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Ship 16 is now missing an aft flap! 🚀

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/28/2022 05:20 am
Ship 24 lost tiles during ambient proof testing, and appeared to suffer some kind of failure with a small pipe that was then removed by workers. Meanwhile, a Booster methane sump and Ship thrust puck were delivered.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/1s_yO53mbJU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/29/2022 01:43 am
Two new Raptor 2 engines were delivered, crews worked on Ship 24 at the Launch Site, and a Mystery Structure was spotted inside Tent 1.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Patrick (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/RlaRyFtG1bs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Andy USA on 05/30/2022 03:11 am
Quiet day, but Mary still found lots of interesting things. But given the quiet day, and by popular demand, allowed for us to show the truck that gets so many great remote views that people who support this channel helped acquire and love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leThSAbcNYg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/30/2022 05:46 pm
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1531330552791543808

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Diagram #20 | 30th May, 2022 | "aXRzIHNuIGZvb2xzDQo="
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/30/2022 05:48 pm
https://youtu.be/1PW7r2UTmgQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 05/31/2022 03:51 pm
B8 aft rolling into the HB.

LabPadre Rover 1 Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/31/2022 04:13 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1531669365719973889

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Booster 8's engine section heading into the High Bay at Starbase ahead of stacking ops. You can see its Header Tank location in the middle of the section.

Mary (@BocaChicaGal) has a great view of it on nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive and via this photo:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/01/2022 07:22 am
Booster 8's engine section was moved to the High Bay for stacking, the Kitty Hawk arrived at the Port of Brownsville for scrapping, and Ship 24 was pressurized at the Launch Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Thomas (@_thomashayden).

https://youtu.be/XTXrzOEcfEM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2022 02:45 pm
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1531993407865995270

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New barrel sections out with the morning sun. B9 fwd tank #2, and S26 common dome sleeve.
#Starbase #Starship #SpaceX
📸 Me for WAI Media @FelixSchlang
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/01/2022 04:08 pm
Booster 8's LOX tank has been stacked onto the engine section.

(From NSF 24/7)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/02/2022 05:32 am
Repairs to Ship 24 were completed, work on the Orbital Launch Mount continued, and Booster 8 was stacked on top of its engine section.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Cait (@Cait_vs).

https://youtu.be/tN_uvBJz84g
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/02/2022 01:33 pm
More engines....

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1532354234515062784
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/03/2022 10:36 am
Ship 24 successfully passed Cryogenic Proof testing, two new Raptor 2 engines were delivered to Starbase, and the Booster QD Hood was moved from the Launch Site to a storage area.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Justin (@OGNovuh).

https://youtu.be/u1PNZCq0At4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: aip on 06/04/2022 10:22 pm
After completing a cryo proof test, Ship 24 was moved over to Suborbital Pad A for more testing. Meanwhile, a grid fin was installed onto Booster 7 and Booster 8 was rotated in the High Bay.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Brady (@TheFavoritist).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Ct-2sEm1s
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/05/2022 01:32 pm
I'll start a Booster 8 thread today (should have already as we have a L2 version).

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1533441205748609027


Also, latest vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eDVN2CbGg4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2022 09:44 pm
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1533527811494912000
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 06/06/2022 02:09 am
Booster 8's LOX Tank Was Moved from the High Bay to the Mega Bay, Ship 24 was worked on ahead of more testing, and A new building near the production site continues to grow.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal).

Edited by Patrick(@Patrick_colqu).

https://youtu.be/YEtxrUzBfCM

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/06/2022 08:09 pm
Interesting!

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1533903596953141250
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/07/2022 09:46 am
The white box, potentially for use loading for Starlink V2 satellites into Starship, was moved and lifted at the Production Site. Meanwhile, Ship 24 was cryo proof tested on Pad A with the thrust rams installed for the first time.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Thomas H. (@_thomashayden).

https://youtu.be/QRaUcBbaiGY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/07/2022 10:46 pm
The base for the crane that will stack the Starship Launch Tower at 39A was spotted, all 6 legs for the Launch Mount have been installed, and a look at new Jarvis Program hardware at Blue Origin's LC-36.

Video and Pictures from Stephen (@spacecoast_stve) and Julia (@julia_bergeron). Additional video and photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Brady (@theFavoritist), Jack (@theJackBeyer), and Nic (@NicAnsuini).

https://youtu.be/uZEnbZN8D58
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/08/2022 11:04 am
Latest vid, including around the other vehicles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmUCGe0dZBg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/08/2022 03:22 pm
Test tank is being rolled to the launch site. Looks as if crane is preparing to lift Ship 24 off of Pad A.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 06/08/2022 05:37 pm
New possible road closures posted for:
June 13th to 15th from 10 AM to 10 PM
https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 06/09/2022 05:11 am
The EDOME test tank was moved to the launch site and the SpaceX LR 11000 crane was hooked up to Ship 24 ahead of its expected rollback. Meanwhile the new structure near the Production Site continues to grow.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/sK5tLx2SmNw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/09/2022 04:58 pm
Latest round up article.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/06/starbase-duo-static-fire-campaign-ksc-progress/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1534942479165833216
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 06/10/2022 05:18 am
Ship 24 was rolled back to the Production Site for Raptor installation as SpaceX prepares for the Orbital Test Flight. The FAA plans on releasing its Environmental Assessment on June 13, a critical item to check off before flight can occur.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Adrian Beil (@BCCarCounters)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f_JpZYwsDk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 06/11/2022 03:49 am
The Chopsticks were tested before possibly being used to lift Booster 7, parts for Ship 27 were spotted, and the B7.1 Test Tank was stacked in the High Bay.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) , Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Thomas (@_thomashayden).

https://youtu.be/-iTSMrWPYCE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/11/2022 04:26 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1535659380460376071

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View inside the Starlink pez dispenser loader!

We are live in T-30 minutes!
Livestream 🔗: 

https://youtu.be/ipkYMU1zPSM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 06/12/2022 03:45 am
The Booster Quick Disconnect rear hood was reinstalled after being removed and taken back to the Production Site. Meanwhile, work on the structure near the Production Site continues as walls go up.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun(@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/O7V3nc3pG0g
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/13/2022 03:13 am
The FAA prepares to release its Environmental Assessment of Starbase as SpaceX prepares the site for the outcome. Meanwhile, crews test the Booster QD to prep for Booster 7 rollout.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by @OGNovuh

📺 https://youtu.be/HFdCZtCorzI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/13/2022 11:49 pm
https://youtu.be/Tbru_Mi0M8I
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/14/2022 03:38 am
Crews are buttoning up the launch site prior to Booster 7's arrival. Booster 7 will likely begin static fire testing soon after rollout.

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

📺 https://youtu.be/rLY4bhj2M0g
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/14/2022 04:40 pm
twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1536747214755745792

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Starship will be ready to fly next month. I was in the high bay & mega bay late last night reviewing progress.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1536747824498585602

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We will have a second Starship stack ready to fly in August and then monthly thereafter
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/15/2022 05:04 am
With Elon Musk announcing that SpaceX is preparing for a July orbital test flight, sections for an upgraded Booster were spotted outside.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and the NSF robots. Edited by @cait_vs.

📺 https://youtu.be/uNSkuiF2EEs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: su27k on 06/15/2022 05:27 am
https://twitter.com/RingWatchers/status/1536556463488962561

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It seems we have some more interesting design changes that are coming to Starship fairly soon! Today, Mary caught an interesting photo of what we have tracked as Ship 26’s common dome sleeve sitting in the dome yard. (1/6)

📸: @BocaChicaGal for NSF



Notably, there are internal stringers on the LOX tank side of this section (it’s currently upside down), indicating that SpaceX is adding these for increased strength and rigidity in the LOX tank. (2/6)

📸: @BocaChicaGal for NSF



It’s always fun to see a design change happen clearly in front of us, but this change allowed us to connect it to something odd that recently happened… On June 10th, what we believed was a CH4 section for Booster 9 oddly moved to Tent 3. (3/6)



This differs from what we usually observe for Booster production, so we knew something was up. By seeing this new Common Sleeve with stringers today, this section now in Tent 3 revealed itself to be Ship 26’s Mid-LOX section. (4/6)

📸: @RGVaerialphotos



All Mid-LOX sections S25 and below were rather plain sections with no internal stringers. In this photo, you can see S25’s Mid-LOX section with only a hatch and some tiles, which led to the misidentification of S26’s Mid-LOX (5/6).

📸: @LabPadre



So there we have it. It seems that Ship 26 will be receiving yet another set of upgrades that have been right in front of us for literally a month. Well, hopefully we get to see some more interesting changes show up in the near future! (6/6)



https://twitter.com/Alexphysics13/status/1536667608124203009

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Yep. Ship 26 and Booster 9 is the next iteration or "block upgrade" for Starship. This one I have understood contains minor upgrades for the Ship and some uhhh cosmetic changes for the booster, let's put it that way.



After this, Ship 29 and Booster 12 are the next pair of vehicles that are supposed to get an upgrade. While I'm not aware - yet - of the changes for the ship, the booster will see performance improvements. Always plan a few steps away



It's also totally possible that these changes eventually happen a few boosters or ships up and down as the flow of work at Starbase continues and some upgrades are moved up and down the chain but, so far, that's been the plan
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/16/2022 04:15 am
Crews work on the Chopsticks as SpaceX prepares to rollout Booster 7 for static fire testing. Booster 7 currently has all 33 Raptor 2 engines installed.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/xRJ-wGJv7mQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2022 01:28 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1537426576819757058

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The top of the can crusher is being transported to the launch site. 🤩🚀

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2022 01:52 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1537432721554694146

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There's something you don't see every day.

Top of the can crusher heading to the launch site.
nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2022 02:40 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1537444786222706688

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This is the first common EDOME that I have seen sitting outside the tents at Starbase. 🤩🚀

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/17/2022 02:23 am
Booster 7.1 test tank is rolling out to the launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/17/2022 03:37 am
Very pretty lighting at night!


https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1537640371597062144
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 06/17/2022 04:36 am
The Can Crusher Test Stand Cap was moved to the Launch Site, B7.1 Test Tank was moved onto a transport stand, and the SpaceX LR 11000 Crane was moved around at the Launch Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini).
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun(@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/tXn9vuTVTdE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 06/18/2022 05:23 am
The Orbital Launch Pad continues to be prepped for testing ahead of Booster 7, the new building near the Production Site is almost complete, and a large mystery item was seen.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) , Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Adrian Beil (@BCCarCounters).

https://youtu.be/_C-EvXgiroQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 06/18/2022 04:04 pm
New possible closures:
Primary Date         Tuesday, June 21, 2022           10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.    
Alternative Date    Wednesday, June 22, 2022     10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.    
Alternative Date    Thursday, June 23, 2022         10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/18/2022 06:17 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1538224115215130624

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First look inside the Starlink Pez Dispenser Loader
We are live now!
Link: https://youtu.be/LYzdCM3CenI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jakob N on 06/18/2022 11:05 pm
Finally Google Maps has recent photos of Starbase 🙂
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/19/2022 07:15 am
A new type of load spreader was delivered, the Launch Site continues to prepare for testing, and SPMTs were loaded with ballast.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and NSF Robots. Edited by Patrick Colquhoun (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/unRKN6SlVLs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/19/2022 02:35 pm
B7.1 lift:
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1538530874597203968
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/19/2022 09:32 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1538635857992814595
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/20/2022 11:20 pm
https://youtu.be/AcPCRtrh8UA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 06/21/2022 02:15 am
Tuesday closure cancelled:

Primary Date         Tuesday, June 21, 2022          10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.   Closure Canceled
Alternative Date    Wednesday, June 22, 2022    10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.    Possible Closure
Alternative Date    Thursday, June 23, 2022        10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.    Possible Closure

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/21/2022 04:53 am
The B7.1 test tank was lifted into the structural test stand, also known as the can crusher. This will test B7.1 while its pressurized with liquid nitrogen.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/wJbItTTQRQI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/21/2022 01:08 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1539233685664309253
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/22/2022 05:38 am
Buckner's LR 11000 crane was lowered as major Mega Bay construction wraps up, the B7.1 test tank awaited testing, and a mystery object was moved.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Cait (@Cait_vs).

https://youtu.be/ZUxfaQMyIuU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/22/2022 04:35 pm
Pez dispenser structure being installed in (presumably) Ship 25's nosecone barrel on Starbase Live.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/22/2022 05:13 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1539657498273411072

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Ship 25 getting its PEZ Dispenser to be ready to deploy (a lot of) Starlink V2 satellites. Also humans for scale.

Via Nic (@NicAnsuini) nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/22/2022 07:31 pm
Tower and Ship QD currently venting.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/22/2022 07:35 pm
Some clips. This is cool.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1539693179062173702
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 06/23/2022 06:10 am
A Starlink Dispenser was installed into Ship 25's nosecone barrel, the Structural Test Stand Cap had it's ropes attached to the base, and a Booster Aft Cap was delivered.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun (@Patrick_Colquh).

https://youtu.be/CBq8-pGpYmU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 06/24/2022 05:45 am
Booster 7 was rolled out to the launch site in preparation for its static fire test campaign. SpaceX is ramping up testing for the orbital test flight after the FAA released its Environmental Assessment earlier this month.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun(@Patrick_Colqu)

https://youtu.be/ePNU0sFwXF8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/24/2022 08:44 pm
Booster 7 is lifted onto the Orbital Launch Mount by the Chopsticks prior to static fire testing. After the lift, the Booster QD and Ship QD arm were moved into place.

Video from Nic (@nicansuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Justin (@OGNovuh).

📺 https://youtu.be/LkYkUHBzi2c
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 06/26/2022 06:29 am
oster 7 Igniters were tested, checking another item needed for Static Fire testing, meanwhile the final parts for the Buckner's LR 11000 were disassembled.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/CZJg83_RupE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/27/2022 02:37 am
Crews were seen using a platform, often used for Raptor replacement and maintenance, below Booster 7 as SpaceX prepares to static fire it for the first time.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Justin (@OGnovuh)

📺 https://youtu.be/hVD-PAEdeRQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/27/2022 04:22 pm
Round up.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/06/orbital-starship-static-fire-campaign/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1541455992164065281
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/27/2022 05:23 pm
Booster 5 on the move. Being removed from the rocket garden. Heading into the megabay.

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1541471481368018944
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/28/2022 03:58 am
As SpaceX prepares for the orbital test flight, the first tests of Booster 7 with its engines installed begin.  Meanwhile, Booster 5 scrapping began.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @_thomashayden.

📺 https://youtu.be/Wz64IdbbRfY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/28/2022 09:53 pm
Road closed. Pad Clear. There was some venting from Booster 7 earlier, but it looks like there are vapors forming under, and discoloration on the surface of B7.1. Might be can crushing day.

Per LabPadre Rover 2

Edit: And NSF has the close-up view now. Frost line forming on B7.1
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/28/2022 10:25 pm
Filling of B7.1 progressing.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/28/2022 10:50 pm
B7.1 full, and sheets of ice falling off.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/29/2022 01:42 am
Frostline on B7.1 receding now. The pistons could definitely be seen slowly actuating during the test. No catastrophic failure.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 06/29/2022 06:55 am
The B7.1 Test Tank was tested at the Launch Site on the Structural Test Stand, Ship 24 was moved in the High Bay, and Booster 5's Grid Fin was reinstalled.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun(@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/Ia5QHrZzvPY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2022 06:01 pm
https://youtu.be/bWvuX_v1L18
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/30/2022 03:52 pm
Booster 5 has been decapitated in the megabay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 07/01/2022 05:17 am
The Starlink Loader was tested with Ship 24 today in the High Bay, Booster 4 finally rolled back to the Production Site, and Booster 7 underwent more testing.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Justin Mooney(@OGNovuh).

https://youtu.be/85gspFVqdl0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2022 12:17 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1542838933427732480

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Starbase Production Diagram - 1st July 2022
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2022 06:49 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1542943361564557312

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S25 Mid Lox & B8 Forward
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/02/2022 06:32 am
Booster 7 and the Launch Site continue to be prepared for static fire testing, the Starlink loading mechanism was spotted with rails extended, and crews continued to work on Ship 24 in the High Bay.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Cait (@Cait_vs).

https://youtu.be/MQKQY3i36b4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/03/2022 04:24 am
Work on Booster 7's aft section progresses as SpaceX nears the first static fire on top the Orbital Launch Mount. Meanwhile, Booster 5 continues to be scrapped.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

📺 https://youtu.be/4dIh33DKT-8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/04/2022 03:03 am
Crews installed shields for Booster 7's Raptor engines as SpaceX gets closer to engine testing. Meanwhile, Ship 24 remains in the High Bay as it awaits rollout to the Launch Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Justin (@OGNouvh).

https://youtu.be/M8LNo_7B444
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 07/06/2022 03:10 am
Ship 24 was rolled to the Launch Site ahead of its testing campaign. Ship 24 joins Booster 7 at the site, with the two being bookmarked for the first orbital flight.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun(@Patrick_Colqu).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEW2hzHGISQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2022 05:00 pm
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1544727604720271363

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If you like payload doors, here's something cool. SN25's door panel was just lifted and installed inside of its payload bay!

📸: @LabPadre Sentinel - 11:35 CDT
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/07/2022 02:32 am
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1544842151116189696
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Booster 8 methane section is heading for the Mega Bay for stacking with the LOX section, which is already assembled in the Mega Bay. SpaceX could have two fully stacked boosters soon.

http://nsf.live/starbase
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/07/2022 10:10 am
Ship 24 was lifted on Suborbital Pad B for testing and Booster 7 was tested. Meanwhile, Booster 8's forward section was moved into the Mega Bay for stacking and a Booster Thrust Assembly was flipped.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/dr6BwBHT9cw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/07/2022 09:16 pm
Congratulations, it's a booster. B8 mate in the megabay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/08/2022 04:05 am
Ship 24 was disconnected from SpaceX's LR 11000 crane and crews worked around its quick disconnect plate as it is being prepared for static fire testing. Meanwhile, Booster 8 was stacked in the Mega Bay and 3 Raptor 2 engines were delivered.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/BXN8wM2kLAA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/08/2022 08:13 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1545501140141359106

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Booster 8 is fully stacked!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Florian F on 07/08/2022 10:52 pm
I am surprised nobody mentioned this ... thing ... that arrived tonight at the launch pad.


Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/08/2022 11:48 pm
Chopsticks have risen
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/09/2022 05:00 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1545620260824535042

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A look inside Ship 25
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 07/09/2022 06:58 am
A new work platform for the Orbital Launch Mount was moved to the Launch Site, Booster 7 underwent testing, and the Chopsticks were tested.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Thomas Hayden(@_thomashayden).

https://youtu.be/Ts7-nLRZLuE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/10/2022 05:33 am
The chopsticks were raised and lowered around B7's aft section, the Ship quick disconnect retracted before moving back into place, and crews worked on Ship 24.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Justin (@OGNovuh).

https://youtu.be/fQM710QLs6M
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: aip on 07/11/2022 05:48 pm
Chopstick Actuator Removed for Upgrades
After recent Booster 7 testing, crews removed a Chopstick actuator for potential upgrades. Meanwhile, crews attached weather instruments to the top of the Orbital Launch Tower.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Justin (@OGnovuh).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iaQu6Ob3ew
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2022 06:24 pm
https://youtu.be/Fkvx1QkrPOA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 07/13/2022 07:13 am
Crews Inspected Booster 7 and the Orbital Launch Mount after Monday's explosion during engine testing and a Ship Common Dome was put on the sleeving stand at the Launch Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal),  Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun(@Patrick_Colqu).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVWtRrHULR0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/14/2022 01:51 pm
SpaceX is moving SPMTs into place as they prepare to remove Booster 7 from the launch mount for transport back to the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/liCFYNCOYc0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/15/2022 11:48 am
SpaceX lifted Booster 7 off the orbital launch mount in preparation for roll back to the Production Site. Crews will inspect the booster and determine its flight worthiness.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and the NSF Robots.

📺 https://youtu.be/WhpaTt99C0c
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/16/2022 02:32 am
Booster 7 was rolled back to the Production Site for repairs, two Raptor engines were delivered, and Ship 24 was thoroughly inspected with a drone.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Thomas (@_thomashayden).


https://youtu.be/hvwaz8po6dc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/16/2022 02:00 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1548306358709039105

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Starbase Production Diagram - 16th July 2022
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/18/2022 03:05 am
Crews work on Ship 24 as SpaceX prepares to test its Raptor engines. The previous test was aborted. Meanwhile, another Chopstick actuator was replaced.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/1azBS45IgI4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/18/2022 01:36 pm
Good recap of everything that happened this week from LabPadre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvi_4Z7m5pE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/19/2022 03:44 am
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1549213709469360128

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Caught several of these loads of Starlinks getting loaded into the payload integration box.  Video of the operation on the next WAI+, so check it out.
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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/19/2022 06:52 am
Ship 24 underwent spin prime testing of its six Raptor 2 engines, three of Booster 7's Raptors were moved inside Tent 1, and Ship 25's payload section was moved outside of Tent 3.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

youtu.be/e9CZny6qs8M
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/19/2022 07:42 pm
Pad was cleared before 10AM.

Orbital tank farm activity started up in the last 20 minutes. LOX side appears to be getting frosty.

No suborbital tank farm activity that I've seen.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/19/2022 08:54 pm
OLM is venting. (I believe this is the first time since last week's explosion)

Update: And cars are now back at the suborbital tank farm (No public cams showing it at the moment)

Update 2: Looks like pad is clear again.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/19/2022 10:03 pm
B7.1 getting frosty.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/20/2022 05:03 am
SpaceX moved the Starlink loader into the new building, potentially signaling that it is a clean room for loading in the satellites. Meanwhile, the B7.1 tank was tested.
 
Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and the NSF Robots.

📺 https://youtu.be/Kx4WbMM41mM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: First Mate Rummey on 07/20/2022 02:55 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1549723371935776768

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/21/2022 04:48 pm
Reposting as Jack forget the link to the vid ;)

4 Raptor 2 engines were delivered to Starbase and 4 were loaded onto the truck and shipped out. Meanwhile, Ship 24 underwent two spin prime tests of its 6 Raptor engines, and a Booster Aft Dome was flipped and sleeved.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Thomas (@_thomashayden).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCJ--k78KxA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/21/2022 05:51 pm
B7.1 testing today. Started filling at about 12PM local.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/22/2022 06:15 am
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1550338080833474560

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Ship 28 thrust dome and sleeve being prepped for sleeving. Moving faster according to @JaxLR07
**aft sleeving timelines**
24 to 25 was 40 days
25 to 26 was 62 days
26 to 27 was 40 days
27 to 28 was 31 days
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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/22/2022 06:45 am
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1550276714797797377

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B7.1 is currently wrapping up testing for the day. Here is a clip from earlier when it appeared to buckle slightly. Audio is interesting too.

nsf.live/starbase
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/22/2022 11:39 am
SpaceX tests Ship 24's Raptor engines again by performing two spin prime tests. Tests were conducted with one engine first, and two engines for the second test.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and the NSF Robots

📺 https://youtu.be/Jo9ZlIDdlN8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/22/2022 04:55 pm
https://youtu.be/DJFzU4WpHlc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/23/2022 04:14 am
A herd of Raptors was delivered today as another set were loaded onto the RaptorVan, presumably to be sent back to McGregor.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Justin (@OGNovuh)

📺 https://youtu.be/_ovJns72Vx4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: catdlr on 07/23/2022 08:30 am
A herd of Raptors was delivered today as another set were loaded onto the RaptorVan, presumably to be sent back to McGregor.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Justin (@OGNovuh)


Someone at SpaceX during the speedup around 6:24 seems to have taken a picture of Mary.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/23/2022 09:37 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1550954528559833090

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Ship 25’s LOX section has been moved into the high bay. 🤩🚀

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Patrick_colquhoun on 07/24/2022 01:08 am
Ship 25 LOX section was moved into the High Bay, Ship 24 preparations continue, and Work on the Chopsticks and Orbital Launch Mount continues.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and The NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/-rzSd4JD6LA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/25/2022 10:19 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1551693249387151362

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Hats off to Test Tank B7.1, as the Can Crusher is removed.

nsf.live/starbase
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/26/2022 11:55 am
The Orbital Launch Mount and Pad are undergoing Repairs ahead of a Booster return, four Raptors were loaded onto a truck, and the structural Test Stand Cap was removed from B7.1 Test Tank.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and The NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun(@Patrick_Colqu).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip_I-aclXtU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/27/2022 06:31 am
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1552107448105934848

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Diagram #22 | 26th July, 2022 | "Get your aft back out there champ!"
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/27/2022 11:36 am

SpaceX's LR 11000 Crane was moved after removing the Structural Test Stand Cap, the B7.1 test tank had a valve assembly added to its top, and a new Ship Transport stand was delivered to the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun(@Patrick_Colqu).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOoQP0-Nr0g
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/27/2022 07:44 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1552378985702600704

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Vents are closed. B7.1 should be pressing. Will it pop? Tune in and find out!

nsf.live/starbase
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/28/2022 01:54 pm
The test tank footage and Production site etc:

The B7.1 test tank underwent further testing, the Suborbital Pad Booster Adaptor was dismantled, and construction of the Starfactory continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O1TvO2fdAs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/28/2022 08:19 pm
Article time:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/07/starship-24-awaiting-static-fires/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1552749362362605569
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/29/2022 06:12 am
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1552891562232877056

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Grid fins finally coming off B5. Cool....
Just don't watch the @LabPadre feed of them cutting it off the section in the ring yard. Yeesh..🫣
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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/29/2022 06:16 am
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1552889591128117251

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These thrust pucks always seem to take a wrong turn on the way in. Good thing I was there to point them to the dome yard.🤣
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twitter.com/marcushouse/status/1552867109616885760

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Looks like this new #SpaceX Starship booster thrust plate also has the two mystery holes. Still haven't seen confirmation on what these are for? Would love to know.

https://twitter.com/marcushouse/status/1552870075811889152

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Also, has it ever been confirmed what these two big ports are for? The assumption has been that these are access hatches that are sealed up, but I am not certain that has ever been totally confirmed either.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/29/2022 03:13 pm
Cross-post:
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Colqu/status/1552942002034974720
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Ship 24 comes alive as it test its forward flaps ahead of possible testing next week, the Orbital Launch Mount vented, and bridge cranes for the Starfactory arrived.

Video and Photos from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots.

📺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn9Gy1X_jh8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/29/2022 04:22 pm
Well done B7.1!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1553053139972096001
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/29/2022 07:40 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1553102888305565697
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/30/2022 05:31 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1553425570830192641

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First time I have seen the heat tiles on these racks.
Bakery vibes!
Starbase weekly live now!
🔗 youtu.be/KyWhk4hBtS8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/31/2022 08:04 pm
https://youtu.be/4kcP9ZrTh1o
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/02/2022 05:55 am
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1554309485262520320

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Orphaned dome that has been gathering dust since Feb has now met its fate. #scrapyard
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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/03/2022 07:00 am
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1554665601104216065

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B10 thrust dome section. Didn't even have time enough to get warmed up by the sun before it went back inside the tent.
#Starbase  #Starship  #SpaceX
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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: SPKirsch on 08/05/2022 02:33 pm
Cross-post:
https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/1555478969213919234
Quote
As SpaceX gears up for more Ship 24 testing, the water deluge system at Suborbital Pad B was tested. This system protects from sound vibrations during engine testing.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and the NSF Robots
📺 https://youtu.be/qMYOc87z7eQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/05/2022 03:16 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1555573278210936832

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S26 Common Dome section mid flip.

8/5/22

starshipgazer.com
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 08/06/2022 10:12 am
Booster 7 rolled out to the Launch Site, but the Chopsticks suffered a hydraulic failure preventing B7 from being lifted onto the Orbital Launch Mount.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/3FHl3Nrsa9Y
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/07/2022 05:29 am
https://youtu.be/NEzpEa9Ed1U
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/08/2022 10:22 pm
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1556760275809869826

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Out in the ring yard we have S28 payload section, S26 mid lox, and S25 fwd. Elsewhere, parts of S27 and even S29 have also been spotted. That's a lot of ship parts.
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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/09/2022 10:50 am
https://youtu.be/pwaKTHS5SQw

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Booster 7 and Ship 24 both conducted two spin prime tests, Ship 25 was wielded in the High Bay, and the Chopsticks were raised.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun(@Patrick_Colqu).

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0:00 - Booster Load Spreader Connected to Booster 7
0:37 - Booster Quick Disconnect Retracted
0:53 - Booster 7 Lifted Onto the Orbital Launch Mount
1:22 - Sunrise Over the Launch Site
1:44 - SpaceX LR 11000 Moved
2:17 - Ship 25 Tank Section in the High Bay
2:39 - Ship 25 Tank Section Wielded in the High Bay
3:11 - Ship 25 Forward Dome Section
3:29 - Ground Work at the Production Site
3:46 - Starship Nose and Ring Barrels
4:21 - Starfactory
5:33 - Booster Aft Section
5:50 - The Mega Bay
6:08 - Ship Transfer Tube
6:30 - Barrel Section
6:48 - Booster Stand
7:06 - The Orbital Launch Pad
7:40 - Work on the Orbital Launch Mount
8:13 - Booster 7 and the Ship Quick Disconnect Arm
8:46 - Raptor Work Platform Moved from the Orbital Launch Mount
9:37 - Ship 24 Testing
11:18 - The Chopsticks are Raised
11:35 - Booster 7 Conducts Two Spin Prime Tests
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/10/2022 12:16 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1557193183012208640

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Starbase Production Diagram - 10th August 2022
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/12/2022 09:57 pm
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1558185956334764037

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And this is what #SpaceX does when they think we're all distracted by the booster lift. S25 nosecone hooked up for lift off/on stand? S25 payload bay in highbay for stacking. B10 fwd dome and new smooth dome in dome yard.
#Starbase #Starship
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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/13/2022 05:42 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1558284511586172928

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A smooth forward dome for Ship 28 has been spotted in the dome yard!

Starbase Weekly Episdoe 34
Date: (Tomorrow) August 13
Time: 12pm CST
Link: youtu.be/CWBIhUcDJE8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/13/2022 10:41 am
https://youtu.be/d23D-X9y0ms

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With two successful static fires under its belt, Booster 7 is rolled back to the Production Site for installation of its 13 Raptor center engines. Meanwhile, Ship 25's Methane Transfer Tube was installed.

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0:00 Moonset & Sunrise Over Starbase
0:56 Work Platform Lowered
1:25 Booster 7 Prepared for More Engine Testing
2:32 Ship 24 on Suborbital Pad B
2:47 Booster 7 Longer Duration Static Fire (Single Engine)
3:54 Photos Now Available on shop.nasaspaceflight.com
4:18 SPMTs Move Toward the Launch Site for Booster 7 Rollback
5:02 SpaceX’s LR 11000 Crane Moved to Hoist Booster 7
5:20 Load Spreader Attached to Booster 7
6:12 Booster QD Disconnected Prior to Lifting
6:56 Ship Quick Disconnect Arm Swung Out of the Way
7:12 Booster 7 Removed from the Orbital Launch Mount
9:40 Ship 25 Methane Transfer Tube Installed in the High Bay
10:08 Ship 25 Nosecone Lifted Out of the Windbreak
10:49 Booster 8 in the Mega Bay
11:11 Booster 7 Rolled Back to the Production Site
12:11 Booster 7 Arrives at the Production Site
13:47 Booster 7 Rolls Into the Mega Bay
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/14/2022 09:38 pm
https://twitter.com/chrisk_91/status/1558851040849629186

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Ship25 Nosecone is being stacked in the High Bay.

View from 24/7 SBL
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twitter.com/austindesisto/status/1558918306983301121

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Ship 25 nose cone is hooked up and getting some tile work done before stacking!

https://twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1558919221052116999

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Actually after stacking, it was stacked this morning
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/15/2022 09:02 am
https://youtu.be/e-XSkTrtHsc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/16/2022 09:02 am
https://youtu.be/ZOSaqdDd2es

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The Chopsticks have been fixed and are getting hardware to support catching Boosters and Ships. Meanwhile, Ship 25's nosecone was rolled to the High Bay for stacking and Raptor gimbal hardware was spotted.

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0:00 - Chopsticks Move for the First Time Since Their Hydraulics Failed
0:32 - Ship 25 Nosecone Moved to the High Bay for Stacking
0:58 - Ship 25 Nosecone Stacked in the High Bay
1:30 - Sunrise (August 15)
1:49 - Ship 25 Nosecone and Tank Section in the High Bay
2:05 - The Production Site
2:21 - Booster 7 in the Mega Bay
2:37 - Crews Work on Booster 7's Engines
2:59 - Booster Forward Sleeve Rolled Outside of Tent 1
4:12 - Ship Flap Mounts
4:25 - Booster Forward Dome (left) and Elliptical Domes (right)
4:51 - Barrel Sections Outside at the Production Site
5:06 - Ship 25 Nosecone
5:51 - Starfactory Construction
6:15 - Raptor Gimbal Hardware Delivered
6:44 - Nosecone and Payload Section Production Area
7:20 - Catch Hardware Added to the Chopsticks
7:50 - Orbital Launch Mount and Chopsticks
7:59 - Catch Hardware Added to the Chopsticks
8:24 - Hydraulic Actuators
8:31 - Orbital Launch Mount and Chopsticks
8:39 - Launch Tower and Orbital Launch Mount
9:29 - Ship 24 Prepared for More Static Fire Testing
10:00 - Ground Work Around the launch Site
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/17/2022 12:24 am
https://youtu.be/BXAEYfdzn48
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/17/2022 01:33 am
https://twitter.com/austindesisto/status/1559714677659164673

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Ship 25 (nose cone + payload bay) has been spun!

Could this be to load starlinks on the ground instead of having to lift the loader up like they did 24?
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/17/2022 09:52 am
https://youtu.be/LRdZnWHZo0Q

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Chopstick Actuators Installed to Help Catch a Booster
SpaceX Boca Chica

17 Aug 2022

SpaceX installed actuators on the Chopsticks to prepare them for their first catch attempt. Meanwhile, Booster 10's Forward Dome was sleeved.

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0:00 Sunrise Over the Launch Site
0:20 Ship 24 on Suborbital Pad B
0:55 The Launch Site
1:13 Plumbing Lifted for the Orbital Launch Mount
2:50 Liquid Nitrogen Delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm
3:58 Ship Quick Disconnect Arm
4:32 Plumbing Work Continues
4:51 Road Work at the Suborbital Launch Site
5:11 Chopstick Catch Actuators at the Launch Site
6:14 Crews Work on the Chopsticks
6:56 Cryo Pump Installed
7:52 Electric Cryo Pump Motors at the Launch Site
8:13 Electric Cryo Pump Motors Installed
9:01 Chopstick Catch Actuator Installed
9:35 Bird
9:45 Booster Forward Dome Sleeved
10:06 Delivery to the Production Site
10:29 Booster 7 in the Mega Bay
11:08 Starfactory Construction
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Kiwi53 on 08/17/2022 09:47 pm
RGV Starbase Flyover August 11 2022
It looked like there was some trenching and pipework going in from the old gas wellhead to the ?gas storage tanks? at the Sanchez site, around 1:29 of the video

Any observations / information?
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/18/2022 09:29 am
https://youtu.be/muI12rtKVC4

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Orbital Launch Site Prepped For Booster Testing
SpaceX Boca Chica
18 Aug 2022

The Orbital Launch Site was prepped for Booster 7 to return and continue static fire testing, Ship 25's nosecone was disconnected from the crane in the High Bay, and Starfactory progress continues.

Video and pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Patrick Colquhoun(@Patrick_Colqu).

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0:00 - sunrise
0:18 - Work on the Orbital Launch Pad
1:59 - The Chopsticks
2:54 - Construction Work at the Launch Site
3:15 - Raptor Bell
3:47 - The Production Site
4:00 - Ship 25 Nosecone and Aft Tank Section in the High Bay
5:10 - Booster 7 in the Mega Bay
5:39 - Starfactory
6:28 - Nosecone Lifting Jig
7:03 - The Propellant Production Site and Rocket Garden
7:19 - The Rocket Garden
7:37 - The Mega, High, and Mid Bays
7:55 - Barrel Sections in Front of Tent 1
8:12 - Gaseous Nitrogen Trailer Moved
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/19/2022 10:42 am

New plumbing has been added to the Orbital Launch Mount, workers prepared Ship 24 for more testing, and the Chopsticks were lifted and moved.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxMQcWNUGCM