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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1000 on: 09/27/2022 08:24 pm »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1574857703654101009

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It appears that Booster 9's LOX tank was stacked onto the newly rolled out thrust section at ~11:12 CT this morning, when it was spotted being lifted to the side of the Widebay! This would bring it to a height of 24 rings.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1001 on: 09/28/2022 05:34 am »
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1574941460839157761

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Hey @RingWatchers, #starshipaddicts, and everyone else wanting some #Starbase news, I got a little better angle on B9 lifting in the megabay for you.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1002 on: 09/28/2022 10:07 am »


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Booster 9 and the Orbital Launch Mount Upgrades | SpaceX Boca Chica

28 Sept 2022

Booster 9 has been stacked on its engine section, with the notable lack of HPU covers, and the Orbital Launch Mount continues to be upgraded to support Starship's orbital test flight.

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0:00 - Cryogenic Pump Removed
0:30 - Liquid Nitrogen Tanker at the Orbital Tank Farm
0:44 - Crews Work on the Orbital Launch Mount
3:10 - Booster Quick Disconnect
3:25 - The Ship Quick Disconnect Arm
4:01 - The Chopsticks
4:48 - The Sun and Moon Rise Over the Orbital Launch Site
4:55 - Upgrades Continue on the Orbital Launch Mount
6:28 - The Orbital Launch Site
6:43 - Ship 24 on Suborbital Pad B
7:29 - Ship 26s Nosecone Moved to the High Bay
7:43 - New Nosecone Emerges From Tent 3
8:08 - Booster 9 in the Mega Bay

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« Reply #1003 on: 09/28/2022 08:57 pm »
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1575226906156609537

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Ship aft test article has added some new parts that look to stress test the aft flaps during can crusher testing.
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« Reply #1004 on: 09/29/2022 03:14 pm »
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1575504116134158336

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Ship payload bay spotted inside tent 2

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« Reply #1005 on: 09/30/2022 05:17 am »
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Ship 30's aft dome has been moved from the Dome Yard to the Starfactory this evening.

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« Reply #1006 on: 10/01/2022 04:45 pm »
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« Reply #1007 on: 10/01/2022 07:50 pm »
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1008 on: 10/02/2022 07:03 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1010 on: 10/04/2022 09:20 pm »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1577408044270555163

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Ship 26 began stacking just after 9am CT today, starting with the Nosecone being stacked onto the "Payload Bay"!

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« Reply #1011 on: 10/05/2022 09:22 pm »
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Finally a peek inside tent 3 and, yep, S28 nosecone is getting heat tiles.
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« Reply #1012 on: 10/06/2022 12:26 pm »
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Elsewhere at #STARBASE today. New ship thrustpuck delivered as well as RVac mounts. SPMTs loaded up for booster move soon? And new construction going up behind the megabay.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1013 on: 10/07/2022 09:02 am »


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Starship 24 Thermal Protection Tiles Repaired | SpaceX Boca Chica

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Ship 24 had some repairs done on its heat shield tiles, a new Ship Aft Dome was spotted outside, and Orbital Launch Mount upgrades continued.

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0:00 - Ship 25 in the High Bay
1:15 - Booster 7 in the Mega Bay
1:30 - Ship Aft Dome
2:00 - Work On the Exterior of the Mega Bay
3:00 - Peek into Starfactory
3:15 - Ship Aft Skirt on Structural Test Stand
3:45 - The Orbital Launch Site
4:00 - The Orbital Launch Mount
4:45 - Crews Work on the Orbital Launch Mount
5:15 - The Chopsticks
5:30 - The Ship Quick Disconnect Arm
5:45 - Deliveries to the Orbital Tank Farm
6:45 - Ship 24
7:00 - The Production Site
7:15 - Ship 25 in the High Bay
7:45 - Chopsticks Rotated and Lowered
8:00 - Construction Work Outside the Mega Bay
8:45 - Barrel Sections Inside Starfactory
10:15 - Crews Work on the Orbital Launch Mount
11:15 - Crews Work on the Ship Quick Disconnect
11:30 - Ship 24
11:45 - Crews Reapply Thermal Protection System Tiles
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« Reply #1014 on: 10/07/2022 11:59 pm »
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1578527324730888192

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« Reply #1015 on: 10/08/2022 05:52 pm »
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Scaffolding has been set up around Booster 9
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« Reply #1016 on: 10/10/2022 10:19 pm »
twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1579577519308648448

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Even when things seem quiet, they rarely are. SpaceX crews have moved 3 domes from Dome Yard to the Ring Yard!

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Yep, squeaky clean dome yard now. (dome wise 😁)
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« Reply #1017 on: 10/11/2022 09:13 am »


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Booster 7 Lifted Onto the Launch Mount | SpaceX Boca Chica

11 Oct 2022

Booster 7 was lifted onto the Orbital Launch Mount, Ship 25's payload door was tested, and Ship 24 was moved next to the chopsticks ahead of being lifted atop Booster 7.

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0:00 - Replacement TPS Tile Fitting
0:37 - Ship 25 Payload Bay Door Testing
1:19 - Ship 26s Nosecone Moved Out of the High Bay
1:53 - Raptor Moved Under the Orbital Launch Mount
2:48 - Ship QD Arm Moved Ahead of Booster 7 Lift
3:01 - Transport Stand Stabilizers Engage With Booster 7
3:16 - Booster 7 Guided Out of the Transport Stand
3:31 - Chopstick Stabilizers Engage
3:47 - Transport Stand Stabilizers Detached
4:03 - Booster 7 Lifted Onto the Orbital Launch Mount
5:22 - Stabilizer Pins Retracted
5:37 - Raptor Engine Unwrapped
6:09 - Chopsticks and QD Arm Reset
6:30 - QD Arm Access Platform Extended
6:45 - Raptor Lifted for Install on Booster 7
7:01 - QD Arm Moved Ahead of Ship Lift
7:15 - Raptor Returned to the Production Site
7:28 - Ship 24 Moved to the Chopsticks

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1018 on: 10/11/2022 04:03 pm »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1579865178782388224

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Booster 9 is having its first grid fin installed right now! Do note that these were Booster 8's grid fins, so that might not bode well for B8...

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« Reply #1019 on: 10/12/2022 06:00 am »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1580027830930661376

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Ship 26's LOX tank has begun stacking, with the Common Dome section being stacked onto the Mid-LOX section!

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