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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1080 on: 01/03/2023 03:53 pm »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1610318210909216769

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Ship 28's common dome has been flipped outside of the Starfactory this morning, providing an excellent view inside of the dome. This now means all 3 domes for S28 are sleeved and flipped.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1081 on: 01/04/2023 05:39 am »
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Ship 28 common dome flip. This used to be a common sight in the dome yard. (pun intended) Is the starfactory too congested to fit these now??
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1082 on: 01/04/2023 05:43 am »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1610510052762308608

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Finishing off a productive day at the Production Site, Ship 26 has been removed from the welding turntable in the Highbay.

It will now be outfitted with other pieces, such as it's raceway.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1083 on: 01/05/2023 11:57 am »
Booster 10 upper section is being moved (Not Booster 7, sorry, close up shots fooled me)
« Last Edit: 01/05/2023 11:58 am by StevenOBrien »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1084 on: 01/06/2023 09:09 am »


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Testing occurred at the Orbital Launch Mount, Ship 24 was removed from Suborbital Pad B, and Booster 10ís methane tank was moved to the Mid Bay.

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0:00 - The Orbital Launch Mount and Testing Device
2:32 - The Ship QD Arm
3:26 - Berm at the Orbital Launch Site
4:04 - SpaceX LR 11000 Crane Moved
4:19 - Crane Disconnected from Testing Device
4:36 - Ship 25 in the High Bay
5:01 - Ship 25ís Payload Bay With the Cover Welded Shut
5:18 - Hatch Into Ship 25
5:34 - Starship Sections and Test Tank at the Production Site
5:50 - Booster 10 Methane Tank in the Mega Bay
6:09 - Booster 7 Moved in the Mega Bay
6:26 - Ship Lifting Squid Hooked Up to the SpaceX LR 11000
6:41 - Booster 10 Methane Tank Moved to the Mid Bay
7:25 - Ship 24 Lifted From Suborbital Pad B
7:42 - Chopsticks Tested
7:58 - Orbital Launch Mount Testing

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1085 on: 01/06/2023 08:45 pm »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1611478645150830609

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A new ring has just come outside, and weíve been able to identify it as a likely match for the very bottom ring on a Superheavy Booster! Itís quite obvious that this looks different from the modern Boosters we have seen (up to B13 so far). (1/3)

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twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1611478734246236177

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Multiple pipes are running through the side of this ring, with reinforcements to keep the area stable. Remember that this is likely a pathfinder and will not fly. (2/3)

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Itís possible that this is a pathfinder for something else, however, this ring has matching welds and is also seemingly 1.38 metres tall, which is only present on a Booster aft section. Either way, a cool sighting! (3/3)

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1086 on: 01/07/2023 06:42 am »
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1611619484074221569

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Four in the tent, one in the yard. Thats a hell of a row of nosecones outside Starbase tent 3.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1087 on: 01/08/2023 10:02 am »
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1612037925578883075

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The Booster hold downs continued to be tested, Booster 7 was prepared for rollout to the launch site, and a new unknown single ring with stringers and protruding pipes was spotted.

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The Booster hold downs continued to be tested with the test rig, Booster 7 was prepared for rollout to the launch site once again, and a new unknown single ring section with stringers and protruding pipes was spotted.

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0:00 - Booster Hold Down Load Testing
0:31 - Test Rig Rotated
1:05 - Booster Hold Down Load Testing
1:25 - Crews on the OLM
1:37 - Booster Quick Disconnect Opens
2:18 - Crane Attached to Test Rig
2:30 - The Test Rig
3:12 - Ship 24
3:33 - Crews Underneath Ship 24
3:58 - Crews Inspect a Concrete Form at the Base of the Launch Tower
4:13 - The Ship QD Arm
4:30 - Booster 9 on the Cryo Test Stand
5:06 - Chopsticks Hydraulics
5:22 - Ship 24, Booster 9, and the Launch Tower
5:46 - Starbase
6:01 - The Rocket Garden and Propellant Plant
6:12 - The Propellant Plant
6:26 - Unknown Parts
6:41 - Booster Thrust Puck
7:01 - The Production Site
7:15 - Ship 26 (left) and Ship 25 (right) in the High Bay
7:47 - Ship 25 in the High Bay
8:38 - Booster 7 in the Mega Bay
9:22 - Nosecones in Production
9:43 - Barrel Sections Inside the Starfactory
10:14 - Welder Working on a Transport Stand
10:40 - B10 Forward Section in the Mid Bay
11:07 - Single Ring with Hatch Cutout Moved
11:28 - Crews Prepare Booster 7 for Rollout
12:10 - Ship 27 Nosecone and an Unknown Single
12:50 - Coils of Steel Leaving the Production Site
13:11 - Sunset Behind Ship 24
13:36 - Hold Down Load Testing Continues Through the Night
13:57 - Test Rig Removed from Launch Mount and Lowered to the Ground
15:22 - Counterweights Moved Into the Mega Bay

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1088 on: 01/10/2023 10:10 pm »
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1612948100326244355

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Just a little off the top please. S29 nosecone shoulda went to a better barber.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1089 on: 01/11/2023 03:37 am »
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Heat shield tiles and insulation being removed from Starship 22 in the rocket garden today.

1/10/23

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1090 on: 01/12/2023 07:09 am »
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Starlink loader box moving into tent 2.
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Didn't realize I also caught a little view of a stack of Starlinks in the door gap. Thanks to Nick with @RingWatchers for pointing that out to me.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1091 on: 01/13/2023 06:34 am »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1613691353472405504

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Did anybody notice that SpaceX did some pathfinding for S24's fancy paintjob on S22?

This happened between June 8-10, 2022, while S24 was at the Launch Site for cryo testing.

Pretty cool. But Ship 22, not even the paint could save you.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1092 on: 01/14/2023 09:49 pm »
twitter.com/teslaownerssv/status/1614373236728528896

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How many starships is spacex looking to build this year ?

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1614376630478344192

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About five full stacks

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1093 on: 01/16/2023 10:46 pm »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1615127311761686528

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Diagram #25 | 16th January, 2023 | "I forgot B8"

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1094 on: 01/17/2023 05:39 am »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1095 on: 01/17/2023 05:47 am »
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1615201313045860353

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Booster downcomer sump w/ anti-vortex slosh baffles. (say that three times quickly 😆) Delivered today.
Downcomer pipe & ship thrust puck already on hand.
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Also I guess this bottom part is the officially named Hockey Puck lol
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« Reply #1096 on: 01/17/2023 07:46 pm »
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1615432935959584768

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S27 aft journey. Out of the tents into the dome yard, weave in between the tents into the ring yard, park in front of the highbay, etc etc.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1097 on: 01/18/2023 06:38 am »
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Farewell Ship 22. 🫡

Departing the Rocket Garden to meet its maker.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1098 on: 01/19/2023 12:45 am »
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A foggy farewell to Booster 8, it would appear. It's departed the Rocket Garden. 🫡

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1099 on: 01/19/2023 05:38 am »
Yes, exit stage right

twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1615879894856077313

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And just like that, from four to three.

Bye B8.

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https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1615880707527659520

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This means that SpaceX has freed both a Ship and a Booster display pad in the past 2 days.

It's possible that S25 and B9 could go here once they progress far enough that the OLM is needed. Presumably, this would be before S24 and B7 launch. Maybe, maybe not!

 

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