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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #840 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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #841 on: 06/22/2022 07:31 pm »
Tower and Ship QD currently venting.

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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.

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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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #845 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.

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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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #847 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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #849 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
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #850 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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #851 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
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #852 on: 06/28/2022 10:25 pm »
Filling of B7.1 progressing.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #853 on: 06/28/2022 10:50 pm »
B7.1 full, and sheets of ice falling off.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #854 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.

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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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #856 on: 06/29/2022 06:01 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #857 on: 06/30/2022 03:52 pm »
Booster 5 has been decapitated in the megabay.

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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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #859 on: 07/01/2022 12:17 pm »
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1542838933427732480

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