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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #960 on: 09/06/2022 07:30 pm »
Two tanks leaving Starbase on SPMTs.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #961 on: 09/07/2022 02:07 pm »
Terribly sad news from Starbase. It looks like the tensioning straps on B7.1 are being removed, which likely means we won't be seeing any more exciting testing from B7.1.  :(

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« Reply #962 on: 09/07/2022 04:32 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1567495795011719169

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Ah good! Won't be a day of watching a frosty test tank as B7.1 is having its hat removed.

youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQ

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #963 on: 09/07/2022 11:19 pm »
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S27 fwd dome sleeving completed.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #964 on: 09/09/2022 01:36 pm »
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1568231451967070208

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Can crusher cap rolling back to Sanchez site.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #965 on: 09/10/2022 05:42 am »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1568233721010049024

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It's not a massive Tarantula; it's the "Can Crusher" - that was recently used to induce loads on Test Tank B7.1.

Currently rolling down Highway 4.

 youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQ

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #966 on: 09/10/2022 09:02 am »


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Workers continued upgrading the Orbital Launch Mount, the B7.1 test tank was lifted off the test stand, and the test stand cap was moved to the Production Site.

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0:00 - Sunrise Over the Launch Site
0:19 - B7.1 Test Tank
0:36 - Structural Test Stand Cap Moved to the Production Site
2:17 - Booster 7 on the Orbital Launch Mount
3:23 - Orbital Launch Mount Upgrades in the Works
3:59 - Maintenance Platform Under the OLM
4:33 - Top of Booster 7
5:20 - The Chopsticks
5:36 - Dunes at the Edge of Boca Chica Beach
5:51 - Loadspreader Hooked to B7.1
6:24 - Burned Land From Ship 24s Static Fire
7:28 - B7.1 Lifted Off the Structural Test Stand

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #967 on: 09/12/2022 05:32 am »
For B11?

https://twitter.com/EzekielOverstr1/status/1569150173539958785

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Super Heavy Aft Dome for 33 Raptor Engines

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #968 on: 09/12/2022 05:36 am »
Missed this a few days ago

https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1567491615094362114

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Starbase Production Diagram - 7th September 2022
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« Reply #969 on: 09/12/2022 02:38 pm »
twitter.com/chrisk_91/status/1569317972665110528
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Structural test stand is on the move! Going back to the production site. Road closed today until 8PM CDT for a protainal static fire test with booster 7

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Another fun roll down Highway 4!

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #970 on: 09/12/2022 08:45 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1569423610074251264

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SpaceX: Focus on Booster 7 testing.

Also SpaceX: But we could stack Ship 25 at the same time....

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #971 on: 09/13/2022 01:27 pm »
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1569672652154880000

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A fully stacked Ship 25 witnesses its first Starbase sunrise!

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #972 on: 09/14/2022 11:16 am »


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Booster 7 conducted what appeared to be a 33 engine spin prime test, Ship 25's nosecone was stacked in the High Bay, and the structural test stand was rolled back to the production site.

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0:00 - Orbital Launch Mount Work Platform Lowered
0:29 - Ship 25 Section Lifted Onto Welding Turntable
0:47 - Structural Test Stand Moved Back to the Production Site
3:04 - Chopsticks Lifted Ahead of Booster 7 Testing
3:18 - Booster 7 Spin Prime
3:45 -B7 Spin Prime From Another Angle
4:04 - Ship 25 Nosecone Lifted and Stacked
4:31 - Sunrise
5:06 - The Rocket Garden
5:25 - Booster 8 in the Mega Bay
5:41 - Unknown Assembly
5:56 - Starfactory
6:18 - SpaceX Tracking Antenna
6:29 - Crews Work on Booster 7 and the Orbital Launch Mount
7:10 - LN2 Delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm
7:33 - Crews Work on Ship 24
8:08 - Booster 7
8:28 - Tour Boats Moving Around in the Channel

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #973 on: 09/14/2022 11:30 am »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1570010859107414018

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And so it begins! The first barrel has been spotted in the new Starfactory building. We think that this is a Payload Bay for a Ship!

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #974 on: 09/14/2022 03:51 pm »
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1570077476168007680

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Tent 3 showing likely S26, S27, S28 nosecones. No clue as to what order these are shown here, but high probability of a definite possibility that's what they are.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #975 on: 09/14/2022 05:33 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #976 on: 09/14/2022 06:42 pm »
https://twitter.com/ezekieloverstr1/status/1570038781708730374

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The mysterious Ship 26 nose cone with no heat tiles or flaps

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« Reply #977 on: 09/14/2022 09:25 pm »
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1570113018272575488

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New domes out. Booster 12 aft, & S?? Fwd.
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https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1570160606350655488

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More dome news!! Here's what's thought to be the 1st observed piece of S30. Starting to wonder if this push is to empty the tents into the Starfactory. Thanks for another amazing spot by @JaxLR07 & @RingWatchers.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #978 on: 09/14/2022 11:01 pm »
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1570185784711323654

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Ship 26 / Nosecone 27 is now in front of the High Bay without any tiles! 👀😱

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #979 on: 09/15/2022 05:52 am »
https://twitter.com/csi_starbase/status/1570245347204796422

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As a follow-up to this tweet, it appears SpaceX has also begun to use the "double stacking" method on the booster LOX tank as well. Booster 9 upper LOX section was lifted tonight with Aft Section #4 suspended below it.

Great catch from @mouser58907 🕵🏻‍♂️!

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