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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #20 on: 10/14/2021 10:43 pm »
Staircases and a transport stand.
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« Reply #21 on: 10/14/2021 10:45 pm »
Crane being transported back to the production site.
Human for scale.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #24 on: 10/15/2021 02:03 pm »
New transport closure added for Monday, Oct 18, 9:30am to 11:30am

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #25 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)
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #26 on: 10/15/2021 10:46 pm »
Sunrise.
Dome caps delivered.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #27 on: 10/15/2021 10:51 pm »
Three Raptors were loaded onto the RaptorVan.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #28 on: 10/15/2021 10:56 pm »
Transfer tubes.





































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









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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #29 on: 10/15/2021 11:00 pm »
Wide Bay progress.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #30 on: 10/15/2021 11:03 pm »
Thrust simulator was being worked on this afternoon.
Section was moved into tent 1.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #32 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).


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #33 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
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #34 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
« Last Edit: 10/17/2021 03:05 pm by pyromatter »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #35 on: 10/17/2021 05:46 pm »
Large tank currently rolling to launch site.

Per LabPadre Sentinel

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #36 on: 10/18/2021 12:22 am »
S21 nosecone barrel.
S16 and B2.1 test tank.
B5 in the high bay.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #37 on: 10/18/2021 12:23 am »
Propellant production site.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #38 on: 10/18/2021 12:25 am »
Work continues on B4.
Big Bucky moved to the orbital tank farm.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #39 on: 10/18/2021 12:29 am »
Skates were installed onto the orbital launch tower.
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