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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #80 on: 10/22/2021 04:49 am »
Crews began moving beams into place to assemble the new Wide Bay's structure. Meanwhile, work on Booster 4 continues as more Perlite was delivered to the Orbital Tank Farm.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #81 on: 10/22/2021 05:43 pm »
It looks like the chopsticks have been disconnected from Frankencrane, and are now fully supported by the tower.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #83 on: 10/22/2021 11:48 pm »
The NASA Worm logo was painted over for some reason.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #84 on: 10/22/2021 11:54 pm »
Staircases.
Booster aft tank #3 on the right and aft tank #5 on the left.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #85 on: 10/22/2021 11:56 pm »
Three Raptors were loaded onto the Raptor Van.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #86 on: 10/23/2021 12:03 am »
Raptor near Booster 4.
Forklift holding a section of insulated pipe at the huge tanks.
Chopsticks and the Orbital launch mount.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #87 on: 10/23/2021 12:07 am »
Two staircase sections were moved onto a SPMT.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #88 on: 10/23/2021 12:12 am »
The Wide Bay has started to go up.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #89 on: 10/23/2021 12:15 am »
The NASA logo is gone from the HLS nosecone.
It appears that the nosecone will be moved.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #90 on: 10/23/2021 04:55 am »
Mechazilla's Chopstick arms were disconnected from the LR 11350 Crane, the new Wide Bay's structure begins to grow vertically, plumbing was connected to the two recently delivered large liquid methane tanks, and three Raptor engines were loaded onto a truck, presumably headed back to SpaceX's McGregor, TX test facility.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #91 on: 10/23/2021 01:21 pm »
HLS mockup is being scrapped

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #94 on: 10/24/2021 04:30 am »
The NASA Human Landing System Mockup Nosecone was scrapped, the Quick Disconnect arm moved on its own, Raptor Boost RB32 was delivered, and two Raptors were loaded onto a truck before leaving.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #95 on: 10/24/2021 08:17 am »
The NASA Human Landing System Mockup Nosecone was scrapped, the Quick Disconnect arm moved on its own, Raptor Boost RB32 was delivered, and two Raptors were loaded onto a truck before leaving.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtube.com/watch?v=cQ8IqN19_dg

Several intriguing highlights:

-The beginning of Booster 4 raceway closeout and the apparent application of some kind of foam sealant or insulation around COPV, hydraulics, and umbilical racks. Bonus Super Heavy Raptor shield work.

-S21 nosecone and nose ring TPS is nearly complete.

-Preparation for carriage block installation, which was partially completed later that evening.
« Last Edit: 10/24/2021 08:50 am by vaporcobra »

A booster thrust dome was just lifted onto the sleeving stand. The next vehicle that needs one is B6.
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« Last Edit: 10/24/2021 01:02 pm by Sam/SN18 »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #97 on: 10/24/2021 06:27 pm »
Ship 21's nosecone and nosecone barrel are out of the tent, possibly in preparation for stacking.

Also, a pulley has been installed on the chopstick carriage

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