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Offline Chris Bergin

Ship forward dome, it appears. Not sure which one.

Did a timelapse :)

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1479181567683612676
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #441 on: 01/07/2022 05:10 am »
Crews added shielding to the outer edge of the Orbital Launch Mount in preparations for further testing. Meanwhile, another section of the New High Bay's 3rd level was lifted into place.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #442 on: 01/07/2022 10:02 pm »
Captured on LabPadre Rover 2.0 last night. Launch countdown rehearsal heard over the PA, with a full speed booster QD retraction:

https://twitter.com/CSI_Starbase/status/1479551762344329222

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #443 on: 01/08/2022 12:30 am »
Chopsticks moved up about 6ft in the past few minutes. I believe this is the first movement since Tuesday evening. Might be gearing up for more testing tonight.

Per LabPadre Rover
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #445 on: 01/08/2022 01:25 am »
The crane has stopped at the remains of Booster 3, and there seems to be a lift up on top of B3 now.

And you can vaguely see in the LabPadre Rover Cam shot that there's a 6-point loadspreader going up.
« Last Edit: 01/08/2022 01:27 am by StevenOBrien »

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Chopsticks. B3 with crane (likely RIP) and B7 on the move in the High Bay.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #447 on: 01/08/2022 01:28 am »
Load spreader has raised up to B3!

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B7 on the move.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #449 on: 01/08/2022 02:13 am »
Right chopstick arm in motion!

Edit: both arms swinging in sync!
« Last Edit: 01/08/2022 02:17 am by RocketLover0119 »
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #450 on: 01/08/2022 02:40 am »
Both arms opening up now.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #451 on: 01/08/2022 03:57 am »
Mechazilla has now been lowered to its resting position The other boom lifts surrounding the tower have all lowered to the ground either for the night or for now. Someone else can attach screenshots as I do not have time.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #452 on: 01/08/2022 05:18 am »
A new aft LOX section for Booster 7 was moved into the High Bay. Meanwhile, work continues to prepare the Orbital Launch Site for the first orbital test flight.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @nicansuini, and the NSF Robots. Edited by @Patrick_Colqu.

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Offline Chris Bergin

Foggy morning.

(And Booster 3's demise, which is covered here:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=54284.msg2329187#msg2329187 )

Nic's out there so we have this view:
« Last Edit: 01/08/2022 08:53 pm by Chris Bergin »
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #454 on: 01/09/2022 04:27 am »
SpaceX tested the movement of the Chopsticks and Quick Disconnect Arm as the site gets closer to operational status. Meanwhile, the remains of Booster 3 were cut apart.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #455 on: 01/09/2022 03:24 pm »
Something being lowered into the chopsticks.

Also, per LabPadre Rover cam, a significant amount of the scaffolding on the tower legs has now been removed.
« Last Edit: 01/09/2022 03:58 pm by StevenOBrien »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #456 on: 01/09/2022 03:58 pm »
Something being lowered into the chopsticks.

You can actually see what look like the same little nubbins present on Super Heavies on both sides. The only plausible explanation I can think of: mass sim meant for testing the booster conveyor system :)

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #458 on: 01/09/2022 05:12 pm »
They do seem to be using it to test the conveyor system. It's moved ever so slightly down the length of the arms.

Per LabPadre Rover

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #459 on: 01/09/2022 06:00 pm »
Indeed, you can see the forward sled section of the right hand arm move towards the tower (and test jig) between 12:03 and 12:05 CST


Image credit: LabPadre's livestream
« Last Edit: 01/09/2022 06:01 pm by Johnnyhinbos »
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