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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #660 on: 03/14/2022 04:34 am »
A new Booster aft section capable of supporting 33 Raptor 2 engines was flipped, crews worked on the Orbital Launch Mount, and Ship 20 was moved.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #661 on: 03/15/2022 05:24 am »
Ship 20 was prepared for stacking with Booster 4, new Self Propelled Modular Transporters were delivered, and the Wide Bay gained a level.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #662 on: 03/16/2022 05:16 am »
Ship 20 was stacked on top Booster 4 again at the Orbital Launch Site. This is the 2nd time the chopsticks were used to fully stack the vehicle.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #664 on: 03/17/2022 04:25 am »
A Ship aft section with a new design was flipped, Ship 20 was prepared for cryogenic proof testing, and a new dome design was spotted.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #665 on: 03/18/2022 06:40 am »
Overnight, SpaceX tested the full Starship stack with liquid nitrogen. Meanwhile, an SN8 forward flap was spotted on display at the Brownsville Airport.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #666 on: 03/19/2022 07:20 am »
Propellant load testing was conducted with the full Starship stack, Wide Bay construction continued, and a Booster header tank was spotted outside at the production site.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #667 on: 03/19/2022 12:38 pm »
Propellant load testing was conducted with the full Starship stack, Wide Bay construction continued, and a Booster header tank was spotted outside at the production site.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #668 on: 03/20/2022 07:52 am »
Ship 20 was removed from atop Booster 4, crews worked on GSE piping at the Orbital Tank Farm, and a Booster header tank was lifted at the Production Site.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #670 on: 03/21/2022 01:10 am »
B9 forward sleeve flipped ahead of dome sleeving.

https://twitter.com/CosmicalChief/status/1505725284724658181
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #671 on: 03/21/2022 03:15 am »
Chines, formerly known as nominal segments, were installed onto Booster 7 as aerocovers for its COPVs. Meanwhile, a new Booster common dome section was flipped.

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The full stack was tested but then destacked - the fate of B4 and S20 is unclear as Booster 7 appears nearly ready to roll to the launch site for its own test campaign.

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Also: Deimos left Brownsville for Pascagoula, a forward flap from SN8 was put on display at Brownsville Airport, and various design changes to both Ship and Booster are spotted at the Production Site.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #673 on: 03/22/2022 06:18 am »
Booster 4 was tested with methane at the Launch Site, one of Booster 7's chines was spotted being moved, and a Booster aft section with header tank was spotted inside a production tent.

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In case this is for Booster 7, this can go here for now.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1506301787787214850
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #675 on: 03/23/2022 01:05 am »
A new ring section, which belongs to a new test tank dubbed B7.1, was spotted in the ring yard!

https://mobile.twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1506446778530414594?cxt=HHwWhICytaLX_OcpAAAA
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #676 on: 03/23/2022 04:41 am »
The structural test stand arrived at the launch site as SpaceX builds a new Booster test tank. Meanwhile, the LR 11000 prepared to remove B4 from the launch mount.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #677 on: 03/24/2022 04:05 am »
The SpaceX LR 11000 crane has been attached to Booster 4 as crews prepare to remove it from the orbital launch mount. Meanwhile, thermal tiles were attached to Ship 24ís nosecone sections.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #679 on: 03/25/2022 03:03 am »
Booster 7's waist scaffolding was removed this evening - typically a sign that rollout is close at hand with past prototypes.

https://twitter.com/13ericralph31/status/1507205883834511363

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