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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #861 on: 07/02/2022 06:32 am »
Booster 7 and the Launch Site continue to be prepared for static fire testing, the Starlink loading mechanism was spotted with rails extended, and crews continued to work on Ship 24 in the High Bay.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #862 on: 07/03/2022 04:24 am »
Work on Booster 7's aft section progresses as SpaceX nears the first static fire on top the Orbital Launch Mount. Meanwhile, Booster 5 continues to be scrapped.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #863 on: 07/04/2022 03:03 am »
Crews installed shields for Booster 7's Raptor engines as SpaceX gets closer to engine testing. Meanwhile, Ship 24 remains in the High Bay as it awaits rollout to the Launch Site.

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Ship 24 was rolled to the Launch Site ahead of its testing campaign. Ship 24 joins Booster 7 at the site, with the two being bookmarked for the first orbital flight.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #865 on: 07/06/2022 05:00 pm »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1544727604720271363

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If you like payload doors, here's something cool. SN25's door panel was just lifted and installed inside of its payload bay!

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #866 on: 07/07/2022 02:32 am »
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1544842151116189696
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Booster 8 methane section is heading for the Mega Bay for stacking with the LOX section, which is already assembled in the Mega Bay. SpaceX could have two fully stacked boosters soon.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #867 on: 07/07/2022 10:10 am »
Ship 24 was lifted on Suborbital Pad B for testing and Booster 7 was tested. Meanwhile, Booster 8's forward section was moved into the Mega Bay for stacking and a Booster Thrust Assembly was flipped.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #868 on: 07/07/2022 09:16 pm »
Congratulations, it's a booster. B8 mate in the megabay.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #869 on: 07/08/2022 04:05 am »
Ship 24 was disconnected from SpaceX's LR 11000 crane and crews worked around its quick disconnect plate as it is being prepared for static fire testing. Meanwhile, Booster 8 was stacked in the Mega Bay and 3 Raptor 2 engines were delivered.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #871 on: 07/08/2022 10:52 pm »
I am surprised nobody mentioned this ... thing ... that arrived tonight at the launch pad.



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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #872 on: 07/08/2022 11:48 pm »
Chopsticks have risen

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A new work platform for the Orbital Launch Mount was moved to the Launch Site, Booster 7 underwent testing, and the Chopsticks were tested.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #875 on: 07/10/2022 05:33 am »
The chopsticks were raised and lowered around B7's aft section, the Ship quick disconnect retracted before moving back into place, and crews worked on Ship 24.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #876 on: 07/11/2022 05:48 pm »
Chopstick Actuator Removed for Upgrades
After recent Booster 7 testing, crews removed a Chopstick actuator for potential upgrades. Meanwhile, crews attached weather instruments to the top of the Orbital Launch Tower.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #877 on: 07/11/2022 06:24 pm »

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Crews Inspected Booster 7 and the Orbital Launch Mount after Monday's explosion during engine testing and a Ship Common Dome was put on the sleeving stand at the Launch Site.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #879 on: 07/14/2022 01:51 pm »
SpaceX is moving SPMTs into place as they prepare to remove Booster 7 from the launch mount for transport back to the Production Site.

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