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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #880 on: 07/15/2022 11:48 am »
SpaceX lifted Booster 7 off the orbital launch mount in preparation for roll back to the Production Site. Crews will inspect the booster and determine its flight worthiness.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #881 on: 07/16/2022 02:32 am »
Booster 7 was rolled back to the Production Site for repairs, two Raptor engines were delivered, and Ship 24 was thoroughly inspected with a drone.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #882 on: 07/16/2022 02:00 pm »
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1548306358709039105

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #883 on: 07/18/2022 03:05 am »
Crews work on Ship 24 as SpaceX prepares to test its Raptor engines. The previous test was aborted. Meanwhile, another Chopstick actuator was replaced.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #884 on: 07/18/2022 01:36 pm »
Good recap of everything that happened this week from LabPadre:


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #885 on: 07/19/2022 03:44 am »
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1549213709469360128

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #886 on: 07/19/2022 06:52 am »
Ship 24 underwent spin prime testing of its six Raptor 2 engines, three of Booster 7's Raptors were moved inside Tent 1, and Ship 25's payload section was moved outside of Tent 3.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #887 on: 07/19/2022 07:42 pm »
Pad was cleared before 10AM.

Orbital tank farm activity started up in the last 20 minutes. LOX side appears to be getting frosty.

No suborbital tank farm activity that I've seen.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #888 on: 07/19/2022 08:54 pm »
OLM is venting. (I believe this is the first time since last week's explosion)

Update: And cars are now back at the suborbital tank farm (No public cams showing it at the moment)

Update 2: Looks like pad is clear again.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #889 on: 07/19/2022 10:03 pm »
B7.1 getting frosty.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #890 on: 07/20/2022 05:03 am »
SpaceX moved the Starlink loader into the new building, potentially signaling that it is a clean room for loading in the satellites. Meanwhile, the B7.1 tank was tested.
 
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Reposting as Jack forget the link to the vid ;)

4 Raptor 2 engines were delivered to Starbase and 4 were loaded onto the truck and shipped out. Meanwhile, Ship 24 underwent two spin prime tests of its 6 Raptor engines, and a Booster Aft Dome was flipped and sleeved.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #893 on: 07/21/2022 05:51 pm »
B7.1 testing today. Started filling at about 12PM local.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #894 on: 07/22/2022 06:15 am »
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1550338080833474560

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Ship 28 thrust dome and sleeve being prepped for sleeving. Moving faster according to @JaxLR07
**aft sleeving timelines**
24 to 25 was 40 days
25 to 26 was 62 days
26 to 27 was 40 days
27 to 28 was 31 days
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #895 on: 07/22/2022 06:45 am »
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1550276714797797377

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B7.1 is currently wrapping up testing for the day. Here is a clip from earlier when it appeared to buckle slightly. Audio is interesting too.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #896 on: 07/22/2022 11:39 am »
SpaceX tests Ship 24's Raptor engines again by performing two spin prime tests. Tests were conducted with one engine first, and two engines for the second test.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #897 on: 07/22/2022 04:55 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #898 on: 07/23/2022 04:14 am »
A herd of Raptors was delivered today as another set were loaded onto the RaptorVan, presumably to be sent back to McGregor.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #899 on: 07/23/2022 08:30 am »
A herd of Raptors was delivered today as another set were loaded onto the RaptorVan, presumably to be sent back to McGregor.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Justin (@OGNovuh)


Someone at SpaceX during the speedup around 6:24 seems to have taken a picture of Mary.
« Last Edit: 07/23/2022 08:30 am by catdlr »
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