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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #240 on: 07/11/2022 11:37 pm »
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1546639772621365248

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Yeah, actually not good. Team is assessing damage.

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1546641991597006851

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Cryogenic fuel is an added challenge, as it evaporates to create fuel-air explosion risk in a partially oxygen atmosphere like Earth.

That said, we have a lot of sensors to detect this. More later.
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #241 on: 07/12/2022 12:13 am »
New fire has sprung up. It looks to me like this one is in a different location (closer to the tower), but it's difficult to tell with the perspective of the different cams, so take that with a grain of salt.

Update: Scarier than it looked, it seems. Died down very quickly, and no more black smoke. Cam is zooming on apparent pipe damage to OLM (according to commentators).
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #242 on: 07/12/2022 01:01 am »
SpaceX crew cautiously passing roadblock. Sending up drone to inspect.

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #243 on: 07/12/2022 03:16 am »
Booster looks to be safed now, and vehicles have returned to the pad.
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #245 on: 07/12/2022 05:46 am »
Earlier Elon tweet:

twitter.com/ppathole/status/1546675566035992576

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Elon, would it be possible to maybe burn/evaporate the leaks caused before ignition? I guess space shuttle used to do this, they used to setup small sparks under the shuttle's engine section & burn off all the Hydrogen leaks that may have happened before ignition ...

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1546713443943825408

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That is one of the things we will be doing going forward.

This particular issue, however, was specific to the engine spin start test (Raptor has a complex start sequence).

Going forward, we won’t do a spin start test with all 33 engines at once.

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #247 on: 07/12/2022 12:32 pm »
Things - from the outside at least - not looking too bad this morning!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1546833995303948289
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #248 on: 07/12/2022 04:11 pm »

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #249 on: 07/12/2022 04:41 pm »
More shots of the damage

https://twitter.com/srocketfuture/status/1546864778353823752

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Definitely some damage around the OLM, and im sure there's damage we can't see, but overall, I think this could have been worse. Best of luck to the teams that will be working to get everything fixed!

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #250 on: 07/12/2022 07:55 pm »
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Crews inspect the damage to B7, B7.1 & the OLM - 12th July 2022 2:14pm 🚀 #Starship #Starbase #SpaceX

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #252 on: 07/13/2022 08:05 pm »
From Reuters report, Elon said in email that Booster 7 will "probably" return to the launch mount next week after high bay inspections.

https://twitter.com/joroulette/status/1547284004558327808

Elon also predicts on Twitter that orbital flight will now be "as soon as next month" "if testing goes well"

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1547253925249552385

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #253 on: 07/14/2022 06:18 am »
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A Raptor was spotted heading towards the Launch Site and was moved near Booster 7. Watch Live with @NASASpaceflight to see if they swap a Raptor.
📺nsf.live/starbase

twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1547427951062425601

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Seems like SpaceX teams might start Booster 7 repairs right there at the launch site.

https://twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1547439160121860096

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Raptor seen coming out of the business end of Booster 7. Seems like they might use the crane mounted on the OLM (guess that's what it was for 😏)

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #254 on: 07/14/2022 06:31 am »
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SPMTs have arrived to transport B7 back to the production site for check outs. #starship

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« Reply #255 on: 07/14/2022 02:14 pm »
Latest vid including B7.



Also, Ship 24 TPS application occurring right now.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1547585059959361539
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #256 on: 07/14/2022 02:40 pm »
Interesting that they're spraying down the dirt berm near Ship 24 with water.

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #257 on: 07/14/2022 03:38 pm »
Interesting that they're spraying down the dirt berm near Ship 24 with water.

FONSI Mitigation #1

Air Quality  The FAA would ensure that SpaceX implements the following measures to minimize impacts on air quality:  1. Periodic water spraying to control particulates and fugitive dust
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #258 on: 07/14/2022 06:31 pm »
Chopsticks rising
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #259 on: 07/14/2022 08:37 pm »

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