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Title: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/28/2020 05:20 pm
This is the new Master Update Thread. Please note, updates only in this thread.


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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/28/2020 05:41 pm
Mary's latest video as a good starting point:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XYWJ86bCRE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/28/2020 05:43 pm
And of course Brenden's great work that absolutely needs to be here near the top. Yes, we'll have a BN1 Master Thread in the coming days, and one for SN9.

https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1332680353039847426
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 11/28/2020 06:14 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgCscF5ofNw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/28/2020 07:24 pm
Nosecone in tent 3.
SN11 nosecone section being moved.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/28/2020 07:32 pm
Delivery.
SN9.
View of the production site.
Lunar Starship mockup.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/28/2020 07:35 pm
SN5 and ring sections.
Aerocover.
Removing TPS tiles from SN5.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/28/2020 07:38 pm
Pics taken at the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/28/2020 07:41 pm
Pics taken at the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/28/2020 07:43 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/28/2020 10:25 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1332827873086988289
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/28/2020 10:47 pm
While SN8's test flight is expected to move to the right a few days, SN9 and future Starships - through to SN15 - are being prepared at the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist).

https://youtu.be/2pz1fiuh8p4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: RDHZ on 11/29/2020 06:06 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1333123173815087111

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1333123941297233920
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/29/2020 08:50 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1333166193222496257

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Starship SN9 🚀
#spacex #bocachica #starship
(2200ft msl, 11/27)🛩️
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/29/2020 09:41 pm
Weekly Update! Starship SN8 waits, SN9 ready to tag in, SN10 waits for a nosecone, Raptors in and out and future vehicles assemble.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Host: Thomas Burghardt (@TGMetsFan98). Edit: Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/-X5dwl6nmHs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/30/2020 05:45 am
Old Raptor install platform (?) moved to build site.

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Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/30/2020 05:54 am
SN9
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 11/30/2020 05:57 am
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/30/2020 05:27 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1333455695275028481

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It will be real soon

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1333477514581336066

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It will be real soon
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/30/2020 07:04 pm
https://youtu.be/BV0QrniQ-oU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 11/30/2020 08:50 pm
New road closures have been published, 3 and 4 would be for the SN8 flight
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Post by: Conexion Espacial on 11/30/2020 09:28 pm
The closing scheduled for December 1, has been canceled
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/30/2020 10:11 pm
A new loadspreader.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/30/2020 10:17 pm
Nosecone sections.
Nosecone section lifted onto stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 11/30/2020 10:22 pm
Work continues on SN9.
View of build site.
SN15 Mid LOX section being moved into tent 1.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 11/30/2020 10:27 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/30/2020 11:41 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1333570154421170176

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Starship SN8 being prepped for static fire
later this week.🚀
#spacex #bocachica #starship 
High quality Starship downloads now up on our discord!
Join here: discord.gg/arHKCRR

(2200ft msl,🛩️ 12/27)

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1333558879318405127

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What comes first, 360 space bar or the gantry crane?
#spacex #bocachica
(2100ft msl, 11/27)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/01/2020 01:28 am
SpaceXers were busy working on Starship SN8's aft as the launch schedule remains unclear. The launch will clear the way for SN9 to take a trip to the launch site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist).

https://youtu.be/YDiq1F2zQnE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/01/2020 04:25 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1333824421178568707

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Starship SN8🚀
Historic 15km flight coming soon!
#starship #bocachica #spacex
(2300ft msl, 11/27)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/01/2020 06:53 pm
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1333861409638260739

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Robotic StarShip assembly line arm spotted

https://twitter.com/cooper_hime/status/1333856803533238283

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Robotic arm in the tent
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/01/2020 08:07 pm
Sunrise at the launch site.
LN2 Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/01/2020 08:10 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/01/2020 08:14 pm
The new Starship transporter rolled from the build site to the lot next to the crane shed.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/01/2020 08:17 pm
SN9.
Tankzilla is ready to go for a ride.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/01/2020 08:36 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1333886926160588803

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🚀Landing Pad Cleared✅
#spacex #bocachica #starship
(2200ft msl, 11/27)

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1333889667012431874
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/01/2020 10:56 pm
 Twilight view the mega transporter.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/02/2020 12:29 am
Sunset at the launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/02/2020 02:41 am
Ahead of more Starship SN8 pre-launch testing, a new dual SPMT set up was tested, likely ahead of its role transporting Starship SN9 to the launch site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/jbQ4ExSkln8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/02/2020 03:53 pm
For SN8 updates, please use this thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52397.0

Those claiming two update threads is too complicated must struggle to put their socks on every morning ;)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/03/2020 02:15 am
Numerous Starships - and nosecones - continue production tasks as SN8 gets ever-closer to her test launch, with the FAA clearing a window that opens on Friday.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist).

https://youtu.be/zkfa5ebOcgM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/03/2020 06:50 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1334341782973386753

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Tiny Farm
#spacex #bocachica
(11/27,2200ft msl)

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1334315517541289984

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Our ride to Mars🚀
#spacex #bocachica #Starship
(2200ft msl,11/27)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/03/2020 11:32 am
Sunrise 12-02-2020.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/03/2020 11:43 am
Pics taken at the launch site 12-02-2020.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/03/2020 11:46 am
Pics taken at the launch site 12-02-2020.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/03/2020 11:54 am
Pics taken 12/02/2020.
Nosecones in tent 3.
Booster forward tank section was moved.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/03/2020 11:59 am
Pics taken 12-02-2020
High bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/03/2020 12:04 pm
Pics taken 12-02-2020.
The aft quad #2 booster section was moved.
An unknown section was moved at the rear of tent 3.
Section being moved near the windbreak.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/03/2020 12:29 pm
Pics taken 12-02-2020.
Dome cap delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/03/2020 12:31 pm
Transport stand delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/03/2020 12:37 pm
Pics taken 12-02-2020.
Preparing to remove a canard from Mk1.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/03/2020 08:59 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/03/2020 09:00 pm
Mk1 minus one canard.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/04/2020 05:27 pm
https://youtu.be/ZHuM1512gBs
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/05/2020 12:38 am
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/05/2020 12:41 am
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/05/2020 12:45 am
Another area cleared at the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/05/2020 12:51 am
A two ring high section brought out of tent 2.
Crane is hooked up and preparing to flip a dome section.
SN16 common dome section has been moved out of tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/05/2020 12:56 am
SN16 common dome section being prepared for flipping.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/05/2020 12:59 am
The flip.
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/05/2020 01:33 am
 A few of El Flip from another angle.
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/05/2020 05:08 am
 As soon as the SN16 common barrel left, there's an upper bulkhead on the sleeving stand. 8 Starships in various stages of construction.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/05/2020 05:17 am
SN16’s Common Dome was flipped, new flaps were delivered, work on SN8 and SN9 continued and a piece of mystery equipment was delivered.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist).

https://youtu.be/CHZvQD0GkxA
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/05/2020 11:19 am
https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1335193798742212609

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 5th December
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/05/2020 05:18 pm
https://twitter.com/nickyx15a/status/1335254704117460993

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A tour around SN8 at 3000mm zoom. I love that there’s such a thing as “Space Puddy”. See if you can find it! 📸🔬🚀 #SpaceX #Starship #BocaChica

https://twitter.com/nickyx15a/status/1335257232536203273

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More shots around SN8 at near 3000mm. I spy with my little eye, some Raptors peeking out from under there 👀🔍🦖#SpaceX #Starship #BocaChica
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/05/2020 10:05 pm
A forward dome is on the stand.
The forward dome sleeve was waiting until the rain started and it was moved back into tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/05/2020 10:07 pm
Nosecone out of the tent this morning.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/05/2020 10:10 pm
Delivery of a roll of stainless steel.
Tube stands were loaded onto the flatbed and moved farther into the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/05/2020 10:15 pm
LOX delivery.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2020 01:44 am
Starship SN8 is continuing preps at the launch site, while the test flight target is no sooner than Monday. Future Starships continue assembly at the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/h1AYvxYePlI
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/06/2020 04:09 pm
 Looks like the other MK1 canard is coming off.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/06/2020 08:10 pm
Wish you had a chance of paying a visit to SpaceX Boca Chica before the roads close ahead of the test flight of SN8? Jack Beyer (@thejackbeyer) has taken this 360 degree interactive road trip past the Launch Pads and Production Facilities.

https://youtu.be/nVo5AsMz0TI
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/06/2020 10:40 pm
twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1335730773454954497

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Sunset with Starship SN8 and Starhopper is gorgeous tonight. I can't wait to see SN8 fly. 🤩🔥🚀😍
@NASASpaceflight

forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topi…

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1335738691285905415

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The evening just got prettier as it progressed. 🚀😍
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/07/2020 01:03 am
Work continued on the wall.
SN8.
Work continued under SN8.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/07/2020 01:08 am
Delivery for the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/07/2020 01:11 am
Removing the second canard from Mk1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/07/2020 01:13 am
Removing Mk1 canard.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/07/2020 01:18 am
Sunset with SN8 and Starhopper.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/07/2020 03:11 am
Starship Prototype Mk1 continues to be dismantled as Starship SN8 is prepared for its 12.5km flight, with SN9 close behind in the production flow.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist).

https://youtu.be/rSdeO8_W7pA
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Post by: WiresMN on 12/07/2020 02:53 pm
On the Labpadre stream it looks like they are preparing to chop the top on SN1.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/07/2020 02:57 pm
https://twitter.com/romn8tr/status/1335963704010166290

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Work on MK1 is underway. Disassembly? Fins coming off?
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/07/2020 03:13 pm
 My guess for MK1 would be disassembly. They'll probably demolish the old concrete base.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/07/2020 11:23 pm
Sunrise.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/07/2020 11:28 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/07/2020 11:36 pm
Pics taken at the build site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/07/2020 11:38 pm
Crane hooking up to Mk1.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/08/2020 12:43 am
With Starship SN8 set to launch on a test flight Tuesday, a final day of activities took place amid continued preparations of future Starships at the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/cRN2Ikt6x6w
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/08/2020 06:26 am
Starship Serial Number 8 underwent some body flap testing, as well as a wet dress rehearsal ahead of its first attempt at a high altitude test flight.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by Jack Beyer (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/FW03j5ajFdw
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Post by: greendra on 12/08/2020 07:35 am
MK1's nosecone got the chop last night
Credit LabPadre
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Post by: SimPilotX on 12/08/2020 12:02 pm
A very Mars-esque sunrise on SN8's big day. Hopper looking on in anticipation!
Image Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/09/2020 10:32 am
 The MK1 nose is looking a little stumpy this morning.
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Post by: hi-ban on 12/09/2020 12:15 pm
Looks like a Michael Bay movie  ;D
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Post by: ScaryDare on 12/09/2020 02:15 pm
Posting on the public side since much better shots already here...

More photos from 2 days ago. Flying in to Port Isabel and treated the big TFR as active just because.  Unfortunately, we had to leave yesterday (right before propellant load) and I departed without getting closer for photos.

Very happy to have met Jack Beyer!

Photos:
- Launch, landing site.
- Heavy crop with maybe Elonian visitor
- I was very distracted by the terrain.
- This area speaks for itself.  SN9 peaking out.
- behind the scenes on the photo pass courtesy of my wife (and on autopilot)

Gary
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/10/2020 07:20 am
https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1336873442499506176

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Today, SN8 successfully lifted off, ascended to 12.5km, bellyfloped and performed its landing flip maneuver with precise flap control to reach its landing point. It doesn't matter that it exploded. Making it as far as it did definitely exceeded my expectaions. SN9 you're up next!
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Post by: IvanDogovich on 12/10/2020 10:32 pm
Monday closure for transport of SN9 to launch pad authorized by Cameron County:
Noon to 9:00 PM.

https://www.cameroncounty.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PUBLIC-NOTICE-OF-CAMERON-COUNTY-ORDER-TO-TEMP.-ROAD-CLOSURE.-12.14.20.pdf

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1337169644835143680
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/11/2020 01:11 am
Crane hooked up to the Raptor stand.
SN9.
Nosecone.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/11/2020 01:15 am
Mk1.
Nosecones in tent 3.
Delivery.
Nosecone sections.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/11/2020 01:21 am
A section is in the windbreak.


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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/11/2020 01:25 am
SN10 in the mid bay.
SN11 in the mid bay.
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/11/2020 02:49 am
 A nose looking for canards and there's a whatsit in the old windbreak.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/11/2020 06:45 am
https://youtu.be/Ss_1wduBWFM

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Published on 10 Dec 2020
Starship SN8 cleanup begins as Elon Musk and the SpaceX Team take a closer look at its remains. Starship SN9, next in line to fly, is ready to roll out to the launch pad for its test campaign culminating in a flight test similar to SN8's.

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0:00 Starship SN8 Launch Day Sunrise
0:23 Bonus Angle from SN8’s Launch
1:10 Liftoff!
1:50 Starship SN9 Ready To Roll Out to the Launch Pad
2:50 Stainless Steel Barrel Sections
3:09 Crane Attached to Raptor Engine Stand
3:53 Starship SN6
4:12 Starship Mk1 Dismantled
4:40 New Nosecone with Flap Aerocovers
5:05 Stainless Steel Roll Delivery
5:35 Barrel Construction Stand
6:05 Windbreak with Nosecone Section Inside
6:57 Parts of Starship Mk1’s Nosecone
7:21 Starship SN10 In Mid Bay
7:53 Starship SN11 Work Continues
9:11 Elon Musk Inspects Starship SN8 Remains
13:00 Rest in Peace, SN8
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/11/2020 12:52 pm
Cross-posting as first part of video covers build site and shows lots of rings stacked across the site etc

Flyover footage from yesterday, going live in about 12 mins

https://youtu.be/5GTjI6aPqfg
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/11/2020 01:09 pm
 We're up to three upper and two lower bulkheads sitting in front of Tent 2.
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Post by: MikeYVN on 12/11/2020 02:22 pm
SN9 tipped over in the highbay at 9:07am
@Labpadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/11/2020 02:23 pm
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1337417530898604035

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Seems like the stand SN9 was on COLLAPSED and the only thing that saved StarShip from falling over was the highbay, hopefully no one was hurt or injured!😰🚀
(Video credit: @LabPadre)

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1337417678743629825
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/11/2020 02:40 pm
 Err....
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/11/2020 02:50 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1337424248260993024

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Unfortunately, Starship SN9 is leaning in the high bay. @elonmusk will it buff right out?
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: yg1968 on 12/11/2020 04:30 pm
https://twitter.com/LabPadre/status/1337445612065796096

https://youtu.be/s4ag8sEjuOQ
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/11/2020 04:42 pm
OLM tent is slowly RUDing in the wind
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Post by: vaporcobra on 12/11/2020 05:15 pm
Some better detail of SN9's base and clear damage to at least one aft flap.

https://twitter.com/SpacePadreIsle/status/1337433419802947584
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/11/2020 05:35 pm
SN9 leaning in the high bay.
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Post by: zubenelgenubi on 12/11/2020 07:01 pm
Updates here in the update thread.

Discussion of updates in the discussion thread.

Three posts deleted.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/11/2020 08:42 pm
Tankzilla is ready to hit the highway.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/11/2020 10:37 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1337541778992455688

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Tankzilla is on the move but not on a transporter. Forklifts are busy making a corduroy road for Tankzilla to travel over. The road is closed coming into Boca Chica. This will be a very slow move. 🐌
@NASASpaceflight

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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/11/2020 11:06 pm
https://youtu.be/aIoEQwCVEtE

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Starship SN9 falls into the High Bay walls after its aft supports fail. No one was injured in the mishap and damage appears to be minimal. Crews continue to clean up SN8's wreckage after its hard landing in the final seconds of the 12.5KM flight.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

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0:00 Starshipless Sunrise
0:33 Starship Pad B
0:59 Starship SN8 Wreckage
1:27 SN8 Remains
3:11 SN8’s Methane Header Tank Wreckage
3:33 SN8’s Thrust Puck Wreckage
5:35 Starship SN9 Leaning Against the High Bay
6:34 Closeups of the Damage to SN9
6:54 Nosecone Lifting Rig
7:49 More SN9 Closeups
9:29 Tankzilla, SpaceX’s Largest Crane, On the Move
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/11/2020 11:09 pm
Tankzilla on the move.
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Post by: nicom26 on 12/12/2020 04:38 am
Tankzilla has arrived at the build site, but it hasn't moved in a while.
(via LabPadre live stream)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/12/2020 07:14 am
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1337622200812265473

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Tankzilla has made it into the production site at SpaceX Boca Chica. The highway has reopened.  🏗🚀
@NASASpaceflight

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Post by: vaporcobra on 12/12/2020 09:12 am
Practically zero visibility in Boca Chica after a wild fogbank rolled in earlier tonight. The pad is quite literally invisible via LabPadre's main camera and the build site view below was taken before things got much less visible - just so there's something recognizable in frame.
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/12/2020 01:21 pm
 It's like trying to take a photo in Beijing on a bad day.
 
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/12/2020 03:21 pm
 Ready to start and more importantly, clearing up.
 And, whoever is running that streaming camera, I put it on the peak of the roof, so you can see the Highbay now.
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/12/2020 04:59 pm
 Reaching in. Here's hoping it's like the post fireball Hopper and collapsed Lunar lander skirt, and not as bad as feared.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/12/2020 05:10 pm
https://youtu.be/jyfjwXo9hjk
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/12/2020 06:53 pm
https://twitter.com/tgmetsfan98/status/1337845405434974210

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Myself, @NASASpaceflight, and @ChrisG_NSF are hoping on our stream from Boca Chica to do some Q&A during our normal NSF Live showtime. Come hang out!
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/12/2020 08:51 pm
 There's no trace of damage to the NW side of the Highbay, so the same place at the same time conflict must not have been too bad.
 A downcomer going into an upper bulkhead section.
 The things you come across, walking down the trails here.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/13/2020 12:08 am
Tankzilla pulling into the Stargate entrance of the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/13/2020 12:12 am
Forward dome section out of the tent.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/13/2020 12:14 am
Domes.
On top of Mk1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/13/2020 12:17 am
Tankzilla at the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/13/2020 12:20 am
Hooking up to SN9.
New transport stand being moved for SN9.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/13/2020 02:06 am
The Liebherr LR1600/2 Crawler Crane (dubbed "Tankzilla") has secured the leaning Starship SN9 inside the High Bay. Meanwhile, work on future Starships continued.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist).

https://youtu.be/HghOSxI1K48
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/13/2020 02:24 am
Elon standing under SN9 on December 10th. Looks like at least two Raptors were already installed on SN9.

Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/50711597728/ (CC Attribution 2.0 license)
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Post by: vaporcobra on 12/13/2020 02:26 am
Steve also got a tour of the high bay and Starship SN9, producing some pretty excellent photos before The Accident and confirming that two Raptors were already installed. Also included some views of a common dome on the sleeving stand, a ring section covered in heat shield attachment points, and the interior of what I assume is one of the mostly completed nose sections.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/

Edit: ninja'd haha. Should also add that it seems likelier than any other reasonable explanation that the jacks SN9 was apparently balanced on were partially to blame for the fall.
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Post by: theinternetftw on 12/13/2020 02:47 am
Higher res versions of two of the above shots.
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Post by: vaporcobra on 12/13/2020 03:22 am
I suspect they’ll hook the crane up as a fail safe and jack up SN9/base from the bottom.

As Johnny predicted, it looks like SpaceX has begun to slowly jack up SN9. Difficult to capture in an image but it's visible if you jump forward to the present from ~9pm on LabPadre's Sentinel camera.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ozYnVQahE
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/13/2020 03:22 am
SN9 is finally moving, but very, very slowly. (Don't know if it's even worth posting still shots ;D)
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/13/2020 04:25 am
 It's moving.
 (I'm just going to keep adding to this post)
 Looks straight enough for me to go to sleep.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/13/2020 05:13 am
Here's the current view.

Credit LabPadre YouTube livestream.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/13/2020 08:23 am
Time lapse of SN9 being moved upright

https://youtu.be/dwMZDaG6ZSs
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Post by: pyromatter on 12/13/2020 11:54 am
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1338104471621169153
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Post by: pyromatter on 12/13/2020 12:37 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1338114762769620999
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1338116428793323522
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/13/2020 01:31 pm
 The bulkhead population explosion continues with three uppers, two lowers and one middle.
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/13/2020 02:34 pm
 Just noticed a new nose in the old windbreak.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/13/2020 03:20 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1338156781164523520
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/13/2020 03:24 pm
SN9
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/13/2020 03:27 pm
SN9
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/13/2020 05:17 pm
 SN9 showing it's new tough guy motif.
 
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/13/2020 05:23 pm
 Good MK1/SN10 nose contrast.
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Post by: sucramdi on 12/13/2020 06:11 pm
Bonus shot of SN10 and 11 in the mid bay via Steve Jurventson and RGV Aerial

https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1338195708487327745?
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/13/2020 06:35 pm
More photos from Steve Jurvetson on flickr
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/13/2020 06:39 pm
https://twitter.com/spxadrian/status/1338204207153893379

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SN9 appears to have taken some damage from the tilt 😅 but she is back up right and still attached to Tankzilla 🏗

https://twitter.com/spxadrian/status/1338205469798768641

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The rest of SN9 seems to be ok but still not confirmed, hopefully she only got a couple scrapes and bruises 😅
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/13/2020 08:23 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/13/2020 08:26 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/13/2020 08:28 pm
Nosecone in the windbreak.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/13/2020 08:30 pm
Production site.
A common dome has been moved outside.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/13/2020 10:14 pm
Starship SN9 is now mostly level and secure in the High Bay, as work continues to clean up SN8 remains. New nosecones (one likely for SN10) are also being prepped.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist).

https://youtu.be/qOa814vAi58
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/14/2020 07:02 am
https://youtu.be/gHfbJLPsT9o

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NSF's latest weekly update video - with SpaceX Boca Chica highlights, including Starship SN8's epic flight and SN9's unfortunate mishap.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer). Hosted by Thomas Burghardt (@TGMetsfan98). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/14/2020 02:52 pm
For those with busy lives and would like a six minute round-up of Starship SN8's flight and all the new vehicles at SpaceX Boca Chica - here's a Thomas Burghart (@TGMetsFan98) hosted overview, featuring Mary (@BocaChicaGal) always-amazing video footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHfbJLPsT9o
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/14/2020 02:57 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1338513119862263818

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SH
#spacex #starship
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Post by: greendra on 12/14/2020 04:26 pm
Today's (14th) road closure for moving SN9 to the test site has been cancelled.

https://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/14/2020 08:57 pm
SN9 currently being lifted out of the highbay. (Yes, I stare at the LabPadre cameras all day to note inches of movement so you don't have to!)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/14/2020 09:21 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1338609996679045128

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At SpaceX Boca Chica Starship SN9 has been given a lift out of the high bay. 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.0
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/14/2020 10:30 pm
SN9 was given a lift out of the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/14/2020 10:32 pm
SN9 out of the high bay.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/14/2020 10:45 pm
SN9 going back inside, and has been lifted up a few feet.

Edit: And the stand has been removed per Mary's photos
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Post by: pyromatter on 12/14/2020 10:51 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1338632401480785920
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/14/2020 11:43 pm
SN9 is now back in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/15/2020 12:35 am
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/15/2020 12:38 am
Removing stainless steel rolls from around the stand.
New flap.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/15/2020 03:08 am
Starship SN9 was lifted out of the High Bay on Monday, prior to returning and being remounted/secured for repair work. A new - potential replacement - flap was spotted nearby. Work is also continuing on removing the remains of SN8 at the landing pad.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDlWRkwmT4g
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/15/2020 03:45 am
 Inch by inch the majestic sleeve approaches it's unwary prey.
 While the unlucky dome is slowly constricted by the huge Ringed Python, let's take a moment to talk about Mutual of Omaha insurance.
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/15/2020 04:31 am
 The bulkhead sleeving version for the impatient.

https://youtu.be/mrTUgMQuv_s
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/15/2020 04:56 am
 SN9 is still pointed up.
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/15/2020 02:18 pm
 After a few days of drama, everything looks what passes for normal today.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/15/2020 02:44 pm
twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1338871707260620807

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Pad clearing!

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1338880465432948739
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/15/2020 04:40 pm
https://youtu.be/khi7XAy5IP4
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/15/2020 05:13 pm
twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1338909841046298628

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Starship SN9 update...standing tall in the high bay and awaiting repairs before roll out.  🤩🚀

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1338910732306485251
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Post by: greendra on 12/15/2020 07:19 pm
New road closures for the 17th and 18th from 8AM till 5PM.


https://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/15/2020 11:09 pm
The forward dome was sleeved.
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/15/2020 11:12 pm
SN14 nosecone section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/15/2020 11:22 pm
SN9.
Tubes.
Nosecone barrel section has lead-ins installed.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/15/2020 11:24 pm
Launch site.
LOX deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/15/2020 11:25 pm
Concrete being pumped at the rear of the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/16/2020 12:37 am
A flap is being installed on the SN10 nosecone.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/16/2020 01:28 am
With Starship SN9 secured, work continues toward fully stacking SN10. SpaceX is still cleaning up of the landing pad while liquid oxygen is delivered for future Starship testing!

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY73Hk4NrQc
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/16/2020 11:56 am
Nice shot, taken yesterday, of SN9 forward fin damage

https://twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1339189946435899392
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Post by: greendra on 12/16/2020 05:22 pm
Road closures for 17th and 18th have been cancelled. Now scheduled for after Christmas on 28th and 29th December.
https://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/16/2020 07:20 pm
https://youtu.be/49-1D_-WA2E

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Starship SN10's nosecone has a flap mounted, bringing it closer to final stacking. Large pieces of SN8 cleared from the landing pad in preparation for SN9's rollout and flight.

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0:00 Starship SN10 Gets its Forward Flaps
0:45 Production Site Sunrise
1:15 Starship SN9
1:40 Starship Mk1 Prototype Nosecone
2:04 Starship SN8 Wreckage Cleanup
3:16 Starship Launch & Landing Pad Preps
3:40 Orbital Launch Site
4:10 Orbital Launch Site Delivery
4:50 Liquid Nitrogen Delivery to the Tank Farm
5:16 “Tankzilla” and Starship SN9
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/17/2020 03:55 pm
 A common bulkhead ready for cladding.
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Post by: greendra on 12/17/2020 06:03 pm
Another closure has been added for the 30th of December. Still no official information on what the closures will be for.

EDIT: Closures also added for the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of December!

https://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/17/2020 08:40 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1339684205039661057

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Starship SN9🚀
#SpaceX #Starship #Bocachica
(12/16, 2100ft msl)🛩️
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/17/2020 10:41 pm
 One more common dome sleeved and they're messing around with a nose base.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/17/2020 11:37 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/17/2020 11:40 pm
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/17/2020 11:42 pm
Work continues on SN9.
Scissor lift delivered into barrel section.
Nosecones in tent 3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/17/2020 11:47 pm
B1 forward pipe dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/17/2020 11:48 pm
SN17 aft dome sleeve.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/17/2020 11:53 pm
The Booster dome was sleeved. The label indicated BN1 CMN.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/17/2020 11:54 pm
The crane is hooked up to the SN10 nosecone barrel section.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/18/2020 02:56 am
Just your average Thursday at SpaceX's South Texas site, with Starship SN8 clear up ops, SN9 repairs ahead of rollout, vehicles through to SN17 being prepared and Super Heavy BN1 section sleeving!

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11EVbohSnrM
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Post by: [email protected] on 12/18/2020 04:34 am
SN9 crushed nose flap is being moved between 10:04 & 10:10 pm CT

And SN10 nose is moved out of the low bay roughly half an hour later (© LabPadre)
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/18/2020 05:04 am
 Should see a new stacked nose soon.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/18/2020 01:56 pm
A new 1 hour closure for later today? 13:00 to 14:00 local time

Crane movement?
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/18/2020 04:53 pm
 The SN10 nose base is in position. Probably too windy to do much today.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/18/2020 06:06 pm
twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1340010165068853248

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Road remains open at 1pm scheduled closure. SN8 nose cone is still on pad but looks ready to be lifted and transported.

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1340010435521687554
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/18/2020 06:37 pm
https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1340018251254870016

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Looks like today’s road closure is for this new building
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/18/2020 06:41 pm
https://youtu.be/2RkjAPJNZuU
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Post by: greendra on 12/18/2020 07:10 pm
Closer look at the new building.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/18/2020 08:09 pm
 SN10's nose is still looking for a canard.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/18/2020 09:51 pm
Sunrise.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/18/2020 09:56 pm
SN9.
BN1 forward pipe dome section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/18/2020 09:59 pm
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/18/2020 10:00 pm
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/18/2020 10:01 pm
SN15 aft dome skirt.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/18/2020 10:04 pm
SN10 nosecone.
The barrel section was moved into the windbreak.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/18/2020 10:06 pm
SN10 nosecone and barrel section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/18/2020 10:08 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/18/2020 10:10 pm
Moving a ring for the bottom Booster barrel.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/18/2020 10:13 pm
SPMT pulling in at the old gas well site.
The modular building was transported to the launch site.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/18/2020 11:14 pm
Ahead of the upcoming test of Starship SN9, the first Super Heavy booster (mostly known as BN1) is vying for attention, lining up sections for stacking in the High Bay.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://youtu.be/1nkv8EL-Y5A
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Post by: vaporcobra on 12/19/2020 05:25 am
Looks like a smaller crane is in position to remove SN9's damaged forward flap.

Source is LabPadre. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=n5ozYnVQahE)
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Post by: aip on 12/19/2020 10:31 am
SN9 damaged forward flap has been removed, and the mounting points are being inspected with a cherry picker.

via LabPadre Sentinel cam
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/19/2020 01:47 pm
 It looks like they're might be stacking the SN10 nose even with the missing canard.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/19/2020 02:28 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1340317915250384896

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At SpaceX Boca Chica Starship SN10 nosecone is being stacked in the windbreak.  🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight

forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topi…
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/19/2020 02:36 pm
 Thar she blows.
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/19/2020 03:02 pm
 Taking their time for those last few inches. Wind is about 10 knots.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/19/2020 03:29 pm
https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1340328295917764608

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 19th December

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1340465986785316864

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 20th December
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/19/2020 03:30 pm
 Contact.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/19/2020 08:02 pm
SN10 nosecone stacking.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/19/2020 08:04 pm
Work continues on SN9. Forward flap has been removed.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/19/2020 08:06 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/19/2020 08:07 pm
CH4 and LN2 delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/19/2020 08:09 pm
Tankzilla counterwieghts being moved onto the SPMT.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/19/2020 10:18 pm
Starship SN10's nosecone was stacked on Saturday, although it was missing a flap, potentially donated to SN9 - which was watching on during her own repairs.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist).

https://youtu.be/X92mGBBgeOg
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Post by: [email protected] on 12/20/2020 09:53 am
A new nose flap is being installed on SN9 between 2:15 and 2:30 am CT (© LabPadre)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/20/2020 10:39 am
Another great update by Brendan, most of BN1 now exists

https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1340621985768898560

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Superheavy BN1 update! The forward dome has been stacked on top of the fuel stack (green), the common dome has been sleeved (blue) and the bottom barrel has been spotted (dark blue).

📸 by: @BocaChicaGal and @RGVaerialphotos
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Post by: CamiloPasin on 12/20/2020 06:20 pm
Crane unhooked from SN9 as per LabPadre stream.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/20/2020 07:16 pm
Delivery.
Forward flap being installed on SN9.
BN1 common dome section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/20/2020 07:20 pm
Tankzilla disconnected from SN9.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/20/2020 11:29 pm
Starship SN9 got a shiny new forward flap to replace its damaged one, Super Heavy BN1's common dome section was still outside, Tankzilla, the LR1600/2 crane was disconnected from SN9 and prepared for a move to the Launch Site and we get a classic driving tour of the entire facility thanks to Mary.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/wozJsZR6kZE
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/21/2020 11:51 am
Tankzilla has moved to the exit of the production site and is waiting, per LabPadre
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/21/2020 01:31 pm
Round up article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/12/starship-sn9-roll-launch-site-super-heavy-ramps-up/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1341028016458227713
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 12/21/2020 02:54 pm
NSF's latest weekly update video - with SpaceX Boca Chica highlights, including the successful operation to save and repair Starship SN9, and Progress on Super Heavy BN1.


Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Hosted by Ian Atkinson (@IanPineapple). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).


https://youtu.be/NVn36QoUxhw
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Post by: greendra on 12/21/2020 04:55 pm
Bluto is on the move and is heading to the launch site.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/21/2020 11:00 pm
Sunrise.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/21/2020 11:03 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/21/2020 11:06 pm
Pics taken at the build site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/21/2020 11:11 pm
Tankzilla at the launch site.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/22/2020 12:34 am
The massive LR1600/2 crane rolled to the Launch Site on Monday, ready to receive Starship SN9 in the coming days. "Tankzilla" will lift SN9 on to the launch mount.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/qTTDHCJLyRE
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Post by: greendra on 12/22/2020 10:11 am
After a few wiggles during the night, it looks like the new flap has been tied closed in preparation for a move to the launch site.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 12/22/2020 11:41 am
https://twitter.com/SpacePadreIsle/status/1341362649116921858
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1341362684558774273
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1341378205962395649
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/22/2020 02:15 pm
 Looks like two more thrust sections in tent 2.
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Post by: greendra on 12/22/2020 02:17 pm
https://twitter.com/SpacePadreIsle/status/1341399883413073921/photo/1

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1341396804814970881/photo/1

https://twitter.com/SpacePadreIsle/status/1341410709033377794
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Post by: greendra on 12/22/2020 04:22 pm
SN9 on her way to the pad! (all flaps looking good!)
Credit LabPadre
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Post by: greendra on 12/22/2020 08:21 pm
SN10 is out of the midbay!
Credit LabPadre and NasaSpaceFlight respectively
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/22/2020 08:36 pm
SN10 moving to high bay now SN9 has departed
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Post by: clarejor on 12/22/2020 10:29 pm
SN9 is on top of the launch mount

Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 12/22/2020 10:32 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1341526260422479872
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/22/2020 11:33 pm
 They snuck SN10 into the high bay while everyone was looking the other way.
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 12/23/2020 05:58 am
VIDEO: Starship SN9 rolls out to Pad B

Starship SN9 rolls out to Launch Pad B ahead of its cryo-proof, static fire, and flight testing in the coming weeks. Freshly repaired from its encounter with the High Bay wall, SN9 will carry out a similar flight to SN8, hoping for a successful landing this time around.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://youtu.be/RFXQS01U4Eo
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Post by: vaporcobra on 12/23/2020 10:16 am
A Raptor is on the move to SN9.

Source is LabPadre. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=n5ozYnVQahE)

Edit: An SPMT also headed to the pad around 12:40 am CST.

And I believe the sleeved BN1 common dome was moved to the nosecone staging area or into the third tent.
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Post by: pyromatter on 12/23/2020 02:58 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1341773978973720577
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 12/23/2020 03:05 pm
SPMT's and stand used for SN9 transport are returning to the build site.

Credit: lab padre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/23/2020 05:31 pm
https://youtu.be/XbBJFbzulYk
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Post by: sean_law on 12/23/2020 11:54 pm
New SpaceX video of SN8 flight!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qwLHlVjRyw&ab_channel=SpaceX (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qwLHlVjRyw&ab_channel=SpaceX)
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/24/2020 12:33 am
SN10 in the high bay.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/24/2020 01:16 am
With Starship SN9 now on the launch mount, the third Raptor (SN49) was received ahead of testing. Starship SN10 is now in the High Bay for nosecone installation.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://youtu.be/9VnBb4D4Qlk
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/24/2020 07:50 am
https://youtu.be/GGJRGRnx39M
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/24/2020 09:58 am
twitter.com/marcushousegame/status/1341957631976476673

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Interesting they are using Pad B this time around. I wonder what the possibility will be of seeing SN10 sitting there on Pad A alongside. 🤣

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1342059900550131714

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Coming soon
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/24/2020 12:08 pm
twitter.com/flcnhvy/status/1342061940718370816

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How far out is first Super Heavy hop?

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1342062363105759232

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A few months
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/24/2020 02:35 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1342131281916780545

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This whole time there was two SH segments inside the high bay the one on the right was not visible on previous flyovers due SN9 being in the way! Thanks to @_ZacharyJay for pointing this out!
#spacex #Bocachica
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/24/2020 03:42 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1342148089541439489

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Starship SN10 got two presents this year.
#SpaceX #starship #Bocachica
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/24/2020 06:30 pm
https://twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1342190514767097857

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SN10 / 5 image vertical stitch / click to view -
#SN10 #SpaceX #Starship
@elonmusk #BocaChicaToMars  #iCANimagine LLC  @SpaceIntellige3
Image Taken : 12/22/20
patreon.com/cnunezimages CNunezIMAGES.com
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 12/25/2020 05:36 pm
A big crane has been erected by the highbay and lifted something into the top about an hour ago, but then brought it back down to the ground. Gantry crane parts, maybe?
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/26/2020 03:00 pm
Yep, there will be a SN10 update thread, but only when about to roll to the launch site, so as not to confuse things.

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1342862107423989766
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Post by: Conexion Espacial on 12/26/2020 04:59 pm
It seems that the Starship SN12 began to be applied from today, the stand is already inside the Mind Bay, and we should see during the next few hours, the first rings inside the building.
Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/26/2020 06:20 pm
SN10.
The new crane.
Beam being raised into the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/26/2020 06:23 pm
A damaged barrel section being scrapped.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/26/2020 06:25 pm
The SN9 damaged flaps.
Stand being moved into the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/26/2020 06:26 pm
Flap being attached to SN10 nosecone.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/26/2020 06:37 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 12/26/2020 10:09 pm
https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1342967357006729216

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 27th December
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/26/2020 10:44 pm
Starship SN10's nosecone aero surface installation takes place ahead of mating operations inside the High Bay, with the latter seeing crane action at its roof level.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://youtu.be/ayVgfYMNmvA
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/27/2020 02:58 am
 Looks like another upper dome on the sleeving stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/27/2020 07:35 pm
SN10 nosecone.
Nosecone in tent 3.
Sections at the rear of the tents.
Robots hard at work.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 12/27/2020 07:39 pm
A forward dome was sleeved.
The front of the tents.
Tube stands.
SPMT.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/27/2020 07:40 pm
SN10 nosecone.
SN11 aft section is in the mid bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/27/2020 07:44 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/27/2020 08:05 pm
 There's another stack in the back of the site marked SN11 aft section, so those labels might be a little iffy on occasion.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/28/2020 02:32 am
With Starship SN9 at the launch site, SN10 in the High Bay, SN11 gets the Mid Bay all to herself and is about to complete stacking operations. Includes facility drive-past.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/Woz4s5G37XM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 12/28/2020 03:51 am
 For a change, the latest upper dome only got a single ring.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/28/2020 01:58 pm
Covers all the Starships....

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/12/starship-sn9s-test-series-targets-new-years/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1343571682603245568
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 12/29/2020 12:00 am
 A lower bulkhead is up for sleeving tonight.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 12/29/2020 01:41 am
 Trying to get a photo of the lower bulkhead in the tent. It's different.
 
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 12/29/2020 02:20 pm
 One more aft dome skirted.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/29/2020 05:27 pm
SN11 stacked in the mid bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 12/29/2020 11:01 pm
 SN10's nose is in the High Bay, SN11's nose is out of the tent and SN11's tank section is standing tall.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/30/2020 12:10 am
A thrust dome was sleeved.
SN10.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/30/2020 12:12 am
Tankzilla parts were moved from the old gas well site to the lot next to the crane shed.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/30/2020 12:14 am
Nosecone section at the rear of tent 3.
SN10 nosecone.
SN10 nosecone is in the high bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/30/2020 01:25 am
While SN9 was cryogenically tested, SN10's nosecone was moved into the High Bay for final stacking. At the same time, SN11's tank sections have been mated in the Mid Bay.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozj1RjlKW0k
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/30/2020 07:48 pm
Nosecone came out of tent 3.
Nosecone went back inside tent 3.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/30/2020 07:51 pm
SN10.
The thrust dome section that is on the stand.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 12/30/2020 07:59 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: vaporcobra on 12/30/2020 09:20 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/31/2020 12:34 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIph478El-0

Starship SN9 looks to be in great shape after yesterday's tanking tests. More testing will follow as it prepares for its first flight. At the Production Site, new nosecones are outfitted and SN10 is readied for final stacking.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 12/31/2020 04:08 pm
 A rain washed lens shot of various pieces. The SN11 nose is still hiding back in the tent.
 Wind will probably keep activity low today.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Johan5591 on 12/31/2020 08:57 pm
The first starship SN12 section has been moved into midbay from labpadre sentinel cam
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Post by: Nomadd on 12/31/2020 08:57 pm
 SN12 takes it's place in the midbay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/02/2021 12:26 am
Pics taken at the production site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/02/2021 12:30 am
SN10 in the high bay.
SN11 and SN12 in the mid bay.
Sections outside.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/02/2021 12:37 am
Pics taken at the launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/02/2021 12:58 am
The portable building was moved and is now next to the bunker at the tank farm.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/02/2021 04:05 am
With the New Year upon us, SpaceX readies Starship SN9 for flight. SN10 is nearly fully stacked, with SN11 and SN12 close behind. 2021 looks to be a landmark year for the Starship program.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyaCCBBY8Lg
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/02/2021 07:58 am
The portable building was moved and is now next to the bunker at the tank farm.

Time lapse video of the move

https://youtu.be/5KpYDKTkx1U
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/02/2021 09:06 am
https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1345309988051324934

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 2nd January 2021

(The red overlay represents a change from last weeks update)

Edit to add: update following SN10 nose cone stacking

https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1345498587401125889

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 3rd January 2021
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/02/2021 01:22 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1345371257664118787

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Forward fins/flaps (possibly) for SN11 nose cone have been spotted.
#spacex #Bocachica #starship

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1345371556348899332

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1345372103894323201

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Welding robot inside the windbreak.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/02/2021 04:32 pm
https://youtu.be/qOif_gCXooU

Edit to add: a few screenshots
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/02/2021 04:56 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1345428410013769729

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Starship SN10 nosecone is being stacked in the high bay. 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight

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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/02/2021 06:08 pm
https://youtu.be/aphMr3YQ038
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 01/02/2021 06:43 pm
 Caught me with the cheap pocket camera.
 SN10 gets tall.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/02/2021 09:17 pm
This was leaving the old gas well site.
Ready to hook-up to the nosecone.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/02/2021 09:20 pm
SN10 nosecone stacking.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/02/2021 09:22 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/02/2021 11:35 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1345436038240591874

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With SN10 nearly complete and repairs being done at the landing pad, do you think this is something we will get to see in the next few weeks? 🚀
#spacex #starship #Bocachica
(2100ft msl, 01/01/2020)

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1345521261246496769

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Yes
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/03/2021 02:14 am
Starship SN10 had its nosecone stacked in the High Bay, work around the Orbital Launch Pad continued, some Liquid Nitrogen was delivered to the tank farm and preparations for SN9's upcoming static fire and test flight were underway.

https://youtu.be/mfDZ0uD2W6A
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 01/03/2021 01:59 pm
 Looks like they removed the two ring thrust section from the sleeving stand and did another thrust section with three rings.
https://youtu.be/h1i2zx7brCE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/03/2021 10:38 pm
Another thrust dome sleeved.
A two ring high section.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/03/2021 10:39 pm
SN10.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/03/2021 10:42 pm
Working on landing pad repair.
Pad B launch stand.
Pad A launch stand.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/04/2021 03:59 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jg8HBZwCpA

SpaceX is clearing the way for Starship SN9's first flight, hopefully making a successful landing on the pad where SN8's wreckage currently resides. At the same time, final stacking of SN10 continues in the High Bay. SN10 will be the next Starship to fly after SN9.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 01/04/2021 02:27 pm
 The SN11 nose has reemerged. The crane poking into the windbreak is holding some sort of nose shaped framework I couldn't get a usable shot of.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/04/2021 05:13 pm
Starship SN9 is set for a Static Fire test and potential launch as early as this week!

An overview of what's expected for SN9 and her multitude of shiny sisters waiting their turn.

Pics and vids from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) - Words by me.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/01/starship-sn9-static-fire-test-flight/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1346157162708529152
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/04/2021 10:08 pm
Delivery.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/04/2021 10:12 pm
SPMT on the move.
Tube.
SN10.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/04/2021 10:14 pm
SN11 nosecone hooked up to the crane.
A forward dome moved onto the sleeving stand.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/04/2021 10:16 pm
Landing pad repaired.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/04/2021 11:01 pm
https://youtu.be/X-z1O3_JWqQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/05/2021 12:28 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-45OCQmAzBQ

Starship SN8 is now fully scrapped ahead of SN9's static fire and first flight. New forward domes are set to be sleeved while SN10's stacking is completed and SN11's tapered nosecone section is ready for stacking.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera. Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 01/05/2021 03:32 pm
 They've really been mixing up the sleeve sizes for some reason lately. Another upper bulkhead done.

 
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 01/05/2021 06:22 pm
 Inside the old windbreak.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Johan5591 on 01/05/2021 07:01 pm
A TFR has been posted for January 8th. Up to an unlimited altitude.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: RDHZ on 01/05/2021 08:09 pm
A TFR has been posted for January 8th. Up to an unlimited altitude.

TFR's for both January 9th and 10th are also up.
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_1076.html (https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_1076.html)
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_1077.html (https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_1077.html)
All 3 TFR's are similar size as SN8 and all 3 windows open at 14:00 UTC and close at 23:59 UTC
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 01/05/2021 09:43 pm
 MK1 nose is almost gone.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/05/2021 10:54 pm
The forward dome has been sleeved.
Forward dome section.
Thrust dome.
Another forward dome section from tent 1.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/05/2021 11:04 pm
Crane has hooked up to a nosecone tapered section.
SN11 nosecone went back into tent 3.
4 ring high section was moved out of tent 3.
Nosecone tapered section was moved onto a stand.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/05/2021 11:11 pm
SN17 fwd dome section.
SN15 nosecone section.
SN16 mid LOX section.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/05/2021 11:19 pm
Outside the high bay.
Delivery.
Another Mk1 section removed.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/05/2021 11:21 pm
Delivery at the launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/05/2021 11:23 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/06/2021 12:55 am
Starship SN9 just needs to complete its final test, static firing the three Raptor engines, before it can take flight as early as Friday.  The FAA has issued Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) notices starting Friday and running through Sunday for the test flight.  Meanwhile at the production site the remainder of the nose section for the original Starship Mk1 prototype was cut in half during the dismantling process.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal).

https://youtu.be/9LvhFMt7eK0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 01/06/2021 02:30 am
 The last of MK1 has left the original work stand.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Johan5591 on 01/06/2021 12:42 pm
Two transporters on the way to the launch site just before road closure
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/06/2021 03:00 pm
https://youtu.be/CSfkrEejdeQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/06/2021 07:20 pm
SN6 "hat" has been removed.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/06/2021 07:22 pm
Nosecone in tent 3 has lost it's tip.
SN15 common dome section.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/06/2021 07:29 pm
The two ring high section has sections cutout.
The crane has detached from SN10.
Mk1 nose.
Thrust dome.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/06/2021 07:32 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/06/2021 10:03 pm
https://youtu.be/woarJ2QrBoo

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Starship SN6 has its mass simulator removed, potentially preparing it to be used as the NASA Human Landing System mockup. Meanwhile SN9 continues toward launch preparations, launch currently scheduled for no earlier than January 8th.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

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0:00 Starship Sunrise
1:15 Starship SN6 Mass Simulator Removed
2:55 Starship Mk1 Now Cut in Half
3:17 New Nosecone Loses its Tip
3:41 Work at the Orbital Launch Pad Continues
5:14 Starship SN9 Continues Prep for Launch
7:00 Starship SN15 Common Dome
7:15 SN15 Common Dome Closeups
8:41 Crane Detached from SN10
9:15 Starship Mk1 Scrapping Continues
10:44 New Starship Thrust Dome
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 01/06/2021 11:09 pm
 The Sarens transporter, with all it's extra special framework looks ready to roll.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/07/2021 03:08 am
Starship SN9 lights its three Raptor Engines for the first time. This is a critical test to ensure SN9 is ready for flight as early as January 8th. The static did not appear to be full duration and may result in a second static fire.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woarJ2QrBoo&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/07/2021 02:22 pm
https://youtu.be/Wt8bnZEfMVo

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From its humble start with SN1, to the first belly flop test of a full scale vehicle, SpaceX's Starship program has enjoyed incredible successes in 2020. Jack Beyer recaps these major milestones as we look forward to an even more eventful year in 2021.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer)

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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 01/07/2021 03:55 pm
 Work on SN6 continues.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/07/2021 08:33 pm
The load spreader is now rigged up to SN6.

Credit: Lab Padre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/07/2021 08:48 pm
sadly, SN6 is being cut up it looks like  :'(

credit: lab padre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/07/2021 09:11 pm
SN6 has been beheaded.

Credit: Lab padre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/07/2021 10:12 pm
https://twitter.com/cooper_hime/status/1347316764837892101

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Up close and personal with SN6 as it gets dismantled

https://twitter.com/cooper_hime/status/1347320261880795136

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Bye battery pack!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/08/2021 01:51 am
SN15 common dome section stacked in the mid bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/08/2021 01:54 am
Raptor SN45 was delivered this morning.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/08/2021 02:04 am
SN10.
The Tesla battery pack removed from SN6.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/08/2021 02:07 am
A Mk1 section was moved to the scrap yard.
A ring was also taken to the scrap yard.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/08/2021 02:12 am
Delivery.
A portion of SN6 has been removed.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/08/2021 02:17 am
SN16 forward dome section was removed from the stand.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/08/2021 02:19 am
Booster development rings.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/08/2021 02:25 am
Widening the Stargate entrance to the production site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/08/2021 02:30 am
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/08/2021 02:34 am
Pad A.
Pad B.
Compressed Helium.
LN2 deliveries.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/08/2021 05:49 am
Work continues to prep SN9 for flight above Boca Chica. Meanwhile, a new Raptor engine is delivered and SN15 gets thermal protection tiles in preparation for stacking.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhiRrkQUzms

--

Lots in this one, but some really interesting news with SN15 section going into the midbay. Likely that SN15 is after SN11 and thus SpaceX's way of getting to the next manufacturing evolution a lot sooner!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/08/2021 03:38 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1347583230078279682

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Tankzilla has been moved from the launch site to the lot next to the crane shed at SpaceX Boca Chica.  🏗🚀
@NASASpaceflight

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Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 01/08/2021 05:32 pm
common dome SN6 it was withdrawn a few minutes ago.

Credit: LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 01/09/2021 03:01 am
SN17 header tank.
Dismantling of SN6 continues.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/09/2021 03:06 am
Tankzilla as it turned onto LBJ and to the lot next to the crane shed.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/09/2021 04:30 am
Starship SN9 aborts static fire testing today ahead of its launch in the coming days. Static firing the three Raptor engines is the final milestone before SpaceX can fly SN9. Prior to testing SpaceX moved Tankzilla, their largest crane onsite, to a secure location outside of the launch site. This is to ensure it's protected in the event of an SN9 mishap.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEc6zKCD1O8
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/09/2021 08:26 am
https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1347834757359439876

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 9th January 2021

The blue overlays show changes compared to this time last week.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/09/2021 08:45 pm
SN12 aft section.
Legs.
Forward section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/09/2021 08:49 pm
SN10.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/09/2021 08:53 pm
The remains of SN6.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/09/2021 08:57 pm
Mk1 nosecone cut again.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/09/2021 09:01 pm
Forward dome section.
Loadspreader being transported.
SN11 and SN12 or SN15.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/09/2021 09:04 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/09/2021 09:43 pm
CH4 delivered.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/09/2021 10:13 pm
https://youtu.be/4j69FPLV00o
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/10/2021 05:59 am
After an aborted static fire attempt, SpaceX replenishes the tank farm with a fresh delivery of propellant for SN9. Meanwhile, SN10 work continues and the new upgraded Starship, SN15, begins to take shape.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nicholas Gautschi (@NGautschi)

https://youtu.be/VMR-7kTgtHY
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/10/2021 11:38 pm
On a rainy Sunday, Mary takes you on a tour through the entire launch and production site. Starship SN9 is ready for its second static fire on Monday.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://youtu.be/V0OfNkZDQy8
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Post by: vaporcobra on 01/12/2021 12:45 am
A stack of 3-4 rings were rolled in front of the windbreak and it looks a bit like SpaceX also started stacking a separate group of rings - also in front of the windbreak.

Sources are LabPadre's Sentinel and Lab cameras. (http://youtube.com/watch?n5ozYnVQahE)

Edit: Looks like the flipper tool was involved.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/12/2021 01:57 am
https://youtu.be/sw8OCmyY3E4

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NSF's latest weekly update video - with SpaceX Boca Chica highlights, including the SN9's first static fire, destruction of SN6, and progress on the new upgraded Starship, SN15.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Hosted by Ian Atkinson (@IanPineapple). Edited by Nicholas Gautschi (@NGautschi)

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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/12/2021 01:58 am
A stack of 3-4 rings were rolled in front of the windbreak and it looks a bit like SpaceX also started stacking a separate group of rings - also in front of the windbreak.

Sources are LabPadre's Sentinel and Lab cameras. (http://youtube.com/watch?n5ozYnVQahE)

Edit: Looks like the flipper tool was involved.

Can’t get it in screenshot right now, but the rings with the flipper jig were actually flipped with a thrust dome inside earlier.
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Post by: V96 on 01/12/2021 02:17 am
Flip.
January 11th 09:27:30 AM
Credit: LabPadre - Sentinel Cam
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/12/2021 03:35 pm
The one ring top dome was stacked on what looks to be the thrust dome that was flipped yesterday. SN7.2? ???

Credit: lab padre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/12/2021 08:22 pm
Thrust dome section was flipped.
Barrel section moved out of tent 3.
Pics taken 01-11-2021
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/12/2021 08:30 pm
Forward dome section moved out of tent 1.
Forward dome section was lifted onto the thrust dome section. This looks like a test tank to me.
A peek into tent 3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/12/2021 08:34 pm
The last section of SN6 was moved to the back of the production site.
SN10.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/12/2021 09:42 pm
SpaceX crews stack a thrust dome and forward dome to create a new test tank made from new 3mm thick stainless steel. Also, Starship SN6 was moved to the scrapyard.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://youtu.be/HP6ZKKgjAic
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/13/2021 12:34 am
 I think they're trying to figure out what they can build with all the extra parts.
 A few family portraits.
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Post by: nicom26 on 01/13/2021 04:15 pm
SN10 is getting one of its aft fins!

From the NSF live stream.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/14/2021 03:25 am
SpaceX defied expectations by static firing Starship SN9's Raptor engines three times in one day. This was the final test before SN9 can fly.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer), and NSF Robotic Cameras. Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqRaa7WfIeU
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Post by: Conexion Espacial on 01/14/2021 05:32 pm
Starship SN10 seems to have already received the thermal tiles on the aft flaps.
Credit: @zjrockets
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Post by: greendra on 01/14/2021 05:40 pm
https://twitter.com/labpadre/status/1349787857192427520?s=21
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Post by: nicom26 on 01/14/2021 06:24 pm
The view from LabPadre's live stream. It looks closer to the high bay, but that could be just perspective.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/14/2021 07:56 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1349822413266182145
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/14/2021 08:31 pm
Scrap ring.
SN10 flap attached.
Pics taken 01-13-2021
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/14/2021 08:38 pm
Nosecone section.
The concrete stand has been removed.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/14/2021 08:39 pm
Test tank.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/14/2021 08:42 pm
Stainless steel delivery.
Compressed nitrogen delivered at the high bay.
At the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/14/2021 08:48 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/14/2021 10:04 pm
While Starship SN9 waits for a launch date following its triple Static Fire test, SN10's Aft Flaps were mounted ahead of its own rollout to the pad and a LOX Distiller is being installed at the Old Gas Well Lot

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgAs5fBdXFs
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/15/2021 10:24 pm
BN1 dome sleeve?
Moving a container.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/15/2021 10:27 pm
Test tank.
Delivery.
Two ring high section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/15/2021 10:32 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/16/2021 06:11 am
This replaces the video from about an hour ago as there were sound issues in the edit which have been mitigated in this version. Very important we get things right for Mary as these videos are history and will be watched back on in years to come.

Starship SN9 is swapping out Raptors following issues related to the recent Static Fire test. While a new launch date target is awaited, work continues around SpaceX Boca Chica.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by @NGautschi

https://youtu.be/89h2JHmMOIs
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/16/2021 01:05 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1350443990932484096

Quote
Starship SN10🚀
(01/14/2021, 2100ft msl)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/16/2021 10:42 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1350588028109156352

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1350588293071720450
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/16/2021 10:52 pm
Header tanks.
Various sections outside the front of the tents.
SN16 forward dome was moved  into tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/16/2021 10:54 pm
SN17 common dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/16/2021 10:59 pm
Work continues on the test tank.
Nosecone section headed to the scrap yard.
SN10.
SN17 mid LOX section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/16/2021 11:04 pm
Test tank.
SN6 remains and a scrap nose.
Mk1 nose section brought to the scrap yard.
SN5, SN11 and SN15.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/16/2021 11:06 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/16/2021 11:08 pm
LOX and LN2 delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/16/2021 11:09 pm
At the gas well site.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/16/2021 11:35 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1350601822566801409

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1350601136798052352
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 01/17/2021 02:57 am
While work to repair Starship SN9 continues, SpaceX is making rapid progress on new prototypes. Components for Starship SN17 are already being spotted, and a 3mm test tank is preparing to head to the launch site for testing.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/U-gCdbjEiq4
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/17/2021 07:22 pm
Stainless steel delivery.
LOX distiller at the old gas well site.
Flap and aerocovers.
Work continues on SN10.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/17/2021 07:29 pm
Sections outside the tents.
Thought I found a new section but it is the SN17 forward dome sleeve that has been moved.
View from San Martin Blvd.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/17/2021 07:31 pm
The nosecone in tent 3.
Section in tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/17/2021 07:34 pm
SN7.2 test tank equipment waiting to be transported to the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/17/2021 07:39 pm
Work continues at the orbital launch site.
LN2 delivery.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/17/2021 09:21 pm
https://youtu.be/GUsWPENXefI
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/17/2021 11:20 pm
SpaceX is installing an array of machinery that will eventually provide Boca Chica with onsite propellant, as the future Starships that will benefit from local LOX assemble.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/ptX80cTKdDQ
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/18/2021 03:47 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/01/starship-sn9-speedy-recovery-static-fire-launch/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1351208079778586661

(half of it is about the other Starships, as much as it's a SN9 preview)
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/18/2021 09:42 pm
Rebar delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/18/2021 09:46 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/18/2021 09:48 pm
Test tank.
New ring moved into tent 2.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/18/2021 09:51 pm
SN10.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/18/2021 09:55 pm
Inside the top of the high bay.
Roll of stainless steel delivered.
Portion of a dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/18/2021 09:59 pm
Another Mk1 nosecone section has been moved to the scrap yard.
Old thrust puck.
LOX distiller.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/18/2021 10:02 pm
NSF's latest weekly update video - with SpaceX Boca Chica highlights, including Starship SN9's record three static fire tests in a single day, the subsequent Raptor engine swap that was required, the new LOX distiller, and more.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Jack Beyer (@theJackBeyer). Hosted by Chris Gebhardt (@ChrisG_NSF). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/RSRrj2K8tAk
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/19/2021 02:03 am
https://youtu.be/i5P72CGZnQQ

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Crews continue to ramp up work on the Orbital Launch Site for flight testing. Meanwhile Starship SN9 prepares to static fire again, testing newly installed Raptor engines.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

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0:00 Starship SN9
1:11 Launch Site Preparation
1:34 Orbital Launch Site Work Continues
5:51 Suborbital Launch Site
6:39 Starship SN9’s Aft Section Inspections
7:38 3mm Test Tank
8:54 New Stainless Steel Ring Moved into the Tents
9:56 The Scrapyard
10:56 LOX Distiller
11:41 Stainless Steel Delivery
12:02 Starship SN10
12:39 New Thrust Puck
13:31 High Bay Roof Completion
15:01 Starship Dome
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/19/2021 02:05 am
Crews continue to ramp up work on the Orbital Launch Site for flight testing. Meanwhile Starship SN9 prepares to static fire again, testing newly installed Raptor engines.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5P72CGZnQQ
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/19/2021 07:01 pm
Booster 2 forward dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/19/2021 10:26 pm
The Booster in the high bay appears to have gotten taller.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/20/2021 12:40 am
Not the best pics but at least we know which Raptors were the naughty ones.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/20/2021 01:10 am
Delivery.
The thrust puck has 'SN18 written on it'.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/20/2021 01:12 am
Another pic of the B2 forward dome.
LOX distiller.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/20/2021 06:15 am
SpaceX Boca Chica / Production Site
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/20/2021 06:18 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhonlNcOp6o

Sections of the second Super Heavy booster have been spotted in Boca Chica as the first was stacked in the High Bay. SN18's Thrust Puck was also seen along with damaged Raptor engines SN44 & 46 loaded onto the Raptor Van for a trip back to McGregor for inspection.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/20/2021 06:20 am
BN1 and SN10 in the High Bay / Test Tank in Windbreak
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Post by: greendra on 01/20/2021 01:14 pm
SN7.2 is heading down to the launch site this morning.
Credit LabPadre
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/20/2021 01:52 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1351904980991696901
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/20/2021 02:12 pm
twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1351908502462210052

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While we wait for a potential Static Fire test today, here are some aerial shots of Starship SN9 from my photo flight yesterday. @NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1351909463578566657

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Starhopper, Pad A, Pad B with SN9, and Tank Farm. @NASASpaceflight
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/20/2021 05:32 pm
SN7.2 has been tied down (already!)

Credit: lab padre
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/20/2021 09:17 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1352017177042448394
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/21/2021 01:11 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1352257373830840323

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Starship SN11 & SN15🚀🚀
(01/14,2200ft msl)
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/21/2021 02:50 pm
The 7.2 test tank arrived at the launch site.
Pics taken 01-20-21.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/21/2021 02:52 pm
Preparing a thrust section to be flipped.
Pics taken 01-20-21.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/21/2021 11:42 pm
While Starship SN9 struggles to complete the pre-launch Static Fire, work at the Production Site continues - including the flipping of a new Thrust Dome.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/A4C7lm7OiEM
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/22/2021 03:32 am
SN17 common dome on the stand.
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Post by: V96 on 01/22/2021 06:13 am
SN10 was moved to the middle of the High bay.
Unknown if further movement is planned.
Jan 21, 08:42 PM - Movement started
Jan 21, 08:47 PM - Movement ended
Credit: LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/22/2021 07:56 am
Starship SN9 conducted a static fire test after an engine swap, SN17's Forward dome was readied for sleeving, and work on SN10 and BN1 in the High Bay continued.


https://youtu.be/3_1xK59q2UY
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/22/2021 03:19 pm
 A common bulkhead ready for sleeving and SN10 shifting around.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/22/2021 11:12 pm
SN11 nosecone in tent 3 has flaps attached.
SN11 nosecone barrel section was moved onto a stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/22/2021 11:16 pm
An interesting pipe.
The second aft flap has been attached on SN10.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/22/2021 11:23 pm
SN7.2 test tank and SN9.
SN7.2.
Pad B launch stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/22/2021 11:29 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/23/2021 01:03 am
Following Starship SN9's pre-launch Static Fire test, SN10 is undergoing final pre-rollout checks in the High Bay, while the flaps on SN11's nosecone were installed.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/jiu1RnVMvgY
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/23/2021 01:20 am
 SN11 and maybe SN15 noses tonight.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/23/2021 06:11 am
https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1352784291172737024

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 23rd January 2021
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/23/2021 01:36 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1352988320704430081

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Starship SN11 Nose Cone
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Post by: V96 on 01/23/2021 02:02 pm
SN10 has moved halfway out of the High bay.
Ticker is frozen, so time is incorrect. Movement happened just now.
Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/23/2021 02:18 pm
 A little overview this morning.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/23/2021 03:01 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1353008743676583938

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Starship SN10🚀
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Post by: CamiloPasin on 01/23/2021 03:53 pm
SN10 tucked back in.
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/23/2021 05:29 pm
 Still square dancing in the Highbay.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/23/2021 05:33 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1353047715270205440

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Meanwhile, at SpaceX Boca Chica Starship SN10 took a peek out of the high bay as Starship SN12’s aft section was being scrapped. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/24/2021 01:58 am
SN11 nosecone and barrel section.
SN10 was repositioned in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/24/2021 02:05 am
Scrapping SN12 aft section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/24/2021 02:09 am
Scrapping SN12 aft section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/24/2021 02:12 am
Not sure what the crane was lifting.
B2 forward dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/24/2021 02:15 am
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/24/2021 07:20 am
twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1353215384766308352

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Starship SN9 and SpaceX's South Texas launch site as seen from the air, 01-19-21. @NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1353216313800450049

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Orbital Pad Work. Maybe the beginnings of a second tank farm going in between the road and Orbital Launch Mount? @NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 01/24/2021 08:29 am
Starship SN12's thrust section was scrapped, SN10 was moved out of the High Bay for a bit, and work on SN11's nosecone continued.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/rV1SoOpe63U
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Post by: pyromatter on 01/24/2021 03:25 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1353375449246617602
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/25/2021 12:16 am
Booster section being moved into the high bay.
The pic of the label was as good as I could get, not sure if it is helpful.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/25/2021 12:22 am
Metal structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/25/2021 12:29 am
SN11 nosecone and barrel section.
SN5, SN11 and SN15.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/25/2021 12:34 am
SN12 aft section has made it to the scrap yard.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/25/2021 12:36 am
Tankzilla is chained to the SPMT and ready to roll when needed.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/25/2021 12:39 am
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/25/2021 03:24 am
With Starship SN9's flight termination system installed, it is now ready to fly as early as Monday! SN9 will perform a similar flight to SN8, hopefully sticking the landing this time. Also Super Heavy Booster BN1 stacking continues in the High Bay.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/rqzHrE8ilgE
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/25/2021 01:16 pm
 A little fuzzy this morning.
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Post by: greendra on 01/25/2021 04:47 pm
Super heavy BN1's thrust puck has been spotted!!

https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1353760271244910592
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Post by: nicom26 on 01/25/2021 06:08 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1353768156859392002

Edit: added a screenshot from the recent RGV flyover showing where it is at the build site.
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/25/2021 08:44 pm
 They're hooked up to the SN11 nose.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/25/2021 11:02 pm
An interesting thrust dome.
B1 aft dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/25/2021 11:28 pm
A few TPS tiles on the nosecone barrel section.
SN11 nosecone was hooked up to the crane for a while.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/26/2021 12:20 am
Starship SN9 scrubbed its first flight attempt due to high winds and low visibility. Meanwhile at the production site, the first Super Heavy thrust dome is seen within the tent.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIm3zkRi2U8
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/26/2021 03:40 pm
Surprise! SN7.2 frosty.

Per LabPadre Nerdle cam
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Post by: greendra on 01/26/2021 03:41 pm
No idea what thread to put this in but.... road is closed, pad is clear, and SN7.2 is frosty. No SN9 launch today (TFR's have been removed!). Keep in mind SN7.1 saw over 4 tests spanning 21 hours before it popped

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: CamiloPasin on 01/26/2021 03:57 pm
No idea what thread to put this in but.... road is closed, pad is clear, and SN7.2 is frosty. No SN9 launch today (TFR's have been removed!)

Credit LabPadre

The production master thread is the best place for this surprize.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/26/2021 04:00 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1354111417801199616

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SN7.2 test tank currently undergoing cryo and pressure test.
(Image taken: 01/24/2021, 2100ft msl)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/26/2021 04:00 pm
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1354112666940432393

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SN7.2 test is in the works currently❄️
(Credit:@LabPadre)
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/26/2021 05:40 pm
Well, they shut the vents off after it overflowed, pressed, then what looked to be one of the vent valves popped rather than the tank itself.

Edit: vents off again, pressing for pop.
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Post by: BlackholeLP on 01/26/2021 05:43 pm
Per LabPadre's cams; SN7.2 was not venting for a while, and then a large crack quickly appeared in its frost coating, potentially indicating some bulging. Shortly afterwards one of the vents opened and sent up a huge plume; looks like they are testing some high pressure limits but haven't gone for the pop quite yet.

Edit: Also see above, accidentally dropped this in the wrong thread at first
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Post by: nicom26 on 01/26/2021 06:20 pm
The vents have been shut off for some time, it looks like they are pressing it again.

From Labpadre's launch pad cam.
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Post by: LUGG4S on 01/26/2021 06:54 pm
SN7.2 has been losing frost significantly over the last 30 minutes, indicating that they are now detanking the vehicle.

Source: LabPadre
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/26/2021 07:07 pm
Tankzilla is on the move

Per LabPadre Sentinel Cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/26/2021 07:38 pm
twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1354157883064266752

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Tankzilla is just starting it’s roll to the SpaceX Boca Chica launch site. 🏗🚀
⁦@NASASpaceflight⁩

https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1354164178911703040

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Rolling’ to the launch site.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/26/2021 08:03 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1354172189679955970

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Passed initial pressure test
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/26/2021 08:09 pm
 Always somebody walking right in front of the camera when you're trying to get a video.
https://youtu.be/JNMv40Nf2E4
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/26/2021 08:51 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1354184985423581185

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Wood planks ready next to pad A,
What do you think we will see mounted here once Bluto arrives?
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 01/26/2021 09:39 pm
Not sure what's going on. HUGE cloud from the tank farm, followed by workers immediately leaving. Drone is up.

Per LabPadre Nerdle cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/26/2021 09:55 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1354201111163527183

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Another Booster section is being prepped to enter the high bay. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 01/26/2021 10:32 pm
Road has been opened. Tankers and vehicles back to the pad.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/27/2021 12:51 am
Sections that were stacked and still being worked on.
Booster section
Booster labels.
LN2 tankers waiting to go to the launch site.

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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/27/2021 02:13 am
25% thinner than previous Starship tanks, SN7.2 was tested to prove new manufacturing techniques to build lighter tank sections. At the production site, it's a hazy day as crews stack another ring atop Super Heavy.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTFrpUhtQH8
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/27/2021 08:32 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1354207374643486720

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BN1 & Starship SN10🚀

(01/24/2020. 2100ft msl)
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/27/2021 10:37 pm
Deliveries at the old gas well site.
Flap delivery.
New barrel cart.
Aft section.
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/27/2021 11:35 pm
 The booster is wandering again.
 It seems taller.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/28/2021 02:01 am
The first Super Heavy Booster is lifted in the High Bay after gaining more rings, nearly completing its LOX tank section. At the launch site, Tankzilla moves from the Landing Pad to Suborbital Pad A, potentially to lift SN10 ontop soon.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer), and NSF Robots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkjGKyhVRFI
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/28/2021 07:11 am
Atwitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1354598014954975236

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After days of waiting, the fog finally cleared! Here's a 425 megapixel panorama (33,597 x 12,651 px) of @spacex's starship sn9 today🚀
Flight could be as soon as tomorrow, January 28th🚀

full-res download⚙️/⬇️/🖼: tmahlmann.com/photos/Rockets…

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1354700252251615232

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Major esthetics improvements coming
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/28/2021 12:36 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1354785313999237122

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Starship SN9 Launch Today!🚀
#spacex #BocaChica
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/29/2021 12:31 am
Without approval from the FAA, SpaceX was not allowed to fly SN9 today despite great weather conditions. SpaceX is ready to make another attempt on Jan. 29th if approval is granted.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer), and NSF Robots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npLy9mUYftc
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Post by: Chris_k on 01/29/2021 03:38 am
SN11 nosecone stacking in progress (from Labpadre's stream)
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/29/2021 03:52 am
 SN11's nose is coming together.
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/29/2021 04:17 am
 Thar she blows.
 After encountering that Burmese Python size Rattler, walking through the brush at night doesn't sound as fun, so this is all you get.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/29/2021 01:53 pm
SN10 moving from NSF live stream
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/29/2021 01:58 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1355167658401005570

Standalone update thread for SN10:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52924.0
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/29/2021 02:25 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1355171836078813184

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Starship SN10 is making its way out of the high bay. 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/29/2021 02:27 pm
 SN10 is heading to the pad today and SN11 nose is looking tall.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/29/2021 02:53 pm
N.B. Chris B has created an SN10 specific thread, which will be used for SN10 rollout and subsequent testing / ops:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52924.0
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/29/2021 05:58 pm
 Waiting for SN10 to show and found some remains of an SN9 static fire. About 9 feet long and appears to be some sort of giant alien chrysalis.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/29/2021 06:54 pm
SN10 out of the high bay.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/29/2021 07:08 pm
https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1355246058905825282

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 30th January 2021
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/30/2021 02:26 pm
With Starship SN9's flight delayed to no earlier than Monday, SpaceX took the opportunity to rollout SN10. For the first time we see two Starship prototypes on the pad at once.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer) and NSF Robots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kjyYvYzPYI
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/30/2021 06:05 pm
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1355575506364719105

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As SNX settles in next to SN9, progress continues with infrastructure. Concrete is placed near conduit as work on a serious rebar cage takes shape nearby. Crews are using a six person lift to place a single piece of rebar into the form work. This will be one strong foundation.
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Post by: greendra on 01/30/2021 08:29 pm
No idea where to post this. I miss having one combined thread. Anyway, Starship full stack will have a ~1.5 thrust to weight ratio.

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T/W will be ~1.5, so it will accelerate unusually fast. High T/W is important for reusable vehicles to make more efficient use of propellant, the primary cost. For expendable rockets, throwing away stages is the primary cost, so optimization is low T/W.


https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1355627125802299393
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/31/2021 12:03 am
Another dome out of the tent.
SN11 nosecone still hooked up to the crane.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/31/2021 12:11 am
Preparing for Tankzilla's departure.
More rebar work.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 01/31/2021 12:46 am
Starship SN10 joins SN9 on the Suborbital Launch Pad, waiting to begin its test campaign. SN9 and SN7.2 are ready for their tests as well. Also spotted was a Super Heavy Thrust Dome outside.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhvDKjPJS20
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/31/2021 03:26 pm
 It's finally a little less hazy today, so you can see some booster detail.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/31/2021 03:54 pm
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1355920251117072384

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SNX sits proud atop Pad A, having been unhooked from Tankzilla. Starhopper gets a little work done to it’s instrumentation. Tankzilla has been transferred to the modular transporters and will be returned to the build site.
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Post by: V96 on 01/31/2021 05:59 pm
I believe the BN1 common dome is about to get flipped.
Credit LabPadre - Sentinel Cam
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Post by: Nomadd on 01/31/2021 06:16 pm
*
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 01/31/2021 07:51 pm
https://youtu.be/IMwyuqbL66Q
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/31/2021 09:53 pm
BN1 common dome was moved out of tent 1 and is now hooked up and waiting to be flipped.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/31/2021 09:58 pm
New stand.
Looks like the wind damaged a section.
New nosecone in the making.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 01/31/2021 10:02 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/01/2021 12:59 am
The moon rises between both Starships as SN9, SN10, and SN7.2 wait for their test campaigns. SN10 was pressurized overnight for a small test as Tankzilla prepares to leave the launch site. Also spotted was Super Heavy BN1's common dome being prepped for flipping.

The moon rises between both Starships as SN9, SN10, and SN7.2 wait for their test campaigns. SN10 was pressurized overnight for a small test as Tankzilla prepares to leave the launch site. Also spotted was Super Heavy BN1's common dome being prepped for flipping.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & NSF Robotic Camera Team.

https://youtu.be/MiVah5eaCjI
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/01/2021 02:54 am
Production site flyover pics.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/01/2021 02:12 pm
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1356258218268389376

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Super Heavy Booster Number 1 construction continues in the High Bay. @NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/01/2021 03:04 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1356266896681787393

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Starship SN11 & SN15!🚀🚀
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/01/2021 07:06 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1356332817815379971

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Starship SN11 Nose Cone.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/01/2021 07:12 pm
Sorry about posting this in the three update threads, but it covers all three updates and because I can ;)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/02/starships-lining-up-launch-sn9-clearance/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1356330728993251329
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/01/2021 08:13 pm
 They flipped the BN1 common dome and there's a crane with a load spreader fooling around in the high bay.
 If they're about to add this section, it would make around 14 rings between bulkhead welds, which should be about right for the methane tank.
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/01/2021 09:42 pm
 Mama, Papa and Junior.
 The lifting straps are still on SN10.

 *New phone on order. The old S7 seems to have gone to the blur side.*
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/01/2021 11:43 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1356400224571449344

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Starships at sunset at SpaceX Boca Chica. 😍🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/02/2021 12:15 am
 The Wonder Twins, a surviving 7.2 and old Hopper just keeps slaving away.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/02/2021 12:56 am
SN16 nose quad section.
Label on a ring.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/02/2021 01:12 am
This was headed into the high bay.
BN1 common dome section has been flipped.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/02/2021 01:20 am
Pics taken at the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/02/2021 01:24 am
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/02/2021 02:53 am
Starship SN10's first Raptor engine arrives at the launch site prior to its test campaign. Super Heavy BN1's Common Dome was flipped in preparation for stacking onto the LOX tank section.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & NSF Robotic Camera Team.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKTWIDI9ZdA
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/02/2021 01:43 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1356612898274103301

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Meanwhile, Starship SN15 stacking in the Mid Bay is also taking place (next to SN11) in the left of this view. Super Heavy prototype BN1 in the High Bay.

➡️youtube.com/watch?v=wfHqba…
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/02/2021 02:17 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1356617656644890624

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BN1
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/02/2021 11:36 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1356763131134021634

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What an incredible sunset after an amazing day here at Boca Chica. We got to see Starship SN9 fly. Watching SN9 fly brought tears to my eyes. Thanks to the Boca Chica SpaceX team for all that you do. 🔥🚀🔥😍
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/02/2021 11:40 pm
Starship SN9 finally flies after SpaceX received approval from the FAA. Much like SN8, SN9 performed beautifully up until landing, touching down harder than expected due to an engine failing to properly startup.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer), and the NSF Robot Camera Team. Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTwBllaqcME
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/03/2021 03:19 pm
 A few night shots of SN15 and SN11's nose.
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/03/2021 04:00 pm
 The booster disappeared while I wasn't looking.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/03/2021 05:08 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1357015851585658884

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1357022359451009027
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/03/2021 09:58 pm
Closure for tomorrow from 9am-6pm

Unsure if this is for SN10 or 7.2
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/04/2021 02:22 am
SN16 leg skirt.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/04/2021 02:32 am
Header tanks and a forward dome on the stand.
Work continues on the SN11 nosecone.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/04/2021 02:34 am
BN1 in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/04/2021 02:37 am
Flipping a metal ring.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/04/2021 02:45 am
Delivery.
Moving crane counterweights.
Crane hooked up to SN5 mass simulator.
Removing the battery pack from top of SN5.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/04/2021 02:47 am
Ring being moved into tent 2.
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 02/04/2021 07:41 am
VIDEO: SpaceX began the process of clearing Starship SN9 debris from the launch site. Meanwhile, teams at the build site began dismantling Starship SN5.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/MJhHaLANaYk
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/04/2021 01:40 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1357335994941526016

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The crew are currently cutting around the upper portion of Starship SN5. It appears SN5 will suffer the same fate as SN6. RIP SN5. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/04/2021 02:37 pm
Rest in peace, SN5  :'(

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1357351675963531264?s=20
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 02/04/2021 02:49 pm
Rest in peace, SN5  :'(

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1357351675963531264?s=20 (https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1357351675963531264?s=20)
My hat's off to you good sir - and I see yours is as well...
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/04/2021 03:50 pm
SN7.2 is venting and starting to frost over!

Credit: lab padre pad cam
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Post by: CamiloPasin on 02/04/2021 04:02 pm
SN7.2: "Let me sing the song of my people!" At LabPadre's Launch Pad cam.

Also they just held venting for a little bit, probably carefully watching pressure rise.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z72Au8Px7mM&ab_channel=LabPadre
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Post by: CamiloPasin on 02/04/2021 04:51 pm
Frost were going down but is now picking back up.

Credit: LabPadre's Launch Pad cam.

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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/04/2021 05:06 pm
Tank skin has fully frosted, bulkhead starting to get frosty.

Credit: lab padre pad cam
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/04/2021 06:02 pm
 Good view today. Windy as heck.
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/04/2021 06:07 pm
Vehicle s fully iced and pressing for pop!
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Post by: Broccoli32 on 02/04/2021 06:11 pm
Looks like it sprung a leak?
Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/04/2021 06:11 pm
Vehicle has popped a leak in the side.

Credit: lab padre pad cam
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/04/2021 06:36 pm
 An older photo from the bay side. I don't see any vents there, so I'm guessing a split seam.
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/04/2021 06:55 pm
 It looks like it was full and liquid coming out when they shut off the vents about 4 minutes before the self creating vent opened up.
https://youtu.be/bdASdwVXmSo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: CamiloPasin on 02/04/2021 07:07 pm
Apparently it had more than one burst in the same ring seam.

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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/04/2021 07:49 pm
Another look at what seems to be another leak.

Cars to the pad.

Credit: lab padre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/04/2021 07:52 pm
Interesting, frost is going back up and they seem to be filling the tank again.

Credit: lab padre pad cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 02/04/2021 07:59 pm
 I guess the leak healed itself.
 With the south wind the way it is today, the leak could be invisible once the liquid level dropped below it. Or closed when pressure dropped.  Or it was a relief valve nobody saw. Or something.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/04/2021 08:47 pm
Pad is clear again.
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/04/2021 09:31 pm
7.2 is almost fully detanked.

Credit: lab padre pad cam
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/04/2021 10:13 pm
A section has been removed from SN5.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/04/2021 10:15 pm
BN1 in the high bay.
SN11 nosecone.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/04/2021 10:19 pm
B2 forward dome.
SN18 forward dome.
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/04/2021 10:20 pm
Road is opened.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/04/2021 10:21 pm
Some new stands.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/04/2021 11:48 pm
SpaceX tests SN7.2, a new 3mm stainless steel test tank, until it fails under pressure. Also spotted was Super Heavy BN2's Forward Dome, Starship SN18's Forward Dome, and SN5 is cut to pieces to make room for more Starships.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & NSF Robotic Camera Team.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXr2ah4tUjs
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/05/2021 04:00 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1357735715505897474

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Starship SN11 is making a run for it into the high bay. 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/05/2021 06:22 pm
twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1357768127900172289

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The Orbital Launch Mount receives a systems integration.

https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1357768720865705987
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/05/2021 06:51 pm
https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1357778249640644608

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 6th February 2021
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/05/2021 10:49 pm
SN11 nosecone out from the windbreak.
B1 aft dome outside this morning.
B1 dome sleeve.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/05/2021 10:52 pm
Dome cap being worked on.
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/05/2021 10:54 pm
SN11 heading to the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/05/2021 10:56 pm
A few closeup pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/05/2021 10:59 pm
More closeup pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/05/2021 11:00 pm
Nosecone in tent 3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/05/2021 11:03 pm
This was leaving the production site heading for the launch site.
More rebar work.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/05/2021 11:05 pm
Scaffolding going up around the 7.2 test tank.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/05/2021 11:48 pm
Raptor engine SN50 was delivered to the launch site in preparation for installation into Starship SN10. Also spotted was Starship SN11 being rolled into the High Bay for final stacking.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://youtu.be/_-o01rsgQAw
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/06/2021 05:15 pm
 Except for being hazy, blurry and overly distant, it seemed like a good shot.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/06/2021 09:10 pm
SN11 in the high bay.
SN11 nosecone and the nosecone inside tent 3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/06/2021 09:12 pm
Rebar cage.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/06/2021 09:17 pm
More rebar work.
Deliveries from the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/06/2021 09:24 pm
Work continues on 7.2.
Work being performed on Starhopper.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/06/2021 10:22 pm
Starship SN10 was fitted with its final Raptor engine, SN39. It is set to begin its test campaign next week. Also spotted was the remains of all three of SN9's Raptor engines as the wreckage cleanup continues.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://youtu.be/X-zY9T_rV7c
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/06/2021 10:27 pm
 The south side of SN7.2 where the alleged leak was.
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/07/2021 04:29 am
 One more upper bulkhead skirted.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/07/2021 10:30 am
https://twitter.com/spxadrian/status/1358212252617363456

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Crew hard at work earlier this morning as seen in the pictures below SN7.2 being worked on
Credit: @SpxAdrian / for @HoverSlamSpace
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Post by: V96 on 02/07/2021 12:05 pm
SN11 nosecone on the move.
Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/07/2021 01:03 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1358414443894501380

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SN11’s nosecone is heading into the high bay for stacking. 😍🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/07/2021 02:10 pm
 SN11 ready to come together.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/07/2021 03:12 pm
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1358444571924037636

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Good morning from the SpaceX Build Site. SN11’s nose cone has been moved into the High Bay ahead of stacking. Meanwhile, work continues at the old gas well site.

https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1358446420509028353

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This is an example of what happens when @SpaceX retrofits your old home.

https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1358447489481912320

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Here’s a closer look at one of the workhorses of @SpaceX. The Self Propelled Modular Transporter.
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/07/2021 03:34 pm
 SN15 nose is still waiting for it's rhinoplasty results.
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Post by: Alex69 on 02/07/2021 06:27 pm
SN11 nosecone getting stacked right now in the High Bay !

LabPadre Sentinel cam

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Post by: V96 on 02/07/2021 06:33 pm
Hello SN11!
Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/07/2021 06:33 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1358498830711484417

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SN11 nosecone stacking in the high bay. 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/07/2021 07:32 pm
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1358512677027463169

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SN11 is born🚀
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/07/2021 10:32 pm
 Looks like a booster thrust section about to get sleeved.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/07/2021 11:00 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/02/starship-sn10s-raptors-installed-refined-attempt/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1358565895900176385

PS Will start a SN11 update thread next week per in the High Bay as a stacked vehicle.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/08/2021 12:46 am
SN11's nosecone being moved into the high bay for stacking.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/08/2021 12:49 am
SN11 nosecone going into the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/08/2021 12:51 am
Delivery.
Ring in tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/08/2021 12:54 am
SN11 nosecone stacked in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/08/2021 01:02 am
Thrust dome was moved over to the sleeving stand.
SN18 forward dome.
Thrust dome was lifted onto the stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/08/2021 01:06 am
SN15 in the mid bay.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/08/2021 01:58 am
Starship SN11 receives its nosecone section in the High Bay! It will be next in line for testing after SN10. Also spotted was Super Heavy BN1's aft dome on the sleeving stand and SN10 waves its aft flaps.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://youtu.be/pfKRAGKkkBY
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/08/2021 07:25 am
twitter.com/erdayastronaut/status/1358585795154747395

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What’s your biggest priority with Starship right now? What currently feels like the most uphill battle or most urgent problem to solve?

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1358594029101879298

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1. Orbital launch tower that can stack
2. Enough Raptors for orbit booster
3. Improve ship & booster mass
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/09/2021 01:12 am
SN11 in the high bay.
Thrust section out of the tent.
Another section out of the tent this afternoon.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/09/2021 01:15 am
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/09/2021 01:18 am
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/09/2021 02:29 am
Starship SN10's tanks were tested with liquid nitrogen and pressurized to near flight pressures to ensure its tanks and systems are ready for flight.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://youtu.be/2SDx0UG7U8s
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 02/09/2021 04:07 am
 The booster thrust dome has a skirt.
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Post by: pyromatter on 02/09/2021 03:00 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1359169961017700359
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/09/2021 03:30 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1359177722413596676

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Concrete trucks have been rolling in since before sunrise this morning at the Orbital launch site. 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/09/2021 10:21 pm
BN1 thrust dome has been sleeved.
Another section was moved out from around the windbreak.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/09/2021 10:24 pm
Pic taken at the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/09/2021 10:26 pm
Foggy morning at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/09/2021 10:37 pm
Work continues on 7.2 test tank.
Clearing the landing pad.
Concrete poured at the base of the container wall.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/10/2021 12:21 am
Concrete trucks arrive to continue the build up of the Orbital Launch Site. Meanwhile Super Heavy BN1's Aft Dome is sleeved in preparation for the booster's completion.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://youtu.be/8C6LEIqLft8
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Post by: V96 on 02/10/2021 12:45 pm
Flip preparations. Could be BN1 thrust section. Could be another Starship thrust section.
Credit: LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/10/2021 03:00 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1359532603569766400

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Repairs are currently being done to the landing pad at SpaceX Boca Chica launch site. 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/10/2021 09:30 pm
SN16 thrust dome section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/10/2021 09:40 pm
SN16 aft section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/10/2021 09:43 pm
Preparing a nosecone barrel section for SN15 nosecone?
SN11.
Section in tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/10/2021 09:45 pm
CH4 and LN2 delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/10/2021 09:48 pm
Work continues at the orbital pad.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/10/2021 09:53 pm
Repairing the landing pad.
SN7.2 test tank, SN10 and Starhopper.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/10/2021 11:03 pm
Sections for Starship SN16, the second upgraded prototype, were spotted at the Production Site. Parts include its sleeved aft dome and leg skirt. Meanwhile crews continue to prepare the Orbital Launch Site for launch operations.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://youtu.be/f2gAM3LBI8M
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/11/2021 02:42 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1359890300890722304
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/11/2021 03:13 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1359896822706282496

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The landing pad is getting much needed upgrades also Starship SN8 crater concrete work is being redone.

*This image was taken at 7600ft msl w/300mm lens, if you would like to donate towards our new lens fund (200-600mm) you can do so here: paypal.me/RGVAerialPhoto…
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/11/2021 04:05 pm
A stacking occurred in the fog overnight, most likely is the SN16 thrust dome and skirt, could be wrong though.

Credit: lab padre sentinel cam
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/11/2021 04:12 pm
 Messed around till the fog started rolling in, but...
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 02/11/2021 05:00 pm
SN11 was moved to the center of the highbay sometime within the last two hours.

(Per LabPadre Sentinel Cam)
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Post by: pyromatter on 02/11/2021 05:19 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1359928792408547328
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Post by: MTom on 02/11/2021 07:14 pm
https://mobile.twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1359936710453436419
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/11/2021 07:49 pm
The left aft flap has been attached to SN11.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/11/2021 07:51 pm
Delivered near the fabrication building.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/11/2021 07:55 pm
SN16 thrust and aft skirt has been mated.
Concrete being poured at the production site fence and container wall.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/11/2021 08:02 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/11/2021 08:04 pm
Landing pad repair and expansion.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/11/2021 08:49 pm
Work on repairing/expanding the landing pad at SpaceX Boca Chica is taking place ahead Starship SN10's launch. Meanwhile, Starship's SN11 and SN16 continued their processing flows at the Production Site.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist).

https://youtu.be/dF2X2Bl9fps
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/11/2021 11:24 pm
https://youtu.be/1miGtDNOsOs
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Post by: pyromatter on 02/12/2021 03:17 pm
https://twitter.com/DaytonCostlow/status/1360260881955704832
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/12/2021 03:39 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1360267062623563780
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/12/2021 04:24 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1360278203818983427

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2 perspectives to the ongoing work at the launch site.

twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1360271291018850307

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Structure at the new foundation continues to take shape.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/12/2021 08:26 pm
Pics taken at the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/12/2021 08:28 pm
Another section added and another delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/12/2021 08:31 pm
Pics taken at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/12/2021 08:33 pm
Work continues on the landing pad.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/12/2021 08:34 pm
Delivery.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/13/2021 12:32 am
The Production site was a hive of activity again on Friday, with various sections being worked on while what appears to be the Orbital Launch Mount Table continues assembly.

Video & Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/-yn-nK_rWBo
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/13/2021 07:20 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1360428446921359364

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 13th February 2021
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Post by: r1279 on 02/13/2021 08:36 pm
https://twitter.com/DaytonCostlow/status/1360623007832674308
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/14/2021 03:37 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1360991484993019911

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The second aft flap is in front of the high bay waiting to be installed on Starship SN11. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/14/2021 06:28 pm
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1361017486209089544

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A ring segment has been delivered to the launch site. It appears to be the same diameter as the rebar on the new foundation. I believe these will be tied into the top of the structure.

Edit to add:

twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1361016016772415496

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Additional form work has been added to the footprint of the new foundation. We can expect this area to grow.

https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1361016361795862529
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/14/2021 07:52 pm
As Starship SN10 heads toward a week currently targeting Static Fire and Launch, Mary (@BocaChicaGal) provides the always-interesting status update of SpaceX Boca Chica via a drive past overviewing of the ever-growing facilities.

https://youtu.be/FLpe1sjks-g
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/15/2021 12:12 am
Flap waiting to be installed on SN11.
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/15/2021 12:18 am
New crane.
Working on a stand for the possible orbital launch mount table sections.
SN11.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/15/2021 12:21 am
Not the best pics but Raptor SN27 was delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/15/2021 12:28 am
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/15/2021 12:34 am
The landing pad.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/15/2021 04:36 am
Some interesting weekend arrivals into SpaceX Boca Chica, including a likely Super Heavy Grid Fin and the return of Raptor SN27, which previously flew with Starship SN5.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-RfuhnZzKc
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/15/2021 05:05 am
 The entire operation is being run through a freezing, 30 mph rain test tonight, with respectable winds until sunset tomorrow.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/15/2021 10:15 pm
No new sections added to the possible orbital launch table.
SN7.2 test tank.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/16/2021 12:56 am
Starship SN10 continues to wait for a pre-launch Static Fire test as freezing weather impacts SpaceX Boca Chica operations. However, new flaps and fins continue to arrive.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/anNikdVIPu0
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/16/2021 12:50 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1361674113467744258

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This morning the second aft flap is being attached to Starship SN11. The wind has died down and temperatures are slowly rising. We lost power here at Boca Chica for most of the night. Power  was restored in time for morning coffee. ☕️🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/16/2021 03:57 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1361720952074174464

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Starship SN11 has been repositioned in the high bay after the aft flap was attached. It is only 37 F now with a light misty drizzle. 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/16/2021 06:00 pm
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1361752015336923137

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Work continues at the new fuel production plant. It’ll be a good day when this equipment comes online.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/16/2021 06:04 pm
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1361750850566320133

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A covered fin lies in wait for its Starship.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/17/2021 03:41 am
As Starship SN10 prepares for a potential Static Fire test on Wednesday, Starship SN11 waits in the High Bay and the nosecone for SN15 is readied for stacking.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/PQ20R6MSEPM
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/17/2021 07:25 pm
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1362135633892962305

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A comparison of the new work to the tanks at the build site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/17/2021 09:39 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1362168502367363073

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A new flap has been delivered to the Build Site. It should be stacked on the flap stand at the right of the picture.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/17/2021 11:34 pm
Various sections.
SN18(?) nosecone barrel on the left.
SN17 aft dome barrel in the middle.
SN16 mid LOX barrel on the right.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/17/2021 11:37 pm
Aft flap delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/17/2021 11:39 pm
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/17/2021 11:41 pm
Tubes.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/17/2021 11:44 pm
SN11.
Ring being moved.
Crane hooked up to the SN15 nosecone barrel.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/17/2021 11:47 pm
Work continues on what is thought to be the orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/17/2021 11:52 pm
Rebar work continues.
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 02/18/2021 02:11 am
VIDEO: The foundation for the tank farm to support the Orbital Launch Site continues to take shape! Meanwhile, the wait for Starship SN10 testing continues.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper)

https://youtu.be/sFhbVxhopms
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/18/2021 04:07 pm
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1362447981983784965

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Good morning from the SpaceX Build Site. It’s cold, wet, and windy out here. Nonetheless, the lights are on, rockets are being built, and paneling has been added to the new container wall.
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/18/2021 05:36 pm
 Power has been steady for a while. Wind is a little too brisk for some ops today.
 If Mary wants to walk through 2 km of two foot deep ice water to take photos of SN15, I'll cheer her on.
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 02/19/2021 04:02 am
VIDEO: Mary does a drive past of the Boca Chica facilities. While progress has been made despite the chilly weather, Starship SN10's static fire has slipped to next week.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/7fe98IomwgY
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/19/2021 05:05 pm
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1362819985761067012

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Good morning from the SpaceX Build Site. A crew member prepares the surface of our favorite curiosity. Jon Fogerty’s “Have You Ever Seem the Rain” can be heard in the background. If you worked at @SpaceX what would you jam to while building the future?
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/19/2021 05:27 pm
https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1362830778091139078

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So stoked ! One of my closest friends just called and said he’s moving down to build some kind of 450’ tall structure at Boca 🤪 🚀
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/19/2021 06:50 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1362851967954006017

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Looks like we have a couple of Booster BN1 sections out of the tent this afternoon. 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/19/2021 07:58 pm
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1362867555086532619

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Some interesting domes being assembled just west of the High Bay.
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Post by: pyromatter on 02/19/2021 09:22 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1362888185349554179
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Post by: vaporcobra on 02/19/2021 09:43 pm
https://twitter.com/DaytonCostlow/status/1362868969795948545

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1362868882269167617
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/19/2021 10:56 pm
twitter.com/spxadrian/status/1362899674705797122

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Sections of BN1 just outside of the highbay by SN11. Human for scale on the 3rd picture
Credits: @SpxAdrian / for @HoverSlamSpace
More pictures: (1/2)

https://twitter.com/spxadrian/status/1362899690501537793

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A closer look at the fully stacked SN11. Top, mid and lower sections seem to be looking healthy.
Credits: @SpxAdrian / for @HoverSlamSpace
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:13 am
Dome on the stand.
Views at the front of the tents.
Work continues on the launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:21 am
SN18 section on the right.
Booster GSE 1 fuel aft dome section on the left.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:25 am
Four ring high section.
SN11.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:27 am
SN19 header tank has joined the lineup.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:31 am
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:35 am
Thrust dome.
Covering this section with sheets of ?
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:39 am
Booster section comes out of tent 1 and moves to the front of the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:41 am
Another Booster section moves out of tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:45 am
Musical domes.
The dome that had been on the stand was moved to the scrap yard.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:51 am
BN1 aft booster section was moved into the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:56 am
Dismantling the staircase to the top of the high bay.
Preparing to move Tankzilla.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 03:59 am
Rebar work continues.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 04:01 am
SN7.2 test tank.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2021 05:40 am
SpaceX teams moved an aft section for the Super Heavy prototype "BN1" to the Highbay on Friday ahead of stacking operations. Meanwhile, new components for other prototypes including Starship SN19's methane header tank were also spotted.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper)

https://youtu.be/xomr4crZBiI
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/20/2021 07:29 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1363026642839367680

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 20th February 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/20/2021 12:56 pm
https://youtu.be/Xas7TL2H62s
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 02/20/2021 01:03 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1363113717869674500
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 02/20/2021 04:12 pm
A nose (maybe SN15’s) was moved out of the tent overnight and is now by the barrel section. Interestingly it looks like it has had its top removed.  ???

Credit: lab padre sentinel cam

Edit: added less speculatory words per post below.
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/20/2021 04:15 pm
A nose (most likely SN15’s) was moved out of the tent overnight and is now by the barrel section. Interestingly it looks like it has had its top removed again.  ???

Credit: lab padre sentinel cam
There are two noses being worked on.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 08:27 pm
SN15 nosecone out of the tent this morning.
Barrel section inside tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 08:29 pm
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 08:32 pm
Heat tiles are being attached to the section inside the rear of tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 08:35 pm
High bay.
Rebar/concrete work being done at the rear of tents 1 and 2.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 08:38 pm
Another BN1 section has been moved into the high bay.
Sections waiting to be stacked.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/20/2021 08:41 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/21/2021 10:57 am
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1363188934759485440

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SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Site Panorama

Full Resolution Image Link: https://www.easyzoom.com/imageaccess/e15abe2b5cce41bf885dab63f5c2f274

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1363189369822093312

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A lot going on here.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/21/2021 11:06 am
twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1362830778091139078

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So stoked ! One of my closest friends just called and said he’s moving down to build some kind of 450’ tall structure at Boca 🤪 🚀

Missed this update yesterday:

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1363160925218422788

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...Starts work in 3-4 weeks, one year contract... working 7/12’s so we won’t be surfing together much. Gotta admire the hardworking dedication of SpaceX employees.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/21/2021 12:23 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1363471908671533057

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Concrete being poured on the landing pad.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/21/2021 12:24 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1363470902059491339

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Concrete is being poured on the landing pad this morning at SpaceX Boca Chica launch site.🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/21/2021 12:32 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1363480381274611713

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It’s such a pretty sky behind SN7.2, SN10 and Starhopper at SpaceX Boca Chica launch site. Enjoy your day! 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/21/2021 12:58 pm
Nice shots of current production status:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1363487341814419457

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SN15 nose cone

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1363487937250406404

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Starship SN11 & BN1

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1363488267631529985

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Domes
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/21/2021 01:29 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1363495237243592709

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Some images taken this morning of the build site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/21/2021 03:48 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1363530587475042304

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Concrete has been poured in about half of the landing pad at SpaceX Boca Chica.
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/21/2021 09:48 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1363621263814524929

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All the concrete has been poured for the landing pad. Hopefully, Starship SN10 will fly as early as this week. 🤞🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/21/2021 11:04 pm
SN15 nosecone barrel section was moved in front of the windbreak.
SN15 nosecone.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/21/2021 11:06 pm
Forward dome.
Domes at the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/21/2021 11:08 pm
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/21/2021 11:12 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/21/2021 11:16 pm
Concrete poured for the landing pad.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/22/2021 12:11 am
Crews pour concrete at the Landing Pad in preparation for Starship SN10's maiden flight. SpaceX is making the pad wider and thicker for future Starship testing. SN10's flight could occur early as this coming week as crews test its aft flaps.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://youtu.be/gYmh2OQSq6A
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/22/2021 02:49 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/02/starship-sn10-launch-super-heavy-waiting/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1363875369422622720
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/22/2021 04:06 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1363897031950028803

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This 5 ring high section was brought out of the high bay. There are pieces cut out along the top weld line.
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 02/22/2021 04:31 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1363897031950028803

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This 5 ring high section was brought out of the high bay. There are pieces cut out along the top weld line.
@NASASpaceflight

Has scrap labels on it: https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1363899556493217793
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/22/2021 06:43 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1363929462975442947

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As we wait for Starship SN10 testing to begin the SpaceX crew have resumed the task of dismantling Starship SN5. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/22/2021 08:54 pm
SN12 common dome section moved to the scrap yard.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/22/2021 08:56 pm
New stand?
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/22/2021 08:58 pm
This section was moved out of the high bay and transported to the scrap yard.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/22/2021 09:44 pm
Crews scrap Starship SN12's common dome as SN10 gets approved for flight by the FAA. SN12-14 were scrapped due to SpaceX accelerating development of upgraded Starships with SN15 and beyond. Concrete continues to be poured at the Orbital Launch Site.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://youtu.be/zC6rOdmz3SY
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/23/2021 04:55 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1364271840923774978

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Another section of Starship SN5 was removed this morning and a Raptor was delivered. Do I know which SN# it was? You betcha I do. Pics will be posted later here..... forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topi…
🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/23/2021 07:40 pm
Foggy morning Raptor SN52 "The Kraken" delivered and Raptor 43 pick up.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/23/2021 07:42 pm
BN1 booster section waiting to be moved into the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/23/2021 07:45 pm
SN17 aft dome has been sleeved and moved off the stand.
A forward dome has been moved onto the stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/23/2021 07:50 pm
SN5 dismantling continues.
SN11, BN1 and SN5 section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/23/2021 07:55 pm
Elevator outside the high bay.
Deliveries.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/23/2021 11:57 pm
SpaceX receives Raptor engine SN52 from McGregor, TX and ships back Raptor SN43. Meanwhile Super Heavy BN1 waits for a new ring section in the High Bay.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://youtu.be/bOEGEN0qrls
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/24/2021 04:42 am
SpaceX ignites Starship SN10's Raptor engines for the first time. It is unknown if the test was successful. Mary along with the other residents received a notice that testing may occur on Feb. 24th as well.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team.

https://youtu.be/XE9K3W0ojjk
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/24/2021 05:19 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1364640819144241153

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New flap delivered just now.

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1364641679177895940
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/25/2021 12:21 am
Two more sections added to the orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/25/2021 12:24 am
Work continues on the domes at the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/25/2021 12:39 am
Sleeving the dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/25/2021 12:42 am
SN? forward dome section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/25/2021 12:45 am
Forward flap delivered.
Concrete being poured.
Raptor truck leaving the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/25/2021 01:11 am
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/25/2021 01:23 am
Zeus.
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 02/25/2021 06:24 am
SpaceX technicians worked quickly on Wednesday – replacing a Raptor engine on Starship SN10 in record time. The successful engine swap could clear the way for a repeat static fire test as early as Thursday afternoon. If the test goes well, a test flight could then occur within a few days.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/iuoZjizF_J8
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/25/2021 06:29 am
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1364826301027115008

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Starship to the moon
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/25/2021 04:04 pm
 Old truncated nose is getting hooked up to a crane next to a nose base.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/25/2021 06:26 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1365020131634671626

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Starship SN15 nosecone stacking is happening at SpaceX Boca Chica. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 02/25/2021 08:39 pm
 What the nose stacking would look like if the engine crew was doing it.
https://youtu.be/b1jHLnbz36I
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/26/2021 02:24 am
SN18 common dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/26/2021 02:33 am
Three sections of the possible launch table were delivered.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 02/26/2021 02:33 am
Starship SN15's nosecone sections are stacked together, completing one of the final steps to prepare it for final assembly. The potential Orbital Launch Table has more pieces delivered and lifted into place.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://youtu.be/cRv3u0WB9nQ
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/26/2021 02:34 am
Thrust puck delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/26/2021 02:40 am
SN15 nosecone sections stacked.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/26/2021 04:21 pm
Live stream at launch site

https://youtu.be/ljKwkxSMAq8
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/26/2021 04:56 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1365355057500352513

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Spacex logo on the landing pad!🚀

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1365358195728936963
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/26/2021 05:53 pm
Early morning Raptor sighting. I don't know if it was a delivery or a pick up.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/26/2021 05:56 pm
SN11.
The orbital launch table.
Something of interest.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/26/2021 06:00 pm
The GSE 1 forward dome was moved onto the sleeving stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/26/2021 06:01 pm
The forward dome sleeve.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/26/2021 06:02 pm
Delivery.
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Post by: pyromatter on 02/26/2021 06:07 pm
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1365376972658892801
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/26/2021 06:51 pm
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1365386513299763201

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Good morning from the SpaceX Build Site. Dome panel delivery. 😊
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Post by: Nomadd on 02/26/2021 08:40 pm
 Staying busy in Sleevingland.
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Post by: pyromatter on 02/26/2021 10:26 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1365441951156342791
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/26/2021 11:20 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1365440302207541248

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 27th February 2021
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/27/2021 12:05 am
Under Doge Raptor
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/27/2021 12:11 am
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/27/2021 12:12 am
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/27/2021 01:08 am
Aerocovers (?) delivered
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/27/2021 01:09 am
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/27/2021 01:17 am
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/27/2021 01:18 am
Thrust section moved, lifted, and placed back on cart
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 02/27/2021 10:56 am
A new Raptor Engine labeled "Under Doge" was delivered, while Raptor SN56 left the build site. GSE 1 Fwd Dome was sleeved, a thrust section was moved, potential aerocovers and other parts arrived, and work on the Orbital Launch Table and Orbital Launch site infrastructure continued.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Jack Beyer (@thejackbeyer), edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/McgLCTqiU18
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/27/2021 04:13 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1365710435136208907

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The pieces for a third dome have been spotted.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/27/2021 08:14 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1365770815615205380

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Two tank bases can be seen on the left,
room for three tanks on the right side.

(7600ft msl, 02/26/2021)
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/27/2021 11:34 pm
Concrete being poured at the production site this morning.
Work continues on the SN15 nosecone.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/27/2021 11:38 pm
Securing a barrel section before the wind picked up.
A dome was moved at the old gas well site.
Work continues on the orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/27/2021 11:41 pm
The shorter BN1 stack has been moved in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/27/2021 11:44 pm
LN2 delivered.
CH4 delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/28/2021 12:08 am
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/28/2021 12:13 am
Landing pad with logo.
SN10.
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 02/28/2021 02:14 am
VIDEO: Workers painted the SpaceX logo on the Boca Chica landing pad ahead of Starship SN10's test flight. The launch is currently scheduled for no earlier than Monday.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/Vx7d9rDY530
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/28/2021 02:44 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1366050894647873536

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🚀SN15 Nose cone

*Concrete next to nose cone assembly is being removed for a new structure of some sort (possible tent extension?)
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/28/2021 03:21 pm
Raptor SN47 delivered with a "Wen Hop? Much Wow" note on it. Love it!
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Post by: bocachicagal on 02/28/2021 04:14 pm
The flight termination system has been installed on SN10.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 02/28/2021 09:26 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1366151205941088256

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🚀Starship SN11 & BN1
(7600ft msl)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/01/2021 01:31 am
With Starship SN10's test flight delayed until Wednesday, March 3rd, SpaceX has installed its Flight Termination System. Also Raptor SN47 is delivered. WEN HOP... MUCH WOW 🐶

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer)

📺 https://youtu.be/HVmI-mEGkBM
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Post by: matthewkantar on 03/01/2021 03:49 am
Raptor SN47 delivered with a "Wen Hop? Much Wow" note on it. Love it!

And "thunder chicken" ?
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/01/2021 02:54 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1366416359878520833

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1366419232607662083
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/01/2021 04:10 pm
https://youtu.be/tplEwdIaxps
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/01/2021 07:51 pm
 A couple of shots from a site circumnavigation.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/01/2021 08:42 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1366463044004495363

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The aft section of Starship SN5 is being moved to the scrap yard. 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 03/02/2021 02:22 am
The SPMT are out from under Tankzilla.
They were driven to the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/02/2021 02:29 am
Work continues on the orbital launch table.
Another stand being worked on.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/02/2021 02:36 am
This was moved to the front of the high bay near SN11.
Moving a metal section for ?
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/02/2021 02:41 am
Delivery.
Lifting rig being transported.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/02/2021 02:44 am
The last of SN5 leaving the production site to the scrap pile.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/02/2021 02:18 pm
While Starship SN10 waits for its launch date, crews scrap the remaining aft section of SN5, the first full scale Starship prototype to fly. Meanwhile the High Bay's new elevator gets taken for a spin.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/yrBV2XqfPfs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/03/2021 12:07 am
Also covers future Raptors:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/03/starship-sn10-launch-raptors-roll-boca-chica/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1366917606976929795
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/03/2021 12:10 am
SN15 nosecone.
Scrap sections.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/03/2021 12:11 am
Closeup pics of parts of SN11.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/03/2021 12:16 am
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/03/2021 12:21 am
SN7.2 test tank.
Starhopper and SN10.
SN7.2, SN10 and Starhopper.
The SPMT appears to have broken down at the edge of the highway.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/03/2021 01:03 am
Starship SN10's test flight is set to occur no earlier than March 3rd! Roadblock and evacuation notices are in place, fingers crossed SN10 sticks the landing! Meanwhile crews prep the Orbital Site for concrete.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/i60sqWTAECA
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Post by: V96 on 03/03/2021 11:53 am
BN1 lower stack moved.
Credit: LabPadre
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/04/2021 12:39 am
Nose with flaps attached has emerged from the tent at the build site.

Also, it looks like a section of SN15? is being either stacked or moved around in the mid-bay.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/04/2021 04:29 pm
Crane moving

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1367527237067636744
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/04/2021 04:31 pm
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1367527836706213892

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TankZilla just arrived🏗🚀
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/04/2021 06:20 pm
Starship SN10 becomes the first to successfully perform the flip'n'burn maneuver, touching down vertically! After, the vehicle exploded as crews tried to safe SN10.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack (@TheJackBeyer), and the Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/dkXUS321oZ4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/04/2021 06:41 pm
SPMTs returning from pad. Tankzilla is off the transporters and parked near the launch mounts.

(Haven't seen any movement of SN11 today so far)

Per LabPadre Nerdle cam
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Post by: vaporcobra on 03/04/2021 08:37 pm
After cancelling the previous March 5th road closure, a shorter closure has been rescheduled from 9 am to 11:30 am :)

http://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/04/2021 09:32 pm
SN11 rollout day changed to Monday:

https://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/

March 8th, 9AM-11:30AM. Boca Chica Beach will remain open.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/04/2021 11:11 pm
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/04/2021 11:12 pm
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/04/2021 11:14 pm
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/04/2021 11:15 pm
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/04/2021 11:17 pm
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/04/2021 11:18 pm
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/04/2021 11:20 pm
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/05/2021 01:20 am
GSE 2 LOX aft dome has been sleeved.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/05/2021 01:22 am
New nosecone.
Work continues on this metal struture.
Work continues on the orbital launch table.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/05/2021 02:13 am
Cleanup of Starship SN10's wreckage begins as crews prepare to rollout SN11 to the launch site! Meanwhile the GSE-2 Aft LOX dome is sleeved.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack (@TheJackBeyer), & the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/5vG8848KQgQ
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/05/2021 06:43 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1367644635657551875

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Both BN1 sections can be seen in this image! Please excuse the image noise (harsh shadows)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/05/2021 08:11 am
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1367659966476259328
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/05/2021 01:07 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1367838958646784008

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 5th March 2021

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1367991145628790784

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Decommissioned Starship SNx test tanks and prototypes. 6th March 2021
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Post by: Sciencefan on 03/05/2021 01:57 pm
Deliveries.

https://twitter.com/DaytonCostlow/status/1367659067058053122
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/05/2021 02:09 pm
 Just noticed the lopped off nose moved to the west side of the tent.
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/05/2021 04:52 pm
 SN15 rising. It looks like another Starship Shuffle is getting near.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/05/2021 06:41 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1367921668551741453

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Another dome has been spotted!
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/05/2021 11:51 pm
The nosecone was moved from the windbreak to the rear of tent 3.
A scrap aft skirt with legs deployed.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/05/2021 11:56 pm
The sleeved GSE 2 LOX aft dome was moved from the stand to a cart.
The sleeved GSE 1 fuel forward dome was moved into tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/06/2021 12:00 am
Delivery.
Raptor SN# 5? but I could not see the second number.
Another dome on the stand.
Two ring high forward dome sleeve was moved out.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/06/2021 12:03 am
LN2 deliveries.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/06/2021 12:54 am
With crane "Tankzilla" moved to the launch site and LN2 refilled at the tank farm, workers button up Starship SN11 for rollout to the pad. Meanwhile, a new Raptor engine shows up at the production site.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/rKPBHHc-5qY
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/06/2021 12:07 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1368185882696708102

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Sunrise with Tankzilla at SpaceX Boca Chica launch site.This is the crane that will lift Starship SN11 onto the launch stand as early as Monday, March 8. 🏗☀️🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/06/2021 05:00 pm
RGV Aerial Photography March 04, 2021 flyover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3YN9ULNs_0
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/06/2021 05:50 pm
Raptor SN58 delivered with another message for everyone.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/06/2021 06:13 pm
And in tweet form (to allow folks to share via RT).

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1368275693935722505
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/06/2021 06:14 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1368275735241240583

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New mount
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/06/2021 07:15 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1368293052503236610
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 03/06/2021 08:43 pm
Section hooked up to the crane ready to be moved into the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/06/2021 08:51 pm
The GSE 1 fuel forward dome section was moved out of tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/06/2021 08:53 pm
Stand being moved from the fabrication area to the mid/high bay area.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/06/2021 08:56 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/07/2021 12:29 am
Raptor Engine SN58 was delivered, with "Much Land, When Box" written on it, Tankzilla moved next to Pad B, and SN10 scrapping continued.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations).

➡️ https://youtu.be/tkDQdEaE4KY
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/07/2021 12:52 am
https://twitter.com/labpadre/status/1368283587833966592

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A special thank you to @SpaceX security and their heavy equipment operators for taking time from their busy schedules to help us get situated back at the Pad Cam location. @elonmusk you never cease to amaze me. The Nerdle and the world thanks you. Your indulgence is unsurpassed!
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/07/2021 03:12 pm
BN1's thrust/aft section has been moved onto the new SH work stand.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/07/2021 03:23 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1368598140144779266
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 03/07/2021 09:56 pm
https://twitter.com/BottinPhilip/status/1368660363441504256
https://twitter.com/BottinPhilip/status/1368686404964913152
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/07/2021 10:15 pm
 Nice clear day.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/07/2021 11:39 pm
SN20 leg skirt.
SN18 leg skirt.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/07/2021 11:42 pm
SN11 and BN1.
Working on the new stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/07/2021 11:46 pm
Domes at the old gas well site.
Sleeved dome is still on the stand.
Header tanks.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/07/2021 11:52 pm
BN1 Booster Double section moved onto the new stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/07/2021 11:54 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/07/2021 11:57 pm
Latest summary. So much going on every day!

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/03/starship-sn11-rollout-spacex-plans-future/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1368724121811582977
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/08/2021 04:31 am
BN1 Booster Double Section was lifted onto the new heavy duty stand, SN18 and SN20 leg skirts were spotted by Mary, and SN11 was prepped for rollout.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

➡️ https://youtu.be/R7i3tTjGJkw
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/09/2021 02:17 pm
Starship SN11 rolls out to the launch pad prior to beginning its test campaign. With SN10 getting so close to a perfect flight, SN11 may finally nail the landing maneuver.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack (@TheJackBeyer), & Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/NOHhfe3v2KA
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/09/2021 02:50 pm
Raptor SN59 was delivered this morning.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/09/2021 08:11 pm
https://twitter.com/spxadrian/status/1369389550892679177

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A lot of movement down here today In Boca Chica. This will be a moving stand thread: (1/3)

twitter.com/spxadrian/status/1369389560271151114

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Stand was place near SN7.2 by SpaceX employees

https://twitter.com/spxadrian/status/1369389641820946436

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The vehicle that was moving the stand was seen headed back the build site for further pickups of other material that will be posted shortly
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/09/2021 09:37 pm
Work continues in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/09/2021 09:42 pm
Booster BN1.
Working on the thrust ram.
Progress being made on the orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/09/2021 09:46 pm
Pics taken at the orbital site.
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/09/2021 11:57 pm
 A little walk around back today.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/10/2021 12:15 am
With Starship SN11 at the launch site, Super Heavy BN1 now has the High Bay to itself. A Thrust Ram rig is being prepared, potentially for use with BN1 testing.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/SfNNJQ-cOMg
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Post by: yg1968 on 03/10/2021 12:36 am
Quote from: Elon Musk
Might just catch the ship with the launch tower, same as booster

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1369458403248988160
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Post by: yg1968 on 03/10/2021 03:17 am
Quote from: Elon Musk
Yeah, we talked about that internally. Could just have it land on a big net or bouncy castle. Lacks dignity, but would work. But, optimized landing propellant is only ~5% of dry mass, so it’s not a gamechanger.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1369489056350883840
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/10/2021 01:45 pm
twitter.com/ppathole/status/1368918148108349443

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Are u guys chilling on top of High bay, which is soon to be a SpaceX bar? 🤗

https://twitter.com/raptorstarship/status/1369658532367396867

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I was just up there. Elevator on the other side. Floor is in, glass coming soon.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/10/2021 02:29 pm
https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1369666922091065347

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Two barrel sections are now alongside one another in the highbay🚀
Hard to tell if it’s two sections of BN1 or one BN1/ one SN15 stack but sure is exciting either way! Can’t wait wait to see what rolls out next🤘🏼
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/10/2021 02:42 pm
twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1369672606211801096

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Wednesday morning at the launch pad 🚀

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1369691701456105476
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/10/2021 05:22 pm
https://twitter.com/BottinPhilip/status/1369706314985832451
https://twitter.com/BottinPhilip/status/1369706325815525394
https://twitter.com/BottinPhilip/status/1369707647881084934
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/10/2021 06:16 pm
Aft flap delivered last night.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/10/2021 06:19 pm
Pics taken at the production site this morning.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/10/2021 06:25 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch pad.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/10/2021 06:27 pm
More black tubes.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/10/2021 07:56 pm
SpaceX is installing propellant & consumables storage tanks at the Orbital site in preparation for full stack testing later this year. Last Night, Starship SN11 survived its first ambient temp pressure tests.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/Pgzt99RdJDQ
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/11/2021 12:41 am
twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1369820796126982146

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SpaceX is celebrating tonight at Boca Chica. 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1369822298002366464

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I could also hear Rocket Man playing, so cool. Enjoy your evening SpaceX Boca Chica team. 🎆🚀

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1369993285096329217

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Celebrating a year of great work by the SpaceX team!
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/11/2021 01:04 pm
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1370012511005782016

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SpaceX crews are hard at work this morning, continuing on the construction of the orbital launch tower.
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Post by: yg1968 on 03/11/2021 01:15 pm
Quote from: Elon Musk
Transparent aluminum (ALON) [for the Starship windows] might be cool

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1369999693636329472
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Post by: yg1968 on 03/11/2021 01:42 pm
Quote from: Elon Musk
If 2021 manifest is met, SpaceX will do ~75% of total Earth payload to orbit with Falcon.

A single Starship is designed to do in a day what all rockets on Earth currently do in a year.

Even so, ~1000 Starships will take ~20 years to build a self-sustaining city on Mars.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1369933283174318082
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/11/2021 05:12 pm
 The other nose has moved back into hazy view.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/11/2021 06:10 pm
Moving propellant tanks at the old gas well site.
Work continues on the domes.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/11/2021 06:13 pm
Nosecone in tent 3.
Barrel section at the rear of tent 2.
Work continues on the black structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/11/2021 06:16 pm
Going to the scrap pile.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/11/2021 06:20 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch pad.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/11/2021 06:23 pm
The black vertical tubes.
More concrete work.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/11/2021 07:35 pm
The Booster BN1 section and the heavy duty stand has been moved into the high bay.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/11/2021 11:55 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1370176239965773824

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🚀Starship SN16 can already be seen inside the mid bay!

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1370178032326021121

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Here is another angle of Starship SN16
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/12/2021 12:11 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1370179811461754881

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Starship aft flaps, Trucks for scale
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/12/2021 12:34 am
Super Heavy BN1 stacking appears to be imminent. Lead-ins and work platform are installed to align the tank sections. Also the SpaceX team celebrates the year with a fireworks show!

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi)

📺 https://youtu.be/iULw5rW-Pu8
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/12/2021 11:35 am
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1370352617738633220

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It’s happening......Booster BN1 stacking has begun in the high bay!!! 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/12/2021 01:07 pm
Booster BN1 stacking in the high bay.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/12/2021 02:24 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1370393650639863809

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Tent 3 expansion has begun at SpaceX Boca Chica production site. ✨🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/12/2021 02:53 pm
Starship SN11 undergoes a cryogenic proof test using liquid nitrogen, ensuring its tanks can hold up to flight temps and pressures. Also tested are SN11's reaction control system thrusters!

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/4CrlY1H-d0Q
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/12/2021 03:48 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1370416005785194498

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The foundation pilings for the launch tower can be seen in this image taken yesterday!🚀
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/12/2021 04:07 pm
Stacking update:

https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1370420031348178944

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SuperHeavy has begun stacking!🏗🚀
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/12/2021 06:42 pm
Tent 3 expansion.
Section in tent 1.
Pic taken at the front of the tents.
Aft leg section.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/12/2021 06:45 pm
GSE 1 LOX forward dome section.
View at the rear of the tents.
View from Stargate entrance.
Tankzilla crane mats near the high bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 03/12/2021 11:22 pm
Delivery. The truck was parked along the highway across from the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/12/2021 11:26 pm
More crane mats delivered to the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/12/2021 11:28 pm
Tankzilla is ready to be moved.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/13/2021 12:47 am
The first Super Heavy, BN1, is closer to completion as its methane tank is stacked on its engine section. Meanwhile propellant is delivered to the launch site.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/3eo-ihnPo1o
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/13/2021 06:50 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1370573704913031168

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 13th March 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/13/2021 04:12 pm
https://youtu.be/uMye0uSUXiU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 03/13/2021 08:48 pm
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1370853087410278407
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/13/2021 09:06 pm
Orbital Tank Farm Structure / Gaseous Nitrogen and Gaseous Methane Recharge Panels
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/13/2021 09:09 pm
Radiation Area Do Not Enter! / SN11
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/13/2021 09:11 pm
Bulkhead Cap delivered
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/13/2021 09:15 pm
Aft Skirt with TPS Tiles in Tent 1 / Two of SN10's Smashed Raptors
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/13/2021 09:18 pm
Smashed Raptors / Sneaky Raptor
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/13/2021 09:20 pm
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/14/2021 12:17 am
Here’s an earlier step in the heat shield tiling process

https://youtu.be/i490-TIDHbM
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/14/2021 05:34 am
Workers installed thermal protection system tiles on a new aft skirt section (serial number unknown), Plumbing at the Orbital Tank Farm underwent X-Ray inspections, and work preparing Starship SN11 for testing and flight continued.

Video & Photos from Jack Beyer (@theJackBeyer). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/6IbalvQWD34
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/14/2021 07:25 am
https://youtu.be/2vAgt5iEkKo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/14/2021 08:42 pm
Build Site
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/14/2021 08:45 pm
SN11 / Work Platform Removed from SN7.2
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/14/2021 08:46 pm
New Aft Dome with Holes / Potential Orbital Launch Table
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/14/2021 08:48 pm
Build Site / Noseless Cone
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/14/2021 08:50 pm
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/14/2021 08:53 pm
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/14/2021 08:54 pm
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/14/2021 08:57 pm
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/14/2021 10:47 pm
Starship SN11 is prepared for its next static fire attempt, the final test before SN11 is ready to fly. Meanwhile, Super Heavy BN1’s methane tank has a work platform installed for LOX tank stacking.

Video & Photos from Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer)

📺 https://youtu.be/o__qpvCv-eQ
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/15/2021 12:28 pm
SN7.2 is returning to the build site this morning.

Lab padre pad cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/15/2021 01:14 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1371464710072250368

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Starship SN7.2 is headed back to the production site at SpaceX Boca Chica. 🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/15/2021 02:18 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/03/starship-sn11-spacex-orbital-flight-summer/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1371480144699871237
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/15/2021 03:05 pm
Last night the top section of a GSE tank was moved into the midbay.
Likely means a section previously thought to be SN16 was actually a GSE tank section.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/15/2021 03:59 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1371503875115646982
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/15/2021 07:33 pm
The crane extension parts are heading to the build site.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: nicom26 on 03/15/2021 07:45 pm
The crane is now being lowered.

Credit: Labpadre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/15/2021 11:57 pm
SN7.2 test tank being transported to the front of tent 1.
Tankzilla being transported to the high bay area.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/16/2021 12:00 am
Delivered to the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/16/2021 12:07 am
Tankzilla crane parts moved from the lot by the crane shed to the production site.
Tankzilla has been lowered.
A beam being raised for attachment on the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/16/2021 12:09 am
Delivery.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/16/2021 01:51 am
Starship SN11 aborts its static fire as the engines ignite. SpaceX hopes to retry the test no earlier than March 16. Meanwhile, Tankzilla and SN7.2 are moved to the production site.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/KOiiDOuSXsM
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/16/2021 03:33 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1371861576521777160

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Mystery work spotted by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) taking place at SpaceX Boca Chica. Workers are adding legs (up to six now) to a black structure (which itself is a bit of a mystery).

NSF Starship Discussion:
forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?boar…
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/16/2021 06:33 pm
SN18 aft skirt mated with the thrust section.
Work continues on the tent 3 expansion.
SN7.2
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/16/2021 06:39 pm
The black structure in the yard between the high bay and the tents has grown.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/16/2021 06:42 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch pad.
The black tubes have been removed from the landing pad area and moved to the orbital area.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/16/2021 06:44 pm
Preparing for more concrete to be poured.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/16/2021 07:19 pm
Parts being attached to Tankzilla.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/16/2021 08:43 pm
As the nosecone production tent is expanded, SpaceX mated SN18's aft & engine section. Meanwhile, crews attach poles to a new structure and preparations for SN11's next static fire attempt are underway.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/LyJm-5TMtVw
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/17/2021 12:12 am
https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1371961912456409089

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A trailer full of pallets of legs just took off towards Brownsville
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/17/2021 12:16 am
 Meanwhile....
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/17/2021 12:28 am
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1371995012825763842

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Rob Dickinson: "Crazy! Full stack flight July?"
Elon: "That's our goal"
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Post by: JoeWakefield on 03/17/2021 01:40 am
https://twitter.com/TheJoeWakefield/status/1372013698022248448?s=20

Nice video taken by a SpaceX employee from the top of the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/17/2021 08:34 pm
The mystery structure.
Working on the high bay.
The LOX distiller.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/17/2021 08:42 pm
The overhead crane for the high bay has arrived.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/17/2021 08:51 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch pad.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/17/2021 08:53 pm
More concrete poured this morning for the ramp up to pad A.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/17/2021 09:55 pm
Tankzilla extension progress.
The new 180 ton bridge crane.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/17/2021 10:52 pm
The new Bridge Crane for the High Bay has arrived for installation at SpaceX Boca Chica. Meanwhile, Starship SN11 is waiting for its next Static Fire attempt.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@thejackbeyer).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mby3Ye-tQa0
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/18/2021 01:24 am
As of the last few hours, tankzilla has been raised with its new extension and is ready for final BN1 stacking.  :)

Credit: Lab Padre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/18/2021 12:25 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1372539543853924353

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The now taller Tankzilla is ready to get back to work. 🏗🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/18/2021 05:04 pm
BN1 section just moved under crane hook!

Per LabPadre Sentinel
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/18/2021 05:09 pm
 Maybe it's not the bridge crane that's getting raised.
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/18/2021 05:15 pm
Pics from lab padre discord user Ulmo who is there!
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/18/2021 05:16 pm
https://twitter.com/BottinPhilip/status/1372612285080961029
https://twitter.com/BottinPhilip/status/1372615212482895872
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Post by: vaporcobra on 03/18/2021 07:57 pm
BN1 has been lifted and suspended for about 45 minutes.

https://twitter.com/BottinPhilip/status/1372648578238275584
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/18/2021 08:03 pm
NSF live stream for SLS green run has now switched to BN1 stacking

https://youtu.be/M0X0womVi7w
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/18/2021 08:06 pm
 She rises.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/18/2021 08:18 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1372658438250106880
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/18/2021 08:21 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1372659329812340746

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It looks like we are about to see BoosterBN1 fully stacked!!!
@NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1372654939252604928

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A Booster BN1 stack is being raised in the high bay at SpaceX Boca Chica. 🏗🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/18/2021 08:37 pm
Nice view from slightly different angle

https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1372658178832404480

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SuperHeavy (BN1) is in the air and is being prepped for stacking!🏗🚀
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Post by: Jakob N on 03/18/2021 08:44 pm
Booster BN1 stacking in full swing !
Credits @Labpadre
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/18/2021 08:45 pm
 Looks like they almost had it, turned it loose to let the wind have it's way for a bit and are now trying again.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/18/2021 08:58 pm
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1372668635211313152

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Stacking of Super Heavy Booster Number 1’s LOX tank atop it’s Methane tank is nearly complete. @NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/18/2021 09:17 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1372673302699913216

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Wow.....Booster BN1 is fully stacked in the high bay. It has been another exciting day here at SpaceX Boca Chica. 🏗🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/18/2021 09:55 pm
 The final 2 inch gap is closed. The Mother Of All Boosters is born. (It doesn't have to make sense)
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Post by: nicom26 on 03/18/2021 10:22 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1372688191803768840?s=21
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Post by: vaporcobra on 03/18/2021 10:59 pm
Elon confirms that BN1 will remain grounded and BN2 will fly. A launch tower will be needed for Starship installation and the crane on top of it will have to be more than 140m tall (140m hook point plus load line and boom).

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1372695421487824903

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1372697001633136646
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/18/2021 11:26 pm
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1372706004622839813
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/19/2021 01:00 am
Barrel section on a stand out in front of the mid bay.
Tankzilla.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/19/2021 01:04 am
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/19/2021 01:08 am
Domes were moved. The dome with the holes was moved into tent 2.
Three ring high section was moved into tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/19/2021 01:11 am
Pics taken at the orbital launch pad.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/19/2021 01:16 am
Preparing for more concrete to be poured.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/19/2021 02:04 am
Booster BN1 stack was raised and the bottom ring was left on the stand. The stand and the ring was moved out of the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/19/2021 02:08 am
Booster BN1 stacking.
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/19/2021 02:14 am
  Nighttime at the old shipyard.
 
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 03/19/2021 03:51 am
SpaceX continues to make rapid progress on the Orbital Launch Site ahead of an orbital launch attempt scheduled for later this year. Additionally, the large crane – unofficially nicknamed "Tankzilla" – continued preparations to stack Super Heavy BN1.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le_VYwnYcHc
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/19/2021 06:45 am
https://twitter.com/spaceport3d/status/1372759384778928130

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The view from above is nice as well!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/19/2021 07:23 am
We will be starting a BN1 Update thread. It will catch up and cover the previous content when set up. Can continue here for now:

The first Super Heavy prototype booster, BN1, has been stacked in the High Bay. This pathfinder booster will undergo ground testing at the suborbital launch site.

Footage from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack Beyer (@thejackbeyer), NSF Bots. Edited by Jack.

https://youtu.be/nLDWhdGNLys
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/19/2021 08:01 am
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1372835221700231170

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Here's a 124 Megapixel composite image of the very first Super Heavy Booster for your viewing pleasure. (Click the link below for full resolution) @NASASpaceflight
https://easyzoom.com/imageaccess/a1c3353a495f4b5cb6e2ae621dee8de4
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/19/2021 12:54 pm
https://twitter.com/kspaceacademy/status/1372905512036143110

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Super Heavy Booster BN1 was stacked yesterday, as seen in this 3+ hour time lapse. The top of the crane and segment it lifted were moving a LOT... more apparent when the video is sped up.

More video from @BocaChicaGal and Robot Friends:
🖥️youtu.be/nLDWhdGNLys
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/19/2021 02:53 pm
Slightly obscured by the LabPadre banner, but the GSE tank that was in the midbay was just rolled outside.

Per LabPadre Sentinel
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/19/2021 03:59 pm
GSE tank now attached to a lifting rig

Per LabPadre Sentinel
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Post by: Stimbergi on 03/19/2021 04:11 pm
https://twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1372921001261027339

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Shipyard  - @elonmusk #SpaceX

#BocaChicaToMars #iCANimagine LLC
@SpaceIntellige3

Image Taken:  March 17, 2021

patreon.com/cnunezimages

CNunezIMAGES.com

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Post by: Nomadd on 03/19/2021 04:18 pm
 I'm not tired of this view yet. And it looks like they pulled the gse tank out of Midbay or made a new one. I suppose I should go look.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/19/2021 10:34 pm
https://youtu.be/ysriq_Ru8GI
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/20/2021 01:10 am
 The tank from both sides and the hexagonal obelisk frame of mystery.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/20/2021 01:12 am
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1373093546023129089

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A GSE Tank was stacked atop a four ring section outside the Mid Bay today. This is presumably the first of several propellant tanks SpaceX is building for the Orbital Launch Site. I wonder how much taller it will get. @NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/20/2021 05:52 am
A ground support equipment (GSE) tank for the orbital launch pad tank farm was stacked at the production site on Friday. Meanwhile, a flap was attached to a new nosecone.

Video, photos, and editing by Jack Beyer (@thejackbeyer).

https://youtu.be/jG0NKKlkzCQ
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/20/2021 04:58 pm
LabPadre is reporting that there was a fire at the production site last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhiQkJsFxjY
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/21/2021 12:58 am
Production site.
BN1 and GSE tank.
GSE 2 mid #2 section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/21/2021 01:01 am
The blunt-nose nosecone has been removed from the stand.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/21/2021 02:03 am
As Starship SN11's next static fire attempt approaches, crews are testing its systems to ensure it is ready to fly!

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack (@TheJackBeyer), and NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/5AzT969T-yg
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/21/2021 06:53 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1373542345606459392

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 21st March 2021
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/21/2021 02:37 pm
https://twitter.com/ABernNYC/status/1373658608735551488
https://twitter.com/ABernNYC/status/1373668888458715145

Stacking Starship in reverse...

Top of CH4 tank has been added below the nosecone section.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/21/2021 05:09 pm
https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1373697978372911105

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Can’t wait to see it rolling down the road ! 🤩🚀
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/21/2021 06:10 pm
Not SN15's nose.
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/21/2021 08:00 pm
 A little clearer shot.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/21/2021 09:24 pm
The blunt nosecone has been stacked onto another barrel section.
BN1 in the high bay.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/22/2021 12:52 am
Starship SN11 fires its thrusters in preparation for flight after the next static fire test. That test is currently scheduled for no earlier than Monday March, 22nd. Meanwhile, the blunt nosecone is stacked.

Videos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/6iBnXy1ag8A
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Post by: Jorat1346 on 03/22/2021 02:31 am
Activity at the top of the high bay for the last two hours apparently.. nothing to see here..

Credit: Labpadre
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/22/2021 12:41 pm
New Article:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/03/starship-sn11-returns-super-heavy-bn1-rollout-follow/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1373991924198219778
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/22/2021 12:57 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1373997275593248769
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/22/2021 06:20 pm
Starship SN11 fires up its Raptor engines ahead of its test flight. This was the second static fire attempt for SN11, following an aborted attempt on March 15th.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack (@theJackBeyer) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack Beyer (@theJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/l6SloncwRI8
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/22/2021 08:40 pm
Connecting more pipes to the GSE tank.
The mystery structure.
A stand being delivered to the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/22/2021 08:46 pm
Delivery but not to this gate at the production site.
Stainless steel sheets delivered.
Aero covers delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/22/2021 08:47 pm
Pics taken at the orbital site.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/22/2021 11:46 pm
Starship SN11 looks to be in good shape after an early morning static fire. Its flight test could occur later this week. Meanwhile, aerocovers for a new Starship were delivered.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper)

 https://youtu.be/oA9TXMQlVms
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 03/23/2021 01:51 pm
Per LabPadre's livestream, BN1 has been shifted to the right in the high bay and is no longer under the crane's hook. Meaning it has either been completely disconnected or in the very least been slacked enough for the booster to translate sideways.


It began moving around 9:30am
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/23/2021 02:03 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1374375560403513345
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 03/23/2021 03:10 pm
Per LabPadre's livestream, the load spreader has indeed been detached from BN1 and has been lowered to the ground, thereby also answering the question, "is there enough room with BN1 off to the side to install the bridge crane - the answer is yes.
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/23/2021 03:32 pm
New nose is outside the tent and is now by its barrel section!

Credit: LabPadre Sentinel Cam
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/23/2021 04:02 pm
Road is closed ahead of today's <$event_name>

Per LabPadre Lab Cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/23/2021 04:09 pm
https://twitter.com/abernnyc/status/1374404145025753088

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There's always something new popping up here 🚀
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/23/2021 04:45 pm
https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1374416775891222532
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 03/23/2021 05:48 pm
The first girder of the double girder bridge crane has been hoisted up into the high bay. 


Image credit: LabPadre's livestream
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 03/23/2021 08:18 pm
There was an issue using just the large crane to lift the girder into place, so they cuut another section of roof out and actually ran the much smaller telescoping crane literally up through the new hole and have now used both cranes to lift the girder back up, with each with a single sling in a choker config. This allows the girder to be angled in a controlled manner.
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/23/2021 09:55 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1374493528026312706
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 03/23/2021 11:46 pm
 Another nose hiding behind a tree full of blurry Cattle Egrets.
 And the sleeving stand back in action.
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/24/2021 12:39 am
 It's possible that BluntNose was originally for SN12 and repurposed after it lost it's ride. That would probably make the one canarded nose SN15.
 SN15 has fin mounts.
 The north side of the homemade fuel tank.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 12:59 am
Nosecone outside the tent this morning.
This afternoon the nosecone was lifted and moved onto a different stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 01:11 am
BN1 was moved in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 01:16 am
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 01:25 am
Work continues on the orbital launch table.
Three ring high section out of the tent.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 01:26 am
Bridge crane sections.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 01:28 am
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/24/2021 02:49 am
Super Heavy BN1 was moved to the rear corner of the High Bay. After the move, crews hoisted bridge crane pieces to the roof. SpaceX will use it to stack future Super Heavy sections.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/FFyvgSSnOm8
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 08:46 pm
New nosecone inside tent 3.
Forward flap attached to the nosecone.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 08:53 pm
GSE 1 fuel aft dome section.
SN16 leg skirt/aft section.
Unidentified section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 08:54 pm
New cart being moved.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 08:57 pm
The dome on the stand has been sleeved.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 08:58 pm
Tube stand delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/24/2021 09:01 pm
Concrete poured at the entrance to the launch site.
Pics taken at the orbital launch pad.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 03/25/2021 12:42 am
A new GSE dome, presumably for the orbital tank farm, was sleeved today, SN16's aft section was spotted, and work around the site continued unabated.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).


https://youtu.be/lK-hnNAvYkE
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/25/2021 06:35 am
https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1374932496006123520

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11pm: Grinding wheels, welders, and machinery can be heard in the distance. Activity never stops.
With Tankzilla detached, the gantry crane looks to have taken over🚀

Every visit to the build/launch site is an exciting one!

https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1374939421913518080

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Mirrorless cameras put phones to shame when it comes to night shots🤩
The yellow of the *bridge* crane overtop supahoppa really pops at night!🌚
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/25/2021 05:24 pm
https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1375142876078862344

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Close ups of the new 180 ton bridge crane at the top of the highway in south texas🏗

⚙️/⬇️/🖼: tmahlmann.com/photos/Rockets…
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/25/2021 08:17 pm
https://youtu.be/_KKy258EWQ8
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/25/2021 08:42 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1375198051518849027

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1375196256918769666
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 03/25/2021 09:26 pm
The newly sleeved GSE dome was moved off the sleeving stand last night.
The possible test tank (?) section was moved onto a stand near the front of the mid bay. It is not a test tank section as the GSE tank has been stacked onto it.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/25/2021 09:30 pm
The barrel section next to the nosecone is for SN15. I suppose there's a good chance the nosecone is also for SN15.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 03/25/2021 09:33 pm
A forward dome section was stacked onto a 2 ring high section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/25/2021 09:35 pm
Another black metal structure delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/25/2021 09:38 pm
View into the production site at the high and mid bays.
The GSE tank is hooked up and ready to be moved.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/25/2021 09:41 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch pad.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/26/2021 12:18 am
GSE 1 tank.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/26/2021 03:30 am
Alerts have been issued for Starship SN11's next static fire & hopefully a 10km flight as early as March 26th! Meanwhile Starship SN15's nosecone sections are outside.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi)

📺 https://youtu.be/nTUJ4LoK2wk
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/26/2021 05:31 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1375515342219268097

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Looks like they are configuring the dual SMTP Super Heavy transporter as Starship SN11 awaits launch. So Super Heavy BN1 rollout will likely be just "days" away! Which is nuts. 😎

➡️https://youtube.com/watch?v=JJXEq9IX1To
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/26/2021 09:41 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1375567483952762881

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 26th March 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 03/27/2021 07:07 pm
 The nose east of the newly Elongated to 375 foot Tent three got it's 2nd canard and is waiting for promotion to real proboscis.
 Also the mystery robot welder on a shielded track device.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 03/27/2021 08:59 pm
A 4 ring high section was moved into tent 1.
The thrust ram is being worked on.
A forward dome is outside the tent.
Work continues on the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/27/2021 09:01 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch pad.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/27/2021 09:03 pm
More pics taken at the orbital launch pad.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/27/2021 09:59 pm
As Starship SN11 undergoes additional checkouts for flight, crews waste no time preparing the Orbital Launch Site for its next concrete pour. Meanwhile, Super Heavy parts are spotted at the Production Site.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/9LKO9CsRB6Y
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 03/28/2021 01:27 pm
So the big GSE tank newly minted has wandered off this morning around 6:15am local time.

Image credit: LabPadre’s livestream
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/28/2021 06:46 pm
 Real SN15 and imitation SN are rooming together again. Maybe just for the storm.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/28/2021 08:12 pm
Nosecone in tent 3.
Blunt nose has been moved near the mystery structure.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 03/28/2021 08:18 pm
BN3 forward dome section.
GSE 2 LOX mid #2 section.
SN16 nose quad section label. I failed to take a pic but it is in the video.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/28/2021 10:22 pm
As Starship SN11 awaits launch, the Forward Dome Section for Super Heavy Prototype BN3 has been spotted at the Production Site.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/IUZWR6pkK7A
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/29/2021 12:54 am
https://youtu.be/WXubzWPsVjQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/29/2021 02:29 pm
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1376541627620208645

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SpaceX crews are busy on this quiet morning, from construction on the orbital launch pad; to prepping StarShip for a possible flight attempt today🚀
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/29/2021 04:25 pm
  Something happening with LopNose.
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 03/29/2021 06:11 pm
She flies! (At least something flies today...)


Image credit: LabPadre's livestream
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/30/2021 02:30 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1376902791906611200

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BN1 is a manufacturing pathfinder, so will be scrapped. We learned a lot, but have already changed design to BN2.

Goal is to get BN2 with engines on orbital pad before end of April. It might even be orbit-capable if we are lucky.
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Post by: greendra on 03/30/2021 10:40 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1377015793460899843
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 03/30/2021 10:45 pm
 They're disassembling the Sarens framework. I assume BN1 will be reverse built in the highbay so they won't need Ludicrous Transporter for a while.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/30/2021 11:05 pm
Blunt nose has been moved into the mystery structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/30/2021 11:12 pm
I see BN3 written on the dome.
Another dome was brought out the tent.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 03/31/2021 12:16 am
The "Mystery Structure" has a nosecone lifted inside its cage, potentially to be used as a test rig. Meanwhile BN1 will be scrapped and Starship SN11 launches but fails during the landing maneuver.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/gBNk97u3ENo
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Post by: Nomadd on 03/31/2021 02:51 am
 The thing in the windbreak sprouted a winch.
 Lop Nose from the rear.
 The homemade gas tank is getting more plumbing.
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/31/2021 12:44 pm
SN15 nosecone stacked

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/31/2021 12:58 pm
SN15 moving out of the midbay

Credit LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/31/2021 01:45 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1377255522764734464

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Starship SN15 has been moved out of the Mid Bay while its Nosecone and Barrel Section have been stacked in front of the Windbreak.

Elon noted SN15 has 100s of design improvements (structures, avionics/software & engine).

Captured as always by the amazing Mary (@BocaChicaGal).

(And Chris Note: Firstly, thanks to FST for being amazing with making sure everything gets into the forum. Secondly, we'll start a dedicated SN15 thread soon!)
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/31/2021 02:28 pm
Aft flap being installed.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/31/2021 02:34 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1377267769973035011
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 03/31/2021 02:39 pm
 One more on the way. Hopefully the "Thank you sir, may I have another" stage is over and this one makes it to the display stand.
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Post by: pyromatter on 03/31/2021 03:07 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPHh3NPgLEw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/31/2021 03:20 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1377279458621714437
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/31/2021 03:31 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1377282348144820229
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 03/31/2021 07:54 pm
 Fins and stuff.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/31/2021 08:24 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1377355812071428102
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 03/31/2021 08:40 pm
It looks like they're putting a flap or an aerocover on the mystery nosecone.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 03/31/2021 10:04 pm
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1377379489546522624

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Starship SN15 has been moved into the High Bay for nosecone installation. Here's a 129 megapixel image of its leeward side. Full res here➡️ bit.ly/3uc53jn @NASASpaceflight

Prints here➡️ jackbeyer.com/store
Support me and get downloads here➡️ patreon.com/join/jackbeyer
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/31/2021 10:07 pm
SN15 nosecone and barrel section stacked.
A flap is being attached to SN15.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/31/2021 10:09 pm
Second flap being installed.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/31/2021 10:11 pm
SN15 heading into the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 03/31/2021 10:15 pm
A new crane.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/01/2021 04:52 am
There will be a standalone update thread for SN15 in the coming days (already one for L2).

Starship SN15, with "100s of design improvements" per Elon, rolled out to the High Bay for aero surface installation tasks. Clean-up operations continue for SN11.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/W3tRDCTa4kM
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/01/2021 12:54 pm
https://twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1377601177223884804

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Things that crawl around at Night - @elonmusk

#SpaceX #BocaChicaToMars
#iCANimagine LLC @SpaceIntellige3

 Image Taken:  March 31, 2021

patreon.com/cnunezimages

CNunezIMAGES.com
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/01/2021 07:23 pm
https://youtu.be/8XBIe718wCI
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Post by: vaporcobra on 04/01/2021 11:01 pm
Friday road closure has been canceled :)

http://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/01/2021 11:36 pm
GSE tank section was moved at the production site last night.
Blunt nose.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/01/2021 11:42 pm
Crane has detached from SN15 nosecone.
CH4 delivered to the LOX distiller site.
GSE tank section is waiting for a lift.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/01/2021 11:48 pm
This morning the SPMTs were moved from under Tankzilla. Metal sections were added onto the SPMTs and they are now back under Tankzilla.
Blunt nose.
A flap was delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/01/2021 11:49 pm
GSE 2 mid #2 section.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/02/2021 01:50 am
Starship SN15's nosecone continues to be worked on, a new GSE tank section was moved, and new flaps and crane parts were delivered.

https://youtu.be/yjqRHW1-8Og
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/02/2021 02:30 am
 No rest for the Builders of Tomorrow, or some such cheesy thing.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/02/2021 06:33 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1377757476594933761

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 2nd April 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/02/2021 07:18 am
https://twitter.com/13ericralph31/status/1377843357540442114
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: V96 on 04/02/2021 12:00 pm
SN15 nosecone is on the move to the high bay.
Sentinel Cam - LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/02/2021 01:00 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1377968691783041033

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This morning Starship SN15’s nosecone is heading into the high bay. It appears that SpaceX is not wasting any time in preparing SN15 to roll to the launch site ASAP.🔥🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/02/2021 03:11 pm
 Looks like the bridge crane might be getting ready for it's first job.
 They should call it the Teri Garr.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Afterpwn on 04/02/2021 09:28 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1378096321282904069

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Starship SN15’s nosecone is being stacked in the high bay. #WenHop 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 04/03/2021 12:26 am
SN15's nosecone moving into the high bay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 04/03/2021 12:29 am
Dome section being moved outside.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 04/03/2021 12:33 am
GSE tank and blunt nose.
BN3 aft dome barrel section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/03/2021 12:35 am
Stand being moved at the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/03/2021 12:42 am
Views at the production site.
Work continues on the thrust ram structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/03/2021 12:43 am
SN15 nosecone being stacked.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/03/2021 01:40 am
Starship SN15's nosecone was lifted onto its tank section. SN15 is an upgraded version of the previous Starship prototypes that implements some major changes according to Elon.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/Kqn9Y0qeNuo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 04/03/2021 01:44 am
 A few more angles on the newest Starship, the either short Starship or long nose in it's custom stand and a selection of homemade gse tanks.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/03/2021 06:50 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1378419566494253057

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Primary Date: Hwy 4 traffic, near Boca Chica Beach, may be intermittently delayed. for Monday, April 5, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 04/03/2021 09:32 pm
SN15, BN1 and GSE 2 tank.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/03/2021 09:35 pm
Attaching pipes to the GSE 2 tank.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/03/2021 09:37 pm
BN3 Aft tank #5 Booster section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/03/2021 09:40 pm
Work continues on the orbital launch table, the thrust ram structure and at the top of the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/03/2021 09:43 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
CH4 being offloaded at the tank farm.
CH4, LOX and LN2 deliveries.
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Post by: pyromatter on 04/03/2021 10:35 pm
Thrust simulator heading to the launch site.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/03/2021 11:22 pm
Rings sections for BN3's aft are spotted at the production site. Meanwhile, the crane is still attached to Starship SN15 in the High Bay as crews move its aft flaps.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/R1tvHop8JB4
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Post by: pyromatter on 04/03/2021 11:47 pm
Thrust simulator at Pad A

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/04/2021 07:20 am
https://youtu.be/FN3cd5y8lUk
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/04/2021 12:45 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1378687725436551169

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Easter morning sunrise at SpaceX Boca Chica launch site. Enjoy your day! 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/04/2021 07:52 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/04/starship-sn15-rollout-raptor-testing/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1378797457316970496
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/04/2021 08:27 pm
SpaceX is planning to rollout Starship SN15 as early as Monday. In preparation for its arrival, a hydraulic ram has been installed at Suborbital Pad A to simulate Raptor forces against its new Thrust Puck.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

https://youtu.be/EJhtZPDciV8
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Post by: spacevalley27 on 04/05/2021 05:28 pm
Seems that are moving GSE1 outside of the midbay. Per Labcam road is still closed at the moment.

From LabPadre Sentinel Cam
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Post by: neoforce on 04/05/2021 06:34 pm
It didn't seem to move for about an hour but just rolled out some more.

From LabPadre Sentinel Cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/05/2021 07:51 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1379159435046699025

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The GSE 1 tank is taking a stroll down highway 4 at the production site this afternoon. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/05/2021 08:01 pm
 It's not a Starship, but we take what we can get.
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Post by: BlackholeLP on 04/05/2021 09:24 pm
GSE-1 is about to go for a little ride, it seems. (Source: LabPadre)

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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/05/2021 09:26 pm
SN15 in the high bay.
Crane is hooked up to a GSE tank section.
SN16 nose quad section being moved.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/05/2021 09:28 pm
GSE tank 1 heading out of the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/05/2021 09:32 pm
Dome at the LOX distiller site.
Work continued on SN15 this morning.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/06/2021 01:18 am
SpaceX rolled out their current largest crane, "Tankzilla", along with the first of the GSE tanks for the Orbital Launch Site. Tankzilla will also be tasked with lifting Starship SN15 onto the launch mount when it is rolled out later this week.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/R_r7vDXJf0s
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/06/2021 01:39 pm
Ian Atkinson explains what's next for Boca Chica after Starship SN11. 2021 appears to be a pivotal year for SpaceX as they push for toward a milestone orbital flight.

Video from @BocaChicaGal, @TheJackBeyer, and the NSF Robots. Edit by @NGautschi

📺https://youtu.be/29IYxORFA3c
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/06/2021 02:24 pm
https://twitter.com/daniel_s_images/status/1379389127486009345

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Constant evolution over at SpaceX Brownsville!!!  Elon Musk, what is the capacity of this tank and what will be stored in it???
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 04/06/2021 03:11 pm
Who said tanks can't fly...


Image credit: LabPadre's Livestream
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/06/2021 04:05 pm
 A glimpse of another nose lurking in Tent 3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/06/2021 07:54 pm
SN15
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/06/2021 08:00 pm
Dome inside tent 1.
Another dome and sleeve outside the tents.
Orbital launch table.
Blunt nose and GSE 2 tank.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/06/2021 08:02 pm
The GSE 1 tank has been moved onto the concrete stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/06/2021 08:03 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch pad.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/06/2021 08:07 pm
Pads A and B.
Thrust ram installed in pad A.
SN11 wreckage.
Forms for more concrete.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/07/2021 04:34 am
The thrust rams were installed on Pad A ahead of SN15's move the launch site while GSE Tank 1 was lifted onto its mount at the orbital launch site.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/nqzqIKrcPxk
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/07/2021 06:28 pm
SN20 forward dome.
Sleeved dome on the stand.
Thrust dome.
Thrust dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/07/2021 06:33 pm
New nosecone outside the rear of tent 3.
Ring being moved.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/07/2021 06:34 pm
Propellant tank parked outside the LOX distiller site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/07/2021 06:35 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch pad.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/07/2021 09:10 pm
As Starship SN15 prepares to roll to the launch site, the forward dome of SN20 has been spotted, with this vehicle set to be an Orbital Class Starship.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/FUoy_nsrtNg
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/07/2021 09:45 pm
twitter.com/delta_v/status/1379910024131121154

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6 Raptor engines have been spotted in a tent behind SN7.2.

📷: carter200#0200

https://twitter.com/delta_v/status/1379912546430418945

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Here are the 6 Raptors highlighted if you couldn't see them.

📷: carter200#0200 🖌: @DELTA_V
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/08/2021 07:47 am
https://youtu.be/z-dGKsLlHtY
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Post by: Jorat1346 on 04/08/2021 01:37 pm
Sn15 is being roll out!

Credit:Labpadre Cam
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/08/2021 03:19 pm
SN15 out of the high bay.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 04/08/2021 03:37 pm
It looks like the mystery nosecone is getting a tip installed.

Per LabPadre Sentinel
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Post by: Joey D on 04/08/2021 05:10 pm
Close-up from LabPadre LabCam:
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Post by: teXla on 04/08/2021 07:14 pm
New here so apologies if this was posted before. Also posted this on the Starship Launch Pad Crane thread, but figured I'd put it here as well. From OEAAA's site of determined cases:

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=474570805&row=115

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Structure Summary
Notice Of:   CONSTR
Duration:   PERM    (Months: 0    Days: 0)
Work Schedule:   04/07/2021  to  07/30/2021
 
      
Structure Type:   Other w/o Antenna
Structure Name:   Launch Tower
FCC Number:   

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Structure Height: 479
Total Height (AMSL): 488

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   This new structure will be located at SpaceX's Launch Site. The structure will be approx. 0.5 miles from the beach, and within 2800' of USFWS property. Nearby airfields include the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport.
Description of Proposal:   SpaceX is proposing a 469' tall launch tower with 10' lightning rod to lift its new rocket and booster on the launch mount, and to catch the super-heavy booster upon return from launch. The tower will be constructed out of structural steel trusses to allow the mechanical arms to lift vehicles.
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Post by: pyromatter on 04/08/2021 07:51 pm
A new cap was placed on the blunt nosecone structural test article

https://twitter.com/TheWis65/status/1380236981045706755

SN15 out of the high bay.

Cropped from earlier picture from Mary.
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/08/2021 08:00 pm
 The upper bulkhead with the load platform, or whatever it is, finally made it to the sleeving stand.
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Post by: pyromatter on 04/08/2021 08:11 pm
https://twitter.com/news_starship/status/1380250354042990602
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/09/2021 02:04 am
This was lowered into the blunt nosecone this morning.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/09/2021 05:24 am
Starship SN15 rolled out to the launch site and was mounted on Suborbital Pad A ahead of cryo-proof testing with the thrust rams.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/2jJ0T401rtE
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/09/2021 08:50 pm
Blunt nosecone and the mystery structure.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/09/2021 09:05 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1380627708430974978

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Starship Pathfinder dome with raptor vacuum mounts.

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1380627995816251403

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Another angle

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1380628170513207302

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2 Vacuum mounts can be seen here.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/09/2021 09:06 pm
Pics taken at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/09/2021 09:08 pm
Dome on the stand.
Loading downcomers onto flatbed.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/09/2021 09:46 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1380632489501331459

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Hexagram spotted next to the mystery nosecone
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/09/2021 10:58 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1380646421410377728

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 10th April 2021
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/09/2021 11:12 pm
Crews added a new black cap to the blunt nosecone that currently resides in the mystery structure. It's unknown what the cap is for. Meanwhile, Starship SN15 freely sits on Pad A, untethered from Tankzilla.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/UiZhK3SfDN4
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/10/2021 03:28 am
 The upper bulkhead with the weird bracket has been dressed.
https://youtu.be/44vwohITebE
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/10/2021 03:23 pm
https://youtu.be/dDEqavI4dWc
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/10/2021 08:28 pm
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/10/2021 08:31 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/10/2021 10:22 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1381009502271635459
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/11/2021 12:43 am
GSE 2 has reached maturity in Midbay.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/11/2021 12:45 am
Crews prepare Starship SN15 for more tests, potentially occurring this upcoming week with cryo proof testing. Meanwhile, crews attach new lines to the blunt nosecone with the black cap.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/I-URdvY_XQk
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Post by: Ilias Pap on 04/11/2021 11:38 am
Not sure this belongs to this thread but I think it is really good.
https://twitter.com/RingWatchers/status/1380695788339216387
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Post by: Hamish.Student on 04/11/2021 11:43 am
Something to watch out for on future SN's 
 
https://twitter.com/WatchersTank/status/1380844346224836611?s=19
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/11/2021 08:57 pm
SN20 leg skirt.
Booster dome on the stand.
Dome sleeve.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/11/2021 08:58 pm
Poles are being added to the mystery structure.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/11/2021 10:07 pm
New sections are added to the Nosecone Test Rig (Mystery Structure). Meanwhile, COPVs are delivered to the production site, a new Super Heavy Aft Dome is on the sleeving stand, and SN15 prepares for more testing.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/6ZQb5d0ezdU
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/11/2021 10:22 pm
 A fuzzy thrust dome comparison with the booster bulkhead on the sleeving stand. It's hard to imagine the plumbing hairball a 28 engine dome is going to have inside.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/11/2021 11:48 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1381393472901558280

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SN16 section with a lot of heat shield tiles just spotted next to the midbay!
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/12/2021 12:48 am
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1381408545703391232

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Wow.....look at all the TPS tiles on this section of Starship. 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/12/2021 01:09 am
SN16 (?) section with a lot of TPS tiles.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/12/2021 07:15 am
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1381425410215411713

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A peak inside the nose cone manufacturing tent.

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1381428020200759296

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More heat shield tiles
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/12/2021 03:18 pm
A dome section, (likely GSE) was moved earlier.

LabPadre Sentinel Cam
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/12/2021 05:17 pm
Inside tent 3 heat tiles are being attached to a barrel section.
Dome sleeve.
Another pic of the TPS tiles on the section at the rear of tent 1.
The new crane is growing at the old gas well site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/12/2021 05:20 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/12/2021 07:51 pm
Grid fin loaded onto flatbed at the production site.
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/13/2021 02:16 am
 Rear view of the nose rack.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/13/2021 02:24 am
A Super Heavy grid fin was spotted, a section of SN16 with ~960 tiles was outside, and Starship SN15 was prepped for cryo proof testing later in the day.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/NU92etlQFD8
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/13/2021 05:38 am
https://twitter.com/gatewaytomars/status/1381830115852619779

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#ICYMI #BN1 has been scrapped at 11:20 pm CST! BN1 was fully stacked about 1 month ago!
@LabPadre

Top half appears to have been removed
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/13/2021 06:58 am
 It looks like the bridge crane handled it's first job OK.
 BN2 lower bulkhead was sleeved.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/13/2021 12:34 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1381951138375761922

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Starbase Production Diagram - 13th April 2021
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/13/2021 02:33 pm
https://twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1381976640994050055

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Scrapping BN1  -  @elonmusk

#BocaChicaToMars #SpaceX
#iCANimagine LLC #BN1
@SpaceIntellige3

Image Taken:  April  13,  2021

patreon.com/cnunezimages

CNunezIMAGES.com
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/13/2021 06:08 pm
 The old disappearing booster trick.
https://youtu.be/gj9tr_cAuwM
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/13/2021 06:36 pm
Starship SN15 was filled with liquid nitrogen to test the strength of its tanks at flight temperatures and pressures. It is unknown if the test was successful.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/bWpyhXZNZAc
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/13/2021 09:55 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1381944855333593098

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The dismantling of BN1 has begun. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/13/2021 10:41 pm
 The Star of David frame is going up.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/13/2021 11:29 pm
Super Heavy BN1 was cut in half overnight and more sections were sliced today. Newer booster prototypes will implement changes and undergo testing.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team. Edited by TheoRipper (@TheoRipper)

📺 https://youtu.be/pnI9vTYWjyw
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/13/2021 11:31 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1382105856662192133

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Another section has been attached to the top of the nosecone testing rig. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/13/2021 11:39 pm
Nosecone testing rig.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/13/2021 11:41 pm
BN1 being scrapped.
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/13/2021 11:42 pm
 I went back to get a shot of the BN1 upper section with the rest of the scrapyard family and it collapsed just when I got there.
 There's another tank section going up in Midbay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/13/2021 11:43 pm
Ring being moved at the propellant production site.
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/14/2021 03:44 am
 It looks like they're running two sleeving stands now. An upper section appeared while I was distracted.
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/14/2021 06:28 pm
 More shaky shrinking booster action today.
 Waiting for a calm day to do something with ancientcam.
https://youtu.be/P8XQuKkgC6o
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/14/2021 07:34 pm
Another BN1 section heading to the scrap yard.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/14/2021 07:36 pm
Nosecone testing rig.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/14/2021 07:39 pm
GSE 3 Mid #1 section is on the stand.
GSE 3 forward dome section is in tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/14/2021 07:40 pm
Downcomer being moved into the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/14/2021 07:42 pm
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/14/2021 07:43 pm
Dome panels.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/14/2021 07:46 pm
Dome being moved at the propellant production site.
Ring stacking has started.
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Post by: pyromatter on 04/14/2021 08:15 pm
Launch/Integration tower corner section arriving

Edit: section arrived at the base of the tower.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/14/2021 10:03 pm
Another delivery.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/15/2021 12:36 am
Overnight, SpaceX tested Starship SN15's header tanks by filling them with liquid nitrogen and pressurizing them to flight pressures. Also the Nosecone Test Rig gains more parts.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/Y-YuHUoNSDY
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/15/2021 01:28 am
Another BN1 section heading to the scrap yard.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/15/2021 08:34 am
https://youtu.be/4VIOlW2vQTk
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Post by: [email protected] on 04/15/2021 01:17 pm
Likely a forward dome section of SN16 getting stacked in the mid bay (© LabPadre)
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/15/2021 04:54 pm
 A common dome got sleeved in the night.
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Post by: sucramdi on 04/15/2021 04:57 pm
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I love the new signs at SpaceX Boca Chica launch site.

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1382736574685843463?s
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/15/2021 08:46 pm
BN2 Aft dome.
GSE 3 forward dome.
SN20 common dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/15/2021 08:48 pm
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/15/2021 08:50 pm
Raptor SN56 was loaded into the Raptor van and taken away.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/15/2021 08:52 pm
Work continues on the nosecone testing structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/15/2021 08:53 pm
New signs.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/16/2021 12:21 am
As Starship SN15 prepares for Raptor installation and further testing, new sections of SN16 are lifted in the Mid Bay for stacking. Meanwhile, Raptor engine SN56 loaded in the van for the trip back to McGregor.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/3LzjeFEpjBM
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/16/2021 12:32 am
 SN16 is growing.
 Various BN1 sections
 Family portraits.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/16/2021 08:03 pm
GSE 3 forward section was stacked.
Two ring high section was moved to the scrap yard.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/16/2021 08:05 pm
GSE 3 aft dome barrel section being moved into tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/16/2021 08:06 pm
Nosecone testing structure.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/17/2021 01:41 am
Starship SN15's Raptor engines have been delivered to the launch site and are being prepared for installation on the vehicle. The GSE 3 tank had its forward dome section stacked atop a barrel section, work around the Orbital Launch Site continued, and Starship was selected for NASA's Artemis Program Human Landing System!

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/zxTWXU_CoLM
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Post by: vaporcobra on 04/17/2021 06:35 am
Brief history of Starship development from SpaceX's HLS award announcement:

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SpaceX is rapidly advancing Starship development, drawing on an extensive history of launch vehicle and engine development programs. Since January 2020, SpaceX has built 10 Starship prototypes, with production and fidelity accelerating on each build. SpaceX has manufactured and tested more than 60 of Starship’s Raptor engines, accumulating nearly 30,000 seconds of total test time over 567 engine starts, including on multiple Starship static fires and flight tests. We have conducted six suborbital flight tests, including two 150-m hops and four high-altitude flights. SpaceX has also built a full-size Super Heavy booster as part of a pathfinder effort, and currently has five vehicles in production.

https://www.spacex.com/updates/starship-moon-announcement/index.html
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Post by: Ilias Pap on 04/17/2021 07:40 pm
https://twitter.com/RingWatchers/status/1383502541325881345
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/17/2021 10:39 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1383550168696430597

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Starbase Production Diagram - 18th April 2021
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/18/2021 04:32 am
SpaceX continues to work on the present and the future as Starship SN15 prepares for a flight test next week, while the Orbital Launch Site readies for Super Heavy.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/RD72zZxtcFM
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/18/2021 10:14 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/04/starship-sn15-flight-major-nasa-vindication/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1383906315773218817

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Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/19/2021 05:48 am
Starship SN15's static fire is set for Tuesday 4/20, work on the orbital launch table continued, and an overview of the build and launch sites via car.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/IUimvnXArEI
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Post by: robot_enthusiast on 04/19/2021 02:18 pm
Road closure for today rescheduled.
https://twitter.com/BocaRoad/status/1384148831449718789?s=19
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/19/2021 03:02 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1384160377802420232

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A road closure from noon - 1:30 p.m. has been posted for today, April 19. The GSE 2 tank has been moved out of the mid bay and it’s ready to be transported to the launch site. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: vaporcobra on 04/19/2021 08:41 pm
GSE2 is headed to the pad :) Nice view with SN15 and GSE1 via LabPadre.

https://twitter.com/SpacePadreIsle/status/1384232928087928837
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Post by: vaporcobra on 04/19/2021 09:05 pm
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The GSE 2 tank has arrived at the launch site at SpaceX Boca Chica 🚀

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1384249705857617927
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/20/2021 01:07 am
https://twitter.com/gatewaytomars/status/1384309816852578306

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GSE-2 is now in its desired location at the orbital launch pad!
Credit: @LabPadre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/20/2021 02:54 am
The GSE 3 aft dome was sleeved on the stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/20/2021 02:57 am
Work continues on the nosecone testing structure.
The BN2 aft dome section is back outside.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/20/2021 02:59 am
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/20/2021 03:02 am
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/20/2021 03:05 am
GSE 2 tank out of the mid bay and leaving the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/20/2021 03:08 am
GSE 2 tank lifted onto the concrete stand.
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 04/20/2021 06:00 am
VIDEO: The 2nd GSE tank arrived at the orbital launch pad on Monday while teams continued to assemble the nosecone testing jig.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/nAUZVEKpWk8
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/20/2021 07:46 pm
SN16 aft section heading into the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/20/2021 07:50 pm
The label on B2.1 dome inside tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/20/2021 07:53 pm
A section out of the tent.
Sections at the rear of the tents.
Work continues on the nosecone test structure.
Another ring added to the tank at the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/20/2021 07:54 pm
Work continues around the top of the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/20/2021 07:57 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/20/2021 11:03 pm
 SN16
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/21/2021 12:54 am
A new booster dome labeled "B2.1 Dome" was spotted, Starship SN16's aft section was lifted into the Mid Bay, and a new part was added to the orbital launch tower.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by DK (@DKlarations).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNnsm4ohetU
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Post by: spacevalley27 on 04/21/2021 02:19 pm
Today's road closure modified in a rather odd way. I think the first part of te closure (from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) could be used for a transfer to the test site.
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/21/2021 04:08 pm
Road is closed. Likely a move of some sort.

Edit to add: the partially assembled LR11350 is on the move from the launch site.

Credit: LabPadre Sentinel and Pad Cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/21/2021 04:32 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1384907402244415489

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The first road closure at SpaceX Boca Chica is for transporting the Fagioli crane from the launch site.
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 04/21/2021 08:38 pm
The Orbital Launch Mount legs are getting their mounting pads.

AND a second column for the Orbital Launch Tower has arrived and is about to be lifted off the flatbed.

Image Credit: LabPadre's livestream
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/21/2021 09:41 pm
https://twitter.com/gatewaytomars/status/1384985392940679168

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More progress is taking place on the Orbital Launch/Catch tower!
Credit: @LabPadre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/21/2021 09:42 pm
The BN2 aft section has been flipped.
The GSE 3 Mid #2 section was moved out of tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/21/2021 09:46 pm
Nosecone testing structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/21/2021 09:49 pm
View into the high bay.
Delivery at the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/21/2021 09:51 pm
Orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/21/2021 09:52 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/21/2021 09:55 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/21/2021 09:56 pm
New (short) closures posted for tomorrow
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/21/2021 09:59 pm
The big red crane leaving the launch site.
The crane is now parked next to the crane shed.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 04/22/2021 03:43 am
BN2's Aft Dome was flipped, the Liebherr LR 11350 crane was moved, and work on the Orbital Launch Table and at the Orbital Launch Site continued.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/BvoLOzOlOWs
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Post by: V96 on 04/22/2021 01:18 pm
Mystery nosecone is on the move.
7:58 AM - start of movement, moving northwest
8:09 AM - turned, moving southeast toward the road

GSE 3 stacking happening at the same time.
7:42 AM - Top section lifted.
7:47 AM - Top section mated with a 4 ring section.
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Post by: pyromatter on 04/22/2021 01:52 pm
Structural test article on the move

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/22/2021 02:18 pm
 Old Lopnose moving east.
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/22/2021 02:56 pm
 Never thought of it, but it makes sense it will be attacked while pressurized, so needs to be at the pad.
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/22/2021 03:06 pm
 Five major projects going on at the pad. Makes ol "We do one thing and move on to the next" look kind of lazy.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/22/2021 03:52 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1385259787714134022

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The test nosecone has arrived at the SpaceX Boca Chica launch site. 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/22/2021 04:19 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1385266732344823808

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Zeus and Apollo are enjoying a walk about at the Boca Chica launch site. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 04/22/2021 04:49 pm
It looks like the nosecone has been placed between pad A and B. (right beside pad B? It's difficult to tell)

Per LabPadre Nerdle and Pad cam.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/22/2021 05:27 pm
https://youtu.be/ST31pLKb6cw
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/22/2021 08:03 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1385323283764047872

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Starship SN16🚀
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/22/2021 08:58 pm
GSE 3 tank stacking this morning.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/22/2021 09:04 pm
The nosecone testing structure was transported to the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/22/2021 09:06 pm
Delivery that left in the direction of the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/22/2021 09:11 pm
GSE 3 aft dome out for flipping.
Nosecone in tent 3.
Forward flap being installed on the nosecone in tent 3.
Aft flap delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/22/2021 09:19 pm
Work on the tower continues.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/22/2021 09:21 pm
Work continues on the orbital launch stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/22/2021 09:24 pm
Tankzilla unhooked from the GSE 2 tank.
Concrete being pumped.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/22/2021 09:27 pm
Zeus and Apollo.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/22/2021 11:14 pm
Amid a huge amount of work at the Orbital Launch Site, the test nosecone and rig rolled down Highway 4, to be greeted by SpaceX's robodogs Zeus and Apollo.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal ). Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations

https://youtu.be/NBAhjatJOhk
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Post by: yg1968 on 04/23/2021 03:55 am
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1385420290306363398

It's around 17 minutes of the video. Michael B. meant 12 times a day.
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/23/2021 04:58 pm
 Looks like SN16's nose is ready to assemble.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/23/2021 07:00 pm
https://youtu.be/x4BxoPlDO6g
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/23/2021 09:06 pm
GSE 3 tank.
Booster dome outside tent 2.
SN16 nosecone.
Section in tent 3 with tiles attached.
SN16 in the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/23/2021 09:13 pm
Orbital launch stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/23/2021 09:17 pm
Orbital tower progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/23/2021 09:18 pm
Concrete is being pumped.
SN15 and the test nosecone.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/24/2021 12:19 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1385749625114488832

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Starbase Production Diagram - 24th April 2021
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 04/24/2021 06:41 am
VIDEO: A Super Heavy thrust dome was spotted at the Boca Chica build site while the orbital launch tower continued to make progress at the launch site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nic Gautschi (@NGautschi).

https://youtu.be/pNH9dJVG-7U
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Post by: Ilias Pap on 04/24/2021 08:38 pm
https://twitter.com/RingWatchers/status/1386051453450661889
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/24/2021 10:46 pm
Pipes added to the GSE 3 tank.
SPMTs at the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/24/2021 10:50 pm
Two ring high section outside the tents.
Four ring high section outside the tents.
Work continues on the orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/24/2021 10:55 pm
SN16 nosecone and another nosecone inside tent 3.
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/24/2021 10:59 pm
BN3 aft dome was sleeved.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/24/2021 11:02 pm
Interesting dome.
SpaceX's black and white cat. The first time I saw the cat was way back when Mk1 was being built.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/24/2021 11:03 pm
Tank progress at the propellant production plant.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/24/2021 11:06 pm
Pics taken at the launch sites.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/24/2021 11:10 pm
Integration tower corner section delivered.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/25/2021 04:05 am
SpaceX's push toward an orbital launch of the Starship Launch System is being aided by the growing infrastructure at the Launch Site and Super Heavy BN3's assembly.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@thejackbeyer).

https://youtu.be/ADOYBEC2DXw
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/25/2021 06:43 am
https://youtu.be/diSZ0rMdn2w

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04.24.2021 It may not seem like much but SpaceX Boca Chica, Texas is now testing unstacked nose cones. It appears today they activated the RCS thrusters at 1:46 PM local time behind the Iron Henge building. This seems to be an obvious push to ramp up the Starship project's progress Exciting times are a head!

All images are explicitly owned by LabPadre Media and may not be used without written consent.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/25/2021 11:45 pm
BN3 aft dome section moved from stand.
Another dome moved onto the stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/25/2021 11:48 pm
Solar panels being installed on the container wall at the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/25/2021 11:51 pm
Crane hooked up to the last BN1 section.
At the rear of tent 3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/25/2021 11:54 pm
Orbital launch table.
Three ring high section.
A new two ring high section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/25/2021 11:57 pm
Pics taken at the launch sites.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/26/2021 02:03 am
Crews prep Tankzilla for transport back to the Crane Shed area ahead of Starship SN15's static fire & test flight. Meanwhile a Forward Dome is placed on the Sleeving Stand and Integration Tower work continues.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/1qPRRUYriUU
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Post by: vaporcobra on 04/26/2021 08:50 am
Via LabPadre's Sentinel Camera (http://youtube.com/watch?v=richjW1jj20), SN16's nose section is being stacked :)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/26/2021 01:51 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1386678992363823104

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It was another beautiful sunrise at SpaceX Boca Chica. Two more sections for the integration tower have arrived. Starship SN16 nosecone sections have been stacked. It’s just another busy day at SpaceX. 🤩🚀🔥
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/26/2021 06:40 pm
Starship SN15 is about to conduct pre-launch Static Fire tests.

Groundwork toward the orbital launch attempt.

New dual-bay vertical Raptor Test Stand at McGregor set to increase engine test capacity.

Our latest Starship article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/04/starship-sn15-tests-mcgregor-raptor-testing/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1386751700564905984
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/26/2021 07:46 pm
 SN16's snout.
 One section of BN1 is still intact next to the bottom sections of SN 5&6.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/26/2021 10:09 pm
The Launch Tower at the Orbital Launch Site continues to rise ahead of hosting Super Heavy. Meanwhile, SN16's nosecone was mated at the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations).

https://youtu.be/4P4yh78QlFI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 02:28 am
Two sections of the Integration Tower were delivered at the Propellant Production Plant.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 02:34 am
Tankzilla counterweights at the production site.
GSE 3 aft section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 02:36 am
SN16 nose sections have been stacked.
The dome that was on the stand has been sleeved.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 02:38 am
Cryo shell at the Propellant Production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 02:42 am
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 02:44 am
Tankzilla is ready to be transported.
SN15 and the test nosecone.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 07:34 pm
SN20 aft dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 07:38 pm
Delivered at the propellent production site near the Integration Tower sections that were unloaded there yesterday.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 07:40 pm
Two rolls of stainless steel delivered.
Orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 07:42 pm
Crane moving one of the Integration Tower sections at the propellent production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 07:47 pm
Pics taken at the Orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 07:49 pm
Delivery at the Orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/27/2021 07:51 pm
Crane ready for transport.
Working on the Orbital launch stand.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/28/2021 12:32 am
As Starship SN15 prepares for more testing before its flight, SN16's nosecone is stacked on its barrel section. Meanwhile more sections of the Integration Tower are prepared.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/ALC9ySd0pzA
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/28/2021 01:28 pm
Drive by this morning

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1387397341590835200

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Good morning from Starbase! 🤩🚀

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1387397581626609668
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/28/2021 02:13 pm
https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1387409339577667588

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A new raptor just got delivered to the construction area
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/28/2021 04:11 pm
https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1387438981009264648

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Raptor # 59 "The Mighty DOGE"
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: fael097 on 04/28/2021 07:46 pm
first blueprint update since SN8, including a full res version, only here  ;)

https://twitter.com/fael097/status/1387491327588319234
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/28/2021 10:01 pm
SN16 nosecone and a barrel section with lots of tiles.
Raptor SN55 loaded onto the Raptor Van.
A section ready to be moved into the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 04/28/2021 10:05 pm
Dome being sleeved.
BN3 aft dome section is back out of the tent.
The orbital launch table.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 04/28/2021 10:07 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/28/2021 11:27 pm
After a second static fire, Starship SN15 appears to be ready for its test flight. Crews are repairing the landing pad and removing cranes from the launch site in preparation for the flight.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/Gb41kjMWp6g
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/28/2021 11:43 pm
https://youtu.be/bLutbCpGcPo

Edit to add: now live
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 04/29/2021 12:46 am
 It looks like the section with all the heat tiles that came out of tent 3 will be a base for the next nose.
 The next SN or gse tank or whatever it is has started rising in Midbay.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/29/2021 12:54 am
Road opened. The nose lives another day.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/29/2021 03:50 pm
https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1387795614541430788

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They are stacking another GSE tank this morning
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 04/29/2021 09:32 pm
Starship SN15 now has FAA approval for its test flight currently scheduled for no earlier than April 30th. Meanwhile, Raptor Vac engine mounts are spotted.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations)

📺 https://youtu.be/98JAMSm-Rs8
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Post by: Chris_k on 04/30/2021 01:16 am
SN16 was moved into the highbay for nosecone stacking!
(From labpadre's sentinel cam)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: vaporcobra on 04/30/2021 02:03 am
A view of SN16 in the high bay :)

https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1387943648931848194
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Post by: Nomadd on 04/30/2021 02:37 am
 Better view of SN16 since they moved gse 3.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/30/2021 02:07 pm
https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1388131956471341058

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/30/2021 03:01 pm
https://twitter.com/nickyx15a/status/1388144924143628290

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Spotted a new Raptor engine getting delivered ahead of SN15's flight today with @austinbarnard45 . Did not catch a number, but it is marked "INSERT MEME HERE". The guy running this joke must be short on ideas today 😅
📸 -Myself for @SpaceflightIns

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1388147548205027329
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 04/30/2021 03:06 pm
SN16 nosecone is headed towards highbay.

https://twitter.com/NickyX15A/status/1388143984254586880
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/30/2021 03:17 pm
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1388150261072400384

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SN16’s nose cone has been transported to the highway
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 04/30/2021 05:14 pm
Looks like high bay crane is attached to SN16's nosecone, ready to stack.

https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1388179612610568193
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/30/2021 05:41 pm
Nice view from live stream

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1388187047941316611

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Meanwhile, Starship SN16 is taking shape in the High Bay. The nosecone is attached to the new Bridge Crane.

Starship Production Cadence is forever impressive.

➡️youtube.com/watch?v=rXG7W7…
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 04/30/2021 07:15 pm
 Got SN16's nose up there and sort of stalled out.
 Film at 11.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/30/2021 07:23 pm
Almost there

https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1388211460510306306

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SN16’s nosecone is being stacked in the high bay! The next Starship prototype is now soon to be fully stacked! 🚀
📸 @LabPadre

Edit to add: another @LabPadre shot
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 04/30/2021 08:02 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1388220911275450372

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Starship SN16 has been stacked inside the high bay! 🚀
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 04/30/2021 08:35 pm
  Those elevators look like a lot more fun at 100x.
 SN16.

https://youtu.be/FjqwuyuqXEE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/01/2021 09:12 pm
Nosecone barrel section.
SN16.
Orbital launch table.
Ring sections.
Label on the single ring.
Integration tower.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/01/2021 09:37 pm
https://twitter.com/raceorbit/status/1388600525877391365

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Support structure for Orbital Launch Pad was removed. Now, the pillars can withstand on its own
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/02/2021 12:02 am
As Starship SN15 prepares for flight, the tank and nosecone sections of SN16 were moved into the High Bay for stacking. SN16 is next in line to fly after SN15.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations).

https://youtu.be/okzw_kKtIvQ


---

There will be a dedicated SN16 update only thread here next week. There's already one for L2 level updates.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/02/2021 09:22 pm
Integration Tower sections being assembled at the Propellent Production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/02/2021 09:25 pm
High bay.
Another door opening for tent 3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/02/2021 09:26 pm
Methane truck leaving the Propellent Production site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/03/2021 07:58 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1389038622456705024

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Starbase Production Diagram - 3rd May 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/03/2021 02:54 pm
https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1389211690705825795

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Cryo#3 is getting welded today
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Ozzy on 05/03/2021 03:47 pm
Fourth column going in for the first tower section at the gas well site:

https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1389239761148289026

BTW, if any of the photographers here are able to get a photo of SN17 in the mid bay that would be cool.   :)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/03/2021 10:34 pm
SN16 in the high bay and the GSE 3 tank.
BN3 aft dome section waiting to be flipped.
Orbital launch table.
Thrust puck delivered.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/03/2021 10:41 pm
Tower section assembly progress.
GSE tank shell progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/03/2021 10:44 pm
Wooden chair with a beautiful "Doge to the Moon" mural by Lopez Family Woodworks.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/04/2021 12:14 am
SpaceX assembles sections of the Integration Tower at the Propellant Production Site while Starship SN15 prepares for its next test flight attempt.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/mN3X-pHRTmk
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Post by: AU1.52 on 05/04/2021 02:19 pm
BH3 thrust section getting ready to flip!

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/04/2021 03:12 pm
https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1389598246679494672

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Some baffles for fuel tanks got delivered to the production site
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/04/2021 08:15 pm
https://youtu.be/FZvGh73XG5E
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 05/04/2021 08:41 pm
Poor thing...

https://twitter.com/derekiswise/status/1389652557887426566
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/04/2021 10:23 pm
BN3 aft dome section has been flipped.
GSE 4 forward dome has been sleeved.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/04/2021 10:24 pm
Work continues on the GSE 3 tank.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/04/2021 10:28 pm
4 ring high barrel section at the rear of tent 1.
3 ring high barrel section being moved from tent 2 to tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/04/2021 10:31 pm
Orbital launch table.
Another Tower section being assembled at the Propellant Production site.
Work continues on the GSE shell section.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/05/2021 02:06 am
Starship SN15 scrubbed its flight attempt due to weather. Its next attempt is scheduled for no earlier than May 5, 2021. Although it didn't fly, SN15 did wiggle its flaps.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team.

📺 https://youtu.be/w3WTYi7fH8E
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/05/2021 02:59 pm
https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1389957492638105600

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8 COPVs were delivered along with some other boxes
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/06/2021 02:28 am
As Starship SN15 prepared for its test flight, SpaceX moved Cryo Tank Shells at the Propellant Production Site.

Flight video will be on in the morning!

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfhmR4ptmC0
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/06/2021 04:07 pm
SN16 has had at least one of its aft flaps installed.

Per NSF SN15 Recovery stream
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Nomadd on 05/06/2021 08:49 pm
 There's another ring stack in Midbay next to SN17.
 The last of SN5 or 6 is hooked to a crane and getting unbolted from it's stand.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/06/2021 10:12 pm
BN3 forward tank #2 section.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/06/2021 10:45 pm
New road closure for Friday, 10AM to 12PM.

https://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/07/2021 04:23 am
Crews prepare to move Starship SN15 after a successful landing following its 10km test flight. Tankzilla has also been rolled out to assist.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer). Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations)

📺 https://youtu.be/mGkhrRw3VnY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Christixn on 05/07/2021 07:21 am
SN16 was detached from the bridge crane about an hour ago

Credit: LabPadre Sentinel Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/07/2021 10:42 am
The scaffolding around the base of SN16's nosecone appears to have been removed in the last hour.

Per LabPadre Sentinel
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: mrdje on 05/07/2021 03:36 pm
Don't know if I'm on the good topic, but they're moving the really big crane to the pad.

CF LabCam on Labpadre stream!

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/07/2021 05:44 pm
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/07/2021 05:48 pm
Crane has unhooked from SN16.
The barrel section at the rear of tent 3 is BN3 aft #2.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/07/2021 05:50 pm
The 4 ring high barrel section on the right is SN20 mid LOX.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/07/2021 05:54 pm
Progress at the propellant production site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/07/2021 05:56 pm
Pumping concrete this morning at the orbital launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/07/2021 06:37 pm
https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1390737416386924546

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That's one gigantic crane
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/08/2021 12:42 am
Common dome flipped.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Completely_Lost on 05/08/2021 05:14 am
Scale of Starship. After successful flight.

Credit: Cosmic Perspective

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/08/2021 06:37 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1390872503359213568

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Starbase Production Diagram - 8th May 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/08/2021 08:48 am
Starship SN15 was moved to the center of the landing pad and its legs were removed. A booster common dome was flipped, and cryo tank shell work continued.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and Myself for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by Theo Ripper (@theoripper).

https://youtu.be/AlVNyVKQwc4

Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/08/2021 01:36 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1391024071316545539

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This morning Starship SN17 mid-LOX section is outside waiting to be stacked at the SpaceX Production site. 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/08/2021 02:38 pm
SN17 mid-LOX section ready to be stacked.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/08/2021 04:24 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1390844350603698176

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Starship SN16🚀
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/08/2021 05:35 pm
Oops

https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1391083435918245890

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So, they got the roll lift carrying crane weights completely buried.
50+ tons on board

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1391093942645661698

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Correction
90+ tons 40 on the front and 40 on the back, plus the other thing

https://twitter.com/bottinphilip/status/1391103778783387649

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They got everything unloaded and the transporter is heading back to the high bay
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Ilias Pap on 05/08/2021 05:51 pm
https://twitter.com/RingWatchers/status/1391086358014439425
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/09/2021 12:13 am
As recovery operations continue with Starship SN15, SN16 moves into the back corner of the High Bay. Meanwhile, Launch Integration Tower section assembly continues.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/mXKq9IqpPrQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/09/2021 08:29 pm
Starship SN15 remains in the same spot as gusty winds blow through Boca Chica. Meanwhile, crews continue to work on the Nosecone Test Rig and Launch Integration Tower.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/0vq0qF3bwbg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/09/2021 10:09 pm
Pending the plan, we'll start a new 15 reflight thread, or a 16 thread (or not) etc. etc.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1391514818528559109

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/05/sn15s-success-spacex-next-steps-orbital-goals/
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/10/2021 12:55 am
New tank delivered to the propellant production site.
Launch tower sections.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/10/2021 12:59 am
SN16 in the high bay.
Boot prints on aft flap.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/10/2021 01:03 am
A pane of glass installed on the high bay.
Orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/10/2021 01:05 am
SN17 mid LOX section still waiting to be stacked.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/10/2021 01:07 am
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/10/2021 01:10 am
View of the sub-orbital launch site.
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Post by: vaporcobra on 05/10/2021 01:27 am
The nose structural test article's flap simulators have been removed.

https://twitter.com/BottinPhilip/status/1391551034837905412
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/10/2021 02:23 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1391760199778717701

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Another crane base has arrived at the Boca Chica launch site. I ❤️cranes. 😍🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/10/2021 04:09 pm
https://youtu.be/l2r8bGFOYYc
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/10/2021 07:12 pm
Nosecone in tent 3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/10/2021 07:15 pm
Dome section waiting to be flipped.
Part off the test nosecone.
Delivery.
Label on roll of stainless steel.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/10/2021 07:18 pm
Launch tower sections at the propellant production site.
Checking the weld on the cryo shell.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/10/2021 07:19 pm
Crane transported to the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/10/2021 08:06 pm
GSE 4 aft dome section has been flipped.
Delivery.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/10/2021 08:38 pm
Something moving tomorrow
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Post by: DavP on 05/10/2021 08:44 pm
They have moved the nosecone test rig to the....landing pad?
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/10/2021 11:44 pm
As the Orbital Launch Site begins to take shape, SpaceX prepares to build a 4th GSE tank. Meanwhile, flap mounting jigs are spotted on a new nosecone section

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & NSF Robot Camera Team. Edited by (@DKlarations)

📺 https://youtu.be/bh98TVHF7UA
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 05/11/2021 02:14 pm
While SN15 heads to the orbital pad area to be picked up by the blue crane, the big LR 11350 is getting the first of its double boom assembled. I didn't even realize they were going with this configuration. This is one massive crane...


Image credit: LabPadre livestream and Liebherr's website
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/11/2021 05:15 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1392164337523912709

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Looks like the nose cone test rig is about to move... and SN15 is getting ready for lift! No better place to live chat from-> 1pm CT landing footage team premiere youtu.be/Y_9FZDnCaoU
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/11/2021 06:08 pm
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1392178779116691460

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Nose Cone is rolling back towards the build site🚀

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1392195697718415360

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Always amazed when space hardware moves down the road
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/11/2021 07:06 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1392193480349343747

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Starbase Tx Build Site Closeup

Labels by: @BingoBoca
Flyover YouTube link: youtu.be/l2r8bGFOYYc
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/12/2021 12:56 am
SN15 and the test nosecone.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/12/2021 01:00 am
Test nosecone leaving the launch site.
Test nosecone in the high bay with SN16.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/12/2021 01:02 am
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
Frankencrane is colorful.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/12/2021 03:35 am
Starship SN15 is being prepared for a lift back onto the launch pad, this time Suborbital Pad B. It is unclear if it will be flown again but Elon has stated they may attempt to.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

https://youtu.be/gpkd6-8Akxo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 05/12/2021 05:01 pm
Hello space enthusiasts!
With the kind permission of Chris B. I may present you from today also here my 3D construction progress updates of the starbase in Boca Chica.
Thank you very much.
I am happy to be a small part of this great community.
Here is my update for today:
https://youtu.be/ZBewupM613U
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/12/2021 08:11 pm
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/12/2021 08:14 pm
Cryo tank shell progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/12/2021 08:17 pm
The test nosecone is out of it's cage.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/12/2021 08:21 pm
Frankencrane progress.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/12/2021 08:34 pm
Temporary road closure for something on Friday
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/12/2021 10:21 pm
Video footage taken at BC yesterday

https://youtu.be/8bCGnY5FFMU
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/13/2021 12:05 am
The test nosecone was removed from its test cell, then moved outside of the High Bay. SN15 waits to be lifted on Pad B for inspection and possible further testing. Work on the Orbital Launch Site continues.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations).

https://youtu.be/GyXpZJQ0wgA
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Post by: Owe on 05/13/2021 01:56 pm
SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Site! daily 3D UPDATE!
https://youtu.be/VkA7Rja2sAU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/14/2021 02:09 am
Winds delay SN15's lift onto Suborbital Pad B for another day. Orbital Tank Farm construction, LR11350 assembly, High Bay construction, and Cryo Tank Shell work continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/avQKRodAhnY
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Post by: Owe on 05/14/2021 12:22 pm
SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Site! daily 3D UPDATE!
https://youtu.be/BFbR5MQ8sDQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/14/2021 01:27 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1393190900533239808

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Primary Date: Intermittent Closure Canceled for Friday, May 14, 2021  from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/14/2021 02:56 pm
From @LabPadre

https://twitter.com/gatewaytomars/status/1393218214373429255

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With SN15 on the pad again the SPMT is now returning back to the production site!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/14/2021 10:33 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1393330640519458817

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Starbase Production Diagram - 15th May 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/15/2021 04:16 am
Starship SN15 was lifted onto Suborbital Pad B for inspections and possible further testing, work on the orbital launch site continued, and the test nosecone was disassembled.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by me.

➡️ youtu.be/gPBsG6rs8M4
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/15/2021 04:19 am
Frankencrane progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/15/2021 04:34 am
Orbital launch table.
Dismantling of the test nosecone and it's cage was moved from the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/15/2021 04:37 am
Sections at the front of the tents.
Pad A.
New crane parts arrived.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Andy USA on 05/15/2021 05:20 am
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1393420361404846080

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPBsG6rs8M4

Reminder. This is an UPDATE ONLY thread. Non updates will be deleted. Many 1000s have these threads on notification for new updates only.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/15/2021 02:40 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1393573732225069057

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STARBASE sign being installed in front of the container wall at the SpaceX Propellant Production site? I will have to check on the progress later today. 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Owe on 05/15/2021 02:52 pm
Start tower pre-assembly make small differences visible.
https://youtu.be/AYtFwpWWOGQ
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/15/2021 03:33 pm
twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1393588366856364033

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With the B being brought out of the truck I think it’s safe to say it’s STARBASE. 🤩
@NASASpaceflight

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1393595913596293128

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This rules out Starbucks. 🤩
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/15/2021 05:42 pm
Finished sign

https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1393604647886196740

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1393621395066834944
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/15/2021 07:04 pm
More crane parts.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/15/2021 07:06 pm
Orbital launch site pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/15/2021 07:08 pm
Pics taken at the production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/15/2021 07:13 pm
Starship SN16 has a roommate.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/15/2021 07:16 pm
View of the propellant production site.
Launch integration tower sections.
The nosecone cage is now parked at the back entrance to the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/15/2021 07:20 pm
New STARBASE sign in front of the container wall at the propellant production site.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/16/2021 12:41 am
SpaceX unveils a new Starbase sign outside of the Propellant Production Site. SpaceX aims to incorporate the area as Starbase, TX as they push toward the first orbital launch.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

https://youtu.be/VOo6YVz4FMA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/16/2021 07:04 am
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1393743783242706944

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Welcome to STARBASE! 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1393758375637405696

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The moment the STARBASE sign was lit up for the first time. Another special moment with special people. ❤️🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/16/2021 07:16 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1393756816404893698

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SN20 and BN3 ring sections spotted in the production yard near the high bay. Look at the cool booster design shown on the picture. Nice landing legs and grid fins:
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Post by: Owe on 05/16/2021 01:35 pm
STARBASE illuminated sign was installed on Highway4 towards Boca Chica beach.
https://youtu.be/2dB_-MlH7v8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/16/2021 02:23 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1393934605087019012

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Crane parts delivery day at SpaceX Starbase launch site. 🏗🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/16/2021 07:40 pm
Starship Sunday :)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/05/starship-sn15-reflight-road-orbit/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1394013868985364491
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/16/2021 09:03 pm
New crane progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/16/2021 09:06 pm
Frankencrane progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/16/2021 09:09 pm
Nosecones in tent 3.
Booster tube (?).
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/17/2021 01:01 am
As Starship SN15 is inspected for a potential second flight, SpaceX crews assemble two new massive cranes to assist in Orbital Launch Site construction.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/tPqF_2xULrE
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Post by: Owe on 05/17/2021 01:30 pm
Here is my summary of the renders from last week!
https://youtu.be/JvZy82urqn0
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/17/2021 08:09 pm
SN15 and cranes.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/17/2021 08:12 pm
Crane parts delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/17/2021 08:14 pm
Frankencrane and launch integration tower.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/17/2021 08:16 pm
Buckner crane progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/17/2021 08:20 pm
Work continues on the orbital launch stand and the launch integration tower.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/17/2021 08:24 pm
Forward dome.
Three high ring section.
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/17/2021 08:25 pm
Launch integration tower progress at the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/17/2021 10:28 pm
Test dome.
Delivery.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/17/2021 11:38 pm
The new Liebherr LR 11000 crane has the rest of its large components assembled, minus its full boom. Once complete it will assist Frankencrane in Orbital Launch Site construction.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/MHP8ADl8GJY
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/18/2021 03:14 am
The STARBASE sign was lit up for a short time tonight.
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Post by: Owe on 05/18/2021 01:04 pm
The launch table columns have been filled with concrete over the last few days/hours.
The mighty sixteen threaded rods are now deeply anchored in the concrete of the columns.
Unfortunately, our puzzle will soon come to an end.

https://youtu.be/W_V6TL5llJ8
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/18/2021 01:26 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1394644964601208835

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The beginning of a new era

#Starship @elonmusk @SpaceX
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/18/2021 04:28 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1394688227320152066

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LR 11350 crane is massive!
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 05/18/2021 06:36 pm
She's up!

The LR11000 has set a land speed record for assembly and is now standing tall. All eyes now on the LR11350 with the Power Boom.

Image credit: LabPadre's livestream
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/18/2021 09:31 pm
GSE aft section.
SN16.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/18/2021 09:34 pm
Test dome on the stand.
Test dome has been sleeved.
Scrap label on the sleeve.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/18/2021 09:36 pm
Crane hooked up to the cryo tank shell.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/18/2021 09:37 pm
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/18/2021 09:38 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/18/2021 09:43 pm
Big Bucky has risen.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/18/2021 11:16 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1394787098150854659

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Starbase Testing Diagram - 2020 & 2021.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/19/2021 03:50 am
An aft dome used for Raptor Vacuum mount testing was sleeved with a scrap barrel section. The LR 11000 crane lifted its boom as work at the orbital tank farm continued.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW_JyGq2pGo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Ilias Pap on 05/19/2021 10:01 am
https://twitter.com/RingWatchers/status/1394819896014483456
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Post by: Owe on 05/19/2021 01:57 pm
Here is my 3D update for today.
GSE Tank farm construction site.
https://youtu.be/OT63mcupnfI
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/19/2021 04:21 pm
Severe thunderstorm bearing down on Boca Chica right now. Security Tesla is out (evacuating launch site?)

Per LabPadre pad cam

Edit: Looks like it damaged a ring section at the production site:

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1395071695363330048
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/19/2021 06:32 pm
Booster part?
Orbital launch table progress.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/19/2021 06:34 pm
Launch integration tower section work at the propellant production site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/19/2021 06:37 pm
Big Bucky's tracks are off the crane mats.
Frankencrane progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/19/2021 06:38 pm
Pics of the launch site as the storm rolled in.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/19/2021 09:47 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1395133660664418305

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Integration Tower assembly at the Sanchez Site.

*Two more Integration Tower segments will be assembled on the top left of the image
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/19/2021 11:36 pm
https://youtu.be/OfgpnPEaBhs
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/19/2021 11:47 pm
As a powerful lightning stormed approaches, an octopus of a methane manifold was spotted outside the production tents. This will feed methane to each of Super Heavy's Raptor engines.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/KWaSBJnSYGE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/20/2021 07:16 am
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1395201342369517569

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Sunset after today’s stormy weather at SpaceX Starbase launch site. 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Owe on 05/20/2021 02:53 pm
https://youtu.be/bfOs6L_zQR8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Tuches1 on 05/20/2021 04:08 pm
https://youtu.be/bfOs6L_zQR8
The elevator parts and some of the scafolding parts are already visible close to the orbital tower (RGV last flyover).
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 05/20/2021 04:15 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1395402750314287105
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/20/2021 06:26 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1395444754285056002

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Primary Date: Beach Open, Intermittent Road Closure for Friday, May 21, 2021  from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/20/2021 07:09 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1395456025692622863

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GSE area construction now. Trying a pano shot:

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1395460408702611460

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Another pano now dif angle:
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/20/2021 08:32 pm
Last night's sunset.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/20/2021 08:33 pm
Sunrise.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/20/2021 08:36 pm
Scaffolding going up around the top of a launch integration tower section at the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/20/2021 08:40 pm
The cryo shell became another section taller.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/20/2021 08:43 pm
Deliveries parked off the highway at the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/20/2021 08:48 pm
Delivery at the launch site.
Concrete being pumped and work continues on the orbital integration tower.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/20/2021 11:26 pm
Nosecone outside tent 3.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/21/2021 03:12 am
SpaceX added work platforms to the top of a Launch Tower section ahead of potential stacking at the Propellant Production Plant.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper)

📺 https://youtu.be/6MelP3-zVXo
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/21/2021 06:32 am
twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1395434559727144961

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Fresh delivery:

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1395549562606129153

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Some closer pics:
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/21/2021 12:33 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1395718372868956162

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Another pretty sunrise at Starbase launch site. 🤩🚀💫
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Owe on 05/21/2021 01:24 pm
https://youtu.be/pxE0br4EfHc
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Post by: CardBoardBoxProcessor on 05/21/2021 01:28 pm
A section of the Gas site assembled launch tower segments (the one with scaffolding) has moved per Labpadre YouTube stream.

As of 8:30 local time it is still moving, slowly.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/21/2021 02:05 pm
Tower segment on the road now (and moving pretty fast)

Per LabPadre Lab Cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/21/2021 02:34 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1395749739698827270

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Tower section on the move!
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/21/2021 03:14 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1395759499755937805

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Wow. Coming around the corner now
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/21/2021 03:42 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1395766072335339520

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A section of the launch integration tower has been transported to the launch site. 🤩🚀🏗
@NASASpaceflight

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1395765939665182726
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Post by: CardBoardBoxProcessor on 05/21/2021 04:41 pm
Per LabPadre Stream, red,yellow,green boom crane is raising.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/21/2021 04:53 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1395781655491751946

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Giant crane rising:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/21/2021 08:34 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1395839163719720963

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Spotted SN21 Common Dome tucked in the back:
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Post by: DavP on 05/21/2021 08:56 pm
Monster crane is up

LabPadre (Launch Pad Cam)

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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 12:13 am
Orbital integration tower section arrived at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 12:14 am
Raptor SN54 removed from Starship SN15.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 12:18 am
GSE aft section, Starship common dome section and another barrel section at the front of tent 1.
A new dome outside the front of the tents.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 12:22 am
Some heat tiles have been removed from the SN17 mid lox section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 12:29 am
Frankencrane has risen.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 02:32 am
The SN21 common dome is now actually the GSE 5 forward dome.
Section inside tent 1.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/22/2021 04:03 am
A new section for the Orbital Site's Launch Tower was rolled out today as SpaceX gears up for the first orbital test. Meanwhile, all 3 Raptors were removed from Starship SN15.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robot Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/kSuA132Ivpw
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/22/2021 08:32 am
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1395889974105542657

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Some assembly required: The first launch tower segment built at the production facility has arrived for stacking at the pad.

The scale is immense!

#Starship @SpaceX @elonmusk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 05/22/2021 01:08 pm
https://youtu.be/9_5Cw7a_71c
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/22/2021 04:30 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1396139675274854403

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Scaffolding is going up around the top of the integration tower section at the Starbase orbital launch site. 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 07:44 pm
Cryo tank got a little taller this morning.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 07:49 pm
View at the rear of the tents.
The nosecone test stand is being modified.
GSE 5 stack #2 forward dome section.
Pic of the label.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 07:53 pm
View at the front of the tents.
Dome section.
The 7.2 test tank will eventually be moved to the scrap yard.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 07:56 pm
SPMT parked at the entrance to the production site.
Orbital launch table.
Working on the heavy duty transport stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 07:59 pm
The GSE 5 forward dome has been sleeved.
Pic of the section inside tent 1.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/22/2021 08:01 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/22/2021 10:16 pm
As SpaceX prepares to lift the new Launch Tower section, a ring section was added to the Cryo Tank Shell at the Propellant Production Site.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/r5xnk0WVWf0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/23/2021 10:59 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1396418637188112392

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Starbase Production Diagram - 23rd May 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/23/2021 12:38 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1396445116995231749

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Orbital Tank Farm Diagram - 23rd May 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 05/23/2021 01:19 pm
https://youtu.be/OmYXyQjxM_s
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/23/2021 03:55 pm
https://youtu.be/CKZDqZxTwsI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/23/2021 10:02 pm
BN3 grew taller in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/23/2021 10:05 pm
Another cryo tank ring being moved.
Tower sections at the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/23/2021 10:08 pm
Frankencrane hooked up to the lifting rig that will be used to lift the tower section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/23/2021 10:10 pm
Another crane was need at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/23/2021 10:15 pm
Two tanks (?) were moved and set onto concrete stands.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/23/2021 10:17 pm
Delivered to the orbital launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/23/2021 10:19 pm
The elevator for the launch integration tower was lowered into the tower section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/23/2021 11:36 pm
A Starship section in front of the mid bay.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/24/2021 01:09 am
Overnight, crews stack a new ring section onto Super Heavy BN3. Meanwhile, Frankencrane prepares to stack the the new Launch Tower section.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/XsDFo6GBRDU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/24/2021 06:50 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1396693293216509956

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Not sure what SN this is for, but probably SN20 for the first orbital attempt. It's a new arrangement of heat shield tiles.

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1396631745466970114

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These were the 2 sections with visible labels in the production yard near the high bay:
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/24/2021 07:08 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1396626650029346822

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The technical details of the Heat Exchanger Methane Sub-Coolers:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 05/24/2021 01:10 pm
https://youtu.be/1mnb4WQ_dD4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/24/2021 01:11 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1396815763135152134

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An entire rainbow over SpaceX’s Starbase launch site. 🌈🚀🤩
@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/24/2021 02:33 pm
https://youtu.be/zZjBO9g2zl8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/24/2021 02:50 pm
Mary reports that the base of the new tower section is being unbolted from the transporter.

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1396847511625768961
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/24/2021 04:05 pm
Tower portion is airborne - lift underway
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/24/2021 04:12 pm
twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1396860113739264003

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CATO (Crane Assisted Take Off) for the Launch Tower segment.

Meanwhile, the SPMT has arrived at the suborbital launch site with a Starship stand, which likely means Starship SN15 will not fly again.

➡️youtube.com/watch?v=zZjBO9…

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1396866527761215488

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Getting closer.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/24/2021 04:23 pm
Different angle

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1396863747524861961

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The first tower segment lift is underway. #Starship

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1396867954185326595

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Tower segments almost aligned
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/24/2021 08:28 pm
Preparing for the Launch Tower segment to be stacked.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/24/2021 08:33 pm
Lift.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/24/2021 08:37 pm
And stacked.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/25/2021 12:13 am
Nosecone test stand has another section added to it.
Starship common dome section out at the rear of tent 1.
Sections still outside the mid bay.
Orbital launch table.
Launch site.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/25/2021 04:11 am
Frankencrane lifts a new Launch Tower section onto the base. Once complete, it will stand 469 feet (143 meters) tall. Also spotted was a Transport Stand moving toward SN15.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/3qbKxrBmIRU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: vaporcobra on 05/25/2021 10:50 am
The BN3 stack was either moved inside the high bay or stacked on the next section.

Via LabPadre's Sentinel Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_og17JYSMcQ)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 05/25/2021 01:07 pm
https://youtu.be/psJicw01cCk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/25/2021 07:39 pm
Aft tank #5 Booster section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/25/2021 07:42 pm
Work continues on this structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/25/2021 07:50 pm
High bay progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/25/2021 07:55 pm
Concrete being poured this morning.
View of the site.
Tower segment transport stand.
Several of these were delivered to the orbital launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/25/2021 07:58 pm
The crane detached from the orbital launch tower this morning.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/25/2021 08:01 pm
Working on the orbital launch stand.
Orbital launch tower.
Plumbing being installed on a GSE tank at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/25/2021 08:45 pm
Booster section ready to be stacked in the high bay.
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Post by: pyromatter on 05/25/2021 08:47 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1397291411876290566
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Post by: DavP on 05/25/2021 09:23 pm
Closures for tomorrow

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Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/26/2021 04:03 am
Starship SN15 was hooked up to the LR 11000 crane ahead of being lifted off Suborbital Pad B. Work on the Orbital Launch Site, Super Heavy BN3, and the High Bay Bar continued.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_fGjJkZSwg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/26/2021 06:50 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1397371456363900931

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Spotted a section with an unusual side opening. Don't know what it's for.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/26/2021 12:04 pm
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Aiming to have hot gas thrusters on booster for first orbital flight

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1397348509309829121

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Q: "Why is order of LOX and CH4 opposite on starship and super heavy?"

Elon: "They are now the same (LOX below CH4). Ox is 3.5 times heavier than fuel, so makes sense to have it lower."

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1397348226806665220
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Post by: Owe on 05/26/2021 01:16 pm
https://youtu.be/SKBubuTF014
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/26/2021 04:07 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1397584945531469826

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Potential Super Heavy hold down clamps spotted.
The first one has been installed to the orbital launch table.

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1397585744248676356

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Here is a slightly different angle
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/26/2021 08:55 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1397656865891356677

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Primary Date: Intermittent Road Closure.
Boca Chica Beach will remain open. for Thursday, May 27, 2021  from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/27/2021 02:34 am
After becoming the first Starship prototype to land without exploding, Starship SN15 was rolled back to the Production Site. SN15's fate is unknown at this time.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/hlp4AFj9_no
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/27/2021 02:41 am
Scaffolding going up around the top of another Tower segment this afternoon.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/27/2021 02:58 am
Dismantling the Tower transport structure and sections being transported away from the launch site.
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Post by: vaporcobra on 05/27/2021 04:59 am
The BN3 stack was either moved inside the high bay or stacked on the next section.

Via LabPadre's Sentinel Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_og17JYSMcQ)

Looks like another BN3 stack down - or at least preparations for the next one. From this perspective, BN3 is currently 15 (+/- 1) rings tall.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/27/2021 01:11 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1397902999780007942

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I am loving this view this morning. Starship SN16 and Starship SN15. 🤩😍
@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/27/2021 03:01 pm
https://youtu.be/ihoHysTty78
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 05/27/2021 03:42 pm
https://youtu.be/qT5AClcf4Jw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/27/2021 06:33 pm
SN16 and SN15.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/27/2021 06:39 pm
Removing beams from the third tower section that was erected at the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/27/2021 06:41 pm
Staircase section being lowered into the next tower section to be transported to the orbital site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/27/2021 06:43 pm
Rebar work.
Earth work.
Tower transport sections.
The launch tower elevator was being used today.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/27/2021 06:46 pm
Boston Dynamics dog guarding the launch site.
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Post by: DavP on 05/27/2021 07:36 pm
OLIT segment #3 starts moving to the launch pad

Lab Cam - SpaceX Starship Launch Facility (LabPadre)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/27/2021 10:20 pm
Cryo tank shell.
Header tank and dome section.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 05/27/2021 10:22 pm
Orbital launch table.
The transport stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/27/2021 10:30 pm
Elevator in the orbital launch tower.
Tower segment arrived at the launch site.
Frankencrane parts arrived.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/28/2021 03:51 am
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1398123830871150600

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Ship 16 & Booster 2, Starbase Highbay
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/28/2021 05:08 am
The third Launch Tower segment was moved to the launch site, Orbital Tank Farm construction continued, and a Starship Common Dome section with mounts for a full heat shield was spotted.

https://youtu.be/ROJA6JHwDuw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 05/28/2021 12:54 pm
https://youtu.be/xEWv06qvWio
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: CardBoardBoxProcessor on 05/28/2021 01:01 pm
per labPadre it seems they are going for a segment raising.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/28/2021 02:08 pm
https://twitter.com/spacexbocachica/status/1398277904195276801

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The third section of the Orbital Launch Integration Tower is being attached to the LR11350 crane. 

📸@LabPadre's Pad Cam
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Post by: AU1.52 on 05/28/2021 02:11 pm
Cryo shell 1 have been moved to the edge of the highway - moving to the launch pad at 10 am CST?

Lab Cam - SpaceX Starship Launch Facility (LabPadre)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/28/2021 02:32 pm
https://youtu.be/X4lq5Mz1jgQ

Edit to add: now live
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/28/2021 03:18 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1398297336879763460

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First cryo shell ready to move down the road. #cryoroadtrip
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/28/2021 03:22 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1398294086650449924

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Prep is under way to lift the 3rd tower segment into place. #starship
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Post by: CardBoardBoxProcessor on 05/28/2021 03:28 pm
Per LabPadre Stream Cryoshell 1 is moving.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/28/2021 04:00 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1398307799348752389

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The first cryo tank shell has arrived at the Starbase launch site. 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/28/2021 04:21 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1398313222164422659

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The Orbital Launch Tower segment is currently being lifted. 🏗🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight

youtu.be/X4lq5Mz1jgQ
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Post by: Sam/SN18 on 05/28/2021 06:22 pm
We knew SN17 was in danger, but the first "destacking" occurred yesterday evening (27 May). The 7-ring stack of the common dome and mid LOX sections in the scrapyard was cut in two.

Nomadd's first photo here shows it earlier in the day, on the right: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=50660.msg2244110#msg2244110

Credit: LabPadre - Sentinel Cam.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/28/2021 06:37 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1398347239219662852

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Orbital launch tower section 3 has been stacked!
📸 @LabPadre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/29/2021 12:02 am
Delivered to the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/29/2021 12:05 am
A cryo tank shell was transported to the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/29/2021 12:11 am
Sling spreader being raised and hooked up to the Tower segment.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/29/2021 12:15 am
Going up.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/29/2021 12:17 am
Lowering and stacked.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 05/29/2021 06:32 am
The third Launch Integration Tower segment was lifted and stacked on top of the previously assembled sections at the Launch Site. The first Cryo Tank Shell was transported to the Launch site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/B3V0Zi1DPSs
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/29/2021 10:18 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1398564449183690754

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Starbase Production Diagram - 29th May 2021
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Post by: Sam/SN18 on 05/29/2021 12:38 pm
Looks like a dome was sleeved overnight.

Update: Mary's footage shows it was a GSE aft dome. It would be for GSE 5 or later. Timestamped link:

https://youtu.be/qr0sV8Jv5ck?t=216

Apologies for the big embed, not sure how to disable.

Images below from LabPadre Sentinel Cam.
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Post by: Owe on 05/29/2021 01:38 pm
https://youtu.be/CLs1XidrOgY
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/29/2021 06:12 pm
https://twitter.com/labpadre/status/1398673962142515212

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New tank headed to the OL site. #SpaceX #BocaChica #Starbase #Texas #Starship
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/29/2021 06:43 pm
GSE stack #2 forward dome section.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/29/2021 09:01 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr0sV8Jv5ck
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/29/2021 09:39 pm
Super Heavy thrust puck delivered.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/29/2021 10:05 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1398761944606285828

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29 Raptors on Booster initially, rising to 32 later this year, along with thrust increase per engine. Aiming for >7500 ton thrust long-term. T/W ~1.5.
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Post by: Owe on 05/30/2021 02:03 pm
https://youtu.be/zmZVj6Hqi28
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Post by: Sam/SN18 on 05/30/2021 07:18 pm
The booster test tank rolled out of the mid bay and headed towards the back of the ring yard (shoutout Jatoca who noticed).

Update: The fourth Sentinel Cam image below shows the crane lifting a jig. LabPadre's Raptor Roost view confirms that was then attached to the booster test tank, next to the test stand.

Images from LabPadre Sentinel Cam.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 05/30/2021 07:53 pm
At the Production Site, a new Thrust Puck is spotted for Super Heavy with mounting places for 9 center Raptor engines. The other 20 engines will be mounted to Super Heavy's Aft Dome.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/UoXJdW1fDcY
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/30/2021 08:49 pm
Starship round up:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/05/groundwork-super-heavy-raptor-ramp-up/


https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1399105510981488645
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Post by: DavP on 05/30/2021 09:03 pm
Adding structures on the orbital pad

Launch Pad Cam (LabPadre)
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/30/2021 10:11 pm
Three Raptors in the Raptor Van.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/31/2021 06:23 am
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1399161791784132608

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SpaceX crew were hard at work today, with significant progress continuing to take shape. From the integration of the third segment onto the tower, meanwhile teams also seen laying down rebar; to pour reinforced concrete on the site. what could be SN20s nose cone has been spotted!

twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1399161803863736323

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As the tower rises; you can also notice a structure within the tower beginning to take shape. (Which is most likely is the first segments of an elevator shaft. The GSE tank farm is still awaiting for the third tanks arrival, meanwhile regard & other infrastructure is being laid.

https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1399161811656654850

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When you think about it, it’s really mind blowing just how rapid SpaceX has transformed the once secluded area of Boca, into a site fit for testing & launching StarShip; I remember when many doubted the areas importance and how far we’ve come since. The rise of StarBase is now!🚀
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Post by: Sam/SN18 on 05/31/2021 11:49 am
The booster test tank was lifted in the early hours of this morning - view from Lab's Sentinel Cam below. Lab's Raptor Roost view shows it was lifted onto the large test stand. Spotted by Quango1226 and Ulmo.
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Post by: Owe on 05/31/2021 01:14 pm
In today's summary I show you all daily 3D renders of the last week.
News came from the launch tower, the launch table, the mysterious structure, the GSE tank farm and the new thrust puck test ram.
https://youtu.be/xoTLoemtPpk
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/31/2021 02:35 pm
Delivery.
The Booster test tank has been moved onto the modified stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 05/31/2021 02:39 pm
Pics taken at the orbital launch site.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/31/2021 08:20 pm
Second column cap going onto the OLM at the OLS.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/31/2021 11:37 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1399493381911425025

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My cell signal has been terrible out here with my new phone. Can only send tweets at a few locations. That's why the delay. Very interesting piece here in the yard:
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/01/2021 12:58 am
Crews add extension caps to the top of the Orbital Launch Mount's pillars for the Launch Table to sit on. Meanwhile, the BN2.1 test tank has been moved onto the old Nosecone Test Stand.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/nffJ3BEQshQ
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Post by: Nomadd on 06/01/2021 01:34 am
  One last slog.
 SN17 is standing on it's own six legs and the BN 2.1 Test tank on the funny looking mount.
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Post by: kliph on 06/01/2021 03:31 am
4 sub-coolers installed on the east side of the orbital launch site. Not sure if all of them are for methane since I was only able to capture the sign for one of them.

https://www.kennedytank.com/stainless-steel-heat-exchangers/
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Post by: Owe on 06/01/2021 01:15 pm
https://youtu.be/x0UuYEpmSZA
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/01/2021 05:30 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1399766481458565121
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2021 06:13 pm
https://twitter.com/gatewaytomars/status/1399789957728718849

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A third extension is preparing to be lifted as rain begins to fall in Starbase!
@LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2021 08:40 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1399828038163046406

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The orbital launch mount has got its third pillar extension!
📸 @LabPadre
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/01/2021 08:52 pm
The Frankencrane boom is slowly being lowered. It's expected that it will be extended to continue stacking of the tower.

Per LabPadre Nerdle
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/01/2021 09:52 pm
Orbital launch mount progress.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/01/2021 09:55 pm
Pics taken yesterday.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/01/2021 09:58 pm
Pics taken yesterday of the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/01/2021 10:05 pm
Five of these have been delivered.
Four of these have been delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/01/2021 10:06 pm
BN2.1 test tank.
Orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/01/2021 10:12 pm
View of the launch site.
Lowering Frankencrane.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/01/2021 11:42 pm
The Super Heavy BN2.1 Test tank was spotted on the modified nosecone test stand, presumably for pressure testing. Several large diesel generators and other sets of parts were delivered, and the third extension was added to the orbital launch mount.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/T5u4VYaRTfU
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2021 11:46 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1399874837330472960

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Overhead  shot of the Integration Tower & Orbital Launch Mount taken yesterday.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2021 07:02 am
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1399946909306003457

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Diagram #6 | 2nd June, 2021 | "The KEY to Success"
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Post by: Owe on 06/02/2021 02:10 pm
https://youtu.be/Z0PJX8e9hTI
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2021 02:46 pm
https://youtu.be/oQra8h9PMz0
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Post by: Johan5591 on 06/02/2021 04:29 pm
SpaceX has started building the fourth tower segment
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2021 04:39 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1400128795936497677

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Labels by: @BingoBoca
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2021 07:07 pm
https://twitter.com/spacexbocachica/status/1400160041873850372

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⚠ A new intermittent road closure has been issued for Thursday, June 3, 2pm - 4pm.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2021 09:25 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1400199747290476544

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RIP SN17

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1400198890163511298

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The scrapyard
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2021 09:48 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1400195664592637953

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The orbital launch mount has got its fourth pillar extension!
📸 @LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2021 09:59 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1400180305982537737

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Starship SN16 & BN2

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1400190641703956482

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Here is another photo of the Booster
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/02/2021 10:37 pm
The fourth extension was removed and put back on the ground. The excitement at Starbase continues.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/03/2021 03:23 am
The LR 11350 "Frankencrane" was prepared for a boom extension, Orbital Launch Tower and Tank Farm construction continued, and what appeared to be a header tank assembly jig was spotted.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nate Sheilds.

https://youtu.be/KN_FSnfYqzU
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 07:12 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1400261304657584128

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Production area now:

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1400284226990313472

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Closer look at the new metal stand work:
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Post by: Owe on 06/03/2021 01:13 pm
https://youtu.be/-lI9ljCIP10
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 02:58 pm
Déjà vu

https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1400466609144156165

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The orbital launch mount is receiving its 4th pillar extension!
📸 @LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/03/2021 04:31 pm
The fourth extension was removed again and put back on the ground again. The deja vu at Starbase continues.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/03/2021 06:05 pm
The BN2.1 test tank has been moved to the gate of the build site ahead of today's closure.

The yellow crane at the launch site is also currently moving from Pad B to the landing pad/gate area. (Possibly to receive GSE3? Or to be transported?)

Per LabPadre Sentinel
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/03/2021 07:04 pm
BN2.1 is on the road.

Per LabPadre Sentinel
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 07:05 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1400527171530145793

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This afternoon the BN2.1 test tank is ready to roll to the pad at SpaceX Starbase. 🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 09:02 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1400543014108467203

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I'm following the test tank now:

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1400545472545054722

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Couple more:

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1400554211104919561

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At the pad:
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 09:44 pm
Tank testing I assume:

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1400569031766257671

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Primary Date: Closure Scheduled for Monday, June 7, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1400569056525045761

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Secondary Date: Closure Scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1400569088674574339

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Secondary Date: Closure Scheduled for Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/03/2021 09:53 pm
Scrap dome.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/03/2021 09:56 pm
Progress on the tower sections.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/03/2021 10:01 pm
SN7.2 test tank in the scrap yard.
BN3 is going to get taller.
GSE mid #1 to the right.
Aft tank #5 Booster to the left.
BN2.1 test tank in the middle.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/03/2021 10:06 pm
The fourth leg extension was removed.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/03/2021 10:07 pm
The elevator at the top of the tower.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/03/2021 10:10 pm
BN2.1 ready to roll to the pad.
BN2.1 arriving at the pad.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/04/2021 01:59 am
The Super Heavy BN2.1 test tank was rolled to the launch site. Meanwhile, the fourth extension to the Orbital Launch Mount was added, and then removed. GSE Tank 6 Mid Section #1, and Booster Aft Tank Section #5 were spotted.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations).

https://youtu.be/iX8n3L9oCis
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Post by: vaporcobra on 06/04/2021 07:01 am
BN2 is now 20 rings tall - more than half its full height :)

Via LabPadre's Sentinel Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_og17JYSMcQ)
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Post by: Proesterchen on 06/04/2021 07:39 am
Unfortunately, that was just the Booster being lifted out of the scaffolding and moved towards the front of the high bay.

Credit: LabPadre Sentinel Cam Youtube Live Stream
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Post by: soyuzu on 06/04/2021 08:40 am
Unfortunately, that was just the Booster being lifted out of the scaffolding and moved towards the front of the high bay.

Credit: LabPadre Sentinel Cam Youtube Live Stream
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210604/6b6574cef4917544316954a1da04d8b8.jpg)
And after which it got stacked.
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Post by: Owe on 06/04/2021 12:49 pm
https://youtu.be/IfLNGFcBufQ
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/04/2021 01:01 pm
The daily attempt continues

https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1400799681064714242

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The orbital launch mount is now receiving its 4th extension for the 3rd time!
📸 @LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/04/2021 08:53 pm
Additional closure details for Monday:

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1400917572602810372

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Primary Date: Intermittent Road Closure.
Boca Chica beach will remain open. for Monday, June 7, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/04/2021 09:34 pm
Pics of the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/04/2021 09:38 pm
Fourth extension placed on the orbital launch mount.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/04/2021 09:41 pm
Nosecone barrel section moved in front of the windbreak.
Working on the TPS.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/04/2021 09:45 pm
GSE 7 forward dome section.
BN3 and SN16 in the high bay.
BN3 forward 3 section at the rear of tent 3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/04/2021 09:48 pm
Orbital launch table.
The stand next to the orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/04/2021 09:49 pm
Weld areas have been cut out of this dome section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/04/2021 09:53 pm
Big Bucky has been moved in front of the GSE tanks.
Plumbing work.
LOX delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/04/2021 09:55 pm
Working on Frankencrane extension.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/04/2021 09:57 pm
Another cryo tank section being stacked.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/05/2021 12:07 am
Crews work to extend Frankencrane's boom in preparation for more Launch Tower sections to be rolled to the Launch Site. Meanwhile, more Super Heavy sections are spotted outside.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/vZSm0Nap8E0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 04:11 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1401209534727823362

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The orbital launch mount is receiving its 5th pillar extension!
📸 @LabPadre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/05/2021 08:26 pm
Sunrise.
View of the production site.
Scaffolding going up around a tower segment at the propellant production site.
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/05/2021 08:28 pm
Staircase sections being removed from the integration tower.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 08:33 pm
https://twitter.com/gatewaytomars/status/1401274124954005505

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The 6th and final extension has been stacked to the orbital launch pad
@LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 06/05/2021 08:37 pm
Frankencrane extension progress.
Working on the BN2.1 test tank.
Delivery to the orbital site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 06/05/2021 08:39 pm
The fifth extension being attached.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/05/2021 09:54 pm
Sixth extension added to the orbital launch mount.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 06/05/2021 09:56 pm
SN20 aft dome.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 11:45 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1401304659235532800

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Starbase Production Diagram - 6th June 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/06/2021 01:00 am
Work continues at pace on the Orbital Launch Site, while the aft dome of SN20 - potentially for the Starship set to fly on the orbital test - was spotted.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations).

https://youtu.be/17jpQTTrh6g
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Post by: V96 on 06/06/2021 07:09 am
Can anyone offer some insight into why they seem to be removing the staircase sections from the integration tower?  I get that they have the elevator - but doesn't it seem like it'd make sense - even if just for backup and as a safety valve - to have a staircase as well? 

The only guess I have is that they've realized that if there is a staircase, it may be required to have railings or other safety equipment to be compliant with various workplace safety regs, and it's just too much of a hassle to comply.

This is not the discussion thread. That's next door. Updates only here.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/06/2021 01:12 pm
Couple more pics of SN20 aft dome.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 06/06/2021 08:51 pm
Another tower section has being erected.
BN3 downcomer.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/06/2021 10:13 pm
Latest article:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/06/ols-grows-super-heavy-raptor-capacity-increases/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1401657190939779074
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/06/2021 11:49 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1401669021599154176

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Primary Date: Closure Canceled for Monday, June 7, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/07/2021 12:30 am
Super Heavy BN3's methane downcomer was lifted into the High Bay for integration with the vehicle. Launch Tower, Cryo Shell, and Orbital Launch Site construction continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/HyjM3HxjSUU
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/07/2021 01:14 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1401708724100730882

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SpaceX got a special delivery while I was there today. Looks like pallets of equipment to build a "Mini-Bakery" at Starbase. "The Bakery" is what they call the heat shield manufacturing facility in Cape Canaveral Florida. Now they can make heat shield tiles at Starbase also. 😃
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Post by: Owe on 06/07/2021 12:55 pm
https://youtu.be/gUN5luS-n5E
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/07/2021 02:17 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1401904817971269632

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Primary Date: Closure Canceled for Monday, June 7, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/07/2021 03:52 pm
Looks like move (tower section?) is now tomorrow:

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1401929757533642755

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Primary Date: Intermittent Closure Scheduled.
Boca Chica beach will remain open. for Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 06/07/2021 11:20 pm
The spreader bars with picking eyes were attached to the tower segment.
Tower segment is now on SPMT and ready to be transported.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/07/2021 11:23 pm
Tower segments.
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/07/2021 11:25 pm
Orbital launch table.
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/07/2021 11:28 pm
Pipes added to the propellant subcooler
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/07/2021 11:31 pm
Orbital site.
Frankencrane progress.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/08/2021 12:25 am
The fourth Launch Tower section has completed assembly and is ready to roll out to the Orbital Launch Site. The Liebherr LR 11350, aka "Frankencrane", was lengthened in preparation to lift the next sections.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/rTrqCfHVsis
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 06/08/2021 12:50 pm
https://youtu.be/FbC_-37l-2M
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/08/2021 01:37 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1402250854179217413

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Primary Date: Intermittent Closure Canceled.
Boca Chica beach will remain open. for Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1402250884785057793

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Secondary Date: Closure Extended for Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/08/2021 07:49 pm
The road has been closed for the past three hours now, and the pad looks to be almost clear. Definitely looks like there's going to be some sort of test today.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 06/08/2021 08:36 pm
Another dome is out in front of tent 1.
The fourth corner of the tower section is now up.
The cryo tank shell is really a water tank.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 06/08/2021 08:39 pm
Deliveries.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 06/08/2021 08:41 pm
This was transported to behind the crane shed.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/08/2021 10:47 pm
BN2.1 venting and condensation is forming

Edit

Frost forming

Credit LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/08/2021 11:14 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIsuVDK81V4

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1402403081518784516
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: SPKirsch on 06/09/2021 02:31 am
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1402449335380492291
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/09/2021 03:37 am
A new MST (Mesosphere/Stratosphere/Troposphere) radar is spotted at Starbase. This new wind radar will help SpaceX measure and predict upper level winds for future launch attempts.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nathan Shields

📺 https://youtu.be/ChOhSiVkxrM
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/09/2021 05:06 am
Looks like testing went well:

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1402444373598654464

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Secondary Date: Closure Canceled for Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Just a 2 hour (presumably) transport window now remains planned (attached).
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/09/2021 09:31 am
The Booster 2 section was unhooked from the bridge crane at 1AM as stacking continues.

Per LabPadre Sentinel
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/09/2021 12:51 pm
In the last 10 minutes: Tower section #4 moved to gate ahead of today's closure. GSEC #2 also moved.

Per LabPadre Lab Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/09/2021 01:10 pm
Tower segment and Cryoshell water tank are on the move.

Per LabPadre Lab Cam and Sentinel
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Sam/SN18 on 06/09/2021 01:14 pm
A dome was sleeved in a tri or quad barrel around 2am, per LabPadre Sentinel Cam - also visible on Sapphire Cam this morning
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Post by: DavP on 06/09/2021 01:50 pm
On route

Sentinel Cam - SpaceX Starship Launch Facility (LabPadre)
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Post by: Owe on 06/09/2021 02:06 pm
https://youtu.be/0obXp7NaEKM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/09/2021 02:27 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1402624667668475908

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Double trouble. Both tower segment number 4 and the second cryo tank shell are on the move to the launch pad. #Starship
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/09/2021 02:45 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1402634548047925258

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Orbital launch tower section 4 and the water tank have arrived at the launch site!

📸 @LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/09/2021 03:54 pm
It looks like the water tank will be lifted onto its foundation shortly. Load spreader has been attached to crane, and tank is moving into position.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/09/2021 06:13 pm
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/09/2021 08:45 pm
New moving closure for Friday, June 11. 10:30AM to 11:30AM

http://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/09/2021 09:17 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1402734571268022284
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/09/2021 10:55 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1402760916358336512

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Few more at launch pad area now. It's gotten quiet for a bit during shift change.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/10/2021 06:27 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1402815014881345540

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SpaceX got this large item delivery while I was there today. I don't know exactly what it is, but it has a tag on it that says NOV (National Oilwell Varco) Maybe some component of a gas drilling setup. Can anyone ID it? Maybe for the liquid methane propellant plant.
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 06/10/2021 06:39 am
VIDEO: The BN2.1 test tank completed a cryogenic proof test on Tuesday. Wednesday morning, SpaceX then rolled out a water tank and launch tower section to the orbital launch pad.

Footage by @thejackbeyer. Edited by (@theoripper)

https://youtu.be/sgj67ebOqzo
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/10/2021 01:15 pm
Arise, Sir Frankencrane.

Per LabPadre Nerdle
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Post by: Owe on 06/10/2021 01:33 pm
https://youtu.be/aEfxugE_BIk
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Post by: cdebuhr on 06/10/2021 06:43 pm
The seeing isn't great on LabCam at the moment, but it looks like launch tower segment #5 is getting dressed to roll out soon (note scaffold assemblies installed at the top).

I'm guessing that's what tomorrows road closure is all about (although I'm still wondering when they're going to move GSE#3 - it's been seemingly ready for weeks now).

Image credit: LabPadre
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Post by: kinggober on 06/10/2021 07:15 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1403063478219415555?s=20 (https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1403063478219415555?s=20)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/10/2021 07:52 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1403076344515334146

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Different angle now. They just rolled the tower section 4 closer to the tower:
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Post by: DavP on 06/10/2021 07:55 pm
Deliveries.
Pipes?

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Post by: eriblo on 06/10/2021 08:03 pm
Deliveries.
Pipes?
High Pressure gas cylinders - one of them had a partly smudged/painted over label "---- COMPRESSED".
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Space Junkie on 06/10/2021 08:04 pm
Compressed nitrogen tanks, based on the UN number on the label.

Credit: LapPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/10/2021 08:19 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1403081975938707456

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Some compressed nitrogen tanks just rolled by:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/10/2021 08:52 pm
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1403092355318751233

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The LR 11350 is a seriously big crane, and it's ready for some launch tower lifting. @NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/10/2021 08:52 pm
NC18 Nosecone
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/10/2021 08:55 pm
NC18 Label
Nosecone Barrel in Windbreak
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/10/2021 08:56 pm
work on top of the high bay
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/10/2021 08:57 pm
BN2.1
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/10/2021 08:59 pm
Nitrogen Vaporizer delivered
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/10/2021 09:01 pm
GSE Tank 5 Aft Dome Section
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/10/2021 09:05 pm
LR 11350 before and after boom is raised
Tower Section waits at launch site for stacking
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/10/2021 09:10 pm
GSE Tank Forward Section
SN20 Aft Dome
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/10/2021 10:03 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1403110303899033603

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Primary Date: Closure Scheduled
Hwy 4 & Boca Chica beach will be closed. for Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Note: This is a non-flight closure.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/10/2021 11:25 pm
As a new Launch Tower section waits to be stacked at the Orbital Site, the Liebherr LR 11350's boom is raised in preparation. Meanwhile, the GSE 5 tank's Aft Dome was spotted at the Production Site.

Video from @TheJackBeyer. Edited by @DKlarations.

📺 https://youtu.be/DtSCwYRMq7c

--

Chris note: Mary is on a well-deserved vacation per Jack filming these :)
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/11/2021 12:19 am
https://twitter.com/TylerG1998/status/1403143101892415490
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Sam/SN18 on 06/11/2021 11:32 am
Yesterday evening SN20's thrust dome was lifted onto the sleeving stand, and early this morning a tri was moved into the dome yard nearby. LabPadre Sentinel Cam.
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Post by: Owe on 06/11/2021 12:55 pm
https://youtu.be/tgGPnYaUO3w
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: CardBoardBoxProcessor on 06/11/2021 02:13 pm
Per LabPadre Youtube stream, a cryoshell or GSE cover or water tank ? was lifted and moved to the side, then set down again, possibly in it's final resting spot.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/11/2021 02:38 pm
Another tower section is on the move ahead of today's closure.

Per LabPadre Lab Cam

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Per LabPadre Youtube stream, a cryoshell or GSE cover or water tank ? was lifted and moved to the side, then set down again, possibly in it's final resting spot.
According to a LabPadre member who is outside the launch site, it was put down on its foundation and is now being secured in place.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/11/2021 03:14 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1403367871242141696

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Another tower section ready to move
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/11/2021 04:04 pm
Tower section inbound.

Per LabPadre Lab Cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/11/2021 04:11 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1403383638352269322

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The scale never ceases to amaze me... The 5th orbital tower section is now on its way!
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Post by: Sam/SN18 on 06/11/2021 04:27 pm
SN20's thrust/aft dome was sleeved at 9:45am. LabPadre Sentinel Cam.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/11/2021 05:13 pm
https://twitter.com/kspaceacademy/status/1403399318464258049

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Traffic, good grief.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/11/2021 09:14 pm
SN20 Aft Dome Sleeved
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/11/2021 09:26 pm
Tower Section Roll
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/11/2021 11:27 pm
SN20's Aft Dome was sleeved, and another Launch Tower section was rolled to the Launch Site.

Video, Photos, and Editing by Me (@thejackbeyer) for @NASASpaceflight.

https://youtu.be/lA8jj58rDmg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/12/2021 04:33 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1403503652136914946

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Starbase Production Diagram - 12th June 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/12/2021 12:12 pm
The Frankencrane boom is being raised again.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
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Post by: V96 on 06/12/2021 02:16 pm
Preparing to lift cryo shell.
Credit: LabPadre

EDIT: Lifting.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/12/2021 05:25 pm
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1403755425783242754

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Two Raptor engines were delivered to Starbase Boca Chica this morning. RSN72 "Philosoraptor" and RSN74 "Plaid Mode". Two other Raptors were loaded onto the truck and left. RNS59 and another one that I didn't catch the serial number of. @NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/12/2021 05:37 pm
Two Raptors delivered (SN72 "Philosoraptor", SN74 "Plaid Mode"), two Raptors left (SN59, SN Unknown).

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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/12/2021 05:45 pm
RSN59 loaded onto the raptorvan.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/12/2021 05:55 pm
RSN74 "Plaid Mode" unloaded, unknown Raptor loaded.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/12/2021 07:44 pm
Frankencrane boom has been partially lowered again. The big manlift was brought down from the production site and is going up to inspect something.

Per LabPadre Nerdle
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/13/2021 12:30 am
Workers Atop BN2.1, Frankencrane Boom Lowering
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/13/2021 12:36 am
GSE at the Orbital Tank Farm. 2nd "Cryo Shell" or whatever it is looks secured in place.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/13/2021 01:42 am
As a new Cryo Shell was rolled and lifted at the Orbital Site, two new Raptors, SN72 "Philosoraptor" and SN74 "Plaid Mode" are delivered. It's unclear which vehicles these will be mounted to.

Video & Photos from @TheJackBeyer. Edited by @DKlarations

📺 https://youtu.be/iXEze0oUspo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/13/2021 06:22 am
https://youtu.be/mVhMej4nI4g
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/13/2021 11:39 am
Frankencrane is fully extended, and has been upright for nearly seven hours now. Hopefully ready to start stacking the waiting tower sections.

Per LabPadre Nerdle
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/13/2021 12:18 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1404036216593412097

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Orbital Launch Tower Diagram - 13th June 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 06/13/2021 02:44 pm
https://youtu.be/xFBfxJYCKos
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Post by: Solex on 06/13/2021 03:42 pm
Preparing to lift new section of tower
Credit LabPadre Nerdle Cam 4K
                              Launch Pad Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: cdebuhr on 06/13/2021 05:31 pm
Tower segment 4 lift in progress!  It moved and rose slightly in the minutes leading up to this.

Edit: Image credit LabPadre Launch Pad Cam

Edit 2: add screeshot from LabPadre NerdleCam - Segment 4 has been lifted slightly and put back down several times, and seems to still be attached to its assembly jig.  Not sure whats going on.  Perhaps its stuck?
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/13/2021 05:59 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1404135038489436160

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At Starbase Launch pad now:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/13/2021 06:21 pm
https://youtu.be/T0AZIvjXjZc

Edit to add: now live
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/13/2021 06:55 pm
Lift underway (at least one leg just off its mount)

Edit to add:

Section is now back near the ground after the transporter was removed. Mary has explained that this is when various tools and equipment is attached to the base of the legs. After the lift these will be used to complete the installation / attachment of the tower section.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/13/2021 09:36 pm
Hopefully final lift is now underway
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/13/2021 11:07 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1404173416551256064

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1404195961987944451

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1404201573450883072

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1404208089612439556
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/13/2021 11:09 pm
Now it’s official

https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1404213411936817153

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Orbital Launch Tower Diagram - 14th June 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/14/2021 01:46 am
Tower Section Lift
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/14/2021 01:51 am
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/14/2021 01:55 am
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Post by: catdlr on 06/14/2021 02:00 am
Segment 4 Mounted [ Time-lapse ]

https://youtu.be/-kBIgxVHgcA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/14/2021 10:18 am
The Liebherr LR 11350 “Frankencrane” lifts the 4th Launch Tower section into place. With this new section attached, the Tower is believed to be halfway complete.

Video from @TheJackBeyer and the NSF Robot Team. Edited by Nathan Shields

📺 https://youtu.be/Erl_h4zC1to
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Sam/SN18 on 06/14/2021 12:43 pm
A section was flipped overnight. LabPadre Sentinel Cam.

Edit: more observation at https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2252021#msg2252021
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Post by: Owe on 06/14/2021 12:45 pm
https://youtu.be/BCPitw8tdMY
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Post by: Sam/SN18 on 06/14/2021 02:17 pm
LabPadre Sentinel Cam just now - the section flipped overnight is revealed in daylight to have at least one large hole.

For comparison, here is Mary's image from 8 June showing the new type of tri section that had been hanging around in Tent 1 for a while.

Snap?
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/14/2021 06:52 pm
Thrust Puck
Unknown Section
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/14/2021 08:15 pm
The crane has been unhooked from tower section #4 and they are making preparations for the lift of tower section #5.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/14/2021 10:19 pm
A strange new three ring barrel with large holes was spotted outside at the build site, and the LR 11350 "Frankencrane" was disconnected from the Launch Tower.

Video, pictures, and editing by Jack (@thejackbeyer).

https://youtu.be/2MKdYPDUvrc
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: elongated muskrat on 06/14/2021 11:21 pm
https://youtu.be/mVosLGiOqmc?t=141 (https://youtu.be/mVosLGiOqmc?t=141)

This is my first time posting so hopefully I posted correctly :)

At around 2:02 and 2:21 you can see on a board which says STARSHIP ORBITAL FLIGHT what seems to be a countdown of 25 days 7 hours and 30 minutes!!!! Also it shows in green that the center cluster of Super Heavy engines and 2 raptors for Starship have been shipped!!!!!!
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Post by: Thunderscreech on 06/15/2021 01:16 am
Road closures for tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday have been canceled.  The next scheduled test window is Thursday.

https://twitter.com/BocaRoad/status/1404601594889527297

https://twitter.com/BocaRoad/status/1404601629492514818
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Post by: DavP on 06/15/2021 07:51 am
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1404707141102059520?s=20

Stacking Super Heavy Aft Section
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/15/2021 09:54 am
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1404711878501318658
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Post by: Sam/SN18 on 06/15/2021 10:42 am
The booster forward dome moved towards the sleeving stand around 9pm last night. Something (probably it) was lifted onto the sleeving stand at 11pm. Then around 1:30am a ring section (probably the putative forward dome sleeve photographed by Jack) was lifted onto that.

I've just included a couple of illustrative snaps from LabPadre Sentinel Cam here, but have saved recordings.

Meanwhile, the bridge crane, having lifted B2 thrust dome section into the back of the high bay, is now reattaching to the LOX stack!
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Post by: cdebuhr on 06/15/2021 02:29 pm
Looks like they're getting started on launch tower segment #7.

Image credit: LabPadre LabCam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/15/2021 02:47 pm
BN2 was lifted to the front of the highbay. Hopefully preparing to stack the LOX tank onto the thrust section. Expecting it to be another 3-5 rings higher when that's done.

Per LabPadre Sentinel
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/15/2021 03:54 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1404829474273771527

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Booster 2 & Starship SN16🚀

🛩️Flyover gallery: patreon.com/RGVaerial

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1404832575189925893
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/15/2021 03:57 pm
Looks like Booster 2 is now a few rings higher.

Per LabPadre Sentinel
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 06/15/2021 04:36 pm
https://youtu.be/xCd1Kf-t6ig
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/15/2021 05:59 pm
Booster Lifted in High Bay
GSE Fwd Dome?
Booster Fwd Dome with Mods
unknown fwd dome sleeved with unknown section
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: MTom on 06/15/2021 09:08 pm

This is my first time posting so hopefully I posted correctly :)

At around 2:02 and 2:21 you can see on a board which says STARSHIP ORBITAL FLIGHT what seems to be a countdown of 25 days 7 hours and 30 minutes!!!! Also it shows in green that the center cluster of Super Heavy engines and 2 raptors for Starship have been shipped!!!!!!

See the whole board.

https://mobile.twitter.com/astroqv/status/1404498853789941774?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1404498853789941774%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.teslarati.com%2Fspacex-starship-orbital-launch-debut-progress%2F
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/15/2021 09:23 pm
couple more of the unknown fwd dome section
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Post by: RaptorVinni03 on 06/15/2021 11:08 pm
Section #5 of the launch/integration tower staking appears to be inminet per Lab Padre livestream.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/15/2021 11:11 pm
Super Heavy BN3 is stacked on its engine section in the High Bay. Meanwhile, the 7th Launch Tower section is started and the Orbital Site buzzes with activity as SpaceX prepares for the first orbital test.

Video & Photos from Jack (@TheJackBeyer)

📺 https://youtu.be/d-qNy3-Vl3Y
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Post by: Owe on 06/16/2021 12:46 pm
https://youtu.be/tj6DqTaP69c
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/16/2021 02:26 pm
Tower Section #5 is being lifted.

Also, Tankzilla was moved, has had her boom completely lowered.

Per LabPadre Nerdle
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/16/2021 02:27 pm
SN16 on the move and out of the highbay

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2021 03:11 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1405173674588708866
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/16/2021 03:58 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1405186429651755010
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2021 04:02 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1405194081928728576
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2021 04:30 pm
twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1405200572798672900

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SN15 and SN16 in view 😍 #starship

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1405200880564019200

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1405186292489637889

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SN16 has moved out of the high bay
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/16/2021 04:38 pm
SN16 is heading... somewhere.

Per LabPadre Sentinel

Update: Looks to be heading out the gate onto Highway 4, per NSF stream. There's no road closure today.

Update 2: Turning left (So, towards the Starbase sign and site where they're building OLIT sections, not to the launch site)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2021 05:07 pm
https://youtu.be/WL6Fl8cex3Q
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2021 05:11 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1405211134135656450

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1405213538851844096
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Post by: billh on 06/16/2021 06:09 pm
This is a great shot. Starship is like the pied piper of space launch. (Referring to the Toby Li reply...)
https://twitter.com/tobyliiiiiiiiii/status/1405213957896302594
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/16/2021 07:46 pm
Parts of Tankzilla's boom are being removed.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2021 08:09 pm
https://twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1405255867902091264
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2021 08:11 pm
https://youtu.be/wkKeFi63HEo
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2021 08:35 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1405262334508122122

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Mighty impressive:
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/16/2021 09:25 pm
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1405274781587439619

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Starship SN15 and Starship SN16. Coolest lawn ornaments ever. @elonmusk @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/17/2021 12:50 am
https://youtu.be/HQYzZqdv344
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/17/2021 02:56 am
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1405352913396973573

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Diagram #7 | 17th June, 2021 | "Clean up your mess. It's too... Ringey"
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/17/2021 02:59 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1405340882748981254

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A few zoom shots of the tower crew hard at work attaching the 5th Orbital Launch Tower section:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/17/2021 04:40 am
Starship SN16 was moved from the moved from the High Bay to a display area near SN15. SpaceX appears to be making a full push toward the first orbital test using Starship SN20.

Video & Photos from Jack (@TheJackBeyer) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/yuMQb_puo5Q
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Post by: Owe on 06/17/2021 01:19 pm
https://youtu.be/du_PoicQIfI
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/17/2021 01:25 pm
The second cryoshell has been disconnected from the crane. (Closure for today from 12PM to 8PM is still scheduled)

It appears that Tankzilla is being completely dismantled.

Per LabPadre Lab Cam and Nerdle Cam
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Post by: cdebuhr on 06/17/2021 04:59 pm
I can't get a screenshot right this minute, but I just saw on LabPadre LabCam that launch tower segment #6 seems to be getting dressed for transport (i.e., scaffolds around the top.)

Edit: Better late than never ... LabCam screenshot attached.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/17/2021 05:22 pm
Pad has mostly cleared out ahead of today's closure. Looks like we can expect some sort of test to happen today.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/17/2021 05:57 pm
Pad clear. Condensation forming on BN2.1

Update: Clouds forming under BN2.1. Looks as if LN2 filling is underway.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/17/2021 06:08 pm
https://youtu.be/TXDLes4b23U
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/17/2021 06:09 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1405588281622859778

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We might use SN16 on a hypersonic flight test
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/17/2021 06:10 pm
https://youtu.be/OzOkMm93XYU
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/17/2021 06:29 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1405593255711064066

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Orbital Launch Table aerial imagery
(June 15, 2021)

Flyover video: youtu.be/TXDLes4b23U
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/17/2021 06:47 pm
BN2.1 getting very frosty.

Update: Venting stopped

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/17/2021 08:26 pm
https://youtu.be/TXDLes4b23U

Top of the booster (4 mounting locations) where Starship will attach to
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/17/2021 09:11 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1405633774004617222

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When is a pop, not. When it's a vent.

youtube.com/watch?v=OzOkMm…
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/17/2021 09:48 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1405631658297024512

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Primary Date: Intermittent Closure Scheduled.
Boca Chica beach will remain open. for Friday, June 18, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/18/2021 01:04 am
As the BN2.1 Test Tank is tested to flight temperatures and pressures, crews add work platforms to one of the Launch Tower sections as they prepare to roll it out to the Launch Site.

📺 https://youtu.be/1JSfK1S39s0
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Post by: Owe on 06/18/2021 12:55 pm
https://youtu.be/ib5yqUVr-tw
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Post by: CardBoardBoxProcessor on 06/18/2021 01:44 pm
Per Labpadre Stream, Tower segment, and possibly GSE shell tank, ready to roll out.

Edit: segment now rolling
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/18/2021 04:02 pm
https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1405907283700240386

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The new Launch Tower Section has made it into the Launch Site!

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1405909669135142915

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That’s going to be one tall tower. The full Starship stack is going to be ridiculous.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/18/2021 04:06 pm
https://youtu.be/o7-yHP6Q-Os
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/18/2021 04:49 pm
https://twitter.com/kspaceacademy/status/1405921329514225664

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The 6th Starcatcher tower section made its way to the launch site this morning.... with the @NASASpaceflight team on all the angles.

Check out how the SPMT levels itself as it comes around the banked corner... keeping the tower section COM under control. Very cool tech.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/18/2021 05:38 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1405942348807299076

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The 6th orbital launch tower section rolled through Starbase today...🎥Headphones on to experience! I think this is one of my new favorite shots #StarbaseTexas @SpaceX @elonmusk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/18/2021 10:26 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1406014740514500610

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Orbital Launch Tower Diagram - 19th June 2021
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/18/2021 10:48 pm
GSE Part at the Launch Site
BN2.1 as the LR 1600/2 "Tankzilla" appears to be disassembled
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/18/2021 10:50 pm
BN2.1
The Newest Tower Section at the Launch Site
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/18/2021 10:51 pm
 The tower section approaches the launch site
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/18/2021 10:52 pm
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/19/2021 02:42 am
Just days after the 5th section was stacked, SpaceX crews roll out the sixth Launch Tower section to the Launch Site. Only 1-2 sections remain after the sixth is stacked.

Edited by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/RsffL6aa5-w
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/19/2021 05:30 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1406034293478944774

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Starbase Production Diagram - 19th June 2021
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/19/2021 04:31 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1406288282460164104

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A few zoom pics of the very cool Starship Super Heavy Booster grid fin section. There are four cutouts, one for each of the grid fins plus some other attachment points.
Pics taken 6/16/21 2:09 pm.
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/19/2021 05:18 pm
Drawworks heading to the launch site

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1406298886927441921


Reference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GJdN4-nXlw
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draw-works

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/19/2021 06:57 pm
Super Heavy Forward Dome Sleeve was picked up by the flip rig last night but not flipped.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/19/2021 06:59 pm
Delivery near tent 1
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Post by: vaporcobra on 06/19/2021 07:30 pm
Not entirely sure but it looks like SpaceX might be installing or at least assembling some kind of structure at the base of the tower.

youtube.com/watch?v=sTA0GTgFn5E

Edit: Visible here, too.

twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1406196271279489027

Looks like the drawworks is going to be installed on this new tower structure.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/19/2021 08:32 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1406347076250767364

Quote
At Starbase now. Tower section 7:
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/19/2021 08:42 pm
Looks like the drawworks is going to be installed on this new tower structure.

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1406349268273741825

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They added a new machine to the base of the tower:

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1406357140596527105
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/19/2021 11:41 pm
A NOV ADS-30Q drawworks hoist was delivered to the Launch Site and promptly installed on the Launch Tower base. It appears this will be used either for the Tower's crane or the booster catch system.

Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations)

📺 https://youtu.be/XZ0eXwdGWTw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/20/2021 06:12 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1406445326265765893

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The Super Heavy Booster grid fin section made another appearance today. They've been doing a whole lot of work getting it ready for action.

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1406450850688430081

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And a few more cool shots of the Super Heavy Booster grid fin section taken today. Amazing engineering, metal work and welding:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/21/2021 01:12 am
After the Liebherr LR 11350 lifted the NOV ADS-30Q hoist onto the Launch Tower base, it was reattached to the top of the tower. Meanwhile, crews add and align new ring sections to a Cryo Tank Shell.

https://youtu.be/YREG9kUCZHI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 06/21/2021 12:55 pm
https://youtu.be/Ce9oRiW0tDQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/21/2021 02:32 pm
https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/1406982357467467777
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/21/2021 03:06 pm
Liebherr LR 1600/2 parts at the Launch Site
The NOV ADS-30Q installed on the Launch Tower
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/21/2021 03:09 pm
Windy Day here in Boca
The 8th Launch Tower section is being assembled
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/21/2021 05:57 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/06/orbital-demo-goal-potential-sn16-test/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1407034586165661697

And yes, we're preparing to hit the trigger on new standalone threads based on next vehicle. We're ok for now.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/21/2021 06:18 pm
LR 1600/2 loaded onto trucks
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/22/2021 02:09 am
Pieces of Launch Tower Section 8 were delivered, and assembled. Parts of the LR 1600/2 "Tankzilla" crane were loaded onto trucks and left the launch site. Work on the orbital tank farm and launch site continued.

https://youtu.be/yTOR9HsvYW0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/22/2021 05:19 am
https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1407136513733894145

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So… uhh… these were just driven over to the Propellant Production Site.

They look important.

Photo for @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/22/2021 11:53 am
Super Heavy Forward Dome on the Sleeving Stand and Skirt Moved Around
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 06/22/2021 12:52 pm
https://youtu.be/Cy01IwPZXkU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/22/2021 07:07 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1407414056026259465

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Tower section 8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/23/2021 12:02 am
Hot Gas thrusters were installed on the Super Heavy Booster forward dome sleeve, which was then mated with a booster forward dome. Work on Launch Tower section 8 continued.

Video, Photos, and Edit by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist).

https://youtu.be/mNr9046h_0I
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/23/2021 06:07 am
twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1407488018202742784

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1407488201619513345

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1407519558722850817

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9pm, one of these being worked on right now
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 06/23/2021 02:32 pm
https://youtu.be/tkaCR7wFr9s
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/23/2021 11:01 pm
https://youtu.be/5J0wv4nHDZU
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: vaporcobra on 06/23/2021 11:17 pm
Surprise road closure? 🤔

Via LabPadre's Sentinel Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_og17JYSMcQ)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/23/2021 11:49 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1407844093938614277

Someone on site is saying that they were told a test is happening. Road has been hard closed at the beach end too, but the beach hasn't been cleared. (The person is streaming from the beach on their Twitter right now)

Barrier was just removed per LabPadre Sentinel Cam, and police now leaving. Road is open:
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/24/2021 12:35 am
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1407858130730557442

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7:20pm they're taking some things out of the bottom of the test booster. #SpaceX
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Post by: vaporcobra on 06/24/2021 01:42 am
Surprise road closure? 🤔

Via LabPadre's Sentinel Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_og17JYSMcQ)

Not the best time to be retroactively announcing road closures! But another is now scheduled for tomorrow.

http://www.cameroncounty.us/space-x/
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/24/2021 03:32 am
Starship SN16 is worked on, potentially for its move to a display stand or even a hypersonic flight as stated by Elon. Meanwhile at the Launch Site, the Liebherr LR 11350 is still attached to the Launch Tower.

Video from Tyler (TylerG1998)

📺 https://youtu.be/Zxzum-bIZ34
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: SeaRaven on 06/24/2021 04:47 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1406034293478944774

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Starbase Production Diagram - 19th June 2021

Flap spotted for SN20 as noted by Maria Pointer


https://twitter.com/BocachicaMaria1/status/1407739707300143116/photo/4
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/24/2021 07:52 am
twitter.com/djsnm/status/1407754444884742152

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Starship test flights have all used compressed nitrogen for reaction control thrusters, this looks likely to be the hit has version. Little rocket motors using pressure fed Methalox in gas form - pressurized gas makes them easier to turn in and off for accurate control.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1407969457411067905

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Cool, but an unnecessary complication for now. These are being removed to speed up time to orbital launch.

Edit to add: yet more evidence that Elon is pushing for an orbital launch attempt ASAP
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/24/2021 11:51 am
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408029757816590336
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/24/2021 11:55 am
BN2.1 was hooked up to a crane overnight. Looks like they're done with it.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/24/2021 12:02 pm
twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408027485334343683

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6:40am Thursday June 24, 2021 #SpaceX #Starbase

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408032129620099075

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Start of the day #SpaceX Launch Facility #Starbase
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/24/2021 01:03 pm
Frankencrane just detached from OLIT. (Sorry for foggy image, but only live view available right now)

Per LabPadre Sapphire
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/24/2021 01:06 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408048651822305280
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/24/2021 02:26 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408064951348989967

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Some column sections are shorter to support the crossbeam on the orbital launch platform #SpaceX #StarBaseTexas

Edit to add:

twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408029757816590336

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Orbital Launch Pad first cross beam in place #SpaceX #Starbase

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408070449678802956

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The pillars are all the same length. An optical illusion makes some appear shorter.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/24/2021 04:45 pm
BN2.1 has been lifted out of its stand.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/24/2021 07:08 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408105997558820869

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#BN2.1 Lifted off the pad. Now preparing for transport. #SpaceX #Starbase
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/24/2021 07:34 pm
Closure for today cancelled.

https://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/

Pad A has been getting a lot of work done on it today (per LabPadre Pad Cam)

And OLIT #7 is receiving its scaffolding (per LabPadre Lab Cam)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: vaporcobra on 06/24/2021 08:35 pm
Booster B3 has also been moved to the side of the high bay, possibly to prepare for the next stack.

Via LabPadre's Sentinel Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_og17JYSMcQ)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/24/2021 09:02 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408155566640349193

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Stairway being added to tower section 6

twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408157041672261634

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408167196744990721

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They just added the third set of stairs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/24/2021 09:58 pm
Frankencrane has been attached to Tower Section #6.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2021 12:24 am
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408215937224949763

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BN2.1 Moving now
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/25/2021 01:31 am
The Super Heavy Test Tank was removed from its test stand today for rollback to the Production Site. Meanwhile, Booster 3 was moved within the High Bay and the next Launch Tower section is prepared for stacking.

Video & Photos from Tyler (@TylerG1998)

📺 https://youtu.be/7M-IQuS0psg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2021 02:17 am
twitter.com/watcherstank/status/1408132471334617091

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🚨 BN2.1 ROLLBACK

BN2.1, SpaceX’s Super Heavy test tank, has been lifted from its testing mount stationed between Pad A and Pad B.

With today’s road closure canceled, a rollback is now expected in the coming days.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1408245758869086209

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We’re almost done with first prototype booster. This will go to test stand A. Next one will fly to orbit. Team has been crushing it many days & nights in a row!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2021 02:20 am
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1408245102737305601

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Primary Date: Intermittent Closure Scheduled.
Boca Chica beach will remain open. for June 25, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2021 06:33 am
twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408267741937782790

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new one? #SpaceX booster build

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408270237808664582
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/25/2021 12:11 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408389425575469058
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408390693807177733
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2021 12:39 pm
Current state of play in BC

https://youtu.be/cbF2nIXp5S0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 06/25/2021 12:45 pm
https://youtu.be/1Mazj732ECk
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2021 03:13 pm
twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1408439020418330627

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Test hardware on the move. BN2.1 and  stand heading back to the production facility this morning.

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1408443328379506689

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1408444114660593667
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2021 03:32 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1408447913534107648

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BN2.1 is on its way back to the production site after 2 cryogenic proof tests!

📸 @LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2021 04:19 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1408457932241391620

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Here is what is underneath the BN2.1 test tank. It rolled back to the production site this morning.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2021 04:25 pm
Nice close-ups in this video

https://youtu.be/rtvPDSQscb8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/25/2021 05:03 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1408469881322971136
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2021 06:12 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408487601850523650

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BN2.1 Booster now at the build site #SpaceX
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/25/2021 07:09 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1408502038590373904
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2021 07:50 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1408509627436781576

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Primary Date: Intermittent Closure Scheduled.
Boca Chica beach will remain open for Monday, June 28, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/25/2021 09:58 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1408543953192947713
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1408558037028151297
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/26/2021 05:57 am
The BN2.1 test tank was rolled back from the launch site, and a section of Booster 3 was spotted at the production site. Work on the Orbital Launch Mount continued.

Video & Photos from Tyler (@TylerG1998). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).

https://youtu.be/_THbSpesLq0
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: brendan290803 on 06/26/2021 08:10 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1408698655876341764?s=20
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/26/2021 10:24 am
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408622198798131201
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/26/2021 01:14 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408772283834028034

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Depending on wind, #tower section 6 may be lifted around 11am today. #Starbase #SpaceX
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/26/2021 02:04 pm
SH test stand adaptor placed on Pad A

Credit LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/26/2021 02:08 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408788392826097667

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdXIYFUERgw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/26/2021 04:18 pm
twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408819982960627718

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No movement yet. Bolts appear still in place.

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408821112813850627
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/26/2021 04:37 pm
https://twitter.com/KSpaceAcademy/status/1408825995361144832
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/26/2021 04:50 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408828044794634252
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: TG Revv on 06/26/2021 06:11 pm
A new transport stand arrived this morning. A look at what’s in front of the High Bay. - Tyler
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: TG Revv on 06/26/2021 06:15 pm
Tank domes/aft domes and barrel sections scattered around the Production Site. - Tyler
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Post by: TG Revv on 06/26/2021 06:19 pm
Super Heavy launch stand adapter is now on Suborbital Pad A at the launch site. A look at the Orbital Launch Platform and Launch/Integration Tower. - Tyler
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: TG Revv on 06/26/2021 06:20 pm
Frankencrane still hooked up to tower section #6. Bolts are still in, so no lift so far. - Tyler
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/26/2021 06:40 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1408857594144378882

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Just spotted! Two staging areas for SH Booster and Starship 2nd stage located next to the Integration Tower at the Launch Site!
patreon.com/RGVaerial

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1408859177552863233

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Here is another angle of the staging stands
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/26/2021 10:07 pm
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1408899412210851842

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Ship 16’s thrust puck. @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/26/2021 10:15 pm
As the BN2.1 Test Tank leaves the Launch Site, its Test Stand Adapter is lifted on top of Suborbital Pad A as SpaceX prepares to test the prototype Super Heavy Booster 3.

Video from Tyler (@TylerG1998) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/UIKqPnbXBsE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/26/2021 10:33 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408915128809099270

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Some close ups from the north west side
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/27/2021 12:51 am
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1408937693137022978
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1408946721871249411
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/27/2021 05:58 am
https://youtu.be/Rp6xnw6aRrw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/27/2021 06:41 am
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408938008875868162

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408938857324744707

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1408938429786775556
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/27/2021 11:26 am
Tower section 6 lifted

Credit LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Sam/SN18 on 06/27/2021 12:52 pm
The booster's forward stack (the LCH4 tank) popped into view on LabPadre Sentinel Cam overnight - spotted by Quango1226.

In RGV Aerial Photography's flyover yesterday, the stack was 9 rings high (the forward dome section plus two tris), and the new height is consistent with the "FWD TANK #2" mid quad being incorporated to make a 13-stack. It would seem that the booster has only one more stacking to go.

Worth noting that in the aft tank the #5 mid section is the bottom (of 4 quads), meaning the numbering order is inconsistent between the tanks.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/27/2021 01:15 pm
Crane now crawling forward

Section 6 touchdown

Credit LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/27/2021 02:35 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1409157698084511747
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/27/2021 03:02 pm
https://twitter.com/TylerG1998/status/1409164966855335944
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/27/2021 03:52 pm
https://youtu.be/B9r8KvDh5sY
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/27/2021 06:19 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1409214457293725699

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Suborbital Pad B/Parking lot
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: TG Revv on 06/27/2021 06:30 pm
Orbital Launch/Integration Tower section numero seis (#6) was lifted and stacked this morning at the launch site. Work continues on the Super Heavy adapter stand at Suborbital Pad A and on the Orbital Launch Platform. - Tyler
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: TG Revv on 06/27/2021 06:32 pm
Other bits of GSE hardware at the launch site. Seems like they are clearing the way for a new gate opening to the orbital launch pad. - Tyler
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: TG Revv on 06/27/2021 06:35 pm
The Production Site, with Orbital Launch Tower sections #7 and #8. Work was done on one of the new cryo shells, which should be rolling to the launch area soon. - Tyler
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: TG Revv on 06/27/2021 06:39 pm
Bit of a slow morning at the High Bay/Mid Bay area. They’re getting ready to stack the remaining sections of Booster 3, though. - Tyler
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: TG Revv on 06/27/2021 06:41 pm
Couple more shots from the Production Site. The newly-arrived transport stand sections were offloaded sometime this morning. - Tyler
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/27/2021 08:22 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1409244493866491906
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/27/2021 08:41 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1409250227970793473
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/27/2021 09:57 pm
https://twitter.com/TylerG1998/status/1409269653013151756
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 06/28/2021 12:00 am
A Vacuum Raptor engine, likely to be used on the first Orbital Test Flight, was spotted arriving at the Production Site. 3 vacuum engines may accompany the sea level engines on Ship 20.

Video from Tyler (@TylerG1998) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/01syItV8OY4
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Post by: Benjamin_m5 on 06/28/2021 05:45 am
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1409368907480113155
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/28/2021 11:50 am
https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1409477918783311874

Quote
Talked to some SpaceXers this weekend, and I have to say they really do seem quite confident in a Starship orbital launch attempt in July or August.
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Post by: Owe on 06/28/2021 12:59 pm
https://youtu.be/VKqBVU_IcX0
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 06/28/2021 02:46 pm
OLT Section #7 is on the move per LabPadre...
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/28/2021 02:59 pm
Crane released from Section 6

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/28/2021 03:34 pm
https://youtu.be/MHCRZyfftTE
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/28/2021 04:34 pm
Section 7 on the road

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/28/2021 04:36 pm
https://twitter.com/KSpaceAcademy/status/1409551042942017547
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/28/2021 04:45 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1409552598923976714

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1409553826923913224
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/28/2021 04:48 pm
https://twitter.com/tylerg1998/status/1409553927150919696

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#Starship Orbital Launch Tower section numero siete (#7) is now rolling down Highway 4 towards the launch site at #SpaceX Starbase/Boca Chica. @NASASpaceflight
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/28/2021 07:02 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1409587324208369667
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/28/2021 07:37 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1409595272359989254

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Super Heavy stand is moving!

📸 @LabPadre
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Post by: TG Revv on 06/28/2021 07:45 pm
More hammering & stacking of cryo shells at the production site. The seventh Orbital Launch Tower section was escorted out of the gate and toward the launch area this morning. - Tyler
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Post by: TG Revv on 06/28/2021 07:51 pm
Other scenes around the production site. New barrel section in the tent with the robotic arms (next to the HLS nosecone). - Tyler
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/28/2021 07:52 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1409600179385294848
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Post by: TG Revv on 06/28/2021 07:55 pm
The launch site. Tower section #7 got slowed down a little during the trip, but managed to make it okay. Crews still working on the Super Heavy adapter stand & OLP. - Tyler
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Post by: TG Revv on 06/28/2021 07:57 pm
Frankencrane lifts up an elevator shaft section into the uppermost segment of the Orbital Launch Tower, which was integrated yesterday morning. - Tyler
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/28/2021 08:46 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Ysho1okwU
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/28/2021 10:30 pm
https://youtu.be/wb_3qsvrRcY
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/28/2021 11:28 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1409653639333879808

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Primary Date: Closure Scheduled.
Boca Chica beach and Hwy 4 will be closed for Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Note: This is a non-flight closure.
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 12:47 am
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1409666600295309316
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/29/2021 05:01 am
The seventh launch tower section rolled to the launch site, work on the cryo tank shells continued, and the next elevator shaft piece was added to the launch tower.

Video & Photos from Tyler (@TylerG1998) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team. Edited by Sarah Mitchell.

https://youtu.be/gd6F5kb7Dvk
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2021 06:45 am
It seems Starbase never sleeps

https://youtu.be/R3uMibX43s4

https://youtu.be/IKrxDogsOtY
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Post by: RocketLover0119 on 06/29/2021 12:08 pm
A starship aft dome section (very very likely for SN20) was flipped last night from 8:49-8:52pm local.

Credit: LabPadre Sentinel Cam
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 12:22 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1409849506116648962
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 06/29/2021 01:13 pm
https://youtu.be/0ncQJeDZqjM
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 02:34 pm
B3 Lox tank being placed onto new the transport stand

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 03:21 pm
https://twitter.com/KSpaceAcademy/status/1409893771110715395
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/29/2021 04:06 pm
Crane unhooked from booster.

Per LabPadre Sentinel
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 04:18 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rRVz1lrKp4

https://twitter.com/OceanCam2/status/1409921644760535040
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 08:04 pm
Booster stacking

Credit LabPadre

Edit: Looks to be a quick test, doesn't look like work platforms have been installed
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2021 08:19 pm
twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1409909019452399618

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Elon provides a more realistic schedule for the Starship orbital attempt than the previous July target.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1409963681807544320

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There is the internal goal if things go right, which needs to be aggressive. Obviously, some things will not go right internally & there will be external issues too.

That said, I think we can stack an orbital ship on an orbital booster in July.
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 08:29 pm
Stacking ongoing.

Looks like no external work platforms this time compared to BN1 stack.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 08:41 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1409974602068021251
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 08:53 pm
Stacked

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 08:58 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1409979244780736514
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 09:43 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1409989393461436416
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/29/2021 10:20 pm
https://twitter.com/KSpaceAcademy/status/1409999623335333888
https://twitter.com/SpacePadreIsle/status/1410001323018395650
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 06/29/2021 11:54 pm
Booster transport stand was moved into the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/29/2021 11:59 pm
SN15, Ship 16 and the nosecone cage.
This is being assembled.
BN2.1 and thrust ram.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/30/2021 12:00 am
Delivery
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/30/2021 12:02 am
GSE 5 mid #1 section in the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/30/2021 12:09 am
B3 aft and mid stack was moved onto the transport stand.
B3 was stacked in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/30/2021 12:11 am
Pics taken at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/30/2021 12:12 am
Pad A.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/30/2021 12:14 am
Orbital launch table.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/30/2021 12:37 am
https://youtu.be/yjfLG_sUv-o
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 06/30/2021 03:23 am
Booster 3 was lifted onto a transport mount, and then stacked in the High Bay. Meanwhile, work on the Orbital Launch Site continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/LFw_PoIQB9Q
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Post by: Owe on 06/30/2021 12:54 pm
https://youtu.be/u81FUg1Hz58
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/30/2021 04:05 pm
https://youtu.be/a_aPkD3hhLg
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 06/30/2021 04:50 pm
https://twitter.com/PhotonGrabber/status/1410278328293105668
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Post by: vaporcobra on 06/30/2021 07:11 pm
Looks like tower prefab section #7 will be installed today.

Via LabPadre's 4K Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=sTA0GTgFn5E)
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Post by: pyromatter on 06/30/2021 07:17 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1410316074063646732
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/30/2021 08:00 pm
twitter.com/renatakonkoly/status/1410325565291237377

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Will the first orbital Super Heavy have grid fins?

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1410327121432657929

Quote
First one to fly will, so Booster 4. Booster 3 will be used for ground tests. We’re changing much of design from 3 to 4. Booster 3 was very hard to build. Expect especially rapid evolution in first ~10 boosters & first ~30 ships.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/30/2021 08:05 pm
Delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/30/2021 08:11 pm
A Booster forward section and a Ship aft skirt was stacked in front of tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/30/2021 08:12 pm
Three Raptor engines delivered right before heavy rain shower.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/30/2021 08:16 pm
Nosecone and barrel section in front of windbreak.
B3 in high bay.
GSE 5 mid #2 outside the tents.
Stargate sign.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 06/30/2021 08:18 pm
Staircase being lowered into the tower segment.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/01/2021 03:43 am
In preparation for the Orbital Test Flight, crews appear to test the stage separation mechanism between the Booster and Ship sections outside the tents.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nathan Shields

📺 https://youtu.be/4qwY6xJGZGQ
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/01/2021 04:58 am
B3 is freestanding!

Via LabPadre's Sentinel Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_og17JYSMcQ)
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/01/2021 07:57 am
re: the road and beach closure tomorrow. Hmmmm...

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1410506024424034305
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/01/2021 08:17 am
The big yellow crane at the launch site was moved to the gate a few hours ago.

There's also a lot of work being done at Pad A to receive the booster. No less than five boomlifts working around it in the early morning hours.

Per LabPadre Nerdle
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Post by: catdlr on 07/01/2021 08:47 am
Road Closure Preparation Starbase SpaceX Texas, 3am Thursday July1, 2021

https://youtu.be/-U3boIc35ts
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/01/2021 09:55 am
Police lights flashing and forklifts moving around near the entrance of the production site. Looks like they're getting set up. Two hours ahead of the official closure time.

Per LabPadre Sentinel
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/01/2021 10:01 am
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1410537991236243461

"Super Heavy moves tomorrow" per Elon. Posted just now.
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/01/2021 11:07 am
Section 7 lifted

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 11:09 am
https://youtu.be/ofXoNfhnx5A

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SpaceX teams are conducting a stacking operation for the Starship orbital launch tower in Starbase, Texas. The launch tower will be used to stack Starship on top of Super Heavy and catch the vehicles as they return from space.

Updates: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...

Articles: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/s...

Shop: https://shop.nasaspaceflight.com
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 11:52 am
NSF view of lift
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/01/2021 11:55 am
The LR11000 is moving into position to lift Booster 3.
Tower prefab section #7 lift progress.

Via LabPadre's 4K and Sentinel Cams (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_og17JYSMcQ)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 12:58 pm
Booster 3 rolling out

Edit to add: booster has moved, as reported on NSF stream, but it seems only to be ready for rollout
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: spacexplorer on 07/01/2021 01:32 pm
Sources:
1 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2226766#msg2226766 (Built in place - 25-27/4/2021)
2 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2242837#msg2242837 (stacked - 24/05/2021 - 1 month)
3 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2245057#msg2245057 (stacked - 29/05/2021 - 5 days)
4 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2251788#msg2251788 (stacked - 13/06/2021 - 15days)
5 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2252966#msg2252966 (stacked - 16/06/2021 - 3 days)
6 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2257082#msg2257082 (stacked - 27/06/2021 - 11 days)
7 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2258643#msg2258643 (stacked - 30/06/2021 - 3 days)
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/01/2021 02:38 pm
Levelling the road to prevent/stop B3 from tipping over while on the SPMT

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 03:07 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1410615728026177553

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Just arrived

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1410621167132622855

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Part of this new structure

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1410616731454767105
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/01/2021 03:50 pm
 B3 on the move again

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 03:51 pm
https://youtu.be/HDnwL2EokhU
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 03:57 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1410628311747805191

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Primary Date: Closure Scheduled.
Boca Chica beach and Hwy 4 will be closed for Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Note: This is a non-flight closure.

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1410628336284491777

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Secondary Date: Closure Scheduled.
Boca Chica beach and Hwy 4 will be closed for Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Note: This is a non-flight closure.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 04:37 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1410638546755588099

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1410638456343064579

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1410637671987302400
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Post by: Jakob N on 07/01/2021 05:24 pm
Booster 3 roll-out to launc site. All creds to @NSF
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 05:27 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1410650291863760902

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Booster 3 as it rolls past the end of San Martin Blvd. Incredible to watch it make it’s way to the launch site. It’s moving right along!
⁦@NASASpaceflight⁩

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1410640135121780739
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Post by: Jakob N on 07/01/2021 05:27 pm
Booster 3 roll-out to launch site (post II). All creds to @NSF
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 05:40 pm
More from NSF Live
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/01/2021 06:49 pm
Lifting squid attached to crane. Per LabPadre Pad Cam

Also, great shots of the B3 move and tower stacking from some Twitter user:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1410670645948653568

Edit: Looks like they're going to remove weights from the SPMT with the lifting squid.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: cdebuhr on 07/01/2021 06:55 pm
Lifting squid attached to crane. Per LabPadre Pad Cam

Correction: that just a sling - not the SH lifting jig.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 07:08 pm
twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1410671962343550976

Quote
For scale, that is a person:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1410674182208331779

Quote
Will look pretty wild with a ship on top

Edit to add: a different scale shot

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1410682156616192000

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Hopper for scale 😱🚀
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 08:45 pm
Getting ready to attach crane to Booster 3 (from NSF livestream)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 09:48 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1410711474364944386

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Aerial view of Booster 3!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 10:03 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1410712197601312772

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Super Heavy Booster 3 on test pad A:

Not quite yet on pad A!

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1410699055362101250

Quote
What a beast!
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2021 10:30 pm
Commentary back on NSF livestream as lift looks to be soon

Edit to add: Mary has heard loudspeaker announcement that Booster 3 lift is happening shortly

Now airborne
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Post by: catdlr on 07/01/2021 10:46 pm
Booster 3 Moved [ Time-lapse ]

https://youtu.be/w4vQY_Ji8ZA
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/01/2021 11:50 pm
Stitched a panorama from StarshipGazer's excellent photos.

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1410699055362101250
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/02/2021 04:13 am
The seventh tower segment lift.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/02/2021 04:17 am
The seventh tower segment lift.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/02/2021 04:21 am
Booster B3 heading to the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/02/2021 04:25 am
Booster B3 at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/02/2021 04:26 am
B3 and the Tower.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/02/2021 06:34 am
https://youtu.be/mVq1wTYjwT8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/02/2021 08:59 am
Super Heavy Booster 3 was rolled out to the launch site and lifted onto the modified suborbital Pad A. The 7th Launch Tower section was lifted and installed.

Video + Photos by Mary (@BocaChicaGal) for @NASASpaceflight. Edited by Nathan Shields.

https://youtu.be/JCA46XHI2RA
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/02/2021 11:18 am
https://twitter.com/spxadrian/status/1410869196804796416

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Currently movin 2:53 am

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/spxadrian/status/1410883625386758146
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/02/2021 01:54 pm
https://twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1410947404392718337

https://twitter.com/spxadrian/status/1410885099030290433
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: spacexplorer on 07/02/2021 02:51 pm
Maybe this site is alrteady known here, anyway I just found it...: it collects all updates of activities at Boca Chica:

https://starship-spacex.fandom.com/wiki/General_Timeline
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/02/2021 03:06 pm
Doesn't look like a 2nd drawworks will be installed.

Crane released from section 7.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/02/2021 06:45 pm
B3 sunrise.
Booster 3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/02/2021 06:48 pm
Pics taken at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/02/2021 06:53 pm
B4 common dome sleeve.
A GSE forward dome on the stand.
GSE 4 forward dome section.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/02/2021 06:56 pm
Still waiting for the 4th corner of the last tower segment.
Booster transport stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/02/2021 07:00 pm
High bay.
Propellant production site.
Mystery structure.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/02/2021 07:59 pm
The closures for Tuesday and Wednesday were cancelled. There are now no scheduled closures.

https://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/02/2021 09:05 pm
Hooking up to the GSE 4 forward dome section.
GSE 4 forward dome section in the scrap yard.
GSE forward dome has been sleeved.
Work continues on the orbital launch table.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/02/2021 09:14 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1411070571622895618

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The LR11350 crane is being lowered to most likely gain an extension ahead of stacking of orbital launch tower section 8! 🏗

📸 @LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/02/2021 09:21 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1411038089892466698

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Tower Segment 8 July2, 2021 #SpaceX #StarBaseTexas
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 07/02/2021 10:23 pm
https://youtu.be/f-ahAI5IlbI
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/03/2021 01:46 am
Super Heavy Booster 3 was prepared for testing on Pad A. GSE Tank 4 was scrapped. Booster 4's Common Dome Section was spotted.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/WTq31_zQu70
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/03/2021 05:28 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1411103868411207682

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Starbase Production Diagram - 3rd July 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/03/2021 07:30 am
https://youtu.be/xOOaxLFEtKE

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1411153068872323076

twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1411159417316327428

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1411159573608677380
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/03/2021 11:55 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL4LbjlrvyM

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1411291785746395139
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/03/2021 01:49 pm
Ship 20 section with heat tiles.
Ship 21 thrust dome.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/03/2021 01:50 pm
The first B4 section is in the high bay!
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/03/2021 04:18 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1411308989858648073

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1411343801017409540
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/03/2021 06:01 pm
https://youtu.be/C3layNXDZqA

Edit to add:

https://youtu.be/H67h-w9m_gM
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/03/2021 06:03 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/07/booster-3-super-heavy-test-campaign/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1411380974215122951
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Sam/SN18 on 07/03/2021 06:45 pm
Ocean Cam snaps the B4 booster common dome in the process of sleeving - identifiable as such by the stringer welds.
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1411385683453825024/photo/1
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/03/2021 07:12 pm
S20 common dome section going in to the midbay

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/03/2021 07:53 pm
https://youtu.be/lVHTrELoT4k
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/03/2021 10:30 pm
Three Raptors delivered.
RB3, RB4 and 79(?).
RB3 had a label that said "My name is Boost".
79(?) had a cardboard sign with "10 OVER" on it.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/03/2021 10:36 pm
B3 sunrise.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/03/2021 10:48 pm
Common dome on the sleeving stand.
The label on the barrel states it is "B4 common dome barrel."
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/03/2021 10:53 pm
B3 pics.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/03/2021 10:57 pm
Frankencrane has been lowered for extension in preparation to lift the final tower segment.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/03/2021 11:01 pm
Pics taken at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/03/2021 11:07 pm
The section with the heat tiles seen earlier this morning is a common dome section. It was lifted into the mid bay this afternoon.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/04/2021 03:08 am
Raptor Boost (RB) engines 3 and 4 were delivered to the Build site along with Raptor Center (RC, formerly SN) engine 79. Booster 4's common dome was sleeved. Ship 21's Aft Dome was spotted outside the production tents.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/SS96P50DbUc
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/04/2021 04:07 am
First good look at these panels.

https://twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1411466251193442304
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/04/2021 06:07 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1411460234099539968

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Starbase, Texas Build Site
Labels by: @BingoBoca

High resolution link:
https://www.easyzoom.com/imageaccess/797ef93e6fa044aebc0646be5364995f

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1411454977181159424

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1411457130213826563
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Post by: spacevalley27 on 07/04/2021 06:19 am
Elon tweet about RBoost

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1411545837172269058?s=20
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Sam/SN18 on 07/04/2021 10:47 am
Credit to RohanB17 for spotting that the section in the High Bay is GSE 5 MID #1 previously photographed by Mary in the Mid Bay on 30 June. First time we've seen a GSE section in the High Bay.

30 June:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2258026#msg2258026
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=52398.0;attach=2042807;image
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=52398.0;attach=2042805;image

3 July:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2259489#msg2259489
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=52398.0;attach=2043676;image
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/04/2021 07:11 pm
New ring outside the tents.
Section inside tent 1.
Working on the Booster transport stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/04/2021 07:13 pm
Pics taken at the launch site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/05/2021 12:32 am
Crews worked on and around Booster 3 ahead of ground testing it is expected to conduct. Work on the Orbital Launch Site, Launch Table, and Booster transport mount continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).


https://youtu.be/OU1PLWeP39E
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: vaporcobra on 07/05/2021 02:18 am
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1411870349575299074
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: RaptorVinni03 on 07/05/2021 02:31 am
https://twitter.com/scubajotaro/status/1411852614246047750
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/05/2021 11:31 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1412008699971833857
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 07/05/2021 12:59 pm
https://youtu.be/USfmzE4i7RE
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/05/2021 01:38 pm
Crane has released B3.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/05/2021 05:23 pm
GSE 3 on the move

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/05/2021 05:39 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1412084639213182977
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: targon on 07/05/2021 08:48 pm
Took a walk around the launch area. The integration tower is huge! SpaceX is busy working on infrastructure and the superheavy prototype. A few images are attached
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/05/2021 09:11 pm
Booster B3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/05/2021 09:14 pm
Lifting rig detached from B3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/05/2021 09:17 pm
Pics taken at the orbital site.
Big Bucky moved away from Pad A.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/05/2021 09:19 pm
SPMTs moved under GSE 3 tank.
GSE 3 tank was moved into the mid bay.
Ship 20 section in the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/05/2021 09:23 pm
Work continues on the orbital launch table and the Booster transport stand.
The scrapyard.
Mystery structure.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/06/2021 01:38 am
As Booster 3 prepares for a battery of ground tests, crews unhook the Liebherr LR 11000 Crane. Meanwhile, the GSE 3 Tank is moved at the Production Site and work continues on the High Bay Bar.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/-snarSBZlFg
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Post by: RaptorVinni03 on 07/06/2021 05:18 am
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1412251832664133636

FST Edit:

https://youtu.be/Wi2Ai7U14KI
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/06/2021 12:02 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1412383730514157574


Crane extensions arriving at the launch site.

Credit LabPadre

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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2021 12:48 pm
https://youtu.be/rKl2Bef_jPI

https://youtu.be/sAxeps-1vOo

Edit to add: current live stream

https://youtu.be/Stx8VJTwHTs
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2021 12:55 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1412394643967336449

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The final corner section for the 8th Tower segment has arrived at Starbase this morning. 🤩
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2021 04:02 pm
GSE work continues apace

https://youtu.be/_vjAVhbHA2g

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1412440824441458704

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1412442548635832320

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Pipework continues at #SpaceX Tank Farm #Starbase Launch Facility
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/06/2021 07:47 pm
Single ring moved onto tube stands.
Section moved from tent 3 to the yard near the high bay.
Both pics taken last evening.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/06/2021 07:53 pm
Frankencrane extension parts arrived.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/06/2021 07:54 pm
Tower section delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/06/2021 07:57 pm
Single ring stacked onto a two ring section.
Beam going up to the top of the high bay.
The 4 ring high barrel section on the left is the B4 Aft Tank #2 Booster section.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/06/2021 07:59 pm
Tank being moved at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/06/2021 08:02 pm
The last remains of SN11 being picked up.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/06/2021 08:03 pm
Work continues on B3.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2021 10:27 pm
https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1412536614929285128

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1412536639998550017

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1412536672558923776
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/07/2021 04:09 am
https://youtu.be/JRFJkHkBalE

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1412624764095586304
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/07/2021 04:34 am
A new column for the Launch Tower arrived at the build site, work on Super Heavy Booster 3 continued, and extensions for the LR 11350 "Frankencrane" were delivered.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nate Shields.

https://youtu.be/OU19iUByhfo

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Post by: Owe on 07/07/2021 01:32 pm
https://youtu.be/Ix3AFXk702U
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/07/2021 03:05 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1412789557196734472
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/07/2021 03:06 pm
Lightning strike from latest daily video

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1412782830061490177

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Booster 3 didn't even flinch!

From➡️
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/07/2021 03:24 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1412794537739796484
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/07/2021 08:05 pm
Pic taken last evening.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/07/2021 08:07 pm
Another cryo tank section stacked.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/07/2021 08:09 pm
The fourth corner pillar for the 8th Tower segment was lifted into place.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/07/2021 08:13 pm
Section in tent 3.
GSE 3 tank inside the mid bay.
A peek inside the mid bay.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/07/2021 08:16 pm
More sections for the mystery structure have been delivered.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/07/2021 08:19 pm
Pad A.
A portion of Frankencrane's boom has been disconnected.
Not sure what this is.
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/07/2021 10:53 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1412907523963768837
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/08/2021 01:03 am
https://youtu.be/A-XuTE-w10E
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/08/2021 01:52 am
In preparation for its extension, crews disconnected the Liebherr LR 11350's (Frankencrane) boom. Once extended it will be used to lift the eighth Launch Tower section into place.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robot Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/LFbSaKF925I
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/08/2021 01:40 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1413129094338957314

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Raptor truck with Raptor here:

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1413133807486525445

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5
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/08/2021 02:01 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1413135388047151112

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Raptor RB5 is in the RaptorVan but so far has not been unloaded. 🤷‍♀️
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/08/2021 02:17 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1413139355737096200
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/08/2021 04:34 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1413174230859014149

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Working on super heavy booster 3:

11:29 am 7/8/21
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/08/2021 05:05 pm
Today's closure has changed. Will now go from 6PM to midnight. So, 6 hours from the time of this post.

https://twitter.com/BocaRoad/status/1413138334176583689
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/08/2021 06:58 pm
Booster B3 venting for the first time. :)

Per Ocean Cam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_8QgK_hRxs
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Sam/SN18 on 07/08/2021 06:59 pm
In the ring yard, labels are visible for GSE 6 mid #1 (also seen by Mary on 5 June) and GSE 7 forward stack #2 (Mary on 29 May).
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1413205245908377608?s=20
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/08/2021 09:03 pm
Thrust ram being lowered into Pad B last evening.
Thrust ram today.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/08/2021 09:06 pm
Pic taken last evening.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/08/2021 09:11 pm
Cryo shell ring section being moved.
Raptor RB5 delivered.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/08/2021 09:16 pm
Launch site with B3.
LN2 delivery.
Work continues on the Tower.
Work continues on Frankencrane.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/08/2021 09:18 pm
Work continues on the 8th Tower segment.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: vaporcobra on 07/08/2021 10:11 pm
Another nosecone has rolled out of tent #3.

Via LabPadre's Sentinel Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_og17JYSMcQ)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/08/2021 10:39 pm
A second nosecone outside tent 3.
The nosecone has a few heat tiles on the aero cover.
SN15 and Ship 16.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: vaporcobra on 07/08/2021 11:23 pm
Road is closed and the pad is just about clear!

Via LabPadre's Pad and 4K Cams (http://youtube.com/watch?v=sMC5KonXCfg)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/09/2021 06:03 am
More Rboost engines for Super Heavy were delivered. Test Preps on Booster 3 continued. Natural Gas Generators were delivered to the Propellant Production Plant.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nate Shields.

https://youtu.be/LF2f-lfHdG4
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/09/2021 06:15 am
twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1413282348234203137

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The road is closed and SpaceX teams have cleared the pad for Booster 3 testing this evening. Window lasts until midnight. Likely an ambient proof first, but the @NASASpaceflight team will go live if they get to cryo. There is another window from 6 am to 8 pm on Friday as well.

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1413301753873719301

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And the road is open! Just a brief ambient proof this evening. Cryogenic proof testing is possible in the long window on Friday.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/09/2021 06:49 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1413298511005712385

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Starbase Production Diagram - 9th July 2021
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Post by: spacexplorer on 07/09/2021 07:16 am
This quick&dirty page converts this Boca Chica log page (https://starship-spacex.fandom.com/wiki/General_Timeline) into something you can directly copy into Excel for quick filtering:
https://win98.altervista.org/space/exploration/boca-chica-list.html
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Post by: Owe on 07/09/2021 02:21 pm
https://youtu.be/Mh5Lin-CTvc
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/09/2021 03:35 pm
GSE 3 on the move

Credit LabPadre

*Edit, seems GSE 3 went back in to the midbay
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/09/2021 05:28 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1413543733929328644
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/09/2021 06:07 pm
https://youtu.be/P__hTYa6DGU

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1413540027225808901
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/09/2021 06:57 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaRoad/status/1413572190440763396

Today's closure cancelled.
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/09/2021 07:05 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1413574709762043908
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/09/2021 07:15 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mVZ_E87WgQ
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/09/2021 07:26 pm
New closures
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Post by: targon on 07/09/2021 08:22 pm
Mistery parts were moved from the launch pad just now
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/09/2021 08:26 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Eu829vgquY
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Post by: targon on 07/09/2021 09:37 pm
Something got delivered in the tent truck similar to the raptor van
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Post by: targon on 07/09/2021 10:14 pm
Tanks delivered at the old gas well site
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/09/2021 10:56 pm
GSE 3 tank was moved out of the mid bay and then it was moved back into the mid bay.
GSE 4 forward section was outside of tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/09/2021 10:58 pm
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/09/2021 10:59 pm
Two mystery structures.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/09/2021 11:01 pm
8th Tower section.
Work continues on the orbital launch table.
Pic taken at the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/09/2021 11:03 pm
Two of these were delivered to the propellant production site.
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/09/2021 11:08 pm
Launch site reflection in the flood water.
Frankencrane extension work.
Working on plumbing at the orbital tank farm.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/09/2021 11:09 pm
The SpaceX team continued to work on Booster B3.
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/09/2021 11:37 pm
I'm told that this will be arriving in Boca Chica within the next few days. Supposedly a Raptor engine installation jig.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/10/2021 02:23 am
Delivery at the launch site.
Working on the orbital launch table and the Booster transport stand.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/10/2021 03:25 am
As the GSE 3 tank gets shuffled around the Production Site, a new Cryogenic Vaporizer is delivered to the Launch Site. This is a heat exchanger that turns cryogenic liquids back into gas form.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

📺 https://youtu.be/E-Cco4FG_Jc
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/10/2021 05:34 am
https://youtu.be/JyWSjSnDaXk

https://youtu.be/4Kz0gba1cwE

https://youtu.be/Z62NYSbU_O8
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/10/2021 05:49 am
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1413736546373718016
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/10/2021 05:44 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAzf1ZhoYa8
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/10/2021 05:45 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1413916816162832389
https://twitter.com/JohnRand0061/status/1413917941708599303
https://twitter.com/JohnRand0061/status/1413919138767155204
https://twitter.com/JohnRand0061/status/1413922207483498496
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/10/2021 06:12 pm
Super Heavy thrust puck delivered this afternoon.
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/10/2021 06:57 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLghpgdhpOk
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/10/2021 07:10 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1413938021813137408
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/10/2021 07:33 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1413944484266655746
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/10/2021 10:19 pm
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/10/2021 10:20 pm
GSE forward section outside the high bay.
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Post by: Chris_k on 07/11/2021 12:20 am
Raptor arriving at the launch site.
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/11/2021 03:07 am
Raptor arriving at the launch site.

Raptor 57 has been loaded onto the installation truck.

Via LabPadre's Pad Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=sMC5KonXCfg)

Edit: Aaaand installation has begun.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/11/2021 03:42 am
As Raptor Booster engines are moved, a new Thrust Puck is spotted for a Super Heavy Booster. This is the attachment point for the 9 gimbaling engines on a Booster.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robot Camera Team. Edit by Nathan Shields.

📺 https://youtu.be/TSHDY4G9juc
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2021 06:02 am
https://youtu.be/x845TV8VOc8

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414097906139910149
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2021 08:22 am
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1414130795049013248

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A second Raptor has arrived at the launch site ahead of installation onto Booster 3 (see far left)!

📸 @LabPadre

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1414130611682480128

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The first Raptor has been installed onto Booster 3!

📸 @LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/11/2021 11:53 am
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414190677110493184
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/11/2021 01:04 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFsDHt0JK8Y
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/11/2021 05:13 pm
More deliveries to the launch site.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/11/2021 05:20 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIpDmPsNmjA

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414271867733614593
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414277223482335237
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/11/2021 06:02 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414283789052821508
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2021 06:06 pm
Not for booster 4 I assume, but interesting to see when:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1414284648641925124

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Final decision made earlier this week on booster engine count. Will be 33 at ~230 (half million lbs) sea-level thrust. All engines on booster are same, apart from deleting gimbal & thrust vector actuators for outer 20.
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/11/2021 06:11 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414285626598363140

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414285878856503303
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/11/2021 08:49 pm
One Raptor installed.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/11/2021 09:21 pm
Frank is rising.

Nosecone stack or scrap.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/11/2021 10:10 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1414345931378544641
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/11/2021 10:52 pm
Raptor delivered to the pad.
The second Raptor delivered to the pad.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/11/2021 10:55 pm
Delivery.
Cryo shell stacking.
GSE 5 forward section stacked in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/11/2021 10:58 pm
Attaching plumbing at the orbital site.
Delivery at the launch site.
Frankencrane rising.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/11/2021 10:59 pm
Crane attached to nosecone.
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/11/2021 11:37 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH8OP1jKehM
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/11/2021 11:59 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1414372543155351553
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1414372543427923968
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1414372560297398275
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1414372568161792002
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/12/2021 01:25 am
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1414391126501564416
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/12/2021 03:16 am
In preparation for Static Fire tests, crews begin installing Raptor engines onto Booster 3. Static Fire testing will occur after the Booster's Cryo Proof test planned to occur this week.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robot Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/WjORV7z4Z_4
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/12/2021 04:17 am
The next Raptor has been moved closer to B3 and I suspect it's already staged on the scissor lift truck.

Via LabPadre's Pad Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=sMC5KonXCfg)

Edit: Confirmed, now repositioning to install Raptor 59 :)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2021 05:19 am
Crane fully up:

https://youtu.be/EiScNyayxXo

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414428025723265026

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10:30pm Sunday July 11, 2021 #Starbase #SpaceX #Texas
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2021 05:47 am
https://twitter.com/delta_v/status/1414460771162066950

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Raptor SN59 is now being installed on to Booster 3.

📸: @LabPadre
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/12/2021 06:48 am
Not so fast, unfortunately 😅 R59 was lowered a bit after the first installation attempt and has been removed from the truck bed and brought back to the pad staging area. With any luck, just a minor issue spotted at the last second.

Via LabPadre's Pad Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=sMC5KonXCfg)

Edit: Yep, now trying again.
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Post by: spacexplorer on 07/12/2021 06:50 am
Upgraded crane compared to "7 segments tower" crane
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414428025723265026
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/assets/52398.0/2043199.jpg)


All construction steps pictures in one post: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2258695#msg2258695
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/12/2021 12:58 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1414569601451675649
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 07/12/2021 01:33 pm
https://youtu.be/KTKNWw1wAXw
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/12/2021 02:40 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414592571079340032
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e4Xq0tyh-8
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/12/2021 03:03 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414600873272090625

Top of CH4 section for S20
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/12/2021 03:22 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414605148861648897
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1414605828397707265
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/12/2021 03:24 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1414606521959424003
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/12/2021 05:19 pm
It looks like they're going to roll out the next cryoshell. On SPMTs and heading towards the gate. Per Ocean Cam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv_7r3bszuQ

Pad also looks to be clearing out (though cars still coming and going). Per LabPadre Pad Cam
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/12/2021 05:56 pm
Not so fast, unfortunately 😅 R59 was lowered a bit after the first installation attempt and has been removed from the truck bed and brought back to the pad staging area. With any luck, just a minor issue spotted at the last second.

Via LabPadre's Pad Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=sMC5KonXCfg)

Edit: Yep, now trying again.

Just to round out coverage, that second installation attempt was aborted after about three hours of effort. Now waiting on a third attempt.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/12/2021 06:09 pm
NSF have put up a new stream of the robocams that will run 24/7:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg
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Post by: nicom26 on 07/12/2021 06:19 pm
Second cryoshell now rolling towards the launch site. via LabPadre sentinel cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2021 06:20 pm
From new NSF Starbase live stream
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2021 06:23 pm
twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1414651182505680899

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Cryo tank shell rolls to Starbase launch site. 🤩😅
@NASASpaceflight

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1414659187427139608

Quote
And via the bots, including a Booster eclipse.

youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQ…
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2021 06:31 pm
https://twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1414652792023703564
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/12/2021 08:02 pm
Last night the nosecone sections were stacked.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/12/2021 08:05 pm
Pics taken last night.
Section outside the high bay.
A peek inside the rear of tent 1.
Frankencrane rising.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2021 08:07 pm
https://twitter.com/felixschlang/status/1414667113957101570

Quote
Raptor SN59 has moved from the launch site to the construction site after performing possible fit checks on Super Heavy Booster 3!

📸@labpadre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/12/2021 08:10 pm
Section outside the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/12/2021 08:13 pm
Raptor 59 was removed from the Raptor install truck.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/12/2021 08:14 pm
Deliveries.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/12/2021 08:17 pm
Cop car just pulled up to road block location ahead of today's closure. (Pad not yet clear)

Per LabPadre Sentinel
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/12/2021 08:19 pm
A different view of the section in front of the mid bay.
The section in the high bay is going to be flipped.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/12/2021 08:21 pm
Cryo shell to roll to the launch site.
Work continues on the 8th Tower segment.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/12/2021 08:24 pm
Cryo shell rolls to the pad.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/12/2021 09:46 pm
Vapors coming from B3's underside. Filling with LN2 likely underway. Per NSF stream
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2021 09:56 pm
https://youtu.be/N0sKS0Ea8xs
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/12/2021 09:58 pm
Dedicated update thread for Booster 3

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=54284.0
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/13/2021 02:31 am
As Booster 3 prepares to test its tanks under flight temperatures and pressures, a Cryo Tank Shell was rolled out to the Launch Site. Also a Raptor engine that was delivered to the Launch Site for Booster 3 was returned to the Production Site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations).

https://youtu.be/GTw3227lF70
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/13/2021 05:50 am
Starship S20's forward dome section was also installed a little after midnight.

https://twitter.com/13ericralph31/status/1414822455114272774
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/13/2021 05:52 am
https://youtu.be/so2nX0saO7I
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/13/2021 11:41 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1414836924255145998
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/13/2021 01:10 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaRoad/status/1414932907559424001
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/13/2021 03:32 pm
Raptors 57, 59 and 62 installed on B3.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/13/2021 07:46 pm
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1415033869825347587
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/13/2021 09:36 pm
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1415033869825347587
Like the previous cryoshell, it was lifted off of the SPMTs and placed out of the way into the orbital tank farm, between the water tank and GSEC1 (not over either of the inner GSE tanks).

Also, Frankencrane is now upright again after previously laying down for further work.

Per the NSF 24/7 stream
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/13/2021 10:24 pm
GSE mid #2 was moved near the high bay yesterday.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/13/2021 10:29 pm
A couple pics after testing last night.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/13/2021 10:33 pm
Launch site refelctions.
Didn't have the right lens on but this was lowered into the orbital launch table.
More plumbing for the orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/13/2021 10:47 pm
S20 leg skirt and thrust section were stacked outside the tents.

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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/13/2021 10:49 pm
Delivered but not at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/13/2021 10:50 pm
Working on Frankencrane.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/13/2021 10:54 pm
Cryo shell lift and set down over concrete base.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/14/2021 02:17 am
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1415091117121486853

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GSE on Left, and SN 20 on Right

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1415109033812430850

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Crane piece
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/14/2021 04:52 am
One of the noses inside Tent 3 may be getting its flap base and aerocovers soon.

https://twitter.com/JohnRand0061/status/1415150140814471170
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 07/14/2021 06:57 am
Video: Booster 3 conducted a round of cryogenic proof testing and a cryo shell for the orbital launch site was rolled out.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF robot army. Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/4hYCik5PG9Q
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/14/2021 12:27 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1415280954172641281

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Another gorgeous sunrise at Starbase launch site. 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/14/2021 02:29 pm
http://youtu.be/yruF-83mAfM
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/14/2021 03:31 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaRoad/status/1415332036487884803
https://twitter.com/BocaRoad/status/1415332792540467201
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Post by: Owe on 07/14/2021 03:44 pm
https://youtu.be/FPDgcvjtS3A
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/14/2021 06:09 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1415372040274599944
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Post by: Fabian on 07/14/2021 07:04 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceXBocaChica/status/1415385141040623617?s=20
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/14/2021 07:18 pm
https://youtu.be/PysjaBB-MbA
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/14/2021 07:19 pm
View on NSF Starbase live
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/14/2021 08:20 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1415403561362542597

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The 8th Tower segment has arrived at the Starbase launch site. 🤩
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/14/2021 11:53 pm
Sunrise.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/14/2021 11:55 pm
New aft flap delivered.
Sections outside the front of the tents.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/14/2021 11:58 pm
Work continued on the 8th Tower segment.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 12:00 am
Mystery structures.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 12:02 am
GSE 3 tank and S20 in mid bay.
A peek inside the nosecone tent.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 12:04 am
Another mystery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 12:06 am
B4 forward 2 section in front of the high bay. (Front left section, three rings high)
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 12:08 am
Pics taken at launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 12:12 am
The sling rig was disconnected from the cryo shell and lowered onto the SPMT.
Liebherr van.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 12:13 am
Orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 12:15 am
8th Tower segment arrived at the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 12:16 am
Deliveries.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/15/2021 05:02 am
A Raptor engine (RB11) was delivered, the eighth Launch Tower section rolled to the launch site, and a Starship aft flap arrived at the build site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nate Shields.

https://youtu.be/JABVYpgIHuA
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/15/2021 06:52 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1415527633614479366

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Near high bay now:

11:14 pm 7/14/21
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/15/2021 06:57 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1415526472819879939

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The fire has been lit!

11:18 pm 6/14/21

Edit to add:

https://youtu.be/SEcW_L2UuNI
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/15/2021 01:13 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1415655095816138753

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https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1415698356635066369

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Tower piece eight at the #Starbase Launch Site July 15, 2021. #SpaceX
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/15/2021 02:58 pm
https://twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1415685990925152256
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Post by: Johnnyhinbos on 07/15/2021 04:28 pm
The first of many parallel runs of pre-assembled pipe / conduit has been lifted. You can see many other similar runs laying around the orbital launch site.


Image credit NSF Live Cams
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 08:02 pm
Sunrise.
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/15/2021 08:04 pm
The first of many parallel runs of pre-assembled pipe / conduit has been lifted. You can see many other similar runs laying around the orbital launch site.


Image credit NSF Live Cams

Additional views from LabPadre
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 08:06 pm
B4 Aft 3 section outside the high bay.
B4 common dome section in the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 08:12 pm
Propellant production site flare stack.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 08:15 pm
Test tank BN2.1 has been removed from it's transport stand.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 08:17 pm
Mystery structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 08:19 pm
Label on a cryo shell.
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 08:21 pm
Removing staircase section from the Tower and lowering them into the 8th Tower segment.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/15/2021 08:24 pm
Orbital site.
Work continues on B3.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/15/2021 09:52 pm
https://youtu.be/JtEWBFdHU_g
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/16/2021 01:00 am
Booster 4's Common Dome section was lifted inside the High Bay, while its Aft Section #3 was spotted outside. Work on Booster 3 continued ahead of its static fire testing campaign. Launch Tower Section 8 was moved next to the Launch Tower in preparation to be lifted.


Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Nate Shields.

https://youtu.be/cnMF9eSQzzI
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/16/2021 05:49 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1415887032933666816
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: vaporcobra on 07/16/2021 10:30 am
The nosecone with one flap 'cap' and a handful of tiles has been moved... elsewhere. Last spotted heading in the direction of the high bay between Tents 2 and 3. My guess would have to be the scrapyard.

The former SN17 nose that was recently stacked has also disappeared from the Lab/NSF camera views - presumably deeper inside the windbreak but maybe not.

Via LabPadre's Sentinel Cam (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_og17JYSMcQ)

Edit: Photos from OceanCam (https://twitter.com/obetraveller) on the 14th and 15th show that the stacked nose has been moved. It's tall enough that the only place it could have feasibly disappeared to is the inside of the windbreak.
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Post by: Sam/SN18 on 07/16/2021 10:50 am
The nosecone has indeed done a runner round tent 3 to the scrapyard. Visible on NSF Starbase Live (16x speed - excuse the hastily re-OBSed clip Das, Michael!) It's barely visible towards the end, but it comes to rest behind the small yellow crane/lift on the left.

Edit to add a dawn snap where we can now clearly see the nosecone.
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Post by: Chris_k on 07/16/2021 11:45 am
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1415836395139178496?s=19
Looks like the top flap is covered in tiles!
Maybe Mary or someone else can get a clearer picture today
Edit to add a screenshot of the 3rd picture
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Post by: Owe on 07/16/2021 01:18 pm
https://youtu.be/Km1f34zniHI
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/16/2021 01:24 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416022888830881792
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416022606474588162
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416022724082905094
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416025096007954434
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/16/2021 05:46 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416087047203430404
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416087150785871881
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416087785249943552
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/16/2021 05:53 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416093332099436544
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Post by: AC in NC on 07/16/2021 06:09 pm
Here's the full resolution crop
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/16/2021 06:17 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416099153919291395

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN-W3CJSdug
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/16/2021 07:01 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416110457476337670
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/16/2021 07:05 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1416111047015116806
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/16/2021 07:25 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416116504576339975
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416120298844430344
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/16/2021 09:06 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416141144665301002
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416141165754257409
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416141223732056065
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 10:52 pm
The nosecone that was outside the front of tent 3 has moved to the scrapyard.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 10:55 pm
The mystery structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 11:00 pm
The black mystery structure.
Deliveries.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 11:02 pm
Orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 11:06 pm
A stand was moved to the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 11:08 pm
The aft flap with TPS.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 11:12 pm
B4 Aft 4 and 5 sections.
Windows for high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 11:14 pm
Another flare stack at the propellant production site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 11:16 pm
Tanks being moved at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 11:20 pm
Work continues on the Tower.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 11:22 pm
Work continues on the 8th Tower segment.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 11:25 pm
Pic taken at the orbital site.
New panels in front of the GSE tanks at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/16/2021 11:26 pm
LN2 delivered.
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/16/2021 11:49 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1416181817044922371
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/17/2021 02:20 am
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416217781654142979
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/17/2021 03:10 am
A Starship aft flap with curved thermal protection system (TPS) tiles was spotted. Super Heavy Booster 4 aft sections 4 and 5 were waiting outside the High Bay to be stacked while Orbital Launch Site construction continued.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/DtzlLLzV3Do
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/17/2021 05:42 am
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1416153639849168901

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Diagram #8 | 16th July, 2021 | "New look, new me. Ignore that it's been a month please."
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/17/2021 12:46 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416377155894792192

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416377521629802499

Edit to add:

https://youtu.be/tf8ygdMqbMM
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/17/2021 01:50 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a6bO5nxlDA
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416393056190976005
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416395164751482889
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416396595260805123
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/17/2021 03:27 pm
GSE tank on the move

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/17/2021 04:44 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1416438469233188873
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/17/2021 05:09 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1416444075234967559
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/17/2021 08:23 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1416493627912724483
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Post by: cdebuhr on 07/17/2021 10:03 pm
Hooking up the new tower segment.

Image credit: LabPadre Nerdle Cam
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/17/2021 10:38 pm
View from NSF Starbase live
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/17/2021 11:33 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1416531482433130496
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/18/2021 01:07 am
Pics taken at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/18/2021 01:11 am
Launch site.
Pad B.
Work continues on the yellow structure.
Preparing for more concrete.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/18/2021 01:15 am
Lifting a section of conduit up and into the Tower.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/18/2021 01:17 am
The 8th Tower segment.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/18/2021 01:27 am
Dome section being prepared to be flipped.
Dome section being moved.
Dome section now in front of tent 1 and the other dome section has been flipped.
Label on the dome section that was moved says BN4 Aft Dome something barrel. Hmmm.......

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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/18/2021 01:31 am
One Raptor engine was delivered today.
These were also delivered today.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/18/2021 01:35 am
Progress on the mystery structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/18/2021 01:36 am
Progress on the black mystery structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/18/2021 01:38 am
These were loaded onto the RaptorVan.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/18/2021 01:39 am
A peek into the nosecone tent.
GSE 5 out of the high bay.
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Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/18/2021 04:43 am
A Raptor engine was delivered, a possible Booster aft section was flipped, and two sections of conduit were lifted inside the Launch Tower.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).


https://youtu.be/qcsCKE8qDcg
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/18/2021 11:18 am
Live in a few minutes

https://youtu.be/KyLEqvt7Ks8

Edit to add: now live

Hmmm … now reattaching

Further edit: tiny bit of daylight at bottom of leg. From test lift?
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/18/2021 12:17 pm
More air under leg. Lift underway / imminent?

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1416738761837146114

Quote
And unhooked again. Going back down for further adjustments.
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Post by: meekGee on 07/18/2021 02:09 pm
More air under leg. Lift underway / imminent?

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1416738761837146114

Quote
And unhooked again. Going back down for further adjustments.
They're adjusting the strap lengths so it lifts horizontal, that's my guess.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/18/2021 02:15 pm
Now lifting
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/18/2021 02:44 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1416770740070887425
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/18/2021 03:07 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1416768006005329926

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1416775174943166470

https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1416775921068085253

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1416788407347384320
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/18/2021 07:00 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1416802696066121739
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1416819718841831424
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1416835068480393217
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/18/2021 08:50 pm
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1416862296253493249

Quote
Starbase Production Diagram - 18th July 2021
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/19/2021 02:30 am
The 8th Tower segment lift.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/19/2021 02:34 am
The 8th Tower segment lift.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/19/2021 05:32 am
As Booster 3 prepares for static fire, crews lifted the 8th Launch Tower section into place at the Orbital Launch Site. The 8th section is shorter and sports a platform on one side.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

https://youtu.be/Jzsfsin70tI
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Post by: spacexplorer on 07/19/2021 11:10 am
8th segment added.

Sources:
1 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2226766#msg2226766 (Built in place - 25-27/4/2021)
2 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2242837#msg2242837 (stacked - 24/05/2021 - 1 month)
3 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2245057#msg2245057 (stacked - 29/05/2021 - 5 days)
4 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2251788#msg2251788 (stacked - 13/06/2021 - 15days)
5 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2252966#msg2252966 (stacked - 16/06/2021 - 3 days)
6 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2257082#msg2257082 (stacked - 27/06/2021 - 11 days)
7 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2258643#msg2258643 (stacked - 30/06/2021 - 3 days)
8 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2264692#msg2264692 (stacked - 18/07/2021 - 18 days)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Owe on 07/19/2021 12:57 pm
https://youtu.be/lKYKgedBcoo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/19/2021 09:30 pm
New article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/07/super-heavy-booster-3-fire-up-first/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1417235134017904645
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/19/2021 10:18 pm
Sunrise.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/19/2021 10:21 pm
Pics taken at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/19/2021 10:25 pm
B3.
Concrete work.
Yellow structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/19/2021 10:26 pm
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/19/2021 10:29 pm
Orbital launch table.
View of production site.
Delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/19/2021 10:31 pm
Mystery structures.
Delivery.
Cryo tank shell dome section stacked.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/19/2021 10:32 pm
CH4 delivery.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/19/2021 10:33 pm
GSE tank #5.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/19/2021 10:36 pm
Dome on the sleeving stand.
Dome has been sleeved.
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/20/2021 12:07 am
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1417267248893513728

Starting to lay the plumbing/electrical to the OLP
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/20/2021 01:57 am
Crews continue work on the GSE-5 tank as a new forward dome for a future GSE tank is sleeved on the sleeving stand.

Super Heavy Booster 3 static fire video coming in the morning!

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edit by Nathan Shields

📺 https://youtu.be/EpBPiWyntWE
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/20/2021 02:01 pm
https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1417484550050127881

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I’ll take one Raptor, please.

Starbase takes delivery of a brand new Raptor. And look who I found hangin out on the engine bell. R2D2!
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/20/2021 03:00 pm
SpaceX performs a full duration static fire of Super Heavy Booster 3. This is the first prototype booster to be fueled and ground tested. Booster 3 has 3 Raptor engines installed.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robotic Camera Team

📺 https://youtu.be/ENEPIkcexVg
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/20/2021 04:05 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McyK7y1J0QU
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1417512609759256581
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1417515251793338375
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1417515850425376772
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/20/2021 05:27 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1417534402113019910

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Tower section 9 pieces

https://youtu.be/-vwQLxeAdD8
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Post by: vaporcobra on 07/20/2021 06:30 pm
No surprise there but Tuesday and Wednesday's closures have been canceled.

http://www.cameroncounty.us/spacex/
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/20/2021 07:18 pm
https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1417560002940768256

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Here’s a shot of the same Raptor out in the open. Stay tuned for the daily video on the NSF YouTube channel to see @BocaChicaGal’s video of its arrival!
youtube.com/c/NASASpacefli…

Photo for @NASASpaceflight
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/20/2021 10:26 pm
Sunrise.
B3.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/20/2021 10:30 pm
Pics taken at the orbital site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/20/2021 10:34 pm
Moving a tube section.
The yellow structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/20/2021 10:39 pm
Delivered to the launch site.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/20/2021 10:43 pm
Raptor RB2 aka R2B2.

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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/20/2021 10:47 pm
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1417616097508044800

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Starship 20 aft flaps covered in tps tiles!

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1417616258669887490

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the top aft flap is also covered in tps tiles as shown thru the tear in the plastic. I am not sure about the bottom aft flap.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/20/2021 10:49 pm
Aft dome moved onto the stand.
Aft dome was sleeved.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/20/2021 10:52 pm
This was lowered into the orbital launch table.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/20/2021 10:53 pm
GSE 5.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/20/2021 10:55 pm
Two more Booster sections identified.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/20/2021 10:57 pm
Another Aft flap delivered.
Mystery structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/20/2021 11:00 pm
Load spreader was disconnected from the OLT.
Laying rebar.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/21/2021 05:29 am
As crews inspect Booster 3 after its static fire, more  Super Heavy Raptors are delivered. Dubbed "R2B2" by McGregor crews, Raptor Boost 2 (RB2) is a non-gimbaling version.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots. Edit by Nathan Shields

📺 https://youtu.be/mVrVMCqn4Zo
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/21/2021 05:38 am
twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1417655353752399874

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It appears that the aft flap width for Starship 20 are approximately ~30% smaller than previous.
What do you think?
Red= previous version
Blue= Starship 20

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1417657751870836740

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Not perspective, the green colored one is approximately the same as the red colored one, but not the blue.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: vaporcobra on 07/21/2021 06:33 am
Booster 4 appears to have been stacked to around 12 rings tall over the course of the evening. Images in sequence.

Via the NSF 24/7 feed. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/21/2021 12:14 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1417819848017596416

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Another gorgeous sunrise at Starbase. Enjoy your day! 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/21/2021 12:44 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1417827428320296961

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This morning Booster B4 is taller in the high bay. 🤩🚀
@NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Owe on 07/21/2021 01:09 pm
https://youtu.be/DABNmrwHPQo
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/21/2021 01:40 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXu9KpLXyKw
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/21/2021 05:03 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1417892737668505601

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It's starting to look more like the booster catch mechanism.
What do you think?
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/21/2021 05:14 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1417872104402399233

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10:40am Wednesday July 21, 2021

twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1417872450394726410

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1417873151778766856

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Here's a shot of the speakers from July 20th that are now on top of a white structure
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/21/2021 08:21 pm
Sunrise.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/21/2021 08:24 pm
B4.
Thrust dome section.
There is a dome behind the thrust dome section.
Label of the B4 Aft 2 section already stacked on B4.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/21/2021 08:27 pm
The mystery structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/21/2021 08:30 pm
The start of a concrete stand.
Parts.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/21/2021 08:32 pm
Delivery.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/21/2021 08:34 pm
More plumbing installed on GSE 5 tank.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/21/2021 08:37 pm
Launch site as the thunderstorm rolled in.
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Post by: BradyKenniston on 07/22/2021 04:19 am
Just before storms rolled through Boca Chica, crews installed Hydraulic Cylinders into the Mystery Structure. It is unclear what these will be used for.

Video from @BocaChicaGal and @spacecoast_stve

📺 https://youtu.be/heSGqtC0Tz8
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: vaporcobra on 07/22/2021 04:50 am
Looks like we might have a new GSE tank being stacked beside B4 in the high bay.

Via the NSF 24/7 feed. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg)
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Post by: chief on 07/22/2021 09:40 am
Unknown large cylindrical structure being transported towards the launch site, from around 3:27:10 AM CDT on high bay cam on NSF Starbase LIVE 24/7 feed.
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 12:05 pm
https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1418179916785401856
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 12:45 pm
GSE 3 has joined GSE 5.

Credit NSF
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 02:35 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aFEWUHtRUo
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418221492995645443
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418221724663828498

New access port on GSE 2
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 02:55 pm
Section 9/Roof corner section placed onto the launch tower jig

Credit NSF
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 03:05 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418225618483748868
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 03:43 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418234699118522368
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418236311580905472
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 03:56 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418238277807710210
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_ZltUpRdsI
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 03:58 pm
https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1418238439338778632
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 04:12 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1418242200169861128
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 04:22 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418244250089758724
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/22/2021 04:26 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1418245876816961542

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Starship section on the move. Possibly SN20, the first orbital Starship:
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 04:46 pm
https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1418250601041903621
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/22/2021 06:37 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1418278731706142725

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SN20 in the mid bay now:

1:35 pm 7/22/21
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 07:31 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XalksV4kQhg
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/22/2021 07:32 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1418292571529519107

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Closer look at this structure:

2:29 pm 7/22/21
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/22/2021 07:42 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1418294282985906176

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Flight tests showed that we could make body flaps narrower & lighter
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/22/2021 07:42 pm
https://youtu.be/QCjQyr-bEXw
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 08:03 pm
https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1418300110103056388
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/22/2021 08:06 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1418301081872896006
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/22/2021 08:24 pm
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1418295043366993925

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Diagram #9 | 22nd July, 2021 | "I was going to sell some posters for this one but Redbubble banned me before I even did anything."
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/22/2021 10:16 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1418333886203846659
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/22/2021 11:57 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418358635072212993
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/23/2021 12:35 am
https://youtu.be/hkCueBngjj8

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418367840076369925
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/23/2021 06:01 am
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1418435568246005762

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A second Raptor has been removed from Booster 3.

youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQ…
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/23/2021 06:53 am
Raptor engine RC59 was removed from Super Heavy Booster 3, work started on the 9th section of the Launch Tower, and a Super Heavy Aft dome was spotted being worked on inside one of the production tents.

Video and Pictures from Steven Marr (@spacecoast_stve). Edited by Nate Shields.

https://youtu.be/v3tJIPtmVUQ
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/23/2021 12:32 pm
https://youtu.be/aKiZpyVacUc

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418548837078245381
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/23/2021 01:38 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418565374883291144

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418565800013742083

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418568442890838020
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/23/2021 01:41 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1418566667978878987
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/23/2021 03:47 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418598015737212931

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Adding reinforcement to GSE tank
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/23/2021 06:28 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418636848818229248
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/23/2021 07:42 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1418652841376354305

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The Test Nosecone for Starship, via Mary (@BocaChicaGal).

Starship operational flights will initially be focused on cargo missions, and you can imagine how many Starlinks they'd be able to push uphill inside this!
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/23/2021 10:28 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1418685117309018117

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Test Nosecone fairing separation - Texas-style. Watch the bottom right:

youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQ…
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/23/2021 11:32 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418710222139498498

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418713908752363522

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418711436218535943

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418714573880889344

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418714716625678339
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/23/2021 11:44 pm
https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418718325400653824

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1418718355612123144
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/23/2021 11:52 pm
GSE aft section was moved into the high bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/23/2021 11:54 pm
Thrust dome inside tent 1.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/23/2021 11:56 pm
Nosecone moved from scrapyard to the rear of the tents.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/23/2021 11:59 pm
Transport stand.
Mystery structure.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/24/2021 12:00 am
Ship 20 in the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/24/2021 12:02 am
Barrel section was moved into the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/24/2021 12:07 am
B4 Aft 4 section outside the high bay.
Delivery.
Block work in front of the mid bay.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/24/2021 12:51 am
Nosecone out from the windbreak.
Nosecone hooked up to lifting rig.
View from the other side.
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Post by: bocachicagal on 07/24/2021 12:58 am
Raptor 62 was the last Raptor to be removed from B3.
The 9th Tower segment.
The yellow structure.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/24/2021 01:01 am
Pics taken at the orbital site.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Jack Beyer on 07/24/2021 04:08 am
A pathfinder nosecone was spotted with a payload bay cut into it. Booster 3's last remaining Raptor engine (RC62) was removed and transported back the build site. Work on Ship 20 continued in the Mid Bay.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).

https://youtu.be/RucncoORoGI
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/24/2021 05:07 am
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1418762759068655619

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More of a pathfinder test. Actual payload bay door dimensions are still under debate. Volume is ~1000 cubic meters. Roomy …
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/24/2021 05:09 am
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1418749594993790983

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Starbase Production Diagram - 24th July 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/24/2021 05:50 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1418778590204862471

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Build Site Panorama
Labels by @BingoBoca

High resolution link: https://www.easyzoom.com/imageaccess/2f4ca179fa6c4ff5a0409037cbe7733d
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: vaporcobra on 07/24/2021 08:38 am
B4 is now ~16 rings tall :)

Via the NSF 24/7 feed. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg)
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/24/2021 01:43 pm
https://youtu.be/et-5h0KbxcQ

https://youtu.be/hc0Y6wbk_-w
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/24/2021 05:11 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1418939334951063558
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1418957966317862912
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1418961810439524354
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1418965302767935488
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1418968584731209733
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1418970450949025800
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1418972001528582144
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/24/2021 06:49 pm
Credit LabPadre
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: Sam/SN18 on 07/24/2021 06:53 pm
Blink and you miss it! A booster forward dome was lifted onto the sleeving stand.
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/24/2021 07:09 pm
GSE tank moved.

Credit LabPadre
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Post by: pyromatter on 07/24/2021 09:42 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioSmFk7mbWA
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: pyromatter on 07/24/2021 09:49 pm
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1419051813043638272
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/24/2021 10:24 pm
GSE 7 Aft dome
Title: Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
Post by: bocachicagal on 07/24/2021 10:29 pm
B4 and GSE tank #6 in high bay.
The label indicated this is for GSE 7 stack #2 forward dome.
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