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A TFR has been posted for January 8th. Up to an unlimited altitude.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #341 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_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

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #342 on: 01/05/2021 09:43 pm »
 MK1 nose is almost gone.
« Last Edit: 01/05/2021 09:45 pm by Nomadd »
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« Reply #343 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.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #344 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.
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« Reply #345 on: 01/05/2021 11:11 pm »
SN17 fwd dome section.
SN15 nosecone section.
SN16 mid LOX section.
« Last Edit: 01/05/2021 11:13 pm by bocachicagal »
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« Reply #346 on: 01/05/2021 11:19 pm »
Outside the high bay.
Delivery.
Another Mk1 section removed.
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« Reply #347 on: 01/05/2021 11:21 pm »
Delivery at the launch site.
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« Reply #348 on: 01/05/2021 11:23 pm »
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #349 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).


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« Reply #350 on: 01/06/2021 02:30 am »
 The last of MK1 has left the original work stand.
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.

Two transporters on the way to the launch site just before road closure

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #352 on: 01/06/2021 03:00 pm »

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« Reply #353 on: 01/06/2021 07:20 pm »
SN6 "hat" has been removed.
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« Reply #354 on: 01/06/2021 07:22 pm »
Nosecone in tent 3 has lost it's tip.
SN15 common dome section.
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« Reply #355 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.
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« Reply #356 on: 01/06/2021 07:32 pm »
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #357 on: 01/06/2021 10:03 pm »


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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.

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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

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #358 on: 01/06/2021 11:09 pm »
 The Sarens transporter, with all it's extra special framework looks ready to roll.
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #359 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).

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