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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #380 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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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #381 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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #382 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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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #383 on: 01/09/2021 08:45 pm »
SN12 aft section.
Legs.
Forward section.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #384 on: 01/09/2021 08:49 pm »
SN10.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #385 on: 01/09/2021 08:53 pm »
The remains of SN6.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #386 on: 01/09/2021 08:57 pm »
Mk1 nosecone cut again.
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« Reply #387 on: 01/09/2021 09:01 pm »
Forward dome section.
Loadspreader being transported.
SN11 and SN12 or SN15.
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« Reply #388 on: 01/09/2021 09:04 pm »
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #389 on: 01/09/2021 09:43 pm »
CH4 delivered.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #390 on: 01/09/2021 10:13 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #391 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)


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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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #393 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.

Edit: Looks like the flipper tool was involved.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #394 on: 01/12/2021 01:57 am »


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #395 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.

Edit: Looks like the flipper tool was involved.

Canít 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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« Reply #396 on: 01/12/2021 02:17 am »
Flip.
January 11th 09:27:30 AM
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #397 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? ???

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #398 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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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #399 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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