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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1880 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

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« Last Edit: 06/14/2021 10:35 am by FutureSpaceTourist »

A section was flipped overnight. LabPadre Sentinel Cam.

Edit: more observation at https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2252021#msg2252021
« Last Edit: 06/14/2021 02:19 pm by Sam/SN18 »


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?
« Last Edit: 06/14/2021 06:43 pm by Sam/SN18 »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1884 on: 06/14/2021 06:52 pm »
Thrust Puck
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« Last Edit: 06/14/2021 06:58 pm by Jack Beyer »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1885 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
« Last Edit: 06/14/2021 09:07 pm by StevenOBrien »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1886 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).


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1887 on: 06/14/2021 11:21 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!!!!!!

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1888 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
Ben Hallert - @BocaRoad, @FCCSpace, @Spacecareers, @NASAProcurement, and @SpaceTFRs on Twitter

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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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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1892 on: 06/15/2021 02:29 pm »
Looks like they're getting started on launch tower segment #7.

Image credit: LabPadre LabCam

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1893 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

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1894 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
« Last Edit: 06/15/2021 04:08 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1895 on: 06/15/2021 03:57 pm »
Looks like Booster 2 is now a few rings higher.

Per LabPadre Sentinel


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1897 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
« Last Edit: 06/15/2021 09:02 pm by Jack Beyer »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1898 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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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1899 on: 06/15/2021 09:23 pm »
couple more of the unknown fwd dome section

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