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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1940 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.

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« Reply #1941 on: 06/18/2021 05:38 pm »
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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

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1942 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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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1943 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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« Reply #1944 on: 06/18/2021 10:50 pm »
BN2.1
The Newest Tower Section at the Launch Site

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1945 on: 06/18/2021 10:51 pm »
 The tower section approaches the launch site

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1946 on: 06/18/2021 10:52 pm »

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« Reply #1947 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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1948 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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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1949 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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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1950 on: 06/19/2021 05:18 pm »
« Last Edit: 06/19/2021 05:28 pm by pyromatter »

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« Reply #1951 on: 06/19/2021 06:57 pm »
Super Heavy Forward Dome Sleeve was picked up by the flip rig last night but not flipped.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1952 on: 06/19/2021 06:59 pm »
Delivery near tent 1

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« Reply #1953 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.
« Last Edit: 06/19/2021 07:31 pm by vaporcobra »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1954 on: 06/19/2021 08:32 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1955 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
« Last Edit: 06/19/2021 09:09 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1956 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)

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1957 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:

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1958 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.



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