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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2300 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

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2301 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

Edit: Confirmed, now repositioning to install Raptor 59 :)
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2302 on: 07/12/2021 05:19 am »
Crane fully up:



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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2303 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.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2304 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

Edit: Yep, now trying again.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2305 on: 07/12/2021 06:50 am »
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2312 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



Pad also looks to be clearing out (though cars still coming and going). Per LabPadre Pad Cam
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2313 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

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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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2314 on: 07/12/2021 06:09 pm »
NSF have put up a new stream of the robocams that will run 24/7:


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2315 on: 07/12/2021 06:19 pm »
Second cryoshell now rolling towards the launch site. via LabPadre sentinel cam

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2316 on: 07/12/2021 06:20 pm »
From new NSF Starbase live stream
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2317 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

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1414659187427139608

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And via the bots, including a Booster eclipse.

youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQ
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #2319 on: 07/12/2021 08:02 pm »
Last night the nosecone sections were stacked.
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