"... a 469' tall launch tower w/ 10' lightning rod to lift its new rocket and booster on the launch mount, and to catch the super-heavy booster upon return from launch ... trusses to allow mechanical arms to lift vehicles" #SpaceX oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external…oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external…
** DETERMINATION OF NO HAZARD TO AIR NAVIGATION **The Federal Aviation Administration has conducted an aeronautical study under the provisions of 49 U.S.C., Section 44718 and if applicable Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 77, concerning:Structure: Launch Tower Location: Brownsville, TXLatitude: 25-59-45.95N NAD 83 Longitude: 97-09-16.94WHeights: 9 feet site elevation (SE) 479 feet above ground level (AGL) 488 feet above mean sea level (AMSL)This aeronautical study revealed that the structure does not exceed obstruction standards and would not be a hazard to air navigation provided the following condition(s), if any, is(are) met:
The Liebherr LR 1600/2’s (aka Tankzilla) turntable now appears to be laying on the ground after being completely disassembled yesterday.
"mechanical arms to lift" -- not "crane on top to lift" or any sort of hoist. Hmm!
The GSE site along the road is still open. The fence is chain link. The dunes behind are a good vantage point. We used to have video shot from standing on cars or in pickup beds. That's declined. I'd like to see it restored.
This just rolled down the road going to #SpaceX launch site
Seeing that drawworks heading into the site got me thinking, if they are going to have to stabilize the mating point as they place the SS on SH then they will probably need 2 of those units. I wonder if we will see it's twin arrive?
Saturday Morning Observation: The tower team just unhooked the big crane from tower section #5 and lowered the lifting frame. It appears that the lifting eyes have been left in place at the top of section #5. This bewilders me. When they disconnected from section #4, the lifting eyes were unbolted from the tower and lowered with the frame. That seemed smart and a time saver. ... There could be a very good reason for not lowering the eyes yet, but as an outside observer it stands out as a bunch of extra crane cycles if the eyes are still at the top of the tower.
Quote from: Tangilinear Interjar on 06/19/2021 06:58 pmSeeing that drawworks heading into the site got me thinking, if they are going to have to stabilize the mating point as they place the SS on SH then they will probably need 2 of those units. I wonder if we will see it's twin arrive?IIRC the twin arrived somewhere in Starbase a few months ago.
Quote from: vaporcobra on 06/19/2021 08:38 amNot 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=sTA0GTgFn5EEdit: Visible here, too.twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1406196271279489027Looks like the drawworks is going to be installed on this new tower structure.
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=sTA0GTgFn5EEdit: Visible here, too.twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1406196271279489027
🚀Starbase TX, Launch Site. Progression aerial photography 2018 to 2021