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Title: J-2X, some assembly required.
Post by: riney on 09/15/2022 02:44 am
There are eight lots of components for what looks to be J-2X SN 10001 up for auction. Storage conditions look.... a bit iffy (water puddles, stained boxes, etc.)

https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucdsclnk?sl=41QSCI22160001 (https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucdsclnk?sl=41QSCI22160001)
Title: Re: J-2X, some assembly required.
Post by: Robotbeat on 09/15/2022 02:55 am
There are eight lots of components for what looks to be J-2X SN 10001 up for auction. Storage conditions look.... a bit iffy (water puddles, stained boxes, etc.)

https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucdsclnk?sl=41QSCI22160001 (https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucdsclnk?sl=41QSCI22160001)
Okay, anyone want to set up a GoFundMe or Patreon for this?
Title: Re: J-2X, some assembly required.
Post by: riney on 09/15/2022 03:02 am
Iím mighty tempted, but I donít have anywhere to put it all. Whatís wild is, while this first lot is over 1500, some of the remaining seven (search the GSA auctions site for ďJ2XĒ) are under a hundred bucks. I hope one person or organization snaps them all up. There might also be legacy J2 parts included; I know the early tests were a blend of old and new parts.
Title: Re: J-2X, some assembly required.
Post by: Sam Ho on 09/16/2022 05:34 pm
It's ITAR-controlled, so you need to be a US Citizen to pick up the engine parts.

Description from the auction:

J2X:
   This sale is a group of 8 lots of material that will assemble the J2X rocket engine. The items compose of the smallest bolt to the combustion chamber for the engine.  These items will not have any tooling for the engine only components to construct the engine.    We cannot guarantee loading of material as this is part of the bidderís job.  You can request a more detailed list in an excel sheet of the material.  I have attached a Wikipedia link of the engine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J-2X.  The material we assume is stainless, aluminum, steel.  The engine was designed and built by Aerojet Rocketdyne and has never been used only stored. 

https://gsaauctions.gov/ATTACHMENT/REGN4/41QSCI22160001/J2XVerbiage.docx

With about 6 hours to go, 8 high bids range from $1000 to $6000, with a total across the 8 lots of $29,204.
Title: Re: J-2X, some assembly required.
Post by: Sam Ho on 09/17/2022 05:42 am
All 8 lots have closed.

Closing bids were $20,025, $8,909, $30,010, $150,010, $10,004, $10,004, $21,554, and $25,004, for a total of $275,520.

The fuel turbopump was in the cheapest lot.  The oxidizer turbopump was in the most expensive lot, which cost more than the other 7 lots combined.

There doesn't seem to be a way to create a link to the page of search results, which I got by searching closed auctions for J2X, but for posterity, the individual lots are as follows:
https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucbdcls/?sl=41QSCI22160001
https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucbdcls/?sl=41QSCI22160002
https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucbdcls/?sl=41QSCI22160003
https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucbdcls/?sl=41QSCI22160004
https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucbdcls/?sl=41QSCI22160005
https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucbdcls/?sl=41QSCI22160006
https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucbdcls/?sl=41QSCI22160007
https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucbdcls/?sl=41QSCI22160008
Title: Re: J-2X, some assembly required.
Post by: Kaputnik on 10/05/2022 07:44 am
Expecting another Rocket Lab update soon... "so, Archimedes is ready, under budget and ahead of schedule, as soon as we can figure out where this last washer goes..."