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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1540 on: 01/26/2023 12:59 pm »
https://twitter.com/csi_starbase/status/1618607410087854081

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Thanks to @StarshipGazer we can see that SpaceX has begun enclosing the base of the Orbital Launch Integration Tower.

Hopefully they continue to work their way up the tower over the coming weeks! This naked tower has been cool and all...but I'm excited to see it with clothes on

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1541 on: 01/26/2023 05:36 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1618678992311300097

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The Orbital Launch Mount/Stage Zero looks really nice after a fresh lick of paint.

Preps for Booster 7's 33 engine Static Fire test continuing, while Ship 25 supervises.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1542 on: 01/27/2023 05:13 pm »
https://twitter.com/csi_starbase/status/1619022607285911553

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SpaceX will soon begin filling the base structures for the water deluge storage tanks. The tanks should arrive about 6 days from now and they will likely be transported straight to the Launch Complex. There will also be compressed gas tanks mounted here

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1543 on: 01/30/2023 07:33 pm »
https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1620156191631613953

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Tanks to Texas!

The SpaceX-commandeered barge of tanks and deluge equipment from Florida is roughly halfway across the Gulf of Mexico and should reach Brownsville on Feb 2/3.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1544 on: 01/30/2023 08:06 pm »

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Tanks to Texas!

The SpaceX-commandeered barge of tanks and deluge equipment from Florida is roughly halfway across the Gulf of Mexico and should reach Brownsville on Feb 2/3.
Commandeered!? Arrgh, me hearties, We take this barge in the name of the Musk!

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1545 on: 01/30/2023 08:31 pm »
Yeah, really, how did he come up with that.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1546 on: 02/01/2023 03:29 pm »
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1620816807098736642

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Possibly water deluge related pipes being assembled at Sanchez. Captured on our latest flyover
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1547 on: 02/03/2023 05:42 am »
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1621365981749583873

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Something at the launch pad is getting some new flex hoses.
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1548 on: 02/04/2023 06:11 am »
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Special delivery from our friends in Florida!

Watch it happen live on NSFs Starbase Live: nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1549 on: 02/04/2023 07:18 am »
https://twitter.com/csi_starbase/status/1621671308126818307

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It will be a busy night at the Starbase Launch Complex. Water deluge equipment now arriving by the truckload. It's pretty rare for equipment to show up and be installed immediately here.

Oh yea...pretty decent sunset as well tonight.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1550 on: 02/04/2023 02:33 pm »
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1621886545891590144

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Water deluge and other GSE hardware from Kennedy Space Center was delivered via barge, a new Booster thrust puck was delivered, and work on the Orbital Launch Mount continued.

Video + Photos from myself and Nic (@NicAnsuini) for @NASASpaceflight.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1551 on: 02/04/2023 06:43 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1621957349861629954

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Texas Pipe Watchers. Pad Deluge pipes heading into Starbase.

We saw them arriving on a barge and being offloaded at the end of the week:
youtube.com/watch?v=3YVCxC

Now racing into Starbase on trucks:
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1552 on: 02/05/2023 06:22 am »
https://twitter.com/csi_starbase/status/1622070290984345600

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First new mounting brackets installed underneath the Methane bleed line. This is a sign that SpaceX is intending to install a shield over all of the horizontal cryo tubing on the OLM. More of these have been installed tonight to the left of this position

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1553 on: 02/05/2023 06:35 am »
https://twitter.com/csi_starbase/status/1622002082843697154

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The first section of the newish water manifold has been lifted into place. Not wasting any time!

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1554 on: 02/05/2023 04:30 pm »
https://twitter.com/csi_starbase/status/1622275590488309760
 
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Welp no shielding, but more changes to the mechanical system. It never stops lol.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1555 on: 02/05/2023 04:33 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1622283786510647296

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Starbase tank parade for the recent arrivals on the barge:

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1556 on: 02/06/2023 10:26 am »
https://twitter.com/vickicocks15/status/1622320869698637824

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The last of the four tanks has just been lifted into place. They really aren't wasting any time on this job!
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1557 on: 02/06/2023 02:09 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1558 on: 02/07/2023 08:39 am »
twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1622870207474589696

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Tanks & water pipes delivered this weekend for a water deluge system are coming along nicely.
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 12
« Reply #1559 on: 02/07/2023 02:35 pm »
https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1622973709458841600

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SpaceX installed water tanks at the orbital site to feed a new deluge system and spray sound suppression water on the pad prior to launch.

Video from Jack (@thejackbeyer), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and Starbase Live. Edited by Thomas Hayden.

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