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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #480 on: 06/20/2022 09:02 pm »
The crane has risen.

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #483 on: 06/21/2022 05:00 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #484 on: 06/21/2022 06:16 pm »
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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #486 on: 06/23/2022 01:13 am »

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #488 on: 06/23/2022 04:15 am »
Thank you for the coverage!

I'm quietly happy that nobody on the stream today was calling it the "vab".  I cringe every time I hear someone say that.  It's V-A-B.  (another one for the NSF drinking game)
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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #489 on: 06/23/2022 06:54 am »
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1539792560738156544

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Want to learn more about tower construction in progress at the HangarX facility? Check out the @NASASpaceflight Cape flyover videos on our channel.

Latest update: youtu.be/uZEnbZN8D58

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #491 on: 06/23/2022 12:32 pm »
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A giant crawler crane has started lifting the second tower segment for SpaceX's Florida Starship launch pad.
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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #494 on: 06/23/2022 01:43 pm »
twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1539966583988137984

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39A/Starship (1/4): The Starship/Super Heavy launch pad SpaceX is building at KSC pad 39A is rapidly taking shape; responding to a query last week from CBS, NASA said the company only has permission to build the launch stand, but does not yet have permission to launch from it

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39A/Starship (2/4): Confirming a Reuters story, NASA said the agency will conduct a "thorough" review of the Starship plans and will assess any risks that might be posed by launches of the huge rocket in close proximity to SpaceX's Crew Dragon pad at 39A

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39A/Starship (3/4): While NASA’s response didn't address the nature of those risks, it is thought to concern the possibility of a catastrophic failure on or just off the new pad that could damage the Crew Dragon gantry/support systems, interrupting crew flights to the ISS

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39A/Starship (4/4): As part of its review, NASA will assess "all options available including the development of a crew transportation capability at Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station"
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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #495 on: 06/23/2022 01:45 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #496 on: 06/23/2022 03:41 pm »
Useful graphic on current status of launch tower

https://twitter.com/lolomatico3d/status/1539961517038108672

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The first segments of #SpaceX 's Mechazilla tower at the Cape have been mounted on the foundation.

The tower is quickly coming together 🤯
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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #497 on: 06/23/2022 03:47 pm »
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I can't help but suspect there might be further issues if said analysis shows the VAB and 39B within the potential blast radius. I believe KSC was sized for a Nova-scale rocket, not Saturn V, but I'd think SS + SH would surpass even that.
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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #498 on: 06/23/2022 04:59 pm »
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I can't help but suspect there might be further issues if said analysis shows the VAB and 39B within the potential blast radius. I believe KSC was sized for a Nova-scale rocket, not Saturn V, but I'd think SS + SH would surpass even that.

Nova Rocket liftoff thrust: 4,536 - 9,072 tonnes

SH liftoff thrust: 7,590 tonnes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_(rocket)

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #499 on: 06/23/2022 05:22 pm »
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I can't help but suspect there might be further issues if said analysis shows the VAB and 39B within the potential blast radius. I believe KSC was sized for a Nova-scale rocket, not Saturn V, but I'd think SS + SH would surpass even that.

Nova Rocket liftoff thrust: 4,536 - 9,072 tonnes

SH liftoff thrust: 7,590 tonnes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_(rocket)

It’s not just the thrust (and total sound pressure level). It’s the potential pressure wave from a detonation event. All of that data has been developed and presented to the FAA as part of SpaceX’s prior submissions during the Boca Chica regulatory process. So SpaceX and NASA already know if there’s a significant risk to the VAB (which I doubt). The risks, if any, are to the F9 Commercial Crew facilities and HIF inside the LC39A perimeter.
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