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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3420 on: 09/05/2021 05:44 am »
Crews are hard at work clearing the area for SpaceX's new, wider High Bay. This new High Bay will dramatically increase Starship & Super Heavy production and assembly.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3421 on: 09/05/2021 06:22 am »
https://twitter.com/artzius/status/1434320492425461763

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Raptors 73, 78, and..... 69 have arrived onsite at the Launch Pad. As it stands, the only vehicle prepared to receive engines is Ship 20.

Can't wait to see some cryo action and static firing in the near future!! @elonmusk

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https://twitter.com/gatewaytomars/status/1434322022574612484
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3422 on: 09/05/2021 11:08 am »
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1434473461955457029

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Starbase Production Diagram - 5th September 2021

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3424 on: 09/05/2021 01:47 pm »
Raptors by S20

twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1434512027180015619

https://twitter.com/obetraveller/status/1434512633776984067

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https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1434505915374395401

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Well, that didn’t take long! We have a Raptor standing by for installation on Ship 20.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3425 on: 09/05/2021 07:41 pm »
Nobody mentioned the extra hooks lying near the V-shaped mystery structure?
(from Marcus House's video https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Iu1vfEo-l0w at 4:29)
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Last shot of the TPS tiles today. Looks like a lot of progress was made.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3427 on: 09/06/2021 01:33 am »
https://twitter.com/austindesisto/status/1434690877486682113

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Raptor instal happening now!! No SN visible.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3428 on: 09/06/2021 03:32 am »
As SpaceX prepares to test Ship 20, crews replace many of its damaged heat shield tiles. Meanwhile, three sea-level Raptor engines are delivered to the Launch Site.

Video from @spacecoast_stve and the NSF Robots. Edited by @MihirNeal.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3429 on: 09/06/2021 05:43 am »
https://twitter.com/austindesisto/status/1434702932482592777

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The booster 5 common dome is in the air!!

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3430 on: 09/06/2021 12:49 pm »
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1434856732887502852

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Working on this mechanical contraption at the production yard now:

7:29 am 8/6/21

twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1434860888155168773

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Some closer shots of it:

7:46 am 8/6/21

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1434861212244787203

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And a few more straight on:

7:48 am 8/6/21
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3431 on: 09/06/2021 03:13 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1434884076599717897
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I waited all yesterday for this moment, and finally caught Raptor being installed onto S20 after the sun went down. Video of the lift will be included in today’s daily video. So, keep your eyes peeled!

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twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1434878150949969920
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More tile work, anyone?

Ya know, I’m starting to see more OK’s than colored tape. That seems like a good thing. 👌

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https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1434888586982268933
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“The shady side of #Starship”

As hot as it is out here, I’d want to work on the shady side, too!

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3432 on: 09/06/2021 09:13 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1434987771928748036

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So, it appears Booster 4 could rollout of the High Bay tomorrow (per preps and road closure). Meanwhile, Booster 5 is being prepared for stacking.

twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1434987323721146370

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Looks like Booster 5’s aft dome is getting sleeved today!

- @NASASpaceflight

Edit to add: Elon has liked Nic Ansuini’s above tweet
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3433 on: 09/07/2021 04:52 am »
Ship 20 has sea-level Raptor engines installed overnight ahead of its test campaign. Meanwhile, Booster 5's Aft Dome is prepared for sleeving outside the Production Tents.

Video from @nicansuini and @spacecoast_stve. Edited by Nathan Shields.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3434 on: 09/07/2021 11:48 am »
It looks like Booster 4 was unhooked overnight (Per LabPadre Sentinel). There's also been flurry of emergency lights coming and going all morning. Closure still scheduled to start 45 minutes from now.

Ocean Cam reported on his stream that white cones have been placed up to the production site entrance nearest to the high bay to prevent parking. I asked him if he had seen wooden mats being moved around and placed on the road (this was a prerequisite for the previous booster moves), and he said he hadn't.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3435 on: 09/07/2021 01:18 pm »
And just to update that, Booster 4 is now on the roll.

(Future updates here, forgot there was a separate thread for B4: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=54439.new;topicseen#new)

Per LabPadre Sentinel

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3436 on: 09/07/2021 04:52 pm »
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1435284630224076804

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Top of GSE 8 being worked on near mid bay:

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https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1435285838737416192

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Booster 5 section being worked on in production yard:

11:53 am 9/7/21
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3437 on: 09/07/2021 10:43 pm »
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1435373047872172033

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Starship 20 nose tiles very close to finished now:

5:42 pm 9/7/21

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3438 on: 09/08/2021 06:47 am »
Super Heavy Booster 4 was rolled back to the Orbital Launch Site and readied for lifting onto the Launch Mount. Meanwhile, work on Ship 20's TPS tiles continued.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini), Stephen (@Spacecoast_Stve), and the NSF Robots. Edited by Mihir Neal (@MihirNeal).


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3439 on: 09/08/2021 03:20 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1435622881812230148

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Full steam ahead on the newer, wider, high bay! They’re not messin’ around! It’ll be interesting to see how soon they have this built.

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