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
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.nsf.live/starbase
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📸:@LabPadre
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.
QuoteTanks 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.
Possibly water deluge related pipes being assembled at Sanchez. Captured on our latest flyoverpatreon.com/RGVAerial
Something at the launch pad is getting some new flex hoses.#Starbase #Starship #SpaceX 📸 Me for WAI Media @FelixSchlang
Special delivery from our friends in Florida!Watch it happen live on NSF’s Starbase Live: nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive [email protected]
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.🎥:@LabPadre
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.➡️
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:nsf.live/starbase
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📸@RGVaerialphotos
The first section of the newish water manifold has been lifted into place. Not wasting any time!🎥@LabPadre
Welp no shielding, but more changes to the mechanical system. It never stops lol.
Starbase tank parade for the recent arrivals on the barge:nsf.live/starbase
The last of the four tanks has just been lifted into place. They really aren't wasting any time on this job!@LabPadre #NerdleCam
Tanks & water pipes delivered this weekend for a water deluge system are coming along nicely.#Starbase #Starship #SpaceX 📸 Me for WAI Media @FelixSchlang
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.📺