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Title: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/25/2022 12:50 pm
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Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/25/2022 12:52 pm
Unhooked:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1507353361053589510
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/25/2022 02:01 pm
Cop at HB entrance now. Getting ready to roll.

(Cropped from NSF)
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/25/2022 03:28 pm
Rolling!!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/25/2022 03:28 pm
Here we go with rollout.

https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1507393548022337540
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/25/2022 03:59 pm
Ermmm, back into the High Bay :D

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1507401662750773259
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: lykos on 03/25/2022 07:11 pm
Out again!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/31/2022 10:48 am
Out of the HB again and ready to roll to the pad.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/31/2022 11:12 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtHZ09p9QFo

https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1509488003391049729
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/31/2022 11:13 am
On the highway!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/31/2022 11:54 am
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1509499362182901766
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/31/2022 11:55 am
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/31/2022 12:18 pm
Approaching the pad.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/31/2022 12:24 pm
Double Booster!  ;D
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/31/2022 12:24 pm
That was so fast! Into the launch site!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1509506921035935745
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/31/2022 12:27 pm
Into the pad perimeter.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 03/31/2022 12:39 pm
Crane moving into position ahead of lift onto the structural test stand.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/31/2022 01:08 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1509517957377966092
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 03/31/2022 11:37 pm
Relevant to the Booster 7 onwards:


https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1509675733383221272

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4ebfRG16nM
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/01/2022 12:05 pm
SpaceX rolled out Booster 7 to the launch site for testing. Booster 7 is currently slated to fly the first orbital test flight along with Ship 24.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @NicAnsuini and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nathan Shields.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh-tb8uIL_s
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/01/2022 09:29 pm
SpX LR11000 oddly removed from 7. No understood reason yet.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/01/2022 10:19 pm
SpX LR11000 has moved to the OLM with booster spreader. Plans have changed it looks like.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/02/2022 01:26 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1510247050008481795
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/02/2022 01:28 pm
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/02/2022 01:32 pm
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/02/2022 01:34 pm
Going to the OLM, so a cryo will be first.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/02/2022 01:42 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1510250969560408076
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/03/2022 05:15 am
Adding the Booster 7 vid from Friday:

Booster 7 is now freestanding at the launch site after crews unhooked the LR 11000 crane. Meanwhile, aft sections for Booster 8 were moved into the High Bay for stacking.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots.

📺 https://youtu.be/x_7diSRUq7s
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/03/2022 05:15 am
And the one that was just released:

Booster 7 was lifted onto the Orbital Launch Mount for testing, Raptor engines were spotted in storage, and crews worked on the Wide Bay bridge crane.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Adrian (@BCCarCounters).

 https://youtu.be/6yza_HdPQj4
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/03/2022 07:47 pm
QD now attached.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/04/2022 05:06 pm
Road closed, pad almost clear, and farm active ahead of cryo proof.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/04/2022 05:40 pm
Pad clear now, and OLM now venting.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/04/2022 06:03 pm
B7 taking its first breaths!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/04/2022 07:13 pm
A bit of video of Booster 7 being all venty:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1511059250545676294
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/04/2022 07:50 pm
Cryo loading!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/04/2022 09:12 pm
Vet frosty. Just about full on the methane tank and almost there on the LOX tank.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/04/2022 09:51 pm
Full frost.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/05/2022 01:45 am
Depressing tanks after a smooth detank.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/06/2022 01:15 pm
Big overview on the current status:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/04/spacex-retires-vehicles-new-test/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1511693468120358913
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/08/2022 04:35 pm
Booster 7 lift.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1512468991046033409
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/08/2022 04:47 pm
Heading for some torture on the can crusher.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1512476057227698189
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/12/2022 02:03 pm
Booster 7 testing time!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1513880133383462924
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/12/2022 02:57 pm
Venting from the farm.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/12/2022 10:17 pm
Impressive venting.

https://twitter.com/BCCarCounters/status/1514004544958705673
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/12/2022 10:19 pm
The venting. It was not an ambient test as the QD hoses were all frosty which indicate cryo loading.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/13/2022 10:47 pm
Road closed.

LabPadre
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/14/2022 02:24 am
Farm is currently very active, though no signs of loading yet.

(Off to sleep right now, will update in the morning if anything more happens)
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 04/14/2022 04:22 pm
Road opened last night before midnight, only farm venting occurred.

Road is now closed again for todays window.

LabPadre
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/14/2022 07:24 pm
Booster 7 frosty time.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1514685924361318418
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/14/2022 11:03 pm
Earlier.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/14/2022 11:03 pm
And depressL

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1514740789175328779
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/15/2022 03:50 pm
Booster 7 hopefully going back to the Production Site for R2s.....

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1514994514053771278
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/17/2022 05:25 pm
Probably going to lift this next.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1515743055965564937
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/18/2022 02:12 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1516056719469731848
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/18/2022 02:12 pm
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/18/2022 02:16 pm
Reminder, we'll be starting a Booster 8 thread soon.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/18/2022 08:02 pm
Rolling.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1516144886403194883
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/18/2022 08:15 pm
Pan up (sorry, tilt up, Jack will shout at me).

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1516147244776534019
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/18/2022 09:03 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1516148360729739274

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1516159377388056582
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/06/2022 01:07 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1522563579374936064
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/06/2022 01:42 pm
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/06/2022 02:14 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1522574990247440384
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/06/2022 02:44 pm
Hook it up and then on to the OLM next.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/06/2022 07:37 pm
Booster 7 is being lifted.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/07/2022 04:59 pm
So we'll stick with 7/24 pairing for now, but I think it's likely 8/24.

Anyway, Ship 24:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1522983143606738947
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/08/2022 03:07 am
While Booster 7 is integrated on the Orbital Launch Mount, Ship 24 was moved around the High Bay ahead of nosecone stacking.

Video and Pictures from Nic (@nicansuini). Edited by Jack Beyer (@thejackbeyer).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQz2Gevi-pU
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/08/2022 04:49 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1523344263043371009
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/08/2022 05:12 pm
And mated.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: ThatOldJanxSpirit on 05/09/2022 06:48 am
Zack Golden on twitter is reporting that the raptor install platform is heading toward the launch mount.

https://mobile.twitter.com/CSI_Starbase/status/1523487039252877312
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/09/2022 02:29 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1523671419850489856
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 05/09/2022 02:45 pm
LabPadre Rover 2 Cam:

"Attention Starbase, Entire Pad Clear in 30 minutes, all non-essential personell begin to clear the pad"
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/09/2022 08:03 pm
Security vehicles just left pad (presumably pad clear), and tank farm activity just started spooling up. Klaxon going off.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/09/2022 09:11 pm
Lots of venting from the OLM and underneath Booster 7.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/09/2022 09:22 pm
LN2 load started. Frost line growing on Booster 7.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/09/2022 09:36 pm
Frostline now forming on CH4 tank.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/09/2022 10:42 pm
Proof test still underway. Both tanks on Booster 7 are nearly full.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/09/2022 11:33 pm
Frost lines decreasing since about 6PM CST.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/10/2022 02:39 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1524036307462332417
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/10/2022 02:40 pm
And related to Booster 7:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcs0lMva0Bg
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/11/2022 04:03 pm
Booster 7 ready for another cryo as Ship 20 departs.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/11/2022 04:04 pm
PA announcement at pad just now: "Attention Starbase: Entire pad clear in one hour (12PM CST). All personnel please begin exiting the pad, and remove personal vehicles from Highway 4."

Also some orbital tank farm venting.

(Posting here because presumably related to Booster 7 testing)
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/11/2022 07:03 pm
LN2 load started. Frost ring going on LOX tank of Booster 7.

And now on CH4 tank.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/11/2022 08:14 pm
Booster 7 just about full now.

Update: Started detanking at around 3:47PM CST
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/11/2022 10:12 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1524512670757670917
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: vaporcobra on 05/12/2022 01:57 am
After the first detank, SpaceX partially refilled Booster 7 and did some quick-disconnect testing at cryogenic temps. The QD was retracted and reattached in about a minute and B7 was then drained a second time without apparent issue.

https://twitter.com/CSI_Starbase/status/1524563328529481728
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/12/2022 03:19 pm
Looks like crane with booster loadspreader is getting ready to attach to Booster 7.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/13/2022 12:54 pm
Booster 7 is currently being lifted off the OLM
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/14/2022 12:49 pm
Booster 7 ready to roll back to the production site ahead of today's one-hour closure.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/14/2022 01:03 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1525461333822537729

Quote
Booster 7 is headed bback to the production site. 🤩🚀

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/14/2022 01:44 pm
They see me rolling.....

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1525472063405887489
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/14/2022 02:51 pm
Booster 7 is entering the megabaymegabaymegabay
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/19/2022 05:46 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1527342514910670850

Quote
Booster 7 Grid Fins
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/22/2022 09:26 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1528229588198797314

Quote
Aerial images confirm both S24 aft flaps have been installed.

Flyover 🔗:  youtu.be/Iq_KD4YHnG8
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/26/2022 11:47 am
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1529790928407470080

Quote
Ship 24 rolls out of of the High Bay for the first time!

Watch it happen in real time on Starbase LIVE: nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive

- @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/26/2022 11:55 am
This looks like a proper orbital vehicle!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/26/2022 12:05 pm
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/26/2022 12:10 pm
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1529796670334111744

Quote
Ship 24 is on its way to orbit!

- @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/26/2022 12:42 pm
Really nice TPS:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1529804799675445253
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/26/2022 01:00 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1529809618330869764
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/26/2022 03:45 pm
Ship 24 was stationed over by the OLIT (where Ship 20 was last cryoproofed). A crew has been working over the past two hours to connect the QD.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/26/2022 05:58 pm
Latest round up:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/05/s24-rollout-b7-raptors/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1529884223905177600
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/26/2022 10:03 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1529940502631661606

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Starship 24 is alive! First ever venting.

4:26 pm 5/26/22
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/27/2022 02:12 pm
Road closed. Ship 24 undergoing testing (only ambient seen so far). Closure lasts for another three hours.

Pad is not yet fully clear (cars at gate).
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/27/2022 03:48 pm
https://twitter.com/kspaceacademy/status/1530209785500557315

Quote
Ship 24 testing in full swing at Starbase... as evidenced by another cascade of thermal tiles during this vent. Looks like they're still working on the vent clearance and the tile attachment system.

Follow along with us live via @nasaspaceflight nsf.live/starbaselive
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/27/2022 04:40 pm
Bang (which may have just been venting), followed by tiles shedding at around 10:09:50AM local.

https://twitter.com/KSpaceAcademy/status/1530209785500557315

View from LabPadre Rover Cam on the beach shows that the tiles mainly shed from the fairing section.

Cars have returned to the pad, closure time ends in about 20 minutes.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/27/2022 08:11 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1530276118116245505

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Starship 24 rolls out to the pad at Starbase
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 05/28/2022 12:33 am
The hatch to Ship 24's fairing was opened after the closure ended. A piece of bent piping from inside was removed about an hour ago:

https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1530331534321930240
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/29/2022 06:28 am
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1530695400071606275

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A new set of grid fins for B7 have arrived
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/30/2022 07:42 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1531360011183607816

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Workers installed a new section of pipe with expansion loops in Starship 24 today to replace the section destroyed during Friday's testing and they also removed this straight section:

2:02 pm 5/30/22

patreon.com/StarshipGazer
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2022 06:08 am
twitter.com/erdayastronaut/status/1531783723233841152

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Next time, weve gotta do it when theres a fully stacked Starship there!!!

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1531790327677435904

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Only a few weeks away. All Raptor 2 engines needed for first orbital flight are complete & being installed.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2022 06:12 am
twitter.com/erdayastronaut/status/1531814065240088577

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I really cant wait to see the first SuperHeavy static fire! Question is: will they do all 33 engines at once or just inner ring / outer ring static fires? 🤔

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1531818107471335425

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Just one at a time at first
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/01/2022 10:29 pm
They've been working on 24 most of the day. Now into testing.

Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2022 10:44 pm
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1532125963227746306

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First gridfin has been installed on B7 in the megabay.
Thanks to @CSI_Starbase and the crew for spotting that.
#Starbase #Starship #SpaceX
📸 Me for WAI Media @FelixSchlang
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Post by: Snail on 06/02/2022 10:29 am
Second gridfin is beeing installed.

Source: NSF Stream.

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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2022 08:11 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1532454711047208974

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Ship 24 is now undergoing a cryoproof test! Frost line forming!

nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2022 09:31 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1532473770748829726

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Nice and frosty!
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2022 11:54 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1532510690665283584

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Cryogenic proof test passed
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2022 05:14 pm
https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1532758131297615872

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Ship lifting jig aka. the squid, up and ready to remove S24 after it's successful cryo testing yesterday. We should see it being moved over onto pad A thrust test stand soon.
#Starbase #Starship #SpaceX
📸 Me for WAI Media @FelixSchlang
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/03/2022 11:40 pm
Ship 24 rolling.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2022 11:50 pm
24 on the loose! :D

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1532871763037671425
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: SPKirsch on 06/04/2022 01:47 am
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1532884101090496512
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24 has arrived at Pad A. Attaching the lifting "squid" (timelapse to show why we call it a squid 😅)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/04/2022 12:37 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1533064971504041987

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Starship 24 Pre-Lift safety meeting happening now:

7:33 am 6/4/22

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1533066319519793154

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"Sub orbital pad A is now closed for ship 24 lift operations"

7:40 am 6/4/22
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/04/2022 01:25 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1533077244448497664
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/04/2022 01:26 pm
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1533077216036274179

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And shes airborne!

- @NASASpaceflight
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/04/2022 01:45 pm
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/04/2022 02:07 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1533088020588634112
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/04/2022 07:23 pm
Whoops, latest vid didn't get posted here :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Ct-2sEm1s
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2022 11:30 am
Attached from: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1533408313894912001
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/05/2022 01:33 pm
Latest vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eDVN2CbGg4
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/06/2022 02:45 pm
PA at launch site at 9:13:52AM local. Pad clear by 10AM for Ship 24 testing.

Cop at roadblock ahead of today's closure from 10AM to 10PM.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/06/2022 04:55 pm
Pad clear and roadblock up at 11:50AM.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/06/2022 08:11 pm
Frost ring forming on Ship 24
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/06/2022 08:24 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1533907234341543936

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Watch live as Ship 24 conducts a cryogenic proof test with thrust rams!

nsf.live/starbase
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/06/2022 09:28 pm
Testing in full throw:
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1533923599689699333
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/07/2022 04:37 pm
Pad appears clear ahead of more expected testing today.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/07/2022 05:56 pm
Frost line on Ship 24 forming.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/07/2022 06:58 pm
Header tank venting:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1534248123249348611
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/07/2022 09:14 pm
Depress!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1534282124886433795
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/08/2022 11:04 am
Ship 24 was lifted onto Suborbital Pad A as SpaceX prepares to test its thrust puck using the thrust simulation rams along with more cryo testing.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal , @NicAnsuini , and the NSF robots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmUCGe0dZBg
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/09/2022 11:49 am
New Daily, including 24:

The EDOME test tank was moved to the launch site and the SpaceX LR 11000 crane was hooked up to Ship 24 ahead of its expected rollback.

Video and Pictures from @BocaChicaGal, @NicAnsuini, and the NSF robots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK5tLx2SmNw
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/09/2022 11:50 am
24 about to be lifted. Tag lines being held.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/09/2022 11:50 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1534864577690755072

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Starship 24 lift about to happen:

6:45 am 6/9/22
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/09/2022 12:03 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1534868800956506114
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/09/2022 12:56 pm
Rollback next up.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/09/2022 04:58 pm
Latest round up article. Heavy on 7/24.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/06/starbase-duo-static-fire-campaign-ksc-progress/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1534942479165833216
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/09/2022 08:54 pm
Rolling.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1535002103751618561
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/09/2022 09:16 pm
https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1535006476338618373
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: SPKirsch on 06/10/2022 01:09 am
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1535020770199740417
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Ship 24 has reached the production site awaiting installation of a few Raptors! 👀
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/10/2022 05:39 am
https://youtu.be/1f_JpZYwsDk
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/11/2022 05:31 am
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1535478522550136834

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33 Raptor rocket engines, each producing 230 metric tons of force
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/11/2022 08:36 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1535722475199336449

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*Red: B7 raptor thermal covers
*Green: B7 chines
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/14/2022 04:38 pm
twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1536747214755745792

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Starship will be ready to fly next month. I was in the high bay & mega bay late last night reviewing progress.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1536747824498585602

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We will have a second Starship stack ready to fly in August and then monthly thereafter
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/15/2022 02:24 am
Intermittent transport closure for Thursday, 8AM-10AM. (All other closures for the week cancelled)

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/

And Elon posted a birds-eye view photo of Ship 24 in the high bay:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1536896085557399552
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: neesh ant on 06/16/2022 07:51 am
Mods, surely we can update the thread title now that we know B7 and S24 are a pair?!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/16/2022 11:56 am
Transport closure for today has been rescheduled to run from 7PM to 9PM.

Edit: Aaaand it's gone
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship X (likely 24) - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/17/2022 06:23 am
twitter.com/teslaownerssv/status/1537670273217929217

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Any dates on the orbital launch for the starship. Trying to make it out with the fam if possible

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1537672692035375107

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There will probably be several launch countdowns before we pass all the abort triggers, but hopefully first countdown is next month
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/21/2022 01:09 pm
Changing the title as 7/24 is now the pairing.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1539233685664309253
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/22/2022 01:38 pm
Booo. Closure canceled again.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1539603685763842050
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/22/2022 07:46 pm
twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1539692423391084545

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Tower Vent! More preps for the main events coming up for Booster 7 and Ship 24.

nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1539693179062173702

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It's a Purge Party at the OLS. Always impressive.
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/23/2022 03:41 pm
Booster 7 is rolling out of the megabay.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/23/2022 03:45 pm
Dedicated stream as this is going to be cool with all the engines on it.

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1539997554795958272?s=20&t=Nz4iCisfDKT7E3fgxxIAWg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciDsg3KN6Uw
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/23/2022 03:55 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1540000189175447553

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The retired vehicles in Starbase's Rocket Garden bidding Bon Voyage to Booster 7 as it sets off for a trip to the launch site.

Commentary Livestream:
youtube.com/watch?v=ciDsg3
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/23/2022 04:05 pm
Nice chimes.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/23/2022 04:38 pm
There's the roll by with the Raptors.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1540011156001128448
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/23/2022 05:04 pm
Might be a rollout record!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1540017069789528064
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/23/2022 05:29 pm
Booster 7 at the launch site. Chopsticks rising.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/23/2022 05:58 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1540031367563575298

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Booster 7 is moving to the Chopsticks!

youtube.com/watch?v=ciDsg3

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1540038568361484290

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Booster 7 moving into position for the grab and lift.

youtube.com/watch?v=ciDsg3
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/23/2022 06:28 pm
First time ever chopstick lift with a booster is on the cards!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/23/2022 09:23 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1540082517881020417

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Booster 7 loaded with Raptor 2's:

11:08 am 6/23/22

patreon.com/StarshipGazer
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/23/2022 09:37 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1540086380469964800

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Super Heavy Booster 7 with 33 Raptor engines installed was transported to the orbital launch pad at Starbase
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/23/2022 10:07 pm
Link for webcast whenever lift happens

https://youtu.be/uXt0dwWVi6w
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/23/2022 10:26 pm
Any minute, hopefully!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/23/2022 11:23 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1540112153373556740
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/24/2022 01:42 am
Tonight's closure extended until....... 2:30AM local. Still awaiting Booster 7 lift.

Got some fireworks on South Padre island too.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: JohnsterSpaceProgram on 06/24/2022 02:37 am
Fireworks at Starbase ahead of Booster 7's lift onto the OLM.

https://youtu.be/iW5dz_wAQ00

Clip taken from NSF's 24/7 Starbase Livestream.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/24/2022 02:51 am
Chopsticks now starting to lift booster very slowly.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/24/2022 03:23 am
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1540173477705048064
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/24/2022 03:43 am
Stabilizer in.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/24/2022 04:45 am
Crazy!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1540185638833627137

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1540194253518798848
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/24/2022 06:42 am
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1540211684626665472

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Timelapse of SpaceX lifting the world's most powerful rocket booster with Chopsticks for the first time.

nsf.live/starbase
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/24/2022 06:55 am
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1540226992393551873

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The first super heavy chopstick lift is complete! #starship
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/24/2022 10:57 am
https://youtu.be/ePNU0sFwXF8

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Booster 7 was rolled out to the launch site in preparation for its static fire test campaign. SpaceX is ramping up testing for the orbital test flight after the FAA released its Environmental Assessment earlier this month.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini), and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun(@Patrick_Colqu).

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0:00 - Venting From the Orbital Launch Mount
0:28 - Sunrise
0:45 - The Orbital Launch Mount
1:16 - The Booster Quick Disconnect
1:44 - B7.1 Test Tank
2:26 - Venting From the Orbital Tank Farm
2:38 - Booster 7 Rollout to the Orbital Launch Site
5:53 - Buckner's Liebherr LR 11000 Disassembled
7:00 - Ship Payload Section Being Welded in the High Bay
7:15 - Ship 15
7:30 - New Building Near the Production Site
7:46 - Ship 25 Payload Bay Section
8:01 - Work on the Mega Bay
8:29 - Ship 24 in the High Bay
8:45 - Chopsticks Raised
9:17 - Booster 7 Moved Between the Chopsticks
9:49 - Chopsticks Moved Into Postion
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/24/2022 03:41 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1540359273707978752

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Booster 7 on the orbital launch mount this morning. B7 was lifted onto the OLM for the first time using the chopsticks. Well done yall at SpaceX! 🤩🚀

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/24/2022 06:37 pm
Static Fire testing starts next week all being well! Remember, we'll be hoping Mary gets an overpressure notice as the prelude.

https://twitter.com/Patrick_Colqu/status/1540403487430909952?s=20&t=Qatv1dNW1b_K9O_UOvMcEg
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2022 05:50 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1540754192385597442

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Booster 7 is being worked through Igniter testing ahead of next week's Static Fire test.

Sound On:

nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2022 06:09 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1540758812252061696

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New Starbase, Tx Flyover!
We are reviewing the photos in our Starbase Weekly livestream right now!

Join us live here: youtu.be/f0gnMb4SMFw
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/26/2022 07:13 am
oster 7 Igniters were tested, checking another item needed for Static Fire testing, meanwhile the final parts for the Buckner's LR 11000 were disassembled.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@NicAnsuini) and the NSF Robots.
Edited by Patrick Colquhoun (@Patrick_Colqu).

https://youtu.be/CZJg83_RupE
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/26/2022 08:43 am
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1540857118852407297

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Ship 24 is being attached to the bridge crane in the High Bay a sign that Raptor installation may occur soon. The ship transport stands are not tall enough to install Raptors, so a crane is needed for assistance.

nsf.live/starbase
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/26/2022 07:32 pm
Great view of the top of the chopsticks in the first tweet

twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1541119302312644608

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Captured from 10,420ft msl

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1541120307116777475

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New updated grid fins
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/26/2022 07:49 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1541146441065922560

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3 RVac engines have been moved to the high bay for installation onto Ship 24.

📸: @LabPadre
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/27/2022 03:01 pm
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1541428763648565251

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Ship 24 has a fresh new paint job!!! Clean lines between the tiles! 🤩

[email protected]
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/27/2022 04:21 pm
Round up.

And to note, you won't need to ask if Mary has got an overpressure letter. You'll be very aware of it when it happens :D

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/06/orbital-starship-static-fire-campaign/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1541455992164065281
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/27/2022 07:05 pm
Booster 7 ambient venting, and sheriff is at roadblock ahead of today's testing closure (seen on LabPadre Lab Cam).
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/28/2022 12:34 am
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1541580485360590848

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Booster 7 testing now includes venting through the engine section.

youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQ
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/30/2022 04:35 pm
PA announcement just now (11:30:38AM local): Pad clear in 1 and a half hours. (1PM local)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/30/2022 09:35 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1542622624370397184

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Booster 7 testing underway! Commentary has moved to Starbase Live while we wait to see if Atlas V will launch today.

nsf.live/starbase
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 06/30/2022 10:44 pm
Mystery box going up in the high bay.

(And cars currently back at pad during Booster 7/OLM testing)

https://twitter.com/StarshipGazer/status/1542703984758104064
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2022 02:03 pm
https://twitter.com/austindesisto/status/1542871207686688768

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PEZ dispenser sticking its tongue out!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: DanClemmensen on 07/01/2022 02:16 pm

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PEZ dispenser sticking its tongue out!
We think it's the PEZ loader, not the PEZ dispenser. It loads the PEZ dispenser.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: lykos on 07/01/2022 05:39 pm
This your "PEZ loader" must first be loaded himself and then dispenses the Starlinksats into the Starship-PEZ-dispenser  ;)
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/01/2022 06:48 pm
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1542942738299195394
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/02/2022 05:45 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1543289714022678528

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33 Raptor engines installed on the Booster, 6 on the Ship
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/04/2022 12:44 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1543938580812292097

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Good morning S24! 🤩🚀

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/04/2022 03:29 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1543980098411499520

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Busy times under Booster 7 right now, as SpaceXers work through the holiday preparing the 33 Raptors for the upcoming Static Fire campaign.

nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/04/2022 03:29 pm
Timelapse of the work under Booster 7:
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1543980098411499520
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/04/2022 04:04 pm
New feature vid as a preview to Booster 7's Static Fire test:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS4X9Ch0-lg
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/04/2022 08:50 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1544052094419832836
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Happy July 4th!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/05/2022 01:57 am
https://twitter.com/NicAnsuini/status/1544115097546723328
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X

🤩🚀

[email protected]
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/05/2022 10:34 am
https://twitter.com/bccarcounters/status/1544268320358207488

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S24 is leaving the High Bay ahead of its rollout to the launch site!

@NASASpaceflight - Watch the first signs of rollout here! nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/05/2022 11:25 am
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1544280745111322624

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Top of the morning to you, S24!

[email protected]

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1544292305431060480

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S24 is ready for some serious action!

[email protected]
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/05/2022 11:28 am
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1544281976655323136

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S24 on the move!!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/05/2022 12:45 pm
Vids:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1544295433614368768


https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1544301081064341504
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/05/2022 12:56 pm
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1544297996808065025

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S24 has arrived at the launch site. 🤩🚀

@NASASpaceflight

Edit to add: Elon has now liked Marys tweet 👍
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/05/2022 06:12 pm
NOTMAR issued for the July 6th and July 7th closures: https://rssaonline.com/maritime-updates/msib-45-22-spacex-hazard-area-testing/
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/06/2022 11:24 am
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1544643133740384256
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2022 11:25 am
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1544643419309580289
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/06/2022 11:44 am
And down.

More clips:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1544648367879458818
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2022 01:18 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1544667770343784449

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Lift to test Pad B complete. Ship 24's static fire campaign will begin soon 🔥 #starship
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2022 02:01 pm
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1544682739126996993

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Pad closure in 1 hour just announced.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2022 02:06 pm
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1544683818606440448

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Pad clear in 1 hour. Place your final bets on whats about to happen!

Whatever ends up happening will be live on NSFs Starbase Live: nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive

[email protected]
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/06/2022 03:37 pm
10:35:25AM PA announcement: Loud venting from Booster for the next 30 mins.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2022 03:50 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1544710175629758466

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Meanwhile, at Starbase, Booster 7 is enjoying some methane tank venting.

nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2022 05:39 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1544735917205700608

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Ship 24 was transported to the pad at Starbase in preparation for the first orbital flight test of Starship
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2022 09:38 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1544797557586526208

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Booster 7 now hosting a methane tank vent party.

nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/06/2022 10:23 pm
Cars back to the pad, and sheriff's deputies seem to have abandoned the roadblock (though they're both now parked outside the launch site gate, so it's not really clear if the road is open or not).

Apart from the venting, there was what sounded like another igniter test as cars were returning to the pad.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: jpo234 on 07/07/2022 11:09 am
https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1544742740201803785
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/07/2022 05:39 pm
Pad clear for today's testing. Lots of condensation heading towards the OLM. OLM venting.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/08/2022 03:09 am
Road open. Nothing visible really happened. Just a lot of venting. Next closure Monday July 11th.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/11/2022 04:51 pm
Well, it's a new week, and the pad seems to be clear for today's testing. Some venting on and around OLM. No OP notice.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/11/2022 08:41 pm
Here we go, finally!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1546595370377019392


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-89xl-v0gs
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/11/2022 08:58 pm
Frost-line growing on CH4 tank now too. Alex notes on stream that the methane re-condensers in the OTF don't seem to be running, so not 100% clear what's being loaded right now. Expectation seems to be a spin prime test.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/11/2022 09:22 pm
Oof, I don't think they were planning for the fire part!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1546605684070006784
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Darga on 07/11/2022 09:34 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1546607458461880321
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2022 09:48 pm
https://twitter.com/csi_starbase/status/1546610765511245828

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HOLY #*$%!!   Check out this shockwave and the sound of this explosion

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

I hope that was planned...sure didn't look like it to me!

🎥: @LabPadre
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2022 10:16 pm
https://youtu.be/05Yiw7_JTXY
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/11/2022 10:28 pm
Prop dump. Fire near the tower.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/11/2022 10:32 pm
LOX dump and then fire.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1546622676810272770
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/11/2022 10:51 pm
Still smoking, but seems to be much less than earlier.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/11/2022 10:59 pm
Looks like the fire is dying off. Phew.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2022 11:22 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1546635716704120832

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Elon has deleted his reply saying it was planned.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2022 11:37 pm
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1546639772621365248

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Yeah, actually not good. Team is assessing damage.

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1546641991597006851

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Cryogenic fuel is an added challenge, as it evaporates to create fuel-air explosion risk in a partially oxygen atmosphere like Earth.

That said, we have a lot of sensors to detect this. More later.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/12/2022 12:13 am
New fire has sprung up. It looks to me like this one is in a different location (closer to the tower), but it's difficult to tell with the perspective of the different cams, so take that with a grain of salt.

Update: Scarier than it looked, it seems. Died down very quickly, and no more black smoke. Cam is zooming on apparent pipe damage to OLM (according to commentators).
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/12/2022 01:01 am
SpaceX crew cautiously passing roadblock. Sending up drone to inspect.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/12/2022 03:16 am
Booster looks to be safed now, and vehicles have returned to the pad.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: cohberg on 07/12/2022 05:30 am
https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1546727913944502274
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2022 05:46 am
Earlier Elon tweet:

twitter.com/ppathole/status/1546675566035992576

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Elon, would it be possible to maybe burn/evaporate the leaks caused before ignition? I guess space shuttle used to do this, they used to setup small sparks under the shuttle's engine section & burn off all the Hydrogen leaks that may have happened before ignition ...

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1546713443943825408

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That is one of the things we will be doing going forward.

This particular issue, however, was specific to the engine spin start test (Raptor has a complex start sequence).

Going forward, we wont do a spin start test with all 33 engines at once.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/12/2022 09:32 am
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1546789094507905024

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfGjPhgz0Lc
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/12/2022 12:32 pm
Things - from the outside at least - not looking too bad this morning!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1546833995303948289
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2022 04:11 pm
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1546869091323023361

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Trial by fire

[email protected]
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2022 04:41 pm
More shots of the damage

https://twitter.com/srocketfuture/status/1546864778353823752

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Definitely some damage around the OLM, and im sure there's damage we can't see, but overall, I think this could have been worse. Best of luck to the teams that will be working to get everything fixed!

📷: Me for @TLPN_Official

#TLPNews #TLPNetwork
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2022 07:55 pm
https://twitter.com/shard_baby/status/1546943479183540224

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Crews inspect the damage to B7, B7.1 & the OLM - 12th July 2022 2:14pm 🚀 #Starship #Starbase #SpaceX
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: cohberg on 07/13/2022 05:53 am
https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1547094594466332672
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/13/2022 08:05 pm
From Reuters report, Elon said in email that Booster 7 will "probably" return to the launch mount next week after high bay inspections.

https://twitter.com/joroulette/status/1547284004558327808

Elon also predicts on Twitter that orbital flight will now be "as soon as next month" "if testing goes well"

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1547253925249552385
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/14/2022 06:18 am
twitter.com/patrick_colqu/status/1547427374119149573

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A Raptor was spotted heading towards the Launch Site and was moved near Booster 7. Watch Live with @NASASpaceflight to see if they swap a Raptor.
📺nsf.live/starbase

twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1547427951062425601

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Seems like SpaceX teams might start Booster 7 repairs right there at the launch site.

https://twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1547439160121860096

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Raptor seen coming out of the business end of Booster 7. Seems like they might use the crane mounted on the OLM (guess that's what it was for 😏)

nsf.live/starbase
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/14/2022 06:31 am
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1547222177967210496

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SPMTs have arrived to transport B7 back to the production site for check outs. #starship
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/14/2022 02:14 pm
Latest vid including B7.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liCFYNCOYc0

Also, Ship 24 TPS application occurring right now.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1547585059959361539
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/14/2022 02:40 pm
Interesting that they're spraying down the dirt berm near Ship 24 with water.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: AC in NC on 07/14/2022 03:38 pm
Interesting that they're spraying down the dirt berm near Ship 24 with water.

FONSI Mitigation #1 (https://www.faa.gov/sites/faa.gov/files/2022-06/Final_PEA_Executive_Summary.pdf): 

Air Quality  The FAA would ensure that SpaceX implements the following measures to minimize impacts on air quality:  1. Periodic water spraying to control particulates and fugitive dust
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/14/2022 06:31 pm
Chopsticks rising
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/14/2022 08:37 pm
https://youtu.be/cFmYNF_kcP8
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/14/2022 08:51 pm
That'll buff right out:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1547684888844701696
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/14/2022 09:02 pm
Family portrait
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/15/2022 01:21 am
Chopsticks have opened. Booster 7 is securely on the SPMTs.

Closure has been extended to 2AM, so, about 6 hours remaining.

A lot of vehicles currently at the suborbital tank farm. They returned to the pad at around 6PM local.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: alugobi on 07/15/2022 02:52 am
Booster is now rolling back to house.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/15/2022 04:07 am
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1547788720052396032

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1547794593281757185
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/15/2022 05:51 am
https://youtu.be/9yVppBdB-4c
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/15/2022 06:26 am
twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1547798484685766656

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Methane recondenser is on! Confirms LCH4 presence. Good sign.

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1547805751472664579

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Propellant loading has not started yet. Per previous testing timelines, we would have expected it to begin by now. We will see what happens. Only a little over two hours left in the window. No time to go back to the pad and troubleshoot if necessary.

twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1547817364846047232

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Looks like de-pressing which is depressing. 😩

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1547829088923987968

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Road open. Next attempt no-earlier than Monday between 10 am and 10 pm CDT.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/18/2022 05:14 am
https://twitter.com/csi_starbase/status/1548893034934259713

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1 of the 13 center engines on Booster 7  has been removed. I definitely expected more damage to the outer 20 R2's so this was a bit unexpected.

Great catch by agent @mouser58907

📸: @LabPadre Rover1 cam
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/18/2022 04:13 pm
https://twitter.com/grandpajoe42/status/1549003398132940800

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7 Raptors removed from B7 @LabPadre

Not clear if this is for inspection, repair or replacement.

Edit to add:

twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1549059869889757186

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Raptors coming out of the megabay. Several were seen last night, and so far I've seen 3 today. Shots of the other 2 will follow in just a bit.
#Starbase #Starship #SpaceX
📸 Me for WAI Media @FelixSchlang

https://twitter.com/cosmicalchief/status/1549065277459124224

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Other two Raptors that have come out this morning.
#Starbase #Starship #SpaceX
📸 Me for WAI Media @FelixSchlang
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/18/2022 05:35 pm
https://youtu.be/TjGLnqtbjvo
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/18/2022 06:55 pm
Now live

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1549105019600850944

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LIVE: Ship 24 is conducting engine testing. A spin prime is expected.

youtu.be/TjGLnqtbjvo
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/18/2022 07:18 pm
Frost line on Ship 24 LOX tank.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/18/2022 07:46 pm
https://twitter.com/chrisg_nsf/status/1549118121054818304
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/18/2022 08:20 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1549126804832649216
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/18/2022 08:36 pm
Super duper!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1549130850100469766
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/18/2022 09:12 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1549139272665546753
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Celebratory depress vent. They don't take half measures when they want to start the depress "All vents, open!"
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/19/2022 06:07 am
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1549274423911399427

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S24 roared to life today!

[email protected]
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/20/2022 04:55 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1549799837968740352

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Igniter test was just conducted with Ship 24. Turn up audio to hear it. Road is closed for testing.

nsf.live/starbase
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/20/2022 05:31 pm
NSF live with a commentary stream for Ship 24 testing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fkXLP9MgdU
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/20/2022 06:12 pm
Engines chilling
Vents spilling
LOX tank's a filling
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2022 06:23 pm
Vid clip of Spin Prime:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1549821918898946053
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/20/2022 07:37 pm
Another spin prime test (third overall, second of the day):

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1549838591504928768
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/20/2022 07:48 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1549841837472497670

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Ship 24 Depress vent! Like an angry horse, snorting!

youtube.com/watch?v=1fkXLP
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/20/2022 09:28 pm
Roadblock has been abandoned, so it looks like testing is done for the day.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/20/2022 09:48 pm
https://twitter.com/labpadre/status/1549826079879200769

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Predator view of S24 spin up! #SpaceX #Starbase #Texas #Starship
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/21/2022 12:54 pm
Cross posting as Mary said these engines were coming and going between Booster 7:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCJ--k78KxA
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/21/2022 07:26 pm
3rd NSF live steam in as many hours!

https://youtu.be/8QWf2Y5ZoAQ
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/21/2022 08:04 pm
Ship 24 filling up, engine chill vents running
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/21/2022 08:12 pm
twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1550208147700195330

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Ship 24 wants attention too!

Live commentary stream here:
youtube.com/watch?v=8QWf2Y

Yep, we're doing both live commentary streams at the same time!

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1550211966370824193

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Cheeky Spin Prime test:
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/21/2022 08:45 pm
Second spin prime test, followed by a depress a few minutes later:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1550217283326328833

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1550218380489138184
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/28/2022 08:19 pm
Article time:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/07/starship-24-awaiting-static-fires/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1552749362362605569
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 07/28/2022 11:13 pm
Ship 24's flaps have been opened.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/29/2022 06:20 am
Closeup

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1552859556618727426

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Starship 24's flaps were opened for the first time today and underwent movement testing. 🚀

7:23 pm 7/28/22

starshipgazer.com

Edit to add: video

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1552806658157445120

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Ship 24's clearly a friendly Starship. Saw the engineer in the lift and started waving.

nsf.live/starbase
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/29/2022 03:11 pm
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Colqu/status/1552942002034974720
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Ship 24 comes alive as it test its forward flaps ahead of possible testing next week, the Orbital Launch Mount vented, and bridge cranes for the Starfactory arrived.

Video and Photos from @BocaChicaGal and the NSF Robots.

📺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn9Gy1X_jh8
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: ThatOldJanxSpirit on 08/05/2022 05:12 am
Possible deluge system test on Suborbital Pad B.

https://mobile.twitter.com/JaxLR07/status/1555344582778490881

As always via the ever vigilant Zack Golden.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: SPKirsch on 08/05/2022 02:31 pm
https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/1555478969213919234
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As SpaceX gears up for more Ship 24 testing, the water deluge system at Suborbital Pad B was tested. This system protects from sound vibrations during engine testing.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic (@nicansuini), and the NSF Robots
📺 https://youtu.be/qMYOc87z7eQ
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/05/2022 07:56 pm
Elon tweeted: "Hustling to get Starship Booster 7 back to pad to test outer ring of 20 engines"

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1555628746719211520
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/06/2022 01:17 am
NSF is reporting that they expect Booster 7 to roll back to the pad tonight. Vehicle has rolled to the center of the megabay in the past 30 minutes.

Edit: And Elon confirms

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1555726190450659328
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Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/06/2022 03:25 am
Booster 7 leaving the megabay now.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/06/2022 03:30 am
https://youtu.be/G88b6mzmCuI
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/06/2022 03:36 am
https://twitter.com/bocachicagal/status/1555759641715511296

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Booster 7 is out of the Mega Bay and will soon head to the launch site! 🤩🚀

⁦@NASASpaceflight⁩
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/06/2022 03:43 am
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1555761251963240450

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Booster 7 rolling and the Chopsticks have raised and rotated.

Live commentary: youtube.com/watch?v=G88b6m
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/06/2022 03:59 am
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1555764836642000896

Note, I will start a Booster 8, Ship 25 thread soon.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/06/2022 04:46 am
No center engines:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1555775242773139457
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/06/2022 06:18 am
Hydraulics appeared to fail on chopsticks right before lift:

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1555791260098498560

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1555799183067684866

Booster 7 was then rolled away from the launch tower.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/06/2022 07:10 am
Booster 7 parked back by gate after chopstick hydraulic failure. Crane heading towards OLM with booster load spreader.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/06/2022 11:45 am
Well, whoops.

Booster 7 rolled out to the Launch Site, but the Chopsticks suffered a hydraulic failure preventing B7 from being lifted onto the Orbital Launch Mount.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Jack (@theJackBeyer).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FHl3Nrsa9Y
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/06/2022 05:19 pm
Booster 7 lifting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbC916bH5M
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/06/2022 07:48 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1555986185612394496

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Booster 7 lifting to the OLT today. @SpaceX guide teams for scale #starship
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/08/2022 05:13 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1556689795606142976

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The road is closing in South Texas as SpaceX teams appear to be prepping the orbital launch mount for Booster 7 testing.

http://nsf.live/starbase
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/08/2022 06:05 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1556702945822982144

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Crews are currently making sure the base of the orbital launch mount is clear of debris. 😱
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/08/2022 07:20 pm
Road closed, pad is clear. Ready for testing.

Pad under the OLM is certainly the clearest I've ever seen it.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/08/2022 07:23 pm
https://youtu.be/KufFt0JpoWw

Edit to add: now live
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/08/2022 09:05 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1556748308726546432

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Booster 7 moving into active testing. It's a mystery what testing they will conduct, from Spin Prime to Preburner to Static Fire (no overpressure notice at this time).

➡️youtube.com/watch?v=KufFt0
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/08/2022 09:12 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1556749868994928640

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Simultaneous Booster 7 and Ship 24 testing is now underway.

Ok, thats new!
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/08/2022 09:46 pm
Prop load on Ship 24 has begun
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/08/2022 09:51 pm
Engine chill on S24, and big vent from OLM.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/08/2022 10:12 pm
Ship 24 spin prime test complete:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1556765094209536006

Also, chopsticks moving up out of the way ahead of expected booster testing
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/08/2022 11:04 pm
Second spin prime on S24, and depress vent

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1556777583001440257
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: StevenOBrien on 08/08/2022 11:49 pm
New OLM vent. Not previously seen.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2022 02:07 am
B7 in the mix now:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1556824086080360449
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: SPKirsch on 08/09/2022 02:30 am
twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1556829653029060613
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And another one for B7.

That's four Spin Prime tests in total this window for those keeping count.
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1556830101110759424
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And depress time. That might be it for today's entertainment. But you don't call these things until the road opens.
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/09/2022 03:14 am
And that's that for this evening!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1556841242843127812
Title: Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/09/2022 06:05 am
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1556863658357149696

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Booster 7 descending from the heavens

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Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1556852640658722816

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B7 completes two successful spin prime tests this evening!

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