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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 8
« Reply #20 on: 10/16/2018 11:44 AM »
Another facebook video from Maria Pointer

That video is included in this write-up of current activities:

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SpaceX begins huge dirt pile removal to pave way for BFR spaceship hop tests
By Eric Ralph
Posted on October 16, 2018

After more than two years of silence, SpaceX has taken the first major tangible steps towards the construction of a dedicated South Texas rocket testing facility.

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-dirt-pile-removal-bfr-spaceship-hop-test-prep/

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 8
« Reply #21 on: 10/17/2018 05:13 AM »
Stabilized version of video:


Why did you crop the video?
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 8
« Reply #22 on: 10/17/2018 05:15 AM »
Another facebook video from Maria Pointer


Can you post the unstabilized version?
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 8
« Reply #23 on: 10/17/2018 05:28 AM »
Another facebook video from Maria Pointer

That video is included in this write-up of current activities:

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SpaceX begins huge dirt pile removal to pave way for BFR spaceship hop tests
By Eric Ralph
Posted on October 16, 2018

After more than two years of silence, SpaceX has taken the first major tangible steps towards the construction of a dedicated South Texas rocket testing facility.

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-dirt-pile-removal-bfr-spaceship-hop-test-prep/

Great work with the stabilization, Dave!

Nekhara and a friend also took a ton of awesome photos during a trip down there a few days ago. I think he even caught NomaddCam :D



https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/9ooead/october_13th_photos_from_boca_chica/

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 8
« Reply #24 on: 10/18/2018 10:09 PM »
Crews Tear Down Dirt Mound at SpaceX Launch Pad Site
http://www.krgv.com/story/39306686/crews-tear-down-dirt-mound-at-spacex-launch-pad-site
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BROWNSVILLE – Crews are churning dirt at the SpaceX launch pad site near Boca Chica Beach.

Officials say the dirt mound is being torn down to re-purpose the area.

They explain the land will be used as a test site for the Big Falcon Rocket, which will require a smaller concrete launch pad. 

"It was all brought in, piled up, compacted and all that stuff. Then the rain would come, washed it down, and all that and it just settled," says resident Terry Heaton. "It didn't, from my understanding, really do much of anything. I can't really understand how they plan on doing it unless they're going to put an awful lot of concrete out there."

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez reached out to SpaceX to find out why the area is being re-purposed and is awaiting their response.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 8
« Reply #25 on: 10/19/2018 01:21 AM »
Crews Tear Down Dirt Mound at SpaceX Launch Pad Site
http://www.krgv.com/story/39306686/crews-tear-down-dirt-mound-at-spacex-launch-pad-site

The lack of journalism in the report would be funny if it weren't so sad and pervasive. At least it's not offensive. They attribute the teslarati.com website to SpaceX, calling it theirs.
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SpaceX is moving their dirt pile in Boca Chica. On their teslarati website, SpaceX says they're repurposing the area for a BFR pad. Terry Heaton says the dirt pile just sat there and washed away in the rain. Then he says SpaceX is less annoying since they're not actually doing anything, and surmises that they won't do anything for 5 or 10 years, since they haven't so far.
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 8
« Reply #26 on: 10/19/2018 05:55 AM »
Crews Tear Down Dirt Mound at SpaceX Launch Pad Site
http://www.krgv.com/story/39306686/crews-tear-down-dirt-mound-at-spacex-launch-pad-site

The lack of journalism in the report would be funny if it weren't so sad and pervasive. At least it's not offensive. They attribute the teslarati.com website to SpaceX, calling it theirs.
[ paraphrase ]
SpaceX is moving their dirt pile in Boca Chica. On their teslarati website, SpaceX says they're repurposing the area for a BFR pad. Terry Heaton says the dirt pile just sat there and washed away in the rain. Then he says SpaceX is less annoying since they're not actually doing anything, and surmises that they won't do anything for 5 or 10 years, since they haven't so far.
[/paraphrase]

Oh my god 😩 I feel like I should email the author but that does not sound like a fun conversation...

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 8
« Reply #27 on: 10/19/2018 07:15 AM »
Crews Tear Down Dirt Mound at SpaceX Launch Pad Site
http://www.krgv.com/story/39306686/crews-tear-down-dirt-mound-at-spacex-launch-pad-site
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BROWNSVILLE – Crews are churning dirt at the SpaceX launch pad site near Boca Chica Beach.

Officials say the dirt mound is being torn down to re-purpose the area.

They explain the land will be used as a test site for the Big Falcon Rocket, which will require a smaller concrete launch pad. 

"It was all brought in, piled up, compacted and all that stuff. Then the rain would come, washed it down, and all that and it just settled," says resident Terry Heaton. "It didn't, from my understanding, really do much of anything. I can't really understand how they plan on doing it unless they're going to put an awful lot of concrete out there."

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez reached out to SpaceX to find out why the area is being re-purposed and is awaiting their response.

Watch the video above for the full story.

Some people are clearly unaware of the purpose of soil loading.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 8
« Reply #28 on: 10/19/2018 07:34 AM »
 I had a conversation with the soil guy a while back. He wasn't sure the silty, rounded grain stuff that was best for compacting would be a good slab base. They could be removing most of the hill and building the base back up with the rocky aggregate they used in other places. Or something else.
 Terry knows what surcharging is. He's just grumbling.
 

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 8
« Reply #29 on: 10/19/2018 03:54 PM »
https://boards.greenhouse.io/spacex/jobs/4107310002?gh_jid=4107310002
Environmental Health & safety specialist been awhile since we seen a job opening

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