Author Topic: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6  (Read 478610 times)

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1480 on: 03/22/2018 06:03 PM »
This is what showed up this morning.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1481 on: 03/22/2018 06:10 PM »
A little sandblasting going on here.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1482 on: 03/22/2018 06:35 PM »
This is what showed up this morning.

What are they planning on doing with the crane there?

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1483 on: 03/22/2018 06:54 PM »
This is what showed up this morning.

What are they planning on doing with the crane there?

IT's a small hydraulic truck crane, general a very handy thing to have on a project.  Especially at the start as they are very mobile.

But it won't be lifting any huge loads.  This looks like they are still at a low level or just mobilizing.
SpaceX, just a few things planned for 2018: FH, Starlink Prototypes, Block 5, Dragon 2, Increased launch rate.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1484 on: 03/23/2018 10:14 AM »
This is what showed up this morning.

What are they planning on doing with the crane there?

It's probably just for accessing the stalk of Nomadd's century plant!

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1485 on: 03/23/2018 11:24 PM »
This is what showed up this morning.

Rotated and scaled. Because that's what we do here.

Edit: Added vertical scale. N.B. parallax is quickly becoming an issue.
Edit: Added image 2018-03-29, credit bocachicagal.
Edit: Added image 2018-04-08, credit bocachicagal.
« Last Edit: 04/09/2018 01:45 AM by OneSpeed »

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I like how there's so little happening at the launch site that we're more interested in a nearby plant's growth ;D

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1487 on: 03/23/2018 11:43 PM »
I like how there's so little happening at the launch site that we're more interested in a nearby plant's growth ;D

At least it's not as bad as watching grass grow, though not much better than watching paint dry!
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1488 on: 03/23/2018 11:54 PM »
Yet we're all excited just waiting to watch concrete set...

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1489 on: 03/24/2018 01:09 AM »
I like how there's so little happening at the launch site that we're more interested in a nearby plant's growth ;D

You're missing the point, the plant is not OT at all. By the time Nomadd gets back, his asparagus plant will be the new TEL for BFR.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1490 on: 03/24/2018 01:10 AM »
It’s nice to see some mobilization of equipment. That crane isn’t insignificant. Definitely portends more to soon come. I should know. My lonely little block smack dab in the heart of Boston is going from three residents to 1,400... this is the view from my window today... (I only wish it was a century plant instead)
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1491 on: 03/24/2018 01:12 AM »
That looks like the same Grove crane they've used for the dishes, lifting the big crane and some construction.
 The plant was about 80 inches tall for reference. The Lego version to come shortly.
 Very cool OneSpeed. Thanks.
 No SpaceX related construction to report in Sydney.
« Last Edit: 03/24/2018 05:57 AM by Nomadd »

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1492 on: 03/24/2018 01:13 AM »
(This is the same view in September...)
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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1493 on: 03/25/2018 03:33 AM »
I like how there's so little happening at the launch site that we're more interested in a nearby plant's growth ;D

The aliens who control the Triffids are interested as well.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1494 on: 03/27/2018 03:55 PM »
A Boca Chica resident has seen activity saying from a SpaceX Boca Chica Group on FB.

“Looks to be ground clearing site prep and drainage work. moving onward to the future. at the control site and also spotted  3 or 4 5,000 gal water tanks new.  No pictures provided.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1495 on: 03/27/2018 04:32 PM »
Saw some culvert looking pipes last night on Google Earth. They were located inside the fence of the furthest wets SX property (near the northern most fence). Trouble, no date. But maybe the storage for this prep work.

Just looked at Google maps, same images.
« Last Edit: 03/27/2018 04:34 PM by Kansan52 »

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1496 on: 03/27/2018 07:08 PM »
... Google Earth. <snip> Trouble, no date.
In Google Earth, if you switch on historic imagery display (View|historical imagery) I see a slider control in the upper left showing available images as yellow vertical bars with date annotation by month/year.  Also I see an image date to the day in the lower right.  Zoomed in on what Google Earth thinks is "SpaceX Space Launch Facility" just south of what it marks as Boca Chica Bay, the most recent image date displays as December 9, 2017.  The immediate previous one displays as January 21, 2016.  Not very dense time coverage at this location.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1497 on: 03/27/2018 07:43 PM »
The December 9 date matches up with state of the solar field as shown on Google maps.  As far as the pipes, these are shown in some pictures that were posted on December 12 -- https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43968.msg1758376#msg1758376 .
« Last Edit: 03/27/2018 07:47 PM by Austin Dave »

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1498 on: 03/27/2018 08:35 PM »
  Those tanks keep moving around the fence perimeter for some reason.
 I'd figured around 10 Dec for the Google photo from the state of my incomplete back porch.

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Re: SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 6
« Reply #1499 on: 03/27/2018 08:37 PM »
Thanks everyone! I did not remember those photos.

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