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SpaceX Washington Facilities
« on: 08/06/2018 03:02 PM »
Hello all!
Decided to make this thread as there is no other threads dedicated to these facilities. And a place to post my pictures.

I recently went on a road trip through Washington, stopping by the spacex offices in Redmond, aswell as a warehouse where starlink satellites are alegedly being tested and built. Images attached below! (Taken on a Sunday so not much going on.)

Thanks all!

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Re: SpaceX Washington Facilities
« Reply #1 on: 08/07/2018 03:00 PM »
FWIW, I live less than a mile from the Redmond SpaceX office. I don't expect we'll ever see anything worth photographing from the outside of the building, but I'll keep my ears open if I hear about anything worth checking into...
 
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Re: SpaceX Washington Facilities
« Reply #2 on: 08/10/2018 01:35 AM »
Hello all!
Decided to make this thread as there is no other threads dedicated to these facilities. And a place to post my pictures.

I recently went on a road trip through Washington, stopping by the spacex offices in Redmond, aswell as a warehouse where starlink satellites are alegedly being tested and built. Images attached below! (Taken on a Sunday so not much going on.)

Thanks all!

-SpaceBird

Fixed the image rotation on your images (apparently Nasaspaceflight Forums cannot parse EXIF rotation data) and losslessly shrunk them some and stripped metadata.
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Re: SpaceX Washington Facilities
« Reply #3 on: 08/10/2018 05:37 PM »
Did you also visit Blue Origin facilities in Kent, Washington?   When I was commuting to work in Seattle via train, it passed very close to their facilities with a better view of the 'backyard' than could be seen from any local street.  There are bermed structures in the back that suggest propulsion tests of limited size could be conducted there.

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Re: SpaceX Washington Facilities
« Reply #4 on: 09/06/2018 11:53 AM »
I was by the SpaceX Redmond building a couple of times last week.  The parking lot was empty, even on a weekday.

Very unlike when I was there in April 2018:  parking lot crowded and full, both early and late!

(I have photos from both times, if there is any interest.)
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Re: SpaceX Washington Facilities
« Reply #5 on: 09/06/2018 05:25 PM »
I was by the SpaceX Redmond building a couple of times last week.  The parking lot was empty, even on a weekday.

Very unlike when I was there in April 2018:  parking lot crowded and full, both early and late!

(I have photos from both times, if there is any interest.)
Any chance they moved? Else this is rather odd.
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Re: SpaceX Washington Facilities
« Reply #6 on: 09/06/2018 05:33 PM »
I was by the SpaceX Redmond building a couple of times last week.  The parking lot was empty, even on a weekday.

Very unlike when I was there in April 2018:  parking lot crowded and full, both early and late!

(I have photos from both times, if there is any interest.)

Just checking that it wasn't Monday, which was a holiday...

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Re: SpaceX Washington Facilities
« Reply #7 on: 09/07/2018 06:14 AM »
No, it wasn't a Monday.  I was only in that area Tues-Thurs; pretty sure took the photo Thursday, but had noticed it on other days.

One local thought they might have moved to another of their (now) several buildings in Redmond. 

Perhaps the local on this thread who lives near there (Noel / @NWade) might help sort it for us.  :)
« Last Edit: 09/07/2018 06:15 AM by Llian Rhydderch »
Re arguments from authority on NSF:  "no one is exempt from error, and errors of authority are usually the worst kind.  Taking your word for things without question is no different than a bracket design not being tested because the designer was an old hand."
"You would actually save yourself time and effort if you were to use evidence and logic to make your points instead of wrapping yourself in the royal mantle of authority.  The approach only works on sheep, not inquisitive, intelligent people."

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Re: SpaceX Washington Facilities
« Reply #8 on: 09/10/2018 02:38 PM »
I was by the SpaceX Redmond building a couple of times last week.  The parking lot was empty, even on a weekday.

Very unlike when I was there in April 2018:  parking lot crowded and full, both early and late!

(I have photos from both times, if there is any interest.)

Not sure if relevant to this, but I see 6 jobs open for Redmond, WA. All were posted 4 days ago

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=30846&f_GC=us.7-3-0-17-24&keywords=spacex&location=United%20States&locationId=us%3A0

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Re: SpaceX Washington Facilities
« Reply #9 on: Today at 04:59 AM »
I have confirmed that SpaceX have moved out of their original Seattle-area facility at 18390 NE 68th St, Redmond, Washington.

Went by a couple of times last week, and the parking lot was empty each time.

Sign on the door:
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"SpaceX HAS RELOCATED
OUR NEW LOCATION:
22908 NE ALDER CREST DR, REDMOND   WA, 98053"

(with photo of Starman transiting Earth in his Tesla Roadster below the text)

I have photos, but haven't figured out how to post them.
Re arguments from authority on NSF:  "no one is exempt from error, and errors of authority are usually the worst kind.  Taking your word for things without question is no different than a bracket design not being tested because the designer was an old hand."
"You would actually save yourself time and effort if you were to use evidence and logic to make your points instead of wrapping yourself in the royal mantle of authority.  The approach only works on sheep, not inquisitive, intelligent people."

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Re: SpaceX Washington Facilities
« Reply #10 on: Today at 05:46 AM »

OUR NEW LOCATION:
22908 NE ALDER CREST DR, REDMOND   WA, 98053"


would be here and there is another SpaceX facility in the second building to the right, at 23020 NE Alder Crest Dr, Redmond, WA 98053.

NEW LOCATION

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