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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1080 on: 07/27/2019 05:02 pm »


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STARSHIP HOPPER NEWS: Hopper crawler is on its way to the launch pad to move Hoppy back into place for the next launch.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1081 on: 07/27/2019 06:34 pm »
Pics taken this morning.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1082 on: 07/27/2019 06:39 pm »
Roll-Lift progress.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1083 on: 07/28/2019 12:38 am »
twitter.com/janeidyeve/status/1155247363797278720?s=21

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StarHopper Update: 07/27/2019
There is still a bit of smoke from the hop test fire.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1084 on: 07/28/2019 01:37 am »
A couple pics taken this evening.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1085 on: 07/28/2019 03:20 am »
Poster over on imgur by eshweedo, I spotted.
A shortwave infrared image of the post-hopper combustion excess.


And the visible post-burn scar.


Post also contains other images.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1086 on: 07/28/2019 07:19 pm »
Look who went for a Sunday drive! ;D

Mary (BocaChicaGal) with the video!



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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1087 on: 07/28/2019 08:42 pm »
Pic of StarHopper being moved back to where she hopped from.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1088 on: 07/29/2019 01:43 am »
Pics taken tonight at the launch site.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1089 on: 07/29/2019 04:07 pm »
Dismantling the metal structure used to move StarHopper.
Roll-Lift guys loading up their crawlers and equipment.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1090 on: 07/29/2019 07:01 pm »
Pics taken this morning. I noticed writing on the spare StarHopper foot. It was marked "Beach Ball #2."
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1091 on: 07/30/2019 01:13 am »
A pic taken this evening.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1092 on: 07/30/2019 06:59 pm »
Pics taken at the launch site. The 2nd and 3rd pics were taken yesterday.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1093 on: 07/30/2019 07:18 pm »
And (not really an update, but....)

We've now breached two million views for just this single thread updating a fire-spitting water tower in a beachfront field in Texas - so it's worth marking this milestone and also a state of play.

200 meter Hop is on for next month (per post short hop reviews).

55 pages to this thread, so we're into the window for a new thread, but I want to keep it going through to the 200 meter hop as a full A to B for Hopper's birth and big events. Like some major Shuttle update threads, people will be going back over them for years to come, so let's keep it on one thread.

I want to thank everyone who's contributing, not least Mary - who is a complete superstar - Nomadd and others here and on the epic L2 sister thread (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47107.0 - started back when Hopper was just a baby water tower concrete rig).

If you enjoy threads like this on NSF, consider joining L2 to support NSF's running costs (as you can imagine how much bandwidth we've been going through on just this thread!)

Remember, updates only here (so many people have this thread on "notification" of new posts), don't hotlink photos on other sites (link to the forum post) and let's all agree to meet back here when the first Starship lands on Mars for a Hopper reunion party so we can remember where it all started. ;D

Carry on (updates only! ;) )
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1094 on: 07/30/2019 08:08 pm »
Hopper close-ups from today:

https://twitter.com/janeidyeve/status/1156294391176278017

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Today, SpaceX Boca Chica teams working under Texas heat.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1095 on: 07/30/2019 08:55 pm »
Work going on at the landing pad today.
SpaceX RV back at the launch site.
Working on one of the GSE quick disconnect.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1096 on: 07/30/2019 09:09 pm »
Note: Closures on 12th Aug (alt. 13th, 14th)
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1097 on: 07/30/2019 10:13 pm »
Note: Closures on 12th Aug (alt. 13th, 14th)
http://www.co.cameron.tx.us/wp/space-x/

Link doesn’t seem to work outside US (at least not in UK or Japan) but closure times are 2pm to 11pm each day:

https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1156326355073667079
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1098 on: 07/31/2019 12:13 am »
One GSE quick disconnect has been reconnected.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1099 on: 07/31/2019 03:41 pm »
https://twitter.com/LabPadre/status/1156555993486151682

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