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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #260 on: 03/13/2019 12:51 pm »
The GOX igniter panel.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #261 on: 03/13/2019 02:16 pm »
Gusty winds here today. The curved stiffeners going into the second section. Another pic of the curved and tapered sections.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #262 on: 03/14/2019 12:52 pm »
More panels being added to the fairing that is on the cement jig.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #263 on: 03/14/2019 04:23 pm »
Panels are up.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #264 on: 03/14/2019 04:58 pm »
Two of these tapered sections were picked up and put on a flatbed. Trucked over to the other side of the tent and unloaded.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #265 on: 03/14/2019 08:26 pm »
I caught some testing being done on the Hopper.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #266 on: 03/15/2019 11:32 am »
« Last Edit: 03/15/2019 11:32 am by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #267 on: 03/15/2019 12:35 pm »
Raptor at the launch site.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #268 on: 03/15/2019 12:36 pm »
From the SPadre.com livestream chat (times are UTC):

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13:04 Spadre.com South Padre Island Information
At launch pad now, raptor just pulled up on flatbed, cranes moving to install
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13:21 Spadre.com South Padre Island Information
Heavy rain windy, lightning, crews just left launch pad

Edit to add: photos showing the above, note the cranes in the last picture

https://twitter.com/SpacePadreIsle/status/1106565937518522368
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #269 on: 03/15/2019 01:23 pm »

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #270 on: 03/15/2019 03:22 pm »
Delivery at the launch site.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #271 on: 03/15/2019 04:00 pm »
Another pic of the liquid oxygen delivery. I am sure the tall tank on the right had previously been marked liquid nitrogen.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #273 on: 03/15/2019 10:58 pm »
This afternoon the raptor engine was moved from the flatbed to under the Hopper.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #274 on: 03/15/2019 11:04 pm »
Another pic from this afternoon.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #275 on: 03/16/2019 12:51 pm »
A couple pics taken this morning.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #276 on: 03/16/2019 02:09 pm »
Some more Raptor photos but also a short welding video at the tent site:

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1106927034205462528

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvEphziAMq5/

Welding photo attached.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #277 on: 03/16/2019 03:52 pm »
Raptor has been moved into position.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #278 on: 03/16/2019 05:46 pm »
Pics of the tapered sections.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #279 on: 03/16/2019 08:05 pm »
Another pic of the Raptor installation.
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