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As far as i can tell, these aerial photos have not been posted here yet:

Credit: RGV Aerial Photography, via Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1084250424415264768
« Last Edit: 01/13/2019 10:24 pm by Wargrim »

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Confirmation on the bulk head:

https://twitter.com/bkin87/status/1084599978297868288

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Extra pieces or the start to something else??

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1084737144394903552

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Yes

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FEATURE ARTICLE: SpaceX gearing up for Starship tests at Boca Chica -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/01/spacex-starship-tests-boca-chica/

By Thomas Burghardt - rounding up where we currently stand with Starship Hopper.

Includes photos from NSF Member "Nomadd".

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1084877238175260672

And another reminder. This is an UPDATE ONLY thread. Use the DISCUSSION thread for posts that are replying to updates or asking questions, otherwise we'll send those posts to the naughty step.
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RGV Aerial Photography has uploaded a drone video of the Launch Site to Youtube.

(Not sure from when the drone video is, but probably from the same day they posted the pictures on Twitter, so about 1-2 days old by now.)


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This morning they are taking off the stainless panels covering the joint of the lower and upper sections. These panels were only attached to the side of the Hopper that faced Stargate.
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I know it is not the best photo but I caught it being moved.
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Once again it has been separated.
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I just got rained out. This is where they have been working since the separation.
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All three have been removed. Once on the ground they were quickly covered. Still raining here.
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Delivery at the big dish area.
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One of the smaller tanks stored at the big dish area was transported to the launch site area.
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Caught them moving some large sections of bulkhead #2. It's marked on the sections.
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A pic at the launch site later this afternoon. The second smaller tank from the big dish area was transported to launch site late this afternoon.
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Will keep reminding people this is update only. Given the LA Times article about general Starship soon went off course, please discuss that on another thread.

Non update posts for the Hopper will be removed.

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A pic of both smaller tanks at the launch site. They look so much taller now.
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This box was lowered into the hopper. It was brought back out after a while. The second pic is what they brought out of the hopper. At first it was hard to tell what they had hanging. ;D
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This piece was being held up by the crane this morning. I had to leave for a few hours. When I returned the Hopper had a new look.
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Prepared for the 45-50 mph wind gusts that's in the forecast for today.
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I took this pic from Hwy 4.
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More shots from yesterday

https://twitter.com/janeidyeve/status/1086779827875708928

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The first #Starship prototype under Boca Chica's sunshine today. #SpaceX technicians have separated the sections, removed the Raptor engines to allow additional assembly work to continue -sensors, avionics, tanks, plumbing, attitude thrusters & more still needs to be integrated.

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