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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #240 on: 03/08/2019 11:19 pm »
https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1104166657214373894

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#StarHopper is on the launch pad, awaiting for the raptors arriving from McGregor, Texas next week. Fairing almost completed, it is almost time for hopper test time. I'm honestly so very excited, here is aerial footage taken on 3-8-19 of the Hopper resting on the pad. #SpaceX

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #241 on: 03/09/2019 03:10 pm »
Nice close-up video of hopper on the move:

https://twitter.com/rogerlewisholt/status/1104403427730313216

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Here is a really cool video from yesterday! @John_Gardi @austinbarnard45 @JaneidyEve
Credit🎥Catherine BeCraft
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #242 on: 03/09/2019 03:54 pm »
I noticed a hole in the fairing this morning. The second section has been anchored to the containers. It is a bit breezy here today.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #243 on: 03/09/2019 04:16 pm »
Still working on the tapered panels.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #244 on: 03/09/2019 05:16 pm »
The moving rig was brought back to the control center area and unloaded. The Roll-Lifts were loaded up and trucked out.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #245 on: 03/09/2019 07:04 pm »
More parts of ? on the ground.  :) A couple pics of the Hopper at the launch site.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #246 on: 03/10/2019 05:01 pm »
A few pics taken at the launch site.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #247 on: 03/10/2019 05:07 pm »
 Refrigerated nitrogen being delivered.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #248 on: 03/10/2019 06:20 pm »
There appears to be holes cut out at each joint where the cylinder sits on the concrete jig.   
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #249 on: 03/10/2019 08:59 pm »
Each leg has one of these Slingmax slings around it and it's anchored down.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #250 on: 03/11/2019 12:06 am »
I captured this pic of the first nosecone on 12-21-18. It looks similar to the tapered panels that are currently being assembled.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #251 on: 03/11/2019 01:45 pm »
Raptor has arrived at Boca Chica.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #252 on: 03/11/2019 06:21 pm »
A few pics from the launch site.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #253 on: 03/11/2019 07:42 pm »
Live drone flight:



Edit to add: a couple of stills from the flight
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #255 on: 03/11/2019 09:23 pm »
Still working on the nosecone sections.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #257 on: 03/12/2019 03:57 pm »
This morning the upper bulkhead access hatch has been opened.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #258 on: 03/12/2019 06:40 pm »
Both bulkhead access hatches have been opened.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #259 on: 03/12/2019 09:50 pm »
Pics from the launch site.
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