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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #300 on: 03/19/2019 12:24 pm »
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #302 on: 03/19/2019 01:25 pm »
Pics from the launch site this morning. Methane delivery.
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SPadre.com on Youtube reports......

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"FIRST HOPPER TEST WEDNESDAY 10am-4pm

Cameron County has posted public notice that it will close Highway 4 to Boca Chica Beach for space flight activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday"

Also this article from the Brownsville Herald.

https://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/cameron-county-publishes-notice-of-spacex-testing/article_4f1c6704-4a62-11e9-8d11-d36ef4e1b961.html
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #304 on: 03/19/2019 04:15 pm »
Another source,

https://www.themonitor.com/2019/03/19/cameron-county-publishes-notice-spacex-testing/

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Cameron County publishes notice of SpaceX testing

Cameron County has posted public notice that it will close Highway 4 to Boca Chica Beach for space flight activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

In the alternative, the public notice said Highway 4 to Boca Chica Beach will be closed for the same time duration on either Thursday or Friday.

The notice comes after Cameron County Commissioners Court last week voted to give Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. the power to close the area for space flight activities.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #305 on: 03/19/2019 04:29 pm »
Couple more pics from the launch site.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #306 on: 03/19/2019 05:14 pm »
Source: SpaceX Boca Chica Facebook group
Road Closures expected March 20
« Last Edit: 03/19/2019 05:16 pm by Retired Downrange »

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #307 on: 03/19/2019 07:07 pm »
This section appears to be tapering.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #308 on: 03/19/2019 08:55 pm »
One of the legs has a different tether.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #309 on: 03/20/2019 08:06 am »
Clearly hopper isn’t taking off today - presumably just want any flights well clear:

https://twitter.com/cowboydanpaasch/status/1108263032927502336

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Found a Brownsville Texas FAA NOTAM for Wednesday. Does this mean we're cleared for 1000 ft? #SpaceX #FlyBocaChica #OccupyMars

Edit to add: here's the text from the FAA NOTAM site

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Data Current as of: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:51:00 UTC   

BRO   BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INTL

!BRO 03/023 BRO AIRSPACE ROCKET LAUNCH ACT WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 1.1NM RADIUS OF 255915.99N0971112.33 (13.9NM ESE BRO) SFC-1000FT

Further update: thanks to @Machdiamond for cracking the code, I wrongly tried to read the location as decimals!

The FAA NOTAM the 255915.99N0971112.33 coordinates should read like 25°59'15.99"N 97°11'12.33"W

In the NOTAM it looks like decimals but it is actually in degrees. If you copy paste as I wrote above into google maps, the FAA NOTAM is centered on the site where the hopper was assembled rather than the launch pad (close enough).
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #310 on: 03/20/2019 11:24 am »
New live stream until road closure:



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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #312 on: 03/20/2019 12:15 pm »
https://twitter.com/SpacePadreIsle/status/1108355245917249536

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Photos from Wednesday, March 20 at SpaceX Boca Chica
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #313 on: 03/20/2019 01:08 pm »
A couple pics from the launch site this morning. I also confirmed that testing for today has been scrubbed. :(
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #315 on: 03/21/2019 11:42 am »
Live:



Edit to add: live stream now finished - weather definitely looking better
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #317 on: 03/21/2019 12:40 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1108723369824960513

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Sheriff says road will be closing at 10am CST (-5 UTC).  Looks like the first test fire could be a go
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #318 on: 03/21/2019 02:19 pm »
We have venting!!
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Webcast of the WDR and *potential* Static Fire. Remember they can roadblock for a WDR, so that's what we'll go with today and treat anything else as a bonus.


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