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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #620 on: 05/21/2019 07:08 pm »
I got back out to the Star Hopper site this morning, BocaChicaGal is doing such a great job of getting pics, there's not a lot I can add. I got a pic of the Star Hopper footpad, but then I got a pretty good photo underneath it that reveals some details of the bottom of it.

I met Luis there who runs the LaPadre live stream, must've just missed BCG. Luis is thinking about how to get a camera feed in close proximity to the site and perhaps setting up a beamed WIFI from South Padre Island. Hopefully someone from SpaceX will give him a little corner of the facility to provide a feed from there eventually.




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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #621 on: 05/21/2019 09:58 pm »
Follow-up on video from Friday that showed new hole being cut:


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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #622 on: 05/22/2019 01:27 am »
A pic from this evening showing the lower access port has been closed.
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Hopper Progress today. 12 loads of gravel, total. 1 compressed nitrogen truck filled the 3rd newer storage tank.  Very windy and dirty! At least 5 loads of cement at Prototype yard, although not in this video.  Met .50 Cal today. All in all it was a good day.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #624 on: 05/22/2019 05:34 am »
Either May 28 moving back or (more likely?) tanking tests first:

twitter.com/bpsyt1/status/1130963550325936131?s=21

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So hop test soon? 👀👀🤞🏼🤞🏼

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1130963712674631681

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Hopefully in about 10 days

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #625 on: 05/22/2019 11:43 am »
Todayís live stream:



https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1131158405912178689

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No Raptors this morning, security says thereís trucks coming but didnít know when or whatís on board. Streaming shortly from launch pad, grab a cup ☕️and join the chat! #SunrisewithStarhopper #SpaceX #Starhopper

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #626 on: 05/22/2019 01:40 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1131190915257851904

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Lots of dirt trucks arriving again this morning but no raptor yet. First and last attempt at drawing ✍🏼 🤦‍♂️ sea ya tomorrow @ 7am! #SpaceX #Starhopper #Starship

Another tanker was seen arriving at 9:31 AM CDT, from LabPadre cam 6 miles away. Contents of tank unknown.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #628 on: 05/23/2019 02:55 am »
Thruster pods have been numbered. Two compressed Methane tanks were delivered to the launch site this morning.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #629 on: 05/23/2019 11:40 am »
Todayís live stream:


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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #630 on: 05/23/2019 05:40 pm »
The upper access port has been closed.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #631 on: 05/23/2019 07:02 pm »
Apologies for the nonupdate, in this thread, I normally only post in L2, but I would first like to thank Mary and the other photojournalists covering the Boca Chica developments for their informative coverage for being respectful for the boundaries. Secondly I would like to make sure everyone is aware this is a test program and such programs involve challenges. This program will soon head into an incremental, but very challenging test program.

Hopper is venting!

EDIT: Venting appears finished. Rewind to 8:00:00 to see it!

« Last Edit: 05/24/2019 01:25 am by Chanadian »

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #633 on: 05/24/2019 01:42 am »
Tonight there is some tank testing going on. Still no Raptor engine.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #634 on: 05/24/2019 11:42 am »
Part of live stream with venting, first visible a couple of minutes in - bigger clouds later


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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #635 on: 05/24/2019 11:55 am »
Todayís live stream



Edit to add: some nice pics taken just before live stream

https://twitter.com/SpacePadreIsle/status/1131889881561673728
« Last Edit: 05/24/2019 12:03 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

From http://www.co.cameron.tx.us/public_services/hwy_4_and_boca_chica_beach_closures.php:

"Beach closures are no longer planned for the week of May 28. SpaceX is planning to proceed with spaceflight activities that will require closures the week of June 3. To support those closures, SpaceX will establish a safety zone perimeter in coordination with local law enforcement that will include temporary closures of Highway 4 and Boca Chica Beach. Cameron County has established a hotline for road closure updates (956-548-9541), and public notices will also be available on this page."

(Credit: u/strawwalker)

LabPadre is testing his new live streaming equipment, and we can see some work being done on Hopper:

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #638 on: 05/24/2019 11:48 pm »
A couple pics taken at the launch site tonight.
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #639 on: 05/25/2019 06:10 pm »
The upper access port has been opened.
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