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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #580 on: 08/09/2022 06:00 pm »
I watched that and it is handy to have a higher vantage point to see it go all the way to the pad.

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #581 on: 08/10/2022 12:20 pm »
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After its move to KSC launch complex 39A Monday evening, segment No. 6 was hoisted atop SpaceX's Super Heavy-Starship gantry this morning as the tower continues to rise above Florida's Space Coast; 1 more full-size segment to go, along with 2 smaller sections to top it off

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« Reply #582 on: 08/10/2022 10:15 pm »
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While #SpaceX is testing B7 and S24 in Boca Chica, TX, they are continuing building it's second launch tower at the Cape.
On August 9, the sixth segment rolled out to pad LC-39A and was lifted on August 10. Segments 7 and 8 are still at the construction area at Roberts Road.

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #583 on: 08/15/2022 10:44 pm »
https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1559308948095770630

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Watch live as SpaceX transports a seventh segment for the Starship launch pad in Florida to Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center:

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #584 on: 08/16/2022 12:02 am »
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A couple of roofcam shots of gantry segment No. 7 en route to KSC launch complex 39A

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #585 on: 08/21/2022 12:46 pm »
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Construction continues on the Florida Starship launch facility with SpaceX lifting another major component of a huge tank. Watch live: youtu.be/EncMXOirMYE

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #586 on: 08/21/2022 09:08 pm »


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This is amateur smartphone video I shot on the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Explore Tour on Sunday, August 21, 2022.  It shows you Falcon operations as well as the Starship launch site construction.

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #587 on: 08/22/2022 08:34 am »


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This is amateur smartphone video I shot on the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Explore Tour on Sunday, August 21, 2022.  It shows you Falcon operations as well as the Starship launch site construction.

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New walkway & raceway added to the LC-39A LH2 sphere.
Thanks to Harry Stranger's regular satellite snapshots, construction can be tracked:
It was not visible as of 2022-05-05: https://soar.earth/maps/12764?pos=28.610344478844503%2C-80.60043634367237%2C20
Can be seen under construction 2022-07-22: https://soar.earth/maps/12876?pos=28.61031185533933%2C-80.60049420990097%2C20
And reached the apex 2022-08-04: https://soar.earth/maps/13046?pos=28.61035010278793%2C-80.60033693381266%2C20

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #589 on: 08/22/2022 05:05 pm »
I wonder why level 7 has been sitting there for several days now?  The previous six levels went up almost as soon as they arrived there.
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« Reply #590 on: 08/22/2022 05:23 pm »
I wonder why level 7 has been sitting there for several days now?  The previous six levels went up almost as soon as they arrived there.

It could be that SpaceX was not allowed to do any operations on their pad while the SLS was rolling out to its pad. There's too many other variables to consider, though, like work being done on other things, etc.
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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #591 on: 08/22/2022 05:36 pm »
I wonder why level 7 has been sitting there for several days now?  The previous six levels went up almost as soon as they arrived there.
It could be that SpaceX was not allowed to do any operations on their pad while the SLS was rolling out to its pad. There's too many other variables to consider, though, like work being done on other things, etc.
I was expecting to see them extend the crane now.

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #592 on: 08/22/2022 05:51 pm »
I wonder why level 7 has been sitting there for several days now?  The previous six levels went up almost as soon as they arrived there.
It could be that SpaceX was not allowed to do any operations on their pad while the SLS was rolling out to its pad. There's too many other variables to consider, though, like work being done on other things, etc.
I was expecting to see them extend the crane now.

It was already down, extended, and back up. You missed it.

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #593 on: 08/22/2022 10:37 pm »
How is CH4 delivered to 39A? Pipeline?

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #594 on: 08/22/2022 11:17 pm »
How is CH4 delivered to 39A? Pipeline?
We can make some informed guesses as the unloading area has not yet been constructed for deliveries. It will very likely be via truck since by train is presently banned for political reasons, which can be detailed by others at a later date in the Space Policy section, in the US for LNG/Methane however refined LNG products such as LPG (Propane) can ship by train. Barge/tamker ship delivery was designed in for the LC-39 and follow on launch complexes duing the Apollo Programme however the delivery scheme was never employed because the programme was kept at its initial launch rate and rate scalling schemes were shelved well before the programmes complete cancellation. Also the vast majority of the KSC and CCSFS rail network has long been inactivated or abandoned in placed or removed entirely. Hazardous long distance pipelines are generally not pursued on government installations for national and operational security reasons.

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #595 on: 08/23/2022 07:20 am »
How is CH4 delivered to 39A? Pipeline?
It will vry likely be via truck since by train is presently banned for political reeasons, which can be detailed in the Space Policy section, in the US for LNG/Methane however refined LNG products such as LPG (Propane) can ship by train.
 
 
Source please? I tried having a look and couldn't seem to find the thread.

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #596 on: 08/23/2022 04:45 pm »
How is CH4 delivered to 39A? Pipeline?
It will vry likely be via truck since by train is presently banned for political reeasons, which can be detailed in the Space Policy section, in the US for LNG/Methane however refined LNG products such as LPG (Propane) can ship by train.
 
 
Source please? I tried having a look and couldn't seem to find the thread.
I have edited my previous post to add clarity. I said the political reason for why LCH4/LNG can't be shipped via rail shortly after approval by the previous president's executive administration can be discussed further in the Space Policy discussion. Their is presently no discussion for: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/08/2021-23132/hazardous-materials-suspension-of-hmr-amendments-authorizing-transportation-of-liquefied-natural-gas

The prior approval allowing LCH4/LNG rail shipment:
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/24/2020-13604/hazardous-materials-liquefied-natural-gas-by-rail

Note that it can be shipped in compressed form only for locomotive and railcar generator and refrigeration unit use though the vast majority use traditional fuels such as diesel and kerosene due to availability.
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« Reply #597 on: 08/24/2022 01:04 pm »
Making sure Harry's tweet gets posted here first, before someone else (naming no names) rips it and doesn't cite where he found it.

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« Reply #598 on: 08/24/2022 01:41 pm »
Making sure Harry's tweet gets posted here first, before someone else (naming no names) rips it and doesn't cite where he found it.

https://twitter.com/Harry__Stranger/status/1562424082104139776
Yet another new tank going up, just north of the LH2 sphere.

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Re: SpaceX Cape 39A Starship launch/landing facilities
« Reply #599 on: 08/26/2022 11:52 am »
https://twitter.com/lolomatico3d/status/1563129158934282240

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#SpaceX ´s Launch Tower at the Cape is nearing completion.

On August 16, the 7th segment rolled to the pad and today, on August 26, the 7th segment is finally being lifted.

Additionally, we saw more progress on the Chopsticks, as well as on segment 8&9.

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