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This is an update only thread.

Thread for photos and updates on the Starship prototype being built in Boca Chica, Texas.  Previous posts on this prototype can be found in these threads:

SpaceX BFS : Phase 2 Starship Orbital Prototype(s) - Discussion
SpaceX BFS : Phase 2 - Starship Orbital Prototype(s) - Photos and Updates
SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates - Thread 9

Starship News Articles:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=Starship

L2 SpaceX Boca Chica:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47107.0
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A couple pics from this morning.
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The bulkhead moving jig was moved and set on the ground by the blue containers.
The blue containers were all moved over to the other side of the ring that is still on the ground.
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https://twitter.com/janeidyeve/status/1166056068042174465

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Starship Mk1 looking good ♡

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twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1166021376051941378

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Starship is next after today’s hop!!

https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1166021766948556801
« Last Edit: 08/27/2019 06:12 am by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Common bulkhead bottom cap being installed. I would have thought the downcomer would have been installed first.


Edit to add: screen grab from LabPadre's stream.


(Which, by the way, is currently showing one of the two antenna's being exercised...)



« Last Edit: 08/27/2019 07:36 pm by Johnnyhinbos »
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https://twitter.com/janeidyeve/status/1166444754399313926

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Today's Starship Mk1 update!
this happened about 20 min ago.

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https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1166446196006825992

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SpaceX crews seen lowering a new object into Mk1 StarShip
« Last Edit: 08/27/2019 08:26 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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I caught this being lowered into the cylinder.
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After today, I can hardly believe my eyes. This just went up after 9:15pmCDT tonight
Just amazing stuff, and how fortunate we are to be able to watch 24/7!! Thank you @LabPadre,
and Thank You, Maria Pointer!



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https://twitter.com/labpadre/status/1166564056007872512

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@austinbarnard45 @BocachicaMaria1 @SpaceXBocaChica  New staging type hardware at #SpaceX #BocaChicaBeach #SouthPadreIsland #Texas What do ya think?

New building/structure being started too?


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Pics taken this morning.
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LabPadre
Published on 28 Aug 2019

August 28, 2019: This morning two big green tanks were delivered to the back of SpaceX's rocket shipyard. Shortly after noon local time two more silver tanks were also delivered to the back of the yard.
« Last Edit: 08/28/2019 11:32 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Another busy day at Starship assembly today.
There's some new tanks next to the new pads in the back.
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twitter.com/janeidyeve/status/1166857688497737729

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When will the first Starship Mk1 test flight be?

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1166860032052539392

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Aiming for 20km flight in Oct & orbit attempt shortly thereafter. Starship update will be on Sept 28th, anniversary of SpaceX reaching orbit. Starship Mk 1 will be fully assembled by that time.
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These metal sections were unloaded onto one of the new slabs.
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Finally - the downcomer is being installed!
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https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1167174878446936064

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SpaceX crews were hard at work today, team was seen inspecting the raptor and as well as assembling a new massive crane. I also noticed a new section of a ring, perhaps a section for superheavy? StarShip should be ready before the end of September, the future is coming fast.

https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1167174898172813312

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StarShip Gen1 Serial Number1
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Not sure what is going on with the lineup of SS panels.
The crane had just moved this and it was already on the ground.
This is what they are doing on one of the new slabs.
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New delivery, from LabPadre stream

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