Author Topic: SpaceX Starship : Texas Prototype(s) Thread 2 : Photos and Updates  (Read 7886107 times)

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New part seen on LabPadre stream. Possible replacement for part of the fairing is the prevailing speculation.

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Thanks to LabPadre via his (incredibly addictive) livestream, he was able to confirm for me that horizontal slats were indeed installed down the side of the main cylinder last night.


For reference, here's my description of what I think is going to happen:


https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=48894.msg1993268#msg1993268


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twitter.com/ppathole/status/1173971149232852993?s=21

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What is the piece of equipment right in the front of the picture. It looks like it will be welded to the big cylinder and the leg/aero surface will be connected to it.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1174000362312757249

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Landing leg frame

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Video starts with launch site, then switches to Starship construction site:



Good shots of new foundations for ring structures to support further Starship/Super Heavy construction

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Today, two stand were removed and a new structure was put in the new replacement section of the nosecone.

« Last Edit: 09/18/2019 09:27 pm by Jorat1346 »

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The big crane has been moved and parked near the fairing.

Screenshot from LabPadre Stream

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Some crane activity going on
(Image cropped from Labpadre YouTube stream)

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https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1174819728566738945

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SpaceX crews are hard at work today, with the completion of the front section of iron henge. Teams also seen preparing to replace the uneven fairing ring section with another, to finish off the nose cone. Meanwhile at the pad, the crews received delivery of a LOX tank.

twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1174819738658230273?s=21

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SpaceX crews received delivery of roll lifts, possibly for a StarShip move. The mammoth crane was moved to a new position, preparing to join the two halves of StarShip when ready. A trench has been dug up, to feed power wiring from solar farm to the pad. A better view of ring.

https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1174819747705368576

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Progress at SpaceX Boca Chica is really kicking into overdrive, it’s crazy to think that nine months ago all that was here was a pile of dirt. Now the crews are hard at work, transforming Boca Chica into the worlds first and greatest Interplanetary Spaceport.🚀

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https://twitter.com/13ericralph31/status/1174833963216470016

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FWIW, I'm not actually sure if the tank Austin caught is the LOX tank, per the lack of structural supports on top of it. I think it's actually the methalox tank :)
« Last Edit: 09/20/2019 02:11 am by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Heads up! The crane has swung over to the nose cone section.

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From the LabPadre auxiliary camera stream. A -pipe?- appears to have been mounted on the left side of the stack by the wind break.
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99% sure that they've begun to install the leg sockets. Saw at least two that look a bit like the hardware Musk described inside the tent. Bonus frame-thing wasn't installed but was moved and dropped off somewhere to the right of Starship.
« Last Edit: 09/20/2019 09:32 pm by vaporcobra »

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Looks like Eric is correct, LabPadre stream zoomed in some more and now you can see there is definitely stuff attached, most likely wing/leg/stuff roots + cable/piping raceway/strake/whatever.

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A few pics taken late this afternoon. It's great to be back.
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« Last Edit: 09/21/2019 01:16 pm by Chris Bergin »

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It looks like there are about 4 people (2 in each bucket) trying to position it for attachment.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFwMITSkc1Fms6PoJoh1OUQ
« Last Edit: 09/21/2019 01:16 pm by Chris Bergin »

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