Author Topic: SpaceX Starship : Texas Prototype(s) Thread 2 : Photos and Updates  (Read 7949494 times)

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VIDEO: A short video of clips ahead of the COVID-19 lockdown (SpaceX allowed to continue working) from pre-stack and launch site preps.

Videos and Photos from Mary (@bocachicagal).

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Things look very quiet today on LabPadre’s stream
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 I didn't think that crane would be up to the job. Might have been mistaken.
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.

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Edit to add: couple of frames from the video
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https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1243305294647697408

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One hour road closure Friday, then a series of all day closures beginning April 1 for #Starship SN3 pressure tests and static fires! #SpaceX #BocaChica Weather + wind pattern change coming Saturday too with clearing air for better viewing on Starship Cam

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 Berry is back.
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https://twitter.com/johnrand0061/status/1243320692193611776

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#SpaceX getting ready to move SN3 to the test stand at #bocachica tonight @spaceXcentric @CowboyDanPaasch @rdstrick777 @BocachicaMaria1

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 Somebody wanted a little wider shot so he could marvel at the crane tip to building clearance.
 And anything this heavy looking rates a picture.
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I'd like to temper this with about 200 liters of skepticism. Please, take a deep breath and put on your skeptic realism glasses.


Don't know if anyone else has noticed, but there's a static fire scheduled for April 1st, and a 150m hop scheduled for April 6th.

The 150m hop lists the still active FAA permit used for hoppy's 150m hop:

https://www.faa.gov/data_research/commercial_space_data/permits/
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LabPadre video update on new camera (and plans to make it solar powered) but also includes recent video from a visit to the construction site


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Closure for this morning was re-scheduled to tomorrow morning, now goes from 9-10 AM local time.
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"The Starship has landed"

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https://twitter.com/13ericralph31/status/1243609594980528128

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There was an SN4 bulkhead outside the tents yesterday. #SpaceX #bocachica @spaceXcentric @fael097 @RogerLewisHolt @CowboyDanPaasch @13ericralph31

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 The bulkhead they moved yesterday is in or near the scrapyard.
 Berry has a strange growth attached to it's end.
 It looks like the new nose has tiny docking ports.
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For everybody wondering how big Berry can be:
https://www.liebherr.com/en/nld/products/mobile-and-crawler-cranes/mobile-cranes/liebherr-mobile-cranes/details/ltm1120091.html

Top lifting height of 188m, so significantly higher than Hoppy's flight.
Max load 1200T (metric, or over 2,65 million pounds)
The pictures shown in the last few posts are only half of Berry, the second half, including the base and control cab are not shown on Nomadd's op BCG's pictures, and should come on another set of 9 axles...

I'm not a crane guy, but I liked reading the data and looking at the pretty pictures:
Metric: https://www.liebherr.com/external/products/products-assets/850358/liebherr-technical-data-sheet-mobile-crane-178-ltm-11200-9-1-td-178-05-defis.pdf
US Imperial: https://www.liebherr.com/external/products/products-assets/850357/liebherr-technical-data-sheet-mobile-crane-178-ltm-11200-9-1-td-178-04-us02-.pdf

Edit: @Nomadd and @bocachicagal  It would be awesome if you could get pictures of the assembly of Berry.

Edit 2: Readability
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Chris Bergin/Chris Gebhardt Note: In providing our media coverage, we always place top priority on the safety of our team members, as well as following all rules, guidelines, and laws which govern our media access.  For our continued coverage of SpaceX events at Boca Chica, we worked with Cameron County, Texas, to ensure Mary, as a credentialed correspondent for our media outlet, would be able to safely and legally continue her work during the Shelter in Place Order. It is our sincere wish that everyone stay safe and follow the regulation issued by local, state, and national officials.


Pics taken at the build site this afternoon.
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My name is NOT Maria. My name IS Mary.

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A few more pics from the build site.
My name is NOT Maria. My name IS Mary.

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And a couple more.
My name is NOT Maria. My name IS Mary.

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Pics taken at the launch site.
My name is NOT Maria. My name IS Mary.

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