The build site continues to get more crowded with the first section of Starship SN9 moved into the Mid Bay for stacking. A thrust section, probably for SN9, was readied to be flipped ahead of stacking. Lead-ins are visible on SN8 to aid in nosecone installation. A New set of fins are on site, and work on SN7.1, the Orbital Pad, and the structures near Pad A continued.Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Theo Ripper (@TheoRipper).Click "Join" for access to early fast turnaround clips, exclusive discord access with the NSF team, etc - to support the channel.Updates: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...Articles: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=StarshipNSF Store: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/shop/L2 Boca Chica (more clips and photos) from BC's very early days to today.https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...(Join L2 and support NSF here: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/l2/)0:00 - Sunrise0:45 - New Set Of Fins Delivered1:54 - Thrust Section (Probably SN9)2:34 - Three Ring Stack3:05 - New Ground Support Equipment (GSE)4:14 - First Section Of SN9 Readied For Stacking6:55 - SN9 Tank Section Moved Into Mid Bay7:26 - Orbital Pad Construction Continues7:57 - SN7.1 On Pad B + Landing Pad8:27 -Starship Pads A and B9:29 - SN7.1 Test Tank10:09 - Pad A Repairs Continue11:11 - SN9 Tank Section In Mid Bay12:12 - SN6, SN5, SN8 and SN9 At The Build Site
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Just passed a convoy of sheriffs headed to SpaceX, hopefully for road closure lolz 😂 SN7.1 pressure test tonite !
Pretty accurate simulation, although SN8 will use 3 Raptors. If SN8 craters, SN9 & SN10 are close behind. High production rate allows for fast iteration.
It's nuts now! SN8, 9, 10 and 11! what SN Starship do you think could reach orbit first when SpaceX begins to do orbital tests?
Just a guess, but probably mid teens. Booster & stacking on orbital pad are likely limiting factors. We’ll build several ships just to improve the production system.