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SN7.1.
Orbital launch site.
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Pics taken at the launch site.
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SN6, SN5, SN8 and the first section of SN9.
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Thrust section flipped and rain water dumped.
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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.

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0:00 - Sunrise
0:45 - New Set Of Fins Delivered
1:54 - Thrust Section (Probably SN9)
2:34 - Three Ring Stack
3:05 - New Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
4:14 - First Section Of SN9 Readied For Stacking
6:55 - SN9 Tank Section Moved Into Mid Bay
7:26 - Orbital Pad Construction Continues
7:57 - SN7.1 On Pad B + Landing Pad
8:27 -Starship Pads A and B
9:29 - SN7.1 Test Tank
10:09 - Pad A Repairs Continue
11:11 - SN9 Tank Section In Mid Bay
12:12 - SN6, SN5, SN8 and SN9 At The Build Site

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 SN9? thrust section escaped toward the road. Going to the far end of Onion 1 to prepare for stacking I assume.
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Thrust section was moved into tent #1.
SN5 and SN6.
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Pics taken at the launch site.
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Pics taken at the launch site.
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SN7.1.
« Last Edit: 09/14/2020 10:40 pm by bocachicagal »
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Orbital Launch Mount Update 09/12 (2100ft msl)
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Just passed a convoy of sheriffs headed to SpaceX, hopefully for road closure lolz 😂
SN7.1 pressure test tonite !

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https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1305683470107148288

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Pretty accurate simulation, although SN8 will use 3 Raptors. If SN8 craters, SN9 & SN10 are close behind. High production rate allows for fast iteration.

twitter.com/matthewcable6/status/1305684188130148352

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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?

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1305684908980031488

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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.
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Test window is open. Road is closed, but there are still SpaceX vehicles heading to the pad.

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Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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SN7.1 is venting.

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« Last Edit: 09/15/2020 05:33 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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SN7.1 looks like it has water condensation on it.

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« Last Edit: 09/15/2020 05:59 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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