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Looks like they are doing some cutting at the base to get the tank free.

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SN7.1 is being transferred.

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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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While positioning the tank on the mobile stand, a whole lot of water came out from the top.

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 The short, ugly version. Makes it look like they're using thrusters.
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Tank delivered to the launch site.
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SPMT arriving at the launch site.
SN7.1 is ready for a lift.


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Common dome had been sleeved during the night.
High bay progress.
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Label on a roll of stainless steel.
Thrust dome was brought out of tent #2 and later was moved back in the tent.
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Welding SN7.1 to the stand.

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« Last Edit: 09/17/2020 09:46 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Lift device has been detached.

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A massive new propellant tank was delivered to the launch site, and it's not one of the three that have been stored at the old gas well lot for a while now. A common dome was sleeved overnight, a beautiful new thrust dome was outside briefly, and SN7.1 was readied to be moved off of Pad B ahead of its potentially destructive burst test.

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0:00 - Sunrise
0:52 - Common Dome
1:25 - High Bay Work
2:17 - 304L Steel Roll Moved to Build Site
2:44 - Steel Roll Label Closeup
3:04 - Bulkhead Fabrication Jig
3:33 - Build Site Looking Southwest
3:59 - Nosecone Production Area
4:22 - Liquid Nitrogen Deliveries
5:08 - Launch Site
5:54 - MSPT Moved to Launch Site
6:39 - Construction Near Pad A
7:19 - New Tank Delivered To Launch Site
7:43 - Removing Fence to Fit New Tank
8:15 - New Tank Negotiates Gate
9:55 - New Tank Offloaded
10:26 - New Tank Closeups
10:47 - Tank Closeup and Drones Prohibited Sign
10:50 - High Bay Work
11:48 - New Thrust Dome
12:15 - Thrust Dome Closeup
12:28 - Bluezilla Break Time?
13:02 - SN7.1 Lift Preparations
13:46 - Cutting SN7.1 Free From Pad B
14:15 - Waiting for SN7.1 Lift

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Nose cone production area, 11 day difference.
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Sunrise.
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A new crane.
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Scrap ring on a string.
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