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Starship SN8 arriving at the launch site.
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The tank finally left the tank farm and is now at the old gas well site.
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SN9 forward dome section is out and ready to be stacked.
Delivery.
Six sections out of the tents.
High bay.
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SN8 at the launch site.
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 South side of the pad.

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Pics taken tonight.
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A barrel for SN9 is lifted (with the Moon), presumably a top dome section
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Starship SN8 was rolled to the launch site ahead of a cryo testing campaign and eventual static fires and flight. SN9's forward bulkhead was prepared for stacking on top of the rest of the vehicle, a tank was moved from the tank farm to the gas well lot, and work on the High Bay continued.

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0:00 - SN8 Ready for Rollout
1:26 - SN8 Moved to Launch Site
3:14 - SN8 Arrives at Launch Site
3:43 - SN8 Moved Next to Pad A
4:54 - SN8 Next to Pad A
5:23 - Load Spreader Lifted
5:56 - Load Spreader Attached to SN8
6:58 - SN8 Readied For Lifting Onto Launch Mount
8:09 - Tank Moved to Gas Well Lot
8:53 - Delivery: Aerosurfaces / Probably for SN9
9:26 - SN9 Fwd Bulkhead Readied For Stacking
10:03 - Barrel Sections Outside Production Tent
10:47 - Tanks Stored at Old Gas Well Lot
11:27 - High Bay Construction Continues
11:58 - Starhopper and SN8 at Night


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Sunrise.
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SN8 still waiting for a lift.
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Checking the wind speed.
Loading stainless steel rolls.
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SN9 forward dome was stacked.
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And my once a weekend round up article (really fun to write as there's so much going on. First time since Shuttle where I've felt I could just keep writing, but went for the key points).

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https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/09/starship-sn8-test-series-first-super-heavy/

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As Starship SN8 waited to be lifted onto the mount at Pad A, the forward section of SN9 was stacked (off camera). New weather stations were installed, work on and around the launch site continued, and some scrap rolls of stainless steel were moved.

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0:00 - Sunrise
1:21 - SN8 Waiting to be Lifted onto Launch Mount
2:11 - SN8's with Flaps Folded
3:01 - Scrap Rolls of Steel Moved
4:02 - Anemometer Mounted on Telehandler
4:33 - SN7.1
5:33 - New Weather Station Installed
6:04 - Work on Structures Near Pad A
6:26 - Scrap Rolls of Steel Moved
6:50 - SN9 Forward Dome Stacked
7:54 - Ring sections for future Starships

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https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1310569213820510216

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Primary Date: Closure Cancelled for September 29, 2020 from 9:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m.

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1310569214910976003

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Backup Date: Closure Cancelled for September 30, 2020 from 9:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m.

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1310569216018243584

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Backup Date: Closure Cancelled for October 1, 2020 from 9:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m.
« Last Edit: 09/28/2020 01:21 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/status/1310570307602780170

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SN8 lift to pad A still on hold, short window of opportunity this morning before strong winds arrive this afternoon until Wednesday. Cryo tests and road closures cancelled for the week, but we are very close to a rapid cadence of tests and flights of multiple starships!! 🚀🚀🚀🚀

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Load spreader is being detached currently, looks like lift will wait for a while.

Seen from lab padre cam
"The Starship has landed"

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The 1st of 6 rebar cages is receiving concrete on the OLM this morning!

Credit: lab padre
"The Starship has landed"

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