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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3440 on: 09/09/2021 03:31 am »
Super Heavy Booster 4 was lifted onto the Orbital Launch Mount for a second time, potentially for fit checks. Meanwhile, work on Ship 20's Thermal Protection System Tiles, the foundation for the new High Bay, and the Chopstick arms continued.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3441 on: 09/09/2021 03:19 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3442 on: 09/09/2021 05:59 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3443 on: 09/10/2021 03:59 am »
With Booster 4 now resting on the Orbital Launch Mount, work continues to prepare the Mount for testing and ultimately orbital launches from Boca Chica. Meanwhile, Ship 20's Thermal Protection Tile work appears to be nearing the end with only a small amount of red and green tags still visible.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3444 on: 09/10/2021 06:30 am »
twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1436215308222705668

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RVac heading to the launch site.

nasaspaceflight.com/starbaselive

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1436217686057439233

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Two screens, same RVac.

A very likely sign Ship 20 testing will pick up in the coming days. Likely proof testing with engines installed, then turnaround for Static Fire testing.

And installed a overnight:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=54342.msg2288444#msg2288444
« Last Edit: 09/10/2021 09:47 pm by Chris Bergin »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3445 on: 09/10/2021 11:48 am »
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Booster static fire on orbital launch mount hopefully next week

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1436291710393405478

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3446 on: 09/10/2021 01:32 pm »
Road closures updated.

Today's closure cancelled.

New transport closure for Monday, September 13th.

https://www.cameroncountytx.gov/spacex/

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3447 on: 09/10/2021 02:34 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1436336926865477637

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Whatís this? A shiny barrel in the high bay?

Wasting no time, the SpaceX crews have already placed the first section of B5 in the high bay. Watch it grow as the days go by! #Starbase

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3448 on: 09/10/2021 03:47 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1436353785211899920

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A cryoshell is being lifted onto GSE-7 at the orbital launch site!

📸 @NASASpaceflight / 📹 youtu.be/mhJRzQsLZGg

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twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1436352525532270593

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Say goodbye to GSE-7, because this is the last time youíll see it out of its shell!

This cryo shell has been sitting there all week. Itís nice of the SpaceX crew to lift it before I head home. 😂

📸 for @NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1436352539499405313

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How do you keep the cryo shell from bumping the GSE tank as it sways in the wind?

Big red beach balls, of course!
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3449 on: 09/10/2021 11:09 pm »
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1436466797117689856

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Something on a trailer near the launch complex now:

6:06 pm 9/10/21

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3450 on: 09/11/2021 03:28 am »
Super Heavy Booster 5ís Common Dome Section appeared in the High Bay as stacking of the next booster begins. B5ís Forward Dome was spotted on the sleeving stand with the forward barrel section nearby, the final remaining section of SN6 were scrapped, and a Raptor Vacuum (RVac) engine was moved to the Launch Site, presumably for installation on Ship 20.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3451 on: 09/11/2021 05:38 am »
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1436528916970213385

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A couple of high resolution shots of Starship 20 nose this evening. I can only count about 10 tiles with stickers remaining from this angle plus the blank white spots that need tiled. Getting very close now. 😀

~ 7:30 pm 9/10/21

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3452 on: 09/11/2021 02:04 pm »
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1436691730129199113

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Two Raptors and a big wooden crate were delivered to Starbase this morning!

No serial numbers were visible, but they did have names!

Big Chongus
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FULL SEND

- @NASASpaceflight
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3453 on: 09/11/2021 10:14 pm »
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1436814121463332869

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The crab emergesÖ

- @NASASpaceflight

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https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1436807888979341315

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Some interesting progress on the catching arms at Starbase:

- @NASASpaceflight
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New Crabby Grabby Arm growing from the dust of the Launch Site. 09/11/2021

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3455 on: 09/12/2021 03:58 am »
A New Claw Arm is spotted near the Catch Arms at the Launch Site. It is unclear if they are for Mechazilla's catching system or for the Quick Disconnect Arm. Meanwhile, Booster 4 remains sitting on the Orbital Launch Mount ready to begin its test campaign.

Video & Photos from Nic (@NicAnsuini). Edited by Edited by Derek ďDKĒ Knabenbauer (@DKlarations).


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3456 on: 09/12/2021 06:46 am »
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1436921597898604548

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Starbase Production Diagram - 12th September 2021

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3457 on: 09/12/2021 02:02 pm »
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1437053570814287881

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Booster 6 Common Dome spotted!

(Donít get too excited about the graphic. Itís been woefully out of date for a long time. No fins/legs are expected for B6)

- @NASASpaceflight

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3458 on: 09/12/2021 06:19 pm »
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1437118548619501568

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A couple high res shots of Starship 20's nose:

1:17 pm 9/12/21

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3459 on: 09/12/2021 09:21 pm »
twitter.com/matt_lowne/status/1436993262024339461

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Interesting that the new official SpaceX render doesn't have the new flap position, or the heatshield tiles extending beyond the flaps like on Ship 20 🤔

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1437163979953016832

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Forward flaps will change a lot in upcoming versions of Starship Ė smaller & more leeward

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