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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #540 on: 01/29/2021 07:08 pm »
https://twitter.com/brendan2908/status/1355246058905825282

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The current status of SpaceX's Starship & Superheavy prototypes. 30th January 2021

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #541 on: 01/30/2021 02:26 pm »
With Starship SN9's flight delayed to no earlier than Monday, SpaceX took the opportunity to rollout SN10. For the first time we see two Starship prototypes on the pad at once.

Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer) and NSF Robots.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #542 on: 01/30/2021 06:05 pm »
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1355575506364719105

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As SNX settles in next to SN9, progress continues with infrastructure. Concrete is placed near conduit as work on a serious rebar cage takes shape nearby. Crews are using a six person lift to place a single piece of rebar into the form work. This will be one strong foundation.

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« Reply #543 on: 01/30/2021 08:29 pm »
No idea where to post this. I miss having one combined thread. Anyway, Starship full stack will have a ~1.5 thrust to weight ratio.

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T/W will be ~1.5, so it will accelerate unusually fast. High T/W is important for reusable vehicles to make more efficient use of propellant, the primary cost. For expendable rockets, throwing away stages is the primary cost, so optimization is low T/W.


https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1355627125802299393
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #544 on: 01/31/2021 12:03 am »
Another dome out of the tent.
SN11 nosecone still hooked up to the crane.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #545 on: 01/31/2021 12:11 am »
Preparing for Tankzilla's departure.
More rebar work.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #546 on: 01/31/2021 12:46 am »
Starship SN10 joins SN9 on the Suborbital Launch Pad, waiting to begin its test campaign. SN9 and SN7.2 are ready for their tests as well. Also spotted was a Super Heavy Thrust Dome outside.

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« Reply #547 on: 01/31/2021 03:26 pm »
 It's finally a little less hazy today, so you can see some booster detail.
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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #548 on: 01/31/2021 03:54 pm »
https://twitter.com/daytoncostlow/status/1355920251117072384

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SNX sits proud atop Pad A, having been unhooked from Tankzilla. Starhopper gets a little work done to itís instrumentation. Tankzilla has been transferred to the modular transporters and will be returned to the build site.

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« Reply #549 on: 01/31/2021 05:59 pm »
I believe the BN1 common dome is about to get flipped.
Credit LabPadre - Sentinel Cam
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« Reply #550 on: 01/31/2021 06:16 pm »
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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #551 on: 01/31/2021 07:51 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #552 on: 01/31/2021 09:53 pm »
BN1 common dome was moved out of tent 1 and is now hooked up and waiting to be flipped.
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« Reply #553 on: 01/31/2021 09:58 pm »
New stand.
Looks like the wind damaged a section.
New nosecone in the making.
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« Reply #554 on: 01/31/2021 10:02 pm »
Pics taken at the launch site.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #555 on: 02/01/2021 12:59 am »
The moon rises between both Starships as SN9, SN10, and SN7.2 wait for their test campaigns. SN10 was pressurized overnight for a small test as Tankzilla prepares to leave the launch site. Also spotted was Super Heavy BN1's common dome being prepped for flipping.

The moon rises between both Starships as SN9, SN10, and SN7.2 wait for their test campaigns. SN10 was pressurized overnight for a small test as Tankzilla prepares to leave the launch site. Also spotted was Super Heavy BN1's common dome being prepped for flipping.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & NSF Robotic Camera Team.


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #556 on: 02/01/2021 02:54 am »
Production site flyover pics.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #557 on: 02/01/2021 02:12 pm »
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1356258218268389376

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Super Heavy Booster Number 1 construction continues in the High Bay. @NASASpaceflight

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