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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1120 on: 03/30/2021 02:30 pm »
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1376902791906611200

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BN1 is a manufacturing pathfinder, so will be scrapped. We learned a lot, but have already changed design to BN2.

Goal is to get BN2 with engines on orbital pad before end of April. It might even be orbit-capable if we are lucky.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1122 on: 03/30/2021 10:45 pm »
 They're disassembling the Sarens framework. I assume BN1 will be reverse built in the highbay so they won't need Ludicrous Transporter for a while.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1123 on: 03/30/2021 11:05 pm »
Blunt nose has been moved into the mystery structure.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1124 on: 03/30/2021 11:12 pm »
I see BN3 written on the dome.
Another dome was brought out the tent.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1125 on: 03/31/2021 12:16 am »
The "Mystery Structure" has a nosecone lifted inside its cage, potentially to be used as a test rig. Meanwhile BN1 will be scrapped and Starship SN11 launches but fails during the landing maneuver.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1126 on: 03/31/2021 02:51 am »
 The thing in the windbreak sprouted a winch.
 Lop Nose from the rear.
 The homemade gas tank is getting more plumbing.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1127 on: 03/31/2021 12:44 pm »
SN15 nosecone stacked

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1128 on: 03/31/2021 12:58 pm »
SN15 moving out of the midbay

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1129 on: 03/31/2021 01:45 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1377255522764734464

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Starship SN15 has been moved out of the Mid Bay while its Nosecone and Barrel Section have been stacked in front of the Windbreak.

Elon noted SN15 has 100s of design improvements (structures, avionics/software & engine).

Captured as always by the amazing Mary (@BocaChicaGal).

(And Chris Note: Firstly, thanks to FST for being amazing with making sure everything gets into the forum. Secondly, we'll start a dedicated SN15 thread soon!)
« Last Edit: 03/31/2021 02:18 pm by Chris Bergin »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1130 on: 03/31/2021 02:28 pm »
Aft flap being installed.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1132 on: 03/31/2021 02:39 pm »
 One more on the way. Hopefully the "Thank you sir, may I have another" stage is over and this one makes it to the display stand.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1133 on: 03/31/2021 03:07 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1136 on: 03/31/2021 07:54 pm »
 Fins and stuff.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1138 on: 03/31/2021 08:40 pm »
It looks like they're putting a flap or an aerocover on the mystery nosecone.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1139 on: 03/31/2021 10:04 pm »
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1377379489546522624

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Starship SN15 has been moved into the High Bay for nosecone installation. Here's a 129 megapixel image of its leeward side. Full res here➡️ bit.ly/3uc53jn @NASASpaceflight

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