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We knew SN17 was in danger, but the first "destacking" occurred yesterday evening (27 May). The 7-ring stack of the common dome and mid LOX sections in the scrapyard was cut in two.

Nomadd's first photo here shows it earlier in the day, on the right: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=50660.msg2244110#msg2244110

Credit: LabPadre - Sentinel Cam.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1681 on: 05/28/2021 06:37 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1398347239219662852

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Orbital launch tower section 3 has been stacked!
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« Reply #1682 on: 05/29/2021 12:02 am »
Delivered to the launch site.
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« Reply #1683 on: 05/29/2021 12:05 am »
A cryo tank shell was transported to the launch site.
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« Reply #1684 on: 05/29/2021 12:11 am »
Sling spreader being raised and hooked up to the Tower segment.
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« Reply #1685 on: 05/29/2021 12:15 am »
Going up.
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« Reply #1686 on: 05/29/2021 12:17 am »
Lowering and stacked.
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« Reply #1687 on: 05/29/2021 06:32 am »
The third Launch Integration Tower segment was lifted and stacked on top of the previously assembled sections at the Launch Site. The first Cryo Tank Shell was transported to the Launch site.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer).


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1688 on: 05/29/2021 10:18 am »
https://twitter.com/_brendan_lewis/status/1398564449183690754

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Starbase Production Diagram - 29th May 2021

Looks like a dome was sleeved overnight.

Update: Mary's footage shows it was a GSE aft dome. It would be for GSE 5 or later. Timestamped link:



Apologies for the big embed, not sure how to disable.

Images below from LabPadre Sentinel Cam.
« Last Edit: 05/30/2021 07:45 pm by Sam/SN18 »


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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1691 on: 05/29/2021 06:12 pm »
https://twitter.com/labpadre/status/1398673962142515212

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New tank headed to the OL site. #SpaceX #BocaChica #Starbase #Texas #Starship

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« Reply #1692 on: 05/29/2021 06:43 pm »
GSE stack #2 forward dome section.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #1693 on: 05/29/2021 09:01 pm »

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« Reply #1694 on: 05/29/2021 09:39 pm »
Super Heavy thrust puck delivered.
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« Reply #1695 on: 05/29/2021 10:05 pm »
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1398761944606285828

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29 Raptors on Booster initially, rising to 32 later this year, along with thrust increase per engine. Aiming for >7500 ton thrust long-term. T/W ~1.5.


The booster test tank rolled out of the mid bay and headed towards the back of the ring yard (shoutout Jatoca who noticed).

Update: The fourth Sentinel Cam image below shows the crane lifting a jig. LabPadre's Raptor Roost view confirms that was then attached to the booster test tank, next to the test stand.

Images from LabPadre Sentinel Cam.
« Last Edit: 05/30/2021 07:51 pm by Sam/SN18 »

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« Reply #1698 on: 05/30/2021 07:53 pm »
At the Production Site, a new Thrust Puck is spotted for Super Heavy with mounting places for 9 center Raptor engines. The other 20 engines will be mounted to Super Heavy's Aft Dome.

Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal)

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