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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3580 on: 09/23/2021 02:25 pm »
QD arm is starting to lift.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3581 on: 09/23/2021 03:34 pm »
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1441063193397313541

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Lifting!!

Edit to add: views from NSF Starbase live

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1441065573077569547

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As someone who's partial to launch site GSE (Ground Support Equipment), that's a really nicely put-together bit of kit.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3582 on: 09/23/2021 03:49 pm »
It's about half way up now

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3583 on: 09/23/2021 04:56 pm »
Great close-ups of extended arm

https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1441083522794491911

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Some more QD arm shots now:

11:51 am 9/23/21

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3584 on: 09/23/2021 06:55 pm »
The catch arms are getting some new yellow paint, it appears to be possibly along some welds, so maybe it is just a primer.

All these photos I've posted, have just been from my cell phone. I neglected to bring a full size SD to USB adapter, so my better photos are stuck on the camera until I get home.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3585 on: 09/23/2021 07:17 pm »
Workers are undoing all the hold down clamps at the bottom of the cryo shell, looks promising for a lift later today.
There is also an operator in Bucky.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3586 on: 09/23/2021 07:45 pm »
Ok so talked to a worker. Cryoshell is just being lifted off the SPMT because they need that for the booster. It will just be set aside for now.

the booster needs to be removed from the launch mount to install the chopsticks, which should happen this weekend or next week. They are concerned about the chopsticks hitting the booster during install, hence the removal.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3587 on: 09/23/2021 07:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1441128865548541952

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Forward flaps for Ship21 have been spotted! 🚀

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3588 on: 09/23/2021 11:32 pm »
Crane was detached from the new QD arm segment about 45 minutes ago
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3589 on: 09/24/2021 02:56 am »
As SpaceX gears up for Booster 4 and Ship 20 proof testing, the Quick Disconnect Arm Extension was lifted and installed onto the Launch Tower.

Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) and the NSF Robots. Edited by Nate Shields.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3591 on: 09/24/2021 06:35 am »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3592 on: 09/24/2021 12:47 pm »
Ship puck shucker heading to pad this morning. SpaceX hitting the confuse media button again!  ;D

Credit: LabPadre
« Last Edit: 09/24/2021 12:49 pm by RocketLover0119 »
"The Starship has landed"

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3593 on: 09/24/2021 01:04 pm »
Today’s road closure is cancelled, new one next Wednesday

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3594 on: 09/24/2021 01:11 pm »
Arriving at launch site.

Per LabPadre Rover cam
« Last Edit: 09/24/2021 01:12 pm by StevenOBrien »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3595 on: 09/24/2021 01:36 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1441395604362563588

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Another rollout. Booster Stand heading down Highway 4. There's a claim they will remove Booster 4 from the OLS mount to allow for the installation of Mechazilla's chopsticks.
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2293269#msg2293269)

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Some more images of the booster stand on the move
Via NSF 24/7 Livestream
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3598 on: 09/24/2021 03:38 pm »
Cryo shell for GSE1 is lifting!

Shell is lowering, B4 load spreader lifting as well!

Credit:LabPadre and Nasaspaceflight
« Last Edit: 09/24/2021 03:59 pm by RocketLover0119 »
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (4)
« Reply #3599 on: 09/24/2021 04:26 pm »
Today’s road closure is cancelled, new one next Wednesday

Monday’s closure now significantly extended

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1441430505732325377

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Primary Date: Road Closure Scheduled for Monday, September 27, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

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