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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1540 on: 03/22/2024 02:13 am »
https://twitter.com/Ringwatchers/status/1771001665329537214

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Been nearly 3 years since this thing was built, time to say goodbye to Booster 4.

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https://twitter.com/ENNEPS/status/1771030607184671040

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21 months after being retired to the Rocket Garden, Starship Booster 4 was rolled to the Mega Bay, ahead of its expected final decommissioning, making room for new boosters.
Stay tuned to @NASASpaceflight's Starbase Live 24/7 to see what happens next http://nsf.live/starbase
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1541 on: 03/22/2024 06:01 am »

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« Reply #1542 on: 03/22/2024 06:50 am »
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Goodnight booster 4.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1543 on: 03/22/2024 04:15 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1771222266564468997

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Booster 4 is being cut in half inside the Mega Bay. 🫡

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1544 on: 03/22/2024 09:49 pm »
https://twitter.com/Ringwatchers/status/1771302403741986969

With disassembly underway, Booster 4's forward tank #4 section has left Mega Bay 1.

The quoted tweet is from when this moved into the High Bay for stacking back in July of 2021.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1545 on: 03/23/2024 05:57 am »
Timelapse video:

https://twitter.com/vickicocks15/status/1771299613317669348

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The scrapping of B4 is now WELL underway. She has been split asunder.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1546 on: 03/24/2024 06:47 am »
https://twitter.com/j1nfeng/status/1771377225860075700

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Some (5) spotted differences between S28 and S29 around their SQD area:

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1547 on: 03/26/2024 06:52 am »
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B14 is about to get a little taller in MB. The ring stiffener has been removed prior to the section going in for stacking.
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1548 on: 03/26/2024 04:46 pm »
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Tile work on Ship31 this afternoon in HB. SpaceX are getting em lined up ready, but I'm excited for the day when all they have to do is replace a few tiles before a ship flies for a second time...
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1549 on: 03/27/2024 08:43 pm »
https://twitter.com/ringwatchers/status/1773103241867227426

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Production Diagram #17 | 27th March, 2024 | "As 4 gets smaller, 14 gets taller."
ringwatchers.com/diagrams/stack

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Updates since last diagram:
🟡S28 & B10 conduct Starship Flight 3.

🔵S29 conducts a spin prime and 2 static fires.
🔵3 aft flaps are delivered, 2 of which are putatively for S32 and the extra would sequentially be for S36.

🔴BOOSTER 4 IS SCRAPPED.
🔴B14s oxygen tank has the downcomer installed and the aft section stacked.
🔴B14s methane tank is stacked to 9 rings in height.
🔴B14 forward tank #4 is staged outside of Mega Bay 1.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1550 on: 04/05/2024 04:00 am »
https://twitter.com/starshipgazer/status/1776091301940723918

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Starship 30 has been lifted onto the new engine installation stand in Megabay 2 tonight.

4/4/24

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1551 on: 04/05/2024 12:35 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1552 on: 04/05/2024 06:45 pm »
https://youtube.com/watch?v=_jwOlhxnUBI

These were installed then taken out now re-installed.  In the video, they are using scissor lifts instead of the floor that can be raised to allow staff to work underneath.  Did the lifting floor get eliminated?
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1553 on: 04/06/2024 06:35 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1776679356225491348

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Booster 11 conducted a static fire, Starship development parts have been spotted, and the production site is as busy as it's ever been.

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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1554 on: 04/09/2024 09:12 am »
https://twitter.com/VickiCocks15/status/1777378454486352160


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VixXi
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The Raptor, spotted arriving at MB2 earlier, can be seen here, just left of the Grove crane, inside the Installation stand. It moves towards the left and then you can see the platform lift it up inside the engine bay of S30.


https://twitter.com/VickiCocks15/status/1777435027141235047

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Another Raptor spotted out in the w
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https://twitter.com/VickiCocks15/status/1777449738385703212

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VixXi
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Coming thick and fast now!

https://twitter.com/SpaceRhin0/status/1777599607305895972

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Rhin0
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There we go, Sea level #2 is R369
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1555 on: 04/09/2024 01:37 pm »
https://twitter.com/VickiCocks15/status/1777688072500470223

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Within 1hr 16m this morning,
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 #R1 had caught SpaceX lifting TWO Raptors up into S30's engine bay. The first, RC #269...
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Re: SpaceX Boca Chica - Production Updates - MASTER Thread (5)
« Reply #1556 on: 04/19/2024 07:02 pm »
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1781395877631852675

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Chris Bergin - NSF
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Covering preparations for IFT-4 and the future evolution of Starship.

An in-depth overview by Justin Davenport:

Article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2024/04/ift-4-prepares-starships-future-focus/
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