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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk Aug 11, 2020 Replying to @flcnhvy Same hex tiles, slightly different mounting method. Need bigger sections of tiles to see...
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    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Dr. Phil Metzger @DrPhiltill (planetary scientist) Gwynne Shotwell/@SpaceX: We are going to be putting enhancements into the Starship prototypes...
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    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
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    It'll look more Heinlein-esq as time passes. Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk Aug 11, 2020 SN 5 & 6 at Starship Production Complex in Texas | SN7 will be...
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    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    The "yet-to-be-officially confirmed rocket" is said to be Falcon Heavy. Part of the delay in confirmation is if SpaceX would be getting funds to...
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    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Musical Starships SN-05 is back at the shipyard for refurb/upgrades, and there's another road closure this afternoon - presumably for SN-06's trip...
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    Yesterday, 04:56 AM
    Those are the drogue parachute bays & mortars. The main parachute bay & mortar are under the hatch.
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    Yesterday, 04:44 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I thought they were bypassing Gateway just for the 2024-ish missions. It does look rather silly, doesn't it?
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    2020-Aug-10, 06:21 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    [ Lunar Starship will serve as a shuttle between the lunar surface and vehicles based at the Gateway station, with crews transferring to an Earth...
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    2020-Aug-09, 10:43 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The stand survived, some minor stuff cooked, but a crater was dug in the concrete near the stand - exposing & tearing up the rebar. It needs some...
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    2020-Aug-09, 03:57 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-05 and SN-06 will indeed form a tag team... Everyday Astronaut @Erdayastronaut Spot the tiny humans!!! This shot really puts it into scale!!!...
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    2020-Aug-08, 06:05 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Super Heavy booster; High Bay build. John Randolph @JohnRand0061 It's hard to capture just how tall this crane is. I would like to see SN5 hop...
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    2020-Aug-08, 05:10 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    ISTM it depends on the size of the tile and the mounting system. TUFROC uses a mounting plate, pin and tile, but though they signed the SAA to get...
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    2020-Aug-08, 12:50 AM
    To absolutely no one's surprise...but to N-G and Blue Origin's consternation, ...
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    2020-Aug-07, 11:44 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-07 is a test tank. They may use it to test different thrust pucks; 3 engine, 6 engine, 9 engine, 31 engine. Unconfirmed, but they may switch...
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    2020-Aug-07, 07:51 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The Starship concept images and Mk-1 prototype show long chines which act as fin fairings, protection for the Tesla electric motors driving the fin...
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    2020-Aug-07, 06:24 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    They're hexagonal ceramic thermal protection tiles for re-entry. It's thought these are based on NASA's TUFROC, which SpaceX signed a Space Act...
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    2020-Aug-07, 03:45 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-05 legs https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1291756283155144704
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    2020-Aug-07, 03:30 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    And here's the first 6th flight booster: StarLink v1.0 Flight 10 Date: TBD (August) Window: TBD Pad: SLC-40 Booster: 1049.6* Recovery: ASDS...
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    2020-Aug-07, 06:46 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    StarLink 9 F9 B1051 is now a candidate for a 6th launch. Qapla!! https://youtu.be/KU6KogxG5BE
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    2020-Aug-07, 04:36 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Those ironworkers have big brass ones. They'll figure it out.
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    2020-Aug-06, 08:59 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The test stand looks like it's in pretty good condition, and they're preparing to move SN-05...somewhere. Back to the test stand, or to the build...
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    2020-Aug-06, 04:19 PM
    Commercial Crew notional dates: - SpaceX Crew 1 - NET 9/27/20 - OFT-2 - 11/18/20 (Under review) - SpaceX Crew 2 - 3/30/21 - CFT - 4/21 -...
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    2020-Aug-06, 04:41 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Boca Chica progress video SN8 is stacking https://youtu.be/egDXR8vSwSY
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    2020-Aug-05, 10:31 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Another big crawler crane Manitowoc 14000 Main boom: 89 meters With luffing jib: 110 meters Capacity: 200 tonnes
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    2020-Aug-05, 10:28 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    . SN7 was a test tank SN6 may or may not fly, there's a big debate and Musk's not talking. The against argument is that all the 304L steel parts...
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    2020-Aug-05, 09:07 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    There are RCS thrusters top and bottom. Official SpaceX drone video. Looks like some kicked up debris, tape, etc caught fire on Raptor then burned...
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    2020-Aug-05, 02:10 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Ars Technica space writer, Eric Berger @SciGuySpace Just so we're clear, SpaceX built a Mars rocket out of rolls of steel, in tents, in South...
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    2020-Aug-05, 01:48 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    New info Elon Musk @elonmusk V1.1 legs will be ~60% longer. V2.0 legs will be much wider & taller like Falcon, but capable of landing on...
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    2020-Aug-05, 12:59 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Another view of the hop, https://youtu.be/_rr4sb2oB-c
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    2020-Aug-05, 12:30 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-08 is next with a nose, full fin set, etc.
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